LocalBitcoins is the leading person-to-person bitcoin trading site based in Helsinki, Finland. Our mission is to bring bitcoin economy to every city in the world. We believe bitcoin to be a black swan event, something that fundamentally changes how financial world works. This will be an enabler for more prosperity, especially in developing countries, as we believe bitcoin can be the basis for financial inclusion and economic stimulus for the poorest.
On LocalBitcoins.com you are dealing with humans: unlike with stock-exchange-like bitcoin trading sites, you make a trade directly with another person.The site allows users to exchange their local currency to bitcoins by posting advertisements where they state exchange rate and payment methods for buying or selling bitcoins. LocalBitcoins has a reputation and feedback mechanism for users and an escrow and conflict resolution service. Payment method supports wide range of world’s payment methods.
With over 4.8 million registered users and customers from more than 100 different countries on a typical day, we are one of the most global platforms in the world. Founded in 2012, LocalBitcoins is also one of the longest-running Bitcoin trading platforms.