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LocalBitcoins is a peer-to-peer escrow service that helps match bitcoin buyers and sellers. The most common method of payment for purchase is cash deposit. Users, however, can create ads to buy or sell using the payment method of their choice. Buying bitcoins via an in-person meeting facilitated by LocalBitcoins can be one of the fastest and most private ways to buy bitcoins.
Buy bitcoin with a credit card, SWIFT, SEPA, and many other payment methods.
Coin ATM Radar is a Bitcoin ATM database that helps you locate Bitcoin ATMs in your area to buy bitcoins with cash. Bitcoin ATMs can be quick and easy ways to buy bitcoins and are also private. That convenience and privacy, however, comes with a price as most ATMs have fees of 5-10%.
Mycelium Local Trader helps you find local Bitcoin sellers. Once you locate a seller, you meet up in person and go through with the purchase. Mycelium charges absolutely no fees. While Mycelium Local Trader works great in highly populated areas, users in low population areas will have trouble finding sellers.
ShapeShift lets you buy bitcoin with Litecoin, Dogecoin, altcoins and other digital tokens. ShapeShift works in nearly every country but you will need another cryptocurrency in order to purchase bitcoins. Exchanges happen almost instantly because ShapeShift never actually controls your tokens but just exchanges them.
Bitcoin-OTC is an over-the-counter marketplace for the P2P exchanging of bitcoin. It is almost like a Craigslist for Bitcoin. Users must create ads or locate other ads to find sellers of bitcoin. Bitcoin-OTC is somewhat complicated and hard to use, but may be the only option for users in some countries without an exchange.