How To Buy Bitcoins With Your Credit Card

This page aims to be the best resource for new users to understand how to buy Bitcoins using credit
cards. Be extremely careful when buying bitcoins from not accredited websites or individuals. Like in the
real world there are many scammers around. If you feel like you are on a site that could be a scam, ask
around on online forums that are bitcoin oriented to see if others have used that source before.
Warning: Please be careful with your money. When sending money to an exchange or seller you are
trusting that the operator will not abscond with your funds and that the operator maintains secure
systems that protect against theft — internal or external. It is recommended that you obtain the realworld
identity of the operator and ensure that sufficient recourse is available. Because Bitcoin services
are not highly regulated a service can continue operating even when it is widely believed that it is
insecure or dishonest and webpages recommending them (including these) may not be regularly
updated. Exchanging or storing significant amounts of funds with third-parties is not recommended.
While in the recent past it has been risky for sellers to offer this option, some services are now allowing
you to buy bitcoins with your credit card. However, that does not mean it is entirely risk free in all
markets; if you are from Asia or Africa your funds may be frozen by credit card payment processors for
further inspection due to the large amounts of fraud that come from those continents.
Note: If you only want to take advantage of Bitcoin’s price volatility you can trade CFDs on Bitcoin via a
credit card on sites like AvaTrade or Plus500. When trading online your capital may be at risk. Trading
CFDs is suitable for more experienced traders.
247exchange allows to buy Bitcoin with credit and debit cards. Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa
Electron supported. All kinds of cards, including the prepaid ones, accepted. Different currencies – USD,
EUR, GBP – offered. Secure service having a license for financial activity and PCI compliance certification.
Requires user verification (to avoid fraudulent transactions). Currently the service doesn’t work with
users from USA (it requires to have the additional licenses which the company plans to get in 2016).
Bithome allows users to buy Bitcoin with PayPal, Skrill, MoneyGram, Western Union and SEPA / Wire
transfer. Also users can sell Bitcoins.
“Bitcoin Gift Card” allows customers from around the world to purchase Bitcoin gift cards & pay by
credit card through PayPal. Gift cards are shipped to a physical address provided by the customer, so it
can take 2 or 3 days to get your Bitcoins in the US & Canada or up to 1 week outside of North America.
Bitcoin Insanity
Bitcoin Insanity offers multiple payment methods, making purchasing bitcoins a breeze. They accept all
major credit cards, PayPal, bank wires, and cashiers checks. Payment is done either through Paypal’s
terminal or Mijireh Checkout.
Bitodex allows users to buy Bitcoin with credit and debit cards. or Cash. Bitodex cooperates with
customers and partners outside the United States.
Bits of Gold
Bits of Gold allows users world-wide to buy bitcoins using a credit or debit card. Users need to register
and validate ID before purchasing.
Bittylicious allows users in Europe (E.E.A.) to buy bitcoins using a credit or debit card, as long as the card
is 3D Secure enabled. Users need to validate ID before purchasing.
BTCDirect allows users in Europe (E.E.A.) to buy bitcoins using a credit or debit card, as long as the card
is 3D Secure enabled. Users need to validate ID before purchasing. BTCDirect features instant account
activation and bitcoin delivery supporting Visa / Mastercard / Carte bancaire / Carte blue / eMaestro /
BTC Store
BTC Store allows customers world wide except United States to buy bitcoin paperwallets using a credit
or debit card.
CEX.IO Bitcoin Exchange allows users to buy Bitcoins for USD or EUR with payment card (credit/debit
card, prepaid card, etc.) or wire transfer and withdraw earnings at one place. Deposits in USD and EUR
available. On October, 2014 CEX.IO enabled EUR deposits via SEPA and claimed to benefit its users with
lower fees.
CleverCoin Bitcoin Exchange based in The Netherlands that allows user to buy, sell and store bitcoins for
EUR. Payment options are iDEAL, SEPA and credit cards (VISA and MasterCard).
Coinbase has added the option to buy Bitcoins with a credit card on their exchange for customers from
Spain and the UK who own a 3d secure-enabled credit card.
Coinimal accepts VISA and Mastercard credit and debit cards from Eurozone customers to purchase BTC
via Neteller. More details and instructions can be foundhere.
CoinCorner accepts credit and debit card deposits for UK and some European residents with basic
verification as well as a selected number of other territories with higher verification levels. They offer
the ability for instant card verification with their industry leading technology, allowing users to buy
bitcoin same day.
CoinMama offers its services worldwide including the US. Instantly buy bitcoin using credit/debit card.
Users can also use cash to purchase via MoneyGram. With over 2 years of reputation, CoinMama is
known for its fast straight forward services.
Cryptonit allows you to make deposits in USD and EUR using Paypal or your Credit Card. After you
deposit USD/EUR you can trade it to BTC. In order to deposit via Paypal or a Credit Card you must pass
verification procedure: you will have to provide a set of documents or pass a video interview. If you
deposit funds via Paypal your daily limit will be 300 USD/EUR a day. If you use Cryptonit credit card
gateway then the daily limit becomes much higher. Cryptonit supports either cards with 3DSecure or
“old-fashion” cards without 3DSecure banking protection. Cryptonit is a pioneer in Paypal to Bitcoin
exchange services. This direction has been enabled on the site since October 2013.
Cubits allows you to buy Bitcoin with 3D secure credit cards globally.
Denarium allows customers world wide except United States to buy physical bitcoin coins using a credit
or debit card. Payment card must have MasterCard Securecode or Verified By VISA verification.
Indacoin Indacoin is a global platform that lets people from all over the world buy bitcoins with a
credit or debit card. We have clients from the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine, Spain,
Italy, Poland, Turkey, Australia, Japan and many others. Live chat is also available for our customers.The
verification is extremely simple: you need to enter a code from the bank statement and a code from the
sms. It won’t take more than 15-20 minutes.
Paxful allows to buy Bitcoin with credit and debit cards. Visa, MasterCard. All kinds of cards,
including the prepaid ones, accepted. Different currencies – USD, EUR, GBP – offered. Panful is a peer to
peer exchange meaning that at anytime there may be one or many vendors of varying reputation
allowing you to buy bitcoin instantly with a debit card or next day with bank deposits, paypal or any one
of hundreds of payment options across the world. Be sure to check a traders reputation score first as
this is critical. While credit cards are the LEAST safe way to buy bitcoin there are some sellers who will
do it if you have a high enough reputation via Paxful’s feedback system.
Trucoin – allows users to buy Bitcoin with credit and debit cards. Trucoin is the first properly licensed
money service business to offer this service and serves U.S. customers in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas,
American Samoa, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North
Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Wake Island, West Virginia, and
Wyoming, with more states and worldwide locations coming soon.
The Virtual World Exchange also known as VirWox allows you to buy SLL (Second life Lindens) with all
major credit cards which you can then exchange to Bitcoins on VirWox itself. The process can be done
through the use of Paypal or Skrill, so every credit card which Skrill accepts is eligible to be used in this
Avoiding Scams
Before using any service it is a good idea to look for reviews and feedback from previous customers. This
can be done by simply googling the name of the website or company. The bitcointalk forums are also a
good place to find discussions and reviews about services. As far as we know, these are the only two
services that can reliably be used to buy bitcoins with your credit card.