About Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator. The network is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary. These transactions are verified by network nodes through the use of cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoin was invented by an unknown person or group of people under the name Satoshi Nakamoto and released as open-source software in 2009.

Bitcoins are created as a reward for a process known as mining. They can be exchanged for other currencies, products, and services. As of February 2015, over 100,000 merchants and vendors accepted bitcoin as payment. Research produced by the University of Cambridge estimates that in 2017, there were 2.9 to 5.8 million unique users using a cryptocurrency wallet, most of them using bitcoin.

 

 

Where to buy?

Rank SiteMargin tradingFiatSafetyAPIReferralLocationLanguagesBuy with User Vote Score
1CoinbaseYesAYesYesSan Francisco, USAENbank transfer, card
(1256 Votes)
9.6
2BitstampNoYesAYesNoSloveniaENEUR, USD
(2441 Votes)
9.5
3BitfinexYesYesAYesNoHong KongENEUR, USD
(4522 Votes)
9.4
4CoingiNoYesAYesYesEuropeEN, CZ, SKUSD, EUR
(325 Votes)
9.3
5KrakenYesYesAYesNoSan Francisco, California, United StatesENUSD, EUR, JPY, CAD
(1124 Votes)
9.2
6PoloniexYesNoAYesNoBoston, MA, USAENBTC
(2311 Votes)
9.2
7BinanceYesNoAYesYesChina, JapanENBTC
(4345 Votes)
9.1
8BittrexNoNoAYesNoSeattle, Washington, USAENBTC
(1643 Votes)
8.9
9HitBTCNoNoAYesYesHong-KongEN, JP, CN, KNBTC
(866 Votes)
8.9
10CEX.IOYesYesAYesYesLondon, United KingdomENUSD, EUR
(445 Votes)
8.6
11WEXNoYesAYesNoRussiaEN, RU, CNUSD, EUR
(2633 Votes)
8.6
12BithumbNoYesBYesNoSeoul, KoreaENKRW
(386 Votes)
8.5
13BitMEXNoYesBYesYesHong KongEN, RU, CN, KR, JPUSD, CNY, JPY
(624 Votes)
8.5
14BitsaneNoYesBYesNoDublinENEUR, USD
(329 Votes)
8.4
15CryptopiaNoNoAYesNoNew ZealandENBTC
(943 Votes)
8.1
16GDAXNoYesBYesNoUSAENUSD, EUR, GBP
(1322 Votes)
8.1
17HuobiYesNoBYesNoChina, SingaporeEN, RU, CN, KR, JPBTC
(594 Votes)
8
18OKExNoNoBYesNoHong KongEN, CNBTC
(245 Votes)
7.9
19bitFlyerNoYesAYesNoTokyo, JapanJP, EN, CN, FR, KOJPY
(184 Votes)
7.8
20UpbitNoNoBNoNoSeoul, KoreanKRKRW
(151 Votes)
7.8
21Bit-ZNoNoBYesNoHong KongENUSD, CNY
(114 Votes)
7.5
22BiboxYesNoBNoNoChinaEN, JP, CN, RUUSDT, BTC, ETH
(108 Votes)
7.4
23CobinhoodNoNoBYesYes EN, DE, ES, FR, IT, NL, PLBTC
(214 Votes)
7.3
24CoinMateNoYesAYesYesCzechEN, DEEUR, CZK
(87 Votes)
7.3
25BitpandaNoYesBYesNoVienna, AustriaEN, DEEUR
(144 Votes)
7.2
26BTCCNoYesAYesNoChinaCN, ENUSD
(233 Votes)
7.2
27Gate.ioNoNoBYesNo ENBTC
(171 Votes)
7.1
28xBTCeNoYesYesNoRussiaENEUR, USD, RUB
(211 Votes)
7.0
29GeminiNoYesYesNoNew YorkENUSD
(241 Votes)
6.9
30KucoinNoNoAYesYesSingaporeEN, RU, FR, PT, NL, ES, CNBTC
(155 Votes)
6.9
31LunoNoYesBYesNoLondon, EnglandEN, IDEUR, IDR, MYR, ZAR, NGN
