From where can I get some bitcoins?
Curated list of places where a newbie can start acquiring some bitcoins.
I do not want to “recommend” a specific place or exchange. New users should try to EARN directly bitcoin, instead of buying from an exchange. My personal recommendation is:
start accepting bitcoin with your business
start selling stuff for bitcoins (see last section P2P Marketplaces)
work and be paid directly in bitcoins - see job boards section
But I was asked a lot by new coiners from where they can start acquiring some. So I asked the Bitcoin community about which exchange they are more comfortable, then I create this list.
DISCLAIMER: I am not related with ANY of listed exchanges / companies, nor I am paid by them or any other entity. I am already paid by Bitcoin, by each of you that start using bitcoin as money. That’s all.
Here is a list of exchanges used in UK-US-EU-SA, all information was verified with many users, using these exchanges, so there's no risk, scam or issues (except the KYC part). WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TO USE NON-KYC EXCHANGES.
If you know or have experience with other exchanges and worth add it to this list, please let me know. If you had an issue with one of these, also please let me know and explain a bit the situation so we can decide if is better to remove it from this curated list.
There's no "recommendation" or "best" exchange, the list is random so the order doesn't matter. Each exchange has his specific features and options. So choose one to start that suits your needs. Later test 1-3 more. Is better to have alternatives. Not all have the same exchange rates.
We recommend only one thing for newbies: start with a small amount to see how the process work and test your newly wallets. For your first buy you can use also those that are using vouchers or mobile apps.
P2P Exchanges / non-KYC:
Full list here: https://kycnot.me
HODL - https://hodlhodl.com - P2P, centralized web
Bisq - https://bisq.network - powerful desktop client with Tor integrated
AgoraDesk - https://agoradesk.com/
RoboSats on Tor - P2P full private exchange, https:/learn.robosats.com
Noones - https://noones.com/buy-bitcoin - P2P Marketplace
LNp2pBot - https://t.me/lnp2pBot - Telegram bot for P2P exchanges
Bitcoin Voucher Bot - https://t.me/BitcoinVoucherBot - Azteco Telegram Bot
Azteco - https://azte.co/ - with LN support, Telegram bot
https://www.cardcoins.co/ - only US
https://mybtc.ca/ - Canada only
Relai - https://relai.ch - simple no-KYC, demo here
21Bitcoin - https://21bitcoin.app
Ramp - https://ramp.network - simple no-KYC
Luno - https://www.luno.com/ - KYC, simple mobile app
Swan Bitcoin - https://swanbitcoin.com - US only
Swan Bitcoin International - https://www.swanbitcoin.com/international/
Vexl - https://vexl.it/ - EU, P2P
Peach Bitcoin - https://peachbitcoin.com/ - P2P (still in beta)
Coinbits - https://coinbits.app/ - simple mobile DCA app (US only)
Strike - https://strike.me - only US now
River Financial - https://river.com/ - only US now
XSats - https://xsats.com/ - (only UK) simple, KYC, LN supported
Pocket Bitcoin - https://pocketbitcoin.com/ - support LN, non-custodial
BitKipi - https://bitkipi.com/ - easy to buy and 100% control your wallets, even connect with your own node
NOAH - https://noah.com/ - easy app, buy/sell BTC, send, earn rewards
Crypto Voucher - https://cryptovoucher.io/ - KYC, with cards and other methods
BitcoinVN - Up to 20M VND (about 800$) per month people can onboard without KYC - offramp unlimited without KYC.
Centralized exchanges, bank transfer, SEPA, Swift, KYC
BitWage - https://bitwage.com - light KYC, receive your wage in BTC directly to your own wallet, or even split in % BTC / fiat bank acc.
Bitstamp - https://bitstamp.com - full KYC
Kraken - https://kraken.com - full KYC, LN support
Paymium - https://paymium.com/ - oldest exchange in UK
NiceHash - https://nicehash.com - LN support
OKcoin - https://www.okcoin.com/ - LN support
OKEx - https://www.okex.com/ - LN support
CoinCorner - https://www.coincorner.com/ - LN support
NordikCoin - https://nordikcoin.com/ - LN support
Coinjar - https://www.coinjar.com/
Coinfloor - https://coinfloor.co.uk/
BittyLicious - https://bittylicious.com/
QuickBitcoin - https://quickbitcoin.co.uk/
Bity - https://bity.com/
Anycoin - https://anycoindirect.eu/en
BTC Direct - https://btcdirect.eu/
BitFlyer - https://bitflyer.com/en-eu/
Bitcoin Well - https://bitcoinwell.com/ - Canada only
BitBuy - https://bitbuy.ca - Canada only
QuickBit - https://quickbt.com/ - Canada only
Bull Bitcoin - https://bullbitcoin.com/ - Canada only, wallet self custody
https://bitcoin-mjenjacnica.hr - Croatian exchange, light KYC
More Exchanges with LN support
P2P Bitcoin Marketplaces - sell your stuff for bitcoins
This part of P2P Marketplaces, later I will write more details, when I have more. I am still study it and accumulate more info.
https://satscrap.com/ - P2P Bitcoin marketplace
https://scarce.city/ - P2P Bitcoin marketplace (physical and digital items)
https://plebbin.com/ - P2P Bitcoin marketplace (physical and digital items)
https://www.oshi.tech/ - mobile app for small merchants
https://t.me/bitcoinp2pmarketplace - Telegram group to sell stuff P2P
https://plebeian.market/ - auction house with Bitcoin LN
RoboSats - P2P Tor only marketplace
Bitcoin Job Boards
Places where you can find jobs paid in BTC or related
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