Bitcoin / Crypto OTC Trading Desks

5 min readAug 25, 2018


There are a number of firms that now provide over-the-counter (OTC) exchange or liquidity services in Bitcoin and other digital assets for their customers.

This is simply a list of links. Last update was on 18 June 2023. Feedback welcome. As always, do YOUR OWN due diligence.

[Update: Many market makers and OTC desks were negatively impacted by the Luna/3AC/FTX/??? scams of 2022. There are several in this list that may no longer be operating. Your additions and corrections are welcome!]

OTC Desks / Prime Brokers / Block Liquidity Providers

Physical Stores and Trading spaces — (In-person buy/sell)

Publicly Traded — ETF/Futures/Options/Swaps/etc. (regulated)

Trading markets — Futures/Options/Swaps (Unregulated or smaller)

Leveraged Buying / Selling on Traditional bitcoin Exchanges

  • ExchangeWar ← See the “Features” column to the right for leverage levels.

Custodial / Escrow and Legal Services

Person-to-Person (P2P) OTC

There are well over a couple dozen P2P OTC exchanges, including Bisq, HodlHodl, LocalