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Gemini

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Week
Support
Average

Gemini is a US-based exchange founded by the Winklevoss brothers. Gemini's verification process requires the upload of a ID document and a proof of residence and typically takes up to three days. More Details

$10,610.74

price for 1

Price includes 0.25% trading fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. Additional fees for payment methods:

  $0
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Best price

OKCoin

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Hour
Support
Average

OKCoin is one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Originally from China, this provider has opened multiple office locations in various jurisdictions to serve a global market. More Details

$10 bonus for account verification. Additionally $15 bonus for the first purchase of more than $500.

$10,604.20

price for 1

Price includes 0.10%/0.05% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. - No fees are levied for deposits - Withdrawal fee: 0.1% (min. USD15)
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-0.1% less than best price

itBit

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Average
Verification
> 1 Week
Support
Average

itBit is a Singapore based Exchange, founded in 2013. Trading requires a verification with ID Card and Proof of Address.  More Details

$10,599.30

price for 1

Price includes 0.20% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower.

itBit does not specify deposit/withdrawal fees which may occur in addition to trading fees.

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-0.1% less than best price

EXMO

Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Week
Support
Average

EXMO is a UK-based digital currency exchange that operates globally. Account verification is required by uploading an ID document and a proof of residence. More Details

$10,594.35

price for 1

Price includes 0.20% trading fee. Additional fees for payment methods:

  €25
  2% + $20, pay out: $20
  pay out: 3% + $7.50
  pay out: 3% + $7.50
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-0.2% less than best price

Kraken

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Great
Verification
< 1 Day
Support
Good

Kraken is a globally operating US-based bitcoin exchange founded in 2011 and the world's largest bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity. More Details

$10,593.16

price for 1

Price includes 0.26% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. Additional fees for payment methods:

  pay out: €0.09
  pay out: $5 - $60 (depends on your country)
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-0.2% less than best price

Coinbase Pro

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Very Good
Verification
< 1 Hour
Support
Average

Coinbase's crypto exchange GDAX has got a new name: Coinbase Pro. While the standard service is intended for the broader masses, the Pro branding is targeting professional crypto traders by offering a professional trading interface and lower fees. The verification works the same for both services. More Details

$10 bonus for your first purchase worth $100+

$10,591.21

price for 1

Price includes 0.25% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. Additional fees for payment methods:

  €0.15 (pay out: €0.15)
  $10 (pay out: $25)
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-0.2% less than best price

Bitstamp

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Very Good
Verification
> 1 Week
Support
Average

BitStamp is the first licensed cryptocurrency exchange in the EU. Verification is usually completed within a few hours and requires the upload of an ID card and proof of residence. More Details

$10,586.28

price for 1

Includes trading fee of 0.25%. Depending on volume, the fee might be lower. Fees for payment methods:

  €0 (pay out: €0.90)
 

0.05% (minimum fee €7.50)
pay out: 0.09% (minimum fee €15.00)

  5%
  5%
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-0.2% less than best price

BitBay

Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 3 Days
Support
Average

BitBay is one of Europe’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges originally founded in Poland. In November 2018 the company moved its legal base to the cryptocurrency-friendly Republic of Malta. More Details

$10,538.40

price for 1

Price includes trading fee of 0.70%. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. Additional fees for payment methods:

  pay out: €1.50
  pay out: 0.35% + $1.25 + third-party bank fees
  5%, minimum €10
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-0.7% less than best price

Xapo

Ease of Use
Excellent
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Day
Support
Average

Xapo is a Hong Kong-based startup, which offers Bitcoin wallet services, as well as Bitcoin-based debit cards. The company is focused on ensuring the highest degree of security of the user's funds. Xapo claims that their clients' bitcoins are stored in multi-signature wallets, which are inaccessible without the owner's permission. More Details

$10,510.30

price for 1

Rate applies when paying via SEPA or bank wire. Additional fees for credit card payments apply (~5%).

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-0.9% less than best price

Lykke

Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 3 Days
Support
Average

Lykke is a cryptocurrency exchange that provides a wallet app. Currently, buying and selling cryptocurrencies is possible via their iOS or Andoird app only. The app guides you through the process of creating your wallet and veryifing your account using an ID card. More Details

$10,465.85

price for 1

Price applies when sending funds via bank wire / SEPA. An additional deposit transaction fee of 3.9% applies for other payment methods.

