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Buy Bitcoins with Credit Card

CEX.io is a heavyweight among Bitcoin companies. They not only serve consumers but also professionals in the Bitcoin industry and their deep involvement with the technological side of things speaks volumes about their operational security.

They do ask for some personal data in order to verify your good intentions but their security track record is solid and they sell bitcoins to international credit card holders, so they deserve to be our official recommendation if you want to buy bitcoins with your credit card from almost anywhere in the world.

Get bitcoins quickly
Most advanced Bitcoin exchange
Accepts credit cards of many countries
Higher fees when purchasing via credit card

 

Buy Bitcoins with Cash

Localbitcoins.com is an awesome peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace. It’s the largest trading hub for everyone looking to either buy or sell bitcoins from or to other people, anywhere in the world. Like Ebay, just much less sucky.

The usability of their website is pragmatic and straight to the point – not ugly, not particularly beautiful either, but very practical and accessible. You can specify where in the world you want to conduct trade and all traders are being ranked and reviewed. A myriad of payment methods is available (cash, Paypal, international wire transfer, many more depending on your trade partners), and you can even use escrow services for added security.

All in all, Localbitcoins.com is an imensely powerful marketplace. As it is with many powerful tools, it’s not the easiest thing to get into. We don’t recommend it for beginners.

Get bitcoins in 1-3 days
Buy bitcoins from sellers anywhere in the world
Many payment methods available
In many cases not instant
For experienced users

 

Buy Bitcoins with Bank Account in the USA

Kraken.com is almost as old as the Bitcoin itself and they have captured the hearts of many Bitcoin enthusiasts over the years by providing an easy-to-use user interface and stellar customer support. You can send funds to a Kraken.com account from bank accounts all over the world, including the USA, making this platform a particularly flexible one.

It’s really similar to setting up a Paypal account. Go to their website and sign up, link your bank account, make a deposit to your Kraken.com account (takes 3-5 business days), spend the bitcoins.

Other solid recommendations you might want to check out are CEX.io and Bitstamp.net.

Get bitcoins in 3-5 days
Link your bank account and make a deposit
Lower fees than when purchasing with credit cards
Not instant

 

Buy Bitcoins with Bank Account in the UK

Bittylicious.com is a funky little website that really only does one job: getting you those bitcoins whatever way possible and fast. They make use of UK banks’ “Faster Payment” protocol, through which bitcoins can be purchased via regular online banking in just 1-2 hours.

The website is straightforward and doesn’t need much explanation. The only downside is that they don’t provide a Bitcoin wallet functionality, so you’ve got to sign up for a wallet with another service (easy, e.g. Blockchain.info) before you can receive the bitcoins you’re about to pay for.

You can find a tutorial video about how to create a wallet here and Bittylicous.com also provides a helpful buying guide.

Get bitcoins in 1-2 hours
Faster payments from your UK bank account via online banking
Lower fees than when purchasing via credit card
Purchasing via credit cards in € is also possible
Requires a Bitcoin wallet (we recommend Blockchain.info)

 

Buy Bitcoins with Bank Account in Australia

Btcmarkets.net is one of the most popular Bitcoin exchanges in Australia. It certainly deserves no recognition for its clunky and old user interface, but under the dust awaits you a very efficient tool to get deals done with.

You can get bitcoins in less than an hour when depositing funds to Btcmarkets.net through a branch deposit. If you choose to make a conventional deposit from your Australian bank account, e.g. via online banking, Btcmarkets.net claims to make those funds available in your Bitcoin Wallet on the next business day.

All in all a very solid and popular Bitcoin exchange. You might want to check out their help section to get started.

Get bitcoins in 1-2 days
1h branch deposit or next day via EFT
Lower fees than when purchasing via credit card
Works only with Australian bank accounts
Not the most accessible user interface, might be a bit hard to get into