Founded in 2012, LocalBitcoins is one of the leading and longest-running peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplaces in the world. With its headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and offices around the world, LocalBitcoins is diverse and international through and through. 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 the financial world works. This will be an enabler for more prosperity, especially in developing countries where we believe bitcoin can be a baseline for financial inclusion and economic stimulus for the poverty-stricken. Currently, LocalBitcoins is on a journey of rapid expansion as cryptocurrency continues to become more and more mainstream.
On LocalBitcoins.com you are dealing with humans: unlike on stock-exchange-like trading services, on our platform you trade directly with another person. Our platform allows users to exchange their local currency to bitcoins by posting advertisements, in which they can state exchange rate and payment methods for buying or selling bitcoins. LocalBitcoins provides a reputation and feedback mechanism for users as well as an escrow and conflict resolution service. Additionally, LocalBitcoins supports a wide range of payment methods, allowing users to create advertisements and accept new region and country-specific payment methods.LocalBitcoins provides its users with a secure and trusted platform and is registered with the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority.With over 8 million registered users from more than 190 different countries, on a typical day, we are one of the most global platforms in the world.