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-1.4% less than best price

Bitpanda

Ease of Use
Very Good
Value for Money
Good
Verification
< 1 Hour
Support
Very Good

Bitpanda (formerly "Coinimal") - an Austrian cryptocurrency trading platform and popular alternative to Coinbase within the EU - offers a variety of payment options to buy many cryptocurrencies. More Details

$10,465.09

price for 1

Includes 1.49% buying or 1.29% selling fee. Additional rates for payment methods:

  €0
  ~ €2
    2%
  2%
  3.6%
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-1.4% less than best price

Coinbase

Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Day
Support
Average

Coinbase is a digital asset broker headquartered in San Francisco, California. They broker exchanges of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and other digital assets with fiat currencies in 32 countries, and bitcoin transactions and storage in 190 countries worldwide. More Details

$10 bonus for you first purchase of $100+

$10,406.45

price for 1

Includes 0.5% Spread and 1.49% Coinbase Fee. The Coinbase Fee may be higher when you purchase amounts smaller than $200. Additional fees for payment methods:

   €0 (pay out: €0.15)
    3.99%

 Fees vary slightly depending on our location.

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-1.9% less than best price

BTCBIT

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Day
Support
Average

BTCBIT.NET is a rather new cryptocurrency trading platform legally based in Poland with operational offices in Latvia and Estonia. The company provides a trading service to buy and sell various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Dash, Zcash and Ethereum Classic with credit cards and bank transfers. More Details

$10,302.37

price for 1

Price applies when sending funds via bank wire / SEPA.
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-2.9% less than best price

CoinGate

Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 24 Hours
Support
Average

CoinGate is a payment gateway that provides merchants with tools to accept various cryptocurrencies as a payment, as well as a service to buy and sell crypto on the spot. More Details

$10,275.92

price for 1

Rate includes 3% trader fee and applies when paying via SEPA / bank wire. Additional fees for other payment methods:

    5%
  3%
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-3.2% less than best price

BC Bitcoin

Ease of Use
Medium
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Hour
Support
Average

BC Bitcoin is a UK based cryptocurrency broker. With fast deposits and withdrawals and a focus on customer service, BC Bitcoin is becoming an increasingly popular choice for buying and selling cryptocurrency. More Details

$10,127.86

price for 1

Minimum fee $10, €10, £10.
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-4.6% less than best price

SpectroCoin

Ease of Use
Excellent
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Week
Support
Average

SpectroCoin offers a wide range of cryptoservices, including brokerage, Bitcoin wallets and debit cards. You can verify your account by uploading a copy of your ID and may be required to further provide a selfie. More Details

$10,097.51

price for 1

Rate applies when paying via SEPA / bank wire. Additional fees for other payment methods:

    5.5%
  2%
  2%
  5%
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-4.8% less than best price

Paybis

Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Hour
Support
Average

Paybis is a UK-based cryptocurrency broker founded in 2014 by Latvian entrepreneurs Inokentijs Isers, Arturs Markevics and Konstantīns Vasiļenko with the goal to provide quick, easy and hassle-free crypto trading. More Details

$10,034.20

price for 1

Includes 1.5% trading fee and bank transfer fee. Additional rates for payment methods:

€1
8.5%
up to 5%
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-5.4% less than best price

Terrexa

Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 24 h
Support
Average

Terrexa is an “on the spot” fiat-to-crypto gateway platform, simplifying entry to cryptocurrency investment. More Details

$9,892.11

price for 1

Includes 2% bank transfer fee. If paying via credit card, additional 2% fees apply.
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-6.8% less than best price

CEX.IO

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Very Bad
Verification
< 1 Week
Support
Average

CEX.IO offers both, a cryptocurrency trading platform as well as brokerage services. In order to make deposits and withdrawals using a credit or debit card, it needs to be verified by the compliance team. If you want to withdraw fiat funds or increase your payment limits, you need to verify your identity. More Details

$9,841.20

price for 1

Includes 7% Instant buy/sell fee. Trading fees vary from 0% to 0.25% according to the taker/maker model. Additional fees for payment methods:

   deposit - $0; withdrawal - 1%
    deposit - 2.99%; USD withdrawal - 3% + $5; EUR withdrawal 1.2% + €5

Fees vary slightly depending on currency and location.

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-7.3% less than best price

Bitfinex

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Good
Verification
> 1 Week
Support
Bad

Bitfinex.com is a prominent cryptocurrency trading platform. It allows users to exchange several cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and others and supports a number of professional trading features, such as margin trading. More Details

$9,319.04

price for 1

Price includes 0.20% maker/taker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower.

