Best Bitcoin Seller
All of these options accept US Dollars, and may accept other currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. Most of these options require user verification before bitcoin purchase, in line with (Know Your Customer/Anti Money Laundering).
One of the most reputable bitcoin exchanges available, Coinbase is popular among fans of the ‘dollar cost averaging’ method, where users can automate bitcoin purchase every week or month. It is a no-fuss platform for just bitcoin buying and selling.
Best for: Reputation as a dependable bitcoin exchange
Choose another exchange if: You perform dubious activities. This company monitors transactions for suspicious activities and may close accounts anytime.
LocalBitcoins can be described as less of an exchange and more as a platform where individual bitcoin buyers and sellers from all over the world can find each other. You will be directed to a country-specific page and will be able to pick who you want to buy/sell bitcoins from. The in-built escrow system will protect both parties until the seller releases it after confirmation of payment.
Best for: Trading directly from individuals
Choose another exchange if: You don’t want to be exposed to scammers. There are some in this platform who may provide fake bank transactions. In-person buying/selling can be dangerous as well.
A trading-focused bitcoin service provider, Kraken appeals to bitcoin traders as you can leverage and even short on the platform. They are very reputable and was one of the first bitcoin exchanges to pass an independent audit.
Best for: Traders
Choose another exchange if: You don’t know how to setup 2-factor authentication (2FA). Entire accounts have been drained when customers fail to set this up.
This bitcoin exchange recently celebrated 5 years of operations and is the first licensed operator. BitStamp is a favorite due to its ability to accept bitcoin purchase with credit or debit cards. Users can also withdraw bitcoins as physical gold – a novelty not offered by any other bitcoin exchanges in this list.