how to buy bitcoins with cash

There are three main ways to buy bitcoins without verification or ID: LocalBitcoins, Wall of Coins or at a Bitcoin ATM.


BitQuick facilitates the buying of bitcoin via cash deposit at thousands of banks across the US. Similar to LocalBitcoins, users agree on a trade price, and the seller hands over bitcoins to BitQuick that then acts as escrow. The buyer of bitcoin deposits cash into the bitcoin seller’s bank account. Once the seller confirms payment, BitQuick releases the bitcoins to the buyer.

Wall of Coins

Wall of Coins is a peer-to-peer cash exchange, currently available in the United States, Canada, Germany, Argentina, Latvia, Poland, and the Philippines. A phone number is required for use, but not for verification purposes. No ID is required. You can use the widget below to buy with cash through Wall of Coins (widget will not load with ad-blocker enabled). The live chat in the widget is for Wall of Coins, and does not represent Buy Bitcoin Worldwide.


LocalBitcoins is a peer-to-peer market place, similar to eBay. Buyers and sellers create offers and must agree on a price and terms of a trade before a transaction can be made. It’s possible to buy bitcoins with no ID on LocalBitcoins either by buying with cash deposit or meeting in person and trading cash.

LocalBitcoins is available anywhere where there is a willing seller.

Bitcoin ATMs

Bitcoin ATMs are similar to regular ATMs, but instead of spitting out fiat currency, deliver bitcoins to your wallet upon the insertion of cash. There are different types of Bitcoin ATMs made by a variety of companies. Each ATM is unique; some may require verification, a picture of your ID, or confirmation via phone number. There are, however, a number of ATMs that allow customers to buy without any verification.

Coin ATM Radar keeps track of Bitcoin ATMs across the world. You can use Coin ATM Radar to determine if a Bitcoin ATM near you requires verification.

Bitcoin Exchanges without Verification

At BitFinex you can start trading without verification if you only deposit cryptocurrency and not fiat.

Buy Bitcoin with a Credit Card with No Verification

Your credit card is already tied to your identity, so being able to buy bitcoin with a credit card without verification or ID is difficult.

The only way to buy bitcoin with a credit card and no ID or verification is to use a prepaid card and find a trade partner on LocalBitcoins. It’s up to the specific seller on LocalBitcoins to decide if they want your ID or verification details. You can browse through listings until you find someone willing to make a trade without the need for personal details.