  0.1% (minimum fee: $60)
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-12.2% less than best price

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the first decentralized digital currency and a global digital payment system. It was invented by an unknown person or group under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto and release in 2009. The system works without a central repository or administrator and is peer-to-peer, meaning its transactions take place between users directly and without an intermediary. Transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in the so called blockchain, a public distributed ledger. Learn more about Bitcoin here.

How do I sell bitcoins?

Bitcoins can be bought on cryptocurrency marketplaces. To sell your first bitcoins, all you have to do is open an account and verify your identity with a marketplace. The verification process can take anywhere from minutes (by showing your ID to an agent using videochat) to several weeks. Once being verified, simply transfer money via your preferred payment method to sell bitcoins. In case your desired marketplace does not provide a wallet service, you will also have to setup a wallet to store your bitcoins.

Where can I sell bitcoins?

Three different types of cryptocurrency marketplaces can be distinguished.

Exchanges resemble traditional stock exchanges (such as the New York Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ Stock Market) where individuals can trade bitcoins directly with other buyers and sellers. Cryptocurrency exchanges are responsible for matchmaking which means finding enough buyers and sellers and determining the price. Hence, there is no personal contact between traders. The trading features offered by exchanges are tailored to what professional traders with higher frequencies and volumes require. This is why their user interfaces may be somewhat confusing for beginners.

Brokers act as dealers as they participate in the transactions by taking the opposite side of the trade. Instead of matching the trading parties via an algorithm, a broker has his own asset stock (e.g. of bitcoins) from which he can sell some to fill a seller’s order or sell some for their own account to fill a seller’s order. Cryptocurrency brokers therefore act as market makers and charge a markup or markdown that is more expensive than trading fees charged by exchanges. On the other hand, their services are usually very easy-to-use and therefore beginner-friendly.

Peer-to-peer (P2P) directories offer a platform where two individuals can trade bitcoin directly between each other, without intermediation by a third-party or a matchmaking algorithm. So, if you want to sell bitcoins on a P2P service, you will have to look for a seller that is offering your desired amount of bitcoins at a price that you are willing to pay. Note, however, due to the lack of a third party or matchmaking algorithm, there is a greater risk that the seller may not pay. This extra risk is often defrayed by lower prices. Hence, very good deals can sometimes be found on P2P markets.

What to consider when selling bitcoins

After learning about the various types of marketplaces you may be left with the question: “What’s the best marketplace for me?” Rest assured, you have come to the right place: Our service lists popular places to sell bitcoins from all over world. Now, all you have to do is specify your requirements and simply choose an exchange or broker of your liking.

Verification: The majority of marketplaces will require you to verify your identity (e.g. by uploading a copy of your passport as well as a utility bill to proof your residency) before you can sell bitcoins. The verification process can take anywhere from instant to several weeks.

Wallet Service: A bitcoin wallet is a piece of software where you can store your bitcoins. If you are new to bitcoin, look for marketplaces that already provide a wallet service. We would like to point out that storing bitcoins in a wallet that you are managing yourself is the safer option but it requires some learning effort. We’ve collected some basic info about different types of wallets here.

Prices & Fees: The price of a bitcoin is determined solely by supply and demand. Hence, its price will rise and fall depending on the number of people willing to sell and sell bitcoins. Generally speaking, exchanges have lower fees than brokerage services. Besides trading fees there are often fees for deposits and withdrawals.

Payment method: Before you can actually sell bitcoins you will need to transfer money to the marketplace. Most exchanges only offer the possibility to deposit money using wire transfer, which sometimes can take up to a week. Good broker services offer faster payment methods such as VISA or MasterCard at an extra fee.

Security: Security also plays a major role when you sell bitcoins. We help you filter marketplaces by security features such as two-factor authentication (2FA), cold storage etc. Also, we would like to encourage you to not keep significant amounts of fiat (USD or EUR) and cryptocurrencies stored on marketplaces, as they may be affected in the event of a cyber attack.

When to sell bitcoins?

Is now a good time to sell bitcoins? We don’t know. However, if you are looking at a specific price at which you would like to sell bitcoin, we can help you to not miss a favorable opportunity: Sign up for a Cryptoradar account and set up a price alert to be notified when bitcoin trades below or above your target price.