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Although it may seem hard to buy bitcoin without a bank account, services that allow the unbanked to buy bitcoin often deliver your coins faster. You also maintain more of your privacy when you use services that don't require a bank account
There are two good ways to buy bitcoin without a bank account: with credit card, or with cash.
We'll show you exchanges that work for both methods.
Credit card is one way to buy bitcoins without a bank account. The main benefit is that the delivery of coins is fast.
The exchanges in the table below allow you to buy bitcoin with credit card.
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Cash is the second option. Below you can find exchanges that allow you to buy with cash.
Local Bitcoins provides escrow and offers a number of payment methods for buying bitcoin with no bank account. Cash deposit, Western Union, face-to-face cash trade, Amazon gift card are all offered on top of many other payment methods. Local Bitcoins provides escrow, but be sure to buy from sellers with previous trade history and positive feedback.
LibertyX lets you buy bitcoin with cash at a number of retail stores across the United States. You'll have to verify your identity before buying, making LibertyX less private than some of the other options. You can buy up to $1000 worth of bitcoin. You'll be charged a 1% fee on all purchases, but if you sign up with Facebook you can buy your first $1000 fee free. Your bitcoin should arrive a few minutes after your payment is made.
Coin ATM Radar helps you find Bitcoin ATMs in your area, where you can buy bitcoins with cash and no bank account.
The availability of the services listed above may vary by location.