Easy ways to buy bitcoin
PLEASE NOTE: Due to volatility in cryptocurrency markets, we have now shortened the payment window to 4 days for all Bitcoin and Litecoin orders. If you place an order and then find that you cannot pay it in 96 hours or less, then please start over with a new order once your payment is ready to send. Thank you. -MB
Note: We have been hearing of people having difficulties with Coinbase. We will still accept bitcoin from Coinbase, but we suggest switching to another company if you are having problems with them.
Here are some options for buying bitcoin:
Cash App – Cashapp seems to be the new go-to favorite for our customers. You can easily buy bitcoin with a credit card right on your phone. Look in the IOS App Store or the Google Play store for Cashapp. There’s lots of Youtube tutorials to walk you through the easy process. Here’s a good one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLwQPvxNVnU
Cex.io – Cex is another good option for buying bitcoin with a credit card. We’ve heard great things about Cex.io. They have a detailed verification process, but once you’ve bought from them once it is smooth sailing for future orders. Here is a tutorial on using Ce.io.
Coinmama – Coinmama has lowered their fees quite a bit and have become a good place to purchase bitcoin with a credit card. Note that you can purchase the specific amount of bitcoin for your order using the slider on their main page. If you purchase the exact amount you can put the wallet address we give you directly into the buy form and we will get paid directly so you don’t need to mess with an intermediary wallet. Here is a tutorial on using Coinmama.
Bitquick – Buy bitcoin easily with a cash deposit at a local bank. It’s fast and no identity verification needed. You don’t need a bank account to use this method as you are depositing cash in the bitcoin sellers bank account. Just fill in a form, deposit money in a local bank, upload photo of receipt and your order is paid for within a few hours! We’ve put together an easy to follow tutorial here.
Bitcoin ATM – You might live near a bitcoin ATM! Click map for US locations
LibertyX – Buy bitcoin easily with cash. Just put in your zip code and find out if there is a location near you.
Paxful – There are tons of ways to buy bitcoin with paxful. You can even trade in unused gift cards. One of the easiest sites but rates can be pricey. There is a good tutorial on their site.
Localbitcoins – Again plenty of ways to buy bitcoin. You can even meet someone local and buy with cash!
There are plenty of other ways to get bitcoin. If you get really stuck let us know!
When you get bitcoin if you are not sending directly to us you will need to have a bitcoin wallet. You can always save any leftover for future purchases.
Here are our wallet suggestions:
For a mobile phone we recommend Blockchain or Mycelium
For your computer we recommend Electrum
For an online wallet we recommend Greenaddress
All of these will work fine but make sure that you have a GOOD password and that you REMEMBER it! You can lose all your bitcoin if you forget your password!