About LocalBitcoins

LocalBitcoins is a person-to-person bitcoin trading site.

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.

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.


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.

Contact information

How to reach the LocalBitcoins team.

Our address and office is located at:

LocalBitcoins Oy
Porkkalankatu 24
00180 Helsinki

[email protected]

VAT id: 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: https://www.finanssivalvonta.fi/en/.


Founded: 2012

Based: Finland

Venture capital raised: 0 €

CEO: Sebastian Sonntag

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.

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