Bitcoin / Crypto OTC Trading Desks

Cointastical
Aug 25, 2018 · 3 min read
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There are a number of firms that now provide over-the-counter (OTC) exchange or liquidity services in Bitcoin and other digital assets for their customers.

This is simply a list of links. Last update was on 20 September, 2020. Feedback welcome. As always, do YOUR OWN due diligence.

OTC Desks / Brokers / Block Liquidity Providers

Physical Stores and Trading spaces

Publicly Traded — ETF/Futures/Options/Swaps/etc. (regulated)

Trading markets — Futures/Options/Swaps (Unregulated or smaller)

Leveraged Buying / Selling on Traditional bitcoin Exchanges

  • ExchangeWar ← See the “Features” column to the right for leverage levels.

Custodial / Escrow and Legal Services

Person-to-Person (P2P) OTC

There are well over a couple dozen P2P OTC exchanges, including Bisq, HodlHodl, LocalCoinSwap, LocalCryptos, AgoraDesk, LocalBitcoins, Paxful, and more.

Related organizations / services / institutional software / tools

Related articles

Learn. It’s a journey, not a sprint.


This post includes entries from industry sources as well as from lists on the topic from the CME Group and from SFOX.

Reminder, once again. Do YOUR OWN due diligence.

Additions, corrections, and other feedback welcome and can be submitted via e-mail.

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