Discover the most popular brokers and exchanges from which to buy bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in your country and region.
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Given the rules and regulations throughout Europe, there is no single exchange that serves the entire region. Here are some of Europe’s most popular exchanges:
This Austrian-based exchange provides users with a personal wallet and trading platform. Crypto can be purchased with credit card, debit card, SEPA, Skrill, SOFORT, NETELLER and more.
One of the world’s oldest Bitcoin exchanges that allows you to make purchases once your bank account or credit card is linked.
This renowned trading platform allows you to trade bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies along with stocks, ETFs and commodities.
Europe’s premier exchange with one of the largest volumes for BTC-EUR. All you need to get started is a European bank account.
How to buy bitcoin in France
Bitit is compliant with both local and European regulations and allows customers to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with credit/debit cards, Neosuf and SEPA.
Coinhouse has 17 cryptocurrencies on offer and was the first exchange to be registered with the AMF. Methods of payment include credit/debit card, Neosurf and SEPA.
Established in 2011, Paymium are exchange pioneers and pride themselves on offering negative maker fees to all customers. They accept Euros via wire transfer, credit card, Apple Pay and SEPA.
How to buy bitcoin in Germany
Founded in 2011, it is one of the largest European marketplaces with nearly 1 million users. This platform enables users to buy bitcoin, ethereum and bitcoin cash via wire transfer. Real time trading is not possible.
This innovative platform is both a bank account and bitcoin wallet that charges 1% trading fees. Users can easily switch between assets and make purchases with their Bitwala debit card.
The Borse Stuttgart Digital Exchange allows users to buy and sell Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and XRP. It’s the first regulated trading platform in Germany and transaction fees are no higher than 0.35%
How to buy bitcoin in Italy
Whilst there are no local exchanges in Italy, you can purchase bitcoin and other cryptocurrency from any of these popular European exchanges: Bitpanda, Coinbase, eToro and Kraken.
How to buy bitcoin in the Netherlands
Bitonic offers a fast and easy way to buy bitcoins via iDEAL, Bancontact, Giropay, or Mybank. You can also make deposits into your Bitonic BL3P exchange account via the bunq app, iDEAL, or SEPA transfer.
How to buy bitcoin in Romania
This bitcoin brokerage allows customers to buy crypto online via bank transfer or via cash deposit at ZebraPay terminals throughout Romania.
How to buy bitcoin in Russia
Having been in operation since 2014, Matbea has many Russian customers who fund their accounts via a cash deposit or bank transfer.
How to buy bitcoin in Spain
While there are no local exchanges in Spain, you can purchase bitcoin and other cryptocurrency from any of these popular European exchanges: Bitpanda, Coinbase, eToro and Kraken.
How to buy bitcoin in Sweden
This exchange has been in operation since 2013 and allows customers to purchase bitcoin and ethereum via Swish, SEPA, Bank Cards, SWIFT, Faster Payments and Bankgiro.
How to buy bitcoin in Switzerland
Swiss users can make purchases via Bity ATMs or online on their exchange which accepts both EUR and CHF deposits via online bank transfers, wire tranfers and SOFORT.
How to buy bitcoin in Ukraine
Kuna is the first public crypto exchange in the Ukraine and offers over 30 cryptocurrencies. Customers can link their bank cards to their account to begin trading.
How to buy bitcoin in Canada
You can buy bitcoin and six other cryptocurrencies via their exchange as well as their over-the-counter facilities.
This FINTRAC registered and PIPEDA compliant platform has no funding and withdrawal fees but charges a 0.5% trading fee.
Located in Toronto, Coinsquare allows you to buy bitcoin with CAD via Interac, Flexepin, money order, bank draft, transfer deposit and credit cards.
Coinsmart allows you to get started by purchasing bitcoin with a credit card or debit card whilst eTransfers of $2000 or more don’t have deposit fees.
Based in Montreal, Shakepay is a fee-free option for buying crypto. They accept Interac and wire transfers as well as bitcoin and ethereum deposits.
Here are some popular exchanges from which to buy crypto in South America.
Bitex is an exchange and broker servicing customers across South America. They accept several methods of payment including cash and AstroPay.
Customers from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru can use Buda to purchase crypto. Buda accepts bank transfers in all four countries whilst cash can also be used in Colombia and Peru.
Users across several South American countries can purchase several different types of crypto via bank transfer or bank wire as well as via coupons from PagoFacil, RapiPago, BaproPagos, CobroExpress and ProvinciaPagos.
