P2P OTC Exchanges (e.g., Bisq, HodlHodl, LocalCoinSwap, etc.)

Cointastical
Mar 19, 2019 · 4 min read
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There are a number of person-to-person (P2P) over-the-counter (OTC) exchanges where Bitcoins can be bought and/or sold — with cash (💵), or online using a bank account or other payment method.

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P2P OTC Exchange

Altcoin-only P2P Trading exchanges

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Note: If you use one of the above P2P OTC trade “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., Cancoin, and Rahakott), not-yet launched (e.g., OTCBoss, and DAIHard), ones that operate only through dark markets, or online-only DEX/decentralized exchanges (another list of DEXes).

Also, there are a number of variants that don’t fit the P2P OTC exchanges category:

Otherwise, there are a number of other exchanges — with varying attributes. We recommend trying to stick with No-KYC exchanges, including most of the ones listed on: KYCNot.me.


Categories of P2P OTC

Even within the P2P OTC Exchanges category there are sub-categories: (Credit goes to Dave F of OTCBoss for describing the different categories and attributes.)

KYC’d OTC — P2P marketplaces (website, w/ escrow)

Impure OTC — P2P marketplaces (website, w/ escrow)

DEX/Decentralized P2P Exchanges (no website, mostly crypto-to-crypto)

Pure OTC — Global P2P network of brokers (no website)

  • OTCBoss (Technically P2P, but initially will be just B2B/Broker-to-broker)

Protect Your Privacy

One reason some people prefer to use a P2P OTC marketplace to buy and sell Bitcoin using cash (in-person/face-to-face) is to protect their privacy. But that’s just part of the solution. The following provide more information on how to protect your privacy when using Bitcoin:


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

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