About LocalBitcoins

LocalBitcoins is a person-to-person Bitcoin trading marketplace

At LocalBitcoins, people from different countries can exchange their local currency into bitcoins. We allow users to create advertisements where they can choose the payment method and exchange rate for buying and selling bitcoins from and to other LocalBitcoins’ users.

By replying to these advertisements, a trade chat is opened and escrow protection is automatically activated. Escrow protects both buyer and seller by keeping the bitcoins safe until the payment is done and the seller releases bitcoins to the buyer.

LocalBitcoins also provides a web wallet from where you can send and receive Bitcoin transactions.

How we are different

LocalBitcoins is peer-to-peer, embracing the nature of Bitcoin
Instant
Wide range of payment methods
Safe

On LocalBitcoins, you are dealing with humans. Unlike stock-like exchanges and centralized Bitcoin trading websites, LocalBitcoins allows you to trade directly with another person. This makes the process customizable, lean and fast, as there is no corporate overhead. You can get your bitcoins instantly. LocalBitcoins aims to support every suitable payment method its user community supports. For every trade, LocalBitcoins offers escrow protection to ensure the bitcoins and both traders are safe.


Mission

Connecting everybody to the Internet economy

Our focus is on the users and on the Bitcoin community. We are ever expanding and want to make the global economy accessible in all corners of the world through Bitcoin trading. We believe Bitcoin to be a black swan event; something that fundamentally changes how the financial world works. Bitcoin gives power to individuals and communities, bringing financial freedom and prosperity, especially to developing countries.

Bitcoin enables financial inclusion in regions underserved by the traditional banking industry

Bitcoin is borderless and independent of local political risks

Become our partner

LocalBitcoins is seeking partners who want to see the Bitcoin economy growing

LocalBitcoins is looking for partners, affiliates and investors who are willing to take Bitcoin to the next level. It doesn't matter how small or big your business is or where you are based.

Do you already have bitcoins and want to trade with them? Start your own online Bitcoin exchange!

Join the LocalBitcoins' Affiliate programme and earn bitcoins by inviting new traders to our website.

For other partnership and improvement requests, contact us through our support form and we will get back to you!

Other company information

Founded
2012
Venture capital raised
0 €
CEO
Sara Leppänen

LocalBitcoins Oy VAT ID is FI28554152

LocalBitcoins Oy is registered in the trade register of Finland, under business-ID 2855415-2.

LocalBitcoins Oy is registered with the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority. Contact information of the regulator .

Contact us

How to reach the LocalBitcoins.com team

Mailing address

LocalBitcoins Oy

Porkkalankatu 24, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

For support and business queries
Support form