How to buy bitcoin in Argentina
Based in Argentina, Ripio allows users to purchase bitcoin, ethereum, DAI and more. Users can make deposits at over 8,000 convenience stores in Argentina via EasyPayment and Rapipago as well as via bank transfer, Mercado Pago and Pix.
How to buy bitcoin in Brazil
Bitcoin To You
Established in 2013, they were the first bitcoin broker in Brazil and accept deposits via online bank transfer.
This Brazilian exchange has accounts with four major Brazilian banks enabling fast and cheap inter-bank transfers for customers.
Customers enjoy low fees and can fund their account with express deposits which clear on the same day.
Buy bitcoin via bank transfer with no deposit fees and enjoy fast deposits and withdrawals which take only one minute to confirm.
Bitcoin can be purchased with cash deposits and they also offer fee-free online bank transfers once your identity is verified.
How to buy bitcoin in Mexico
Accounts can be conveniently funded with SPEI transfer or via cash deposit using Oxxo or at any 7-Eleven in Mexico.
This Mexican exchange allows you to fund your account via online bank transfer as well as cash deposits at 7-Eleven, Farmacias Benavides, Farmacias del Ahorro or Extra.
How to buy bitcoin in Venezuela
Buy your bitcoins by funding your account via national bank transfer, credit card or national debit card. The site allows users to purchase Amazon Gift Cards or top up cell phone accounts with bitcoin.
Execute private bitcoin transactions with other users who fund their accounts via bank deposit.
Asia and Oceania
How to buy bitcoin in Australia
Whilst based in the UK, this exchange has 15 cryptocurrencies on offer and takes Australian deposits via PayID, BPAY and Blueshyft.
Founded in Melbourne in 2013, Cointree provides instant access to 130+ cryptocurrencies and allows users to purchase crypto for their SMSFs. Instant deposits can be made with PayID.
Catering for both beginners and traders alike, CoinSpot offers access to 260 digital currencies. They have dedicated over-the-counter Trading Desk and SMSF teams to cater for high value traders and institutional investors.
This Sydney based exchange has over 150,000 customers from Australia and New Zealand. They accept instant deposits via Osko and PayID.
How to buy bitcoin in India
This user-friendly platform has fee-free deposits and withdrawals for INR plus a flat trading fee for buy (0.25%) and sell orders (0.15%).
Over 1.7 million people have used Unocoin which charges a 0.7% buy and sell fee and provides access to more than 50 crypto assets.
How to buy bitcoin in Indonesia
With nearly 3 million members, Indodax allows users to trade their favourite cryptocurrencies. Users can fund their account via WeChat Pay, cash deposits or wire transfers from Indonesia banks.
How to buy bitcoin in Japan
Geared towards traders, this exchange offers users the chance to deposit funds via credit card and bank transfer. bitFlyer's deep liquidity and low fees ensures customers get fair rates.
Coincheck allows users to buy and sell bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies via bank transfer or credit card. Users can also use the platform to pay bills or earn interest by loaning out their crypto.
How to buy bitcoin in New Zealand
New Zealand owned and operated, this exchange allows customers to deposit via bank transfer and POLi.
How to buy bitcoin in the Philippines
Users can fund their accounts via bank transfer or cash deposit
Licensed by the central bank, Coins.ph has enabled over 10 million Filipinos to purchase crypto. Users can deposit cash via 7-Eleven, Cebuana and M Lhuillier and can even pay bills and make payments via the platform.
Established in 2017, PDAX is licensed by the central bank and allows users to fund their accounts via online banking and over-the-counter deposits at 7-Eleven, Cebuana and M Lhuillier.
How to buy bitcoin in South Korea
Established in 2013, this platform allows South Korean resident to make deposits and withdrawals using KRW and provides access to hundreds of cryptocurrencies.
How to buy bitcoin in Thailand
Bitkub was the first exchange to launch a mobile crypto trading app with 24/7 customer support. Users can purchase over 25 different currencies and can fund their accounts via wire transfer from almost every Thai bank.
Users can place deposits via wire transfer from both Thai and non-Thai banks. Local deposits take up to 24 hours whilst international transfer can take up to seven days.
Middle East and Africa
How to buy bitcoin in Israel
This bitcoin broker allows customers to purchase bitcoin with bank transfer, cash or credit card. Customers can also make purchases via their bitcoin ATM in Tel Aviv.
This platform is the largest exchange in Israel and accepts deposits via bank transfer or credit card. Transfers are typically processed within 24 hours.
How to buy bitcoin in Nigeria
Although currently unable to process Naira deposits due to government restrictions, NairaEx has been in operation since 2015 and remains the most popular exchange in Nigeria.