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Person-to-Person bitcoin Trading Platforms

Following is a list of P2P Trading Platforms (i.e. P2P exchanges) for trading Bitcoin. Common payment methods include bank transfer, cash deposited in the seller's bank account, in-person cash (face-to-face) trades as well as payment networks such as Zelle, Alipay, even Cash App and PayPal, for example. Some of these payment methods are more private than others. Typically, face-to-face, cash-by-mail, and US Postal Money Orders are among the most private methods available.

Some platforms require the use of a phone number which are typically tied to personally identifying information. If a user wishes to remain anonymous, then it is recommended to use a SMS bypassing service such as Text Verified. Also, see "Bypassing SMS Verification with Text Verified" (Wook, 2022) for an in-depth walkthrough (PDF download)

Altcoin-only P2P Trading exchanges

Note: An Altcoin-only exchange means bitcoin is not one of the trading currencies. There may be offers though where Bitcoin is one of the payment methods available though.

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  • P2P trading automation software for dealers. Support for Binance, LocalBitcoins, LocalCoinSwap, and Paxful.
    (Caution: Third party software can have malware. Use at your own risk.)


When using any of the above P2P Trading Platforms (which are essentially “matchmaking” services), please trade with caution and do your own due diligence.

This list does not include exchanges not in English (e.g., 58Coin), deserted or defunct marketplaces (e.g., OpenBazaar, BitzLato, LocalCryptos, BuyCrypto.Today, Cancoin, and Rahakott), not-yet launched (e.g., OTCBoss), ones that operate only through dark markets, or online-only DEX/decentralized exchanges (another list of DEXes).

Variants which do not fit the P2P OTC exchanges category

See Also

Additions, corrections, and other feedback welcome and can be submitted as an issue or pull request on GitHub, or via e-mail.

[Note: There is also a corresponding post on Medium with this information as well.]