(236 Votes)
6.9
32ZebpayNoNoBNoNoIndiaENBTC
(214 Votes)
6.9
33BitbankNoYesBYesNoJapanJPJPY
(47 Votes)
6.8
34BitbnsNoYesBNoYesIndiaENINR
(211 Votes)
6.8
35BTCBOXYesYesBYesNoJapanJP, EN, CNJPY
(82 Votes)
6.8
36YoBitNoYesBNoNoRussiaEN, RU, CNUSD, RUR
(133 Votes)
6.8
37ZB.COMNoNoBYesNoChinaCN, EN, AR, JA, KO, THBTC
(177 Votes)
6.8
38BitlishNoYesBYesNoLondon, EnglandEN, ES, FR, RU, CN USD, EUR, RUB
(46 Votes)
6.7
39OkCoinNoYesBYesNoHong KongEN, CNUSD
(69 Votes)
6.7
40ZaifYesYesBYesYesJapanJP, ENJPY
(47 Votes)
6.7
41CoinsquareNoYesBYesNoCanadaEN, FRCAD
(63 Votes)
6.6
42LiquiNoNoBYesNoUkraineENBTC
(51 Votes)
6.6
43BitBayNoYesAYesYesKatowice, PolandEN, PL, RUEUR, USD, PLN
(141 Votes)
6.5
44BTCTurkNoYesBYesTurkeyTR, ENTRY
(44 Votes)
6.5
45CoinEggNoNoBYesNoLondon, EnglandEN, CN, TW, BTC
(52 Votes)
6.5
46LbankNoNoBYesHong-KongEN, CNBTC
(38 Votes)
6.5
47AEXNoNoBYesNoEden Island, SeychellesENBTC
(117 Votes)
6.4
48CoinExchangeNoNoBYesNo ENBTC
(86 Votes)
6.4
49CryptoGoNoYesBYesNoLondon, UKENbank transfer, card
(21 Votes)
6.4
50BX ThailandNoYesYesYesThailandTH, ENTHB
(156 Votes)
6.3
51CoinfloorNoYesBYesNoLondon, EnglandENGBP, EUR
(133 Votes)
6.3
52ACXNoYesBYesNoAustraliaENAUD
(47 Votes)
6.2
53BL3PNoYesBYesNoBaarn, NederlandEN, NLEUR
(47 Votes)
6.2
54ExmoNoYesYesYesPolegate, EnglandEN, ES, FR, DE, IT, PT, RU, PLUSD, EUR, RUB
(211 Votes)
6.2
55itBitNoYesYesNoU.S.ENUSD
(23 Votes)
6.0
56BisqNoNoBYesNo EN 
(21 Votes)
5.9
57Bitcoin IndonesiaNoYesBYesNoIndonesiaENRP
(35 Votes)
5.7
58BraziliexNoYesBYesNoSão Paulo, BrazilEN, PT, ES, NLBRL
(64 Votes)
5.2
59AllcoinNoNo   
(24 Votes)
1.1
60AbucoinsNoYesCYesNoPoznań, PolandEN, PL, RU, DE, FR, TR, KR, ITEUR, USD
(7 Votes)
1
61Altcoin TraderNoNoGauteng, South AfricaEN 
(6 Votes)
1
62Bancor NetworkNoNoNoNo EN 
( Votes)
63Bit2CNoYesNo   
( Votes)
64BitcoinTradeYesBrasilBR 
( Votes)
65BitFlipYesYesYes EN, RUEUR, USD, RUR
( Votes)
66BitinkaNoYesNoPeru, Venezuela, Bolivia and Brazil  
( Votes)
67BitKonanNoYesYesNoSplit, CroatiaENUSD
( Votes)
68BitMarketYesYesNoPolandEN, PLPLN, EUR
( Votes)
69BitmaszynaNoYesNoNo PL, ENPLN
( Votes)
70BitsoNoYesNoMexicoES, ENMXN
( Votes)
71BleutradeNoNoYesYes EN 
( Votes)
72BTC MarketsNoYesYesNoMelbourne, AustraliaENAUD
( Votes)
73BTC Trade UANoYesNoYesUkraineUKUAH
( Votes)
74BTC-AlphaNoYesYesNoUnited KingdomEN, RUUSD
( Votes)
75BtcTrade.imNoNoYesNoChinaCN, EN 
( Votes)
76C-CEXNoYesYesYes EN, RU, CN, FRUSD
( Votes)
77C-PatexNoNoNoPatagonia, ArgentinaEN, SP, CN 
( Votes)
78C2CXNoNoYesNoBeijing, ShanghaiEN, CN 
( Votes)
79CfinexNoNoNoNo EN 
( Votes)
80CoinbeNoNoYesYesWarsaw, PolandPL 
( Votes)
81CoinExNoNoYesNo EN 
( Votes)
82CoinFalconNoYesYesNoLondon, EnglandENEUR
( Votes)
83CoinhouseNoNoNoNo EN 
( Votes)
84CoinnestNoYesYesNoSeoul, KoreaENKRW
( Votes)
85CoinoneNoYesYesNoKoreanKR, ENKRW
( Votes)
86CoinrailNoYesCNoNoSeoul, KoreaKRKRW
( Votes)
87CoinroomNoYesYesNoWarszawa, PolandPL, ENPLN, EUR, USD, GBP
( Votes)
88CoinsBankNoYesNoNoTallinn, EstoniaENEUR, USD, GPB
( Votes)
89CoinutNoYesYesNo EN, CNUSD
( Votes)
90COSSNoNoYesNo EN 
( Votes)
91CRXzoneNoYesYesYesSingaporeENSGD, USD
( Votes)
92CryptoBridgeNoNoNoNo EN, CN, FR, JP, DE, ES, IT, TR, RU 
( Votes)
93CryptohubNoNoYesNo EN, ES, BR, RU 
( Votes)
94CryptoxNoNoYesNoPolandEN 
( Votes)
95DgtmarketNoYesYesNoPolandPLPLN
( Votes)
96DSXNoYesYesNoLondon, EnglandENUSD, EUR, GBP, RUB
( Votes)
97ExratesNoYesNo EN, RU, CH, ID, ARUSD
( Votes)
98FatbtcNoNoYesNoChinaEN, CN 
( Votes)
99FiscoNoYesYesNoJapanJPJPY
( Votes)
100FreiExchangeNoNoYesNo EN, ES, RU 
( Votes)
101GatecoinNoYesYesNoHong KongEN, FR, CN, FREUR, USD
( Votes)
102GetBTCNoYesYesNoVincent and the GrenadinesEN, RU, CNUSD
( Votes)
103GOPAXNoYesYesNoSeoul, KoreanKR, ENKRW
( Votes)
104ChaoEXNoNoNoNoHong KongCN, EN 
( Votes)
105Independent ReserveNoYesYesNoSydney, AustraliaENAUD, USD, NZD
( Votes)
106IquantNoNoNoNoHong KongEN, CN 
( Votes)
107KoineksNoYesYesNoİstanbul, TurkeyTRTL
( Votes)
108KoinexNoYesNoNoIndiaENRS
( Votes)
109KorbitNoYesYesNoSeoul, KoreaKR, ENKRW
( Votes)
110LiteBit.euNoYesYesYesRotterdam, The NetherlandsEN, NLEUR
( Votes)
111LivecoinNoYesYesNo EN, ZH, ES, PT, RU, IT, FR, ID, TRUSD, EUR, RUR
( Votes)
112LocalTradeNoYesNoNo EN, CN, ES, RU, ID, TRUSD
( Votes)
113Mercado BitcoinNoYesNoBrasilPT 
( Votes)
114MercatoxNoNoYesYes EN, RU, ZH 
( Votes)
115Mr. ExchangeNoYesNoNoJapanJP, ENJPY
( Votes)
116NanexNoNoNoNo EN 
( Votes)
117Negocie CoinsNoNoYesNo PT 
( Votes)
118NeraexNoYesYesNoJapanEN, JP, CNJPY
( Votes)
119NIX-ENoYesNoNo ENUSD
( Votes)
120OctaexNoYesYesNo EN, CNUSD, CNY
( Votes)
121OEXNoNoNoNo EN 
( Votes)
122ooobtcNoNoYesNo EN 
( Votes)
123Ore.BzNoYesYesNo EN, RUUSD
( Votes)
124OTCBTCNoNoYesNo EN, CN, TW 
( Votes)
125OvisNoYesNoNoTurkeyEN, TRTRL
( Votes)
126ParibuNoYesNoNoTurkeyTRTRL
( Votes)
127QuadrigaCXNoYesYesYesCanadaENCAD
( Votes)
128QuoinexNoYesYesNo EN, JPJPY
( Votes)
129RightBTCNoNoNoNo EN, CN 
( Votes)
130SouthXchangeNoYesYesNo EN, ESUSD
( Votes)
131Stocks.ExchangeNoNoYesNo EN 
( Votes)
132StrongholdNoNoNoNo EN 
( Votes)
133TDAXNoNoYesNo EN, CN, TH 
( Votes)
134The Rock TradingNoYesYesNoMaltaEN, ITEUR
( Votes)
135TidebitNoYesNoNoHong KongEN, CNUSD
( Votes)
136TidexNoNoYes EN, RU, CN 
( Votes)
137TOPBTCNoNoNoNo EN, CN, KR 
( Votes)
138Trade By TradeYesYesNoNo EN 
( Votes)
139Trade SatoshiNoNoYesLondon, EnglandEN 
( Votes)
140TradeOgreNoNoYesNo EN 
( Votes)
141Tripe Dice ExchangeNoYesNoNoJapanEN, CN, JPJPY, USD
( Votes)
142Tux ExchangeNoNoYesNoCanadaEN 
( Votes)
143UnocoinNoYesYesNoIndiaENINR
( Votes)
144VebitcoinNoNoYesNoTurkeyTR 
( Votes)