Buying Bitcoin

If you have decided you want to buy Bitcoin, remember a few things:

  • Make sure you understand what you are doing, and don't do anything reckless. Never invest more than you can afford to loose.
  • Bitcoin's price is still today quite volatile. If you decide to acquire Bitcoin, is probably better to do it averaging over time your entry price. Consider dollar-cost averaging.
  • Consider any Bitcoin that you leave on exchanges or third party storage services at risk. See our considerations on safelty storing Bitcoin.

Centralized exchanges

Find an exchange active in your country here.

Peer to peer exchanges

An exhaustive list of decentralized exchanges is available here. A few well-known services include Agora Desk, Bisq, Hodl Hodl, Local Coin Swap, and Peach.

Bitcoin ATMs

In a few countries, you can now find Bitcoin ATMs to convert your fiat into Bitcoin. Coin Atm Radar provides an extensive list of Bitcoin ATMs.


You can gain indirect exposure to Bitcoin using an Exchange Traded Fund. Mind that you will not be able in most cases to withdraw the Bitcoins from these funds. A list of approved ETFs is available here. Also, some banks start now to offer Bitcoin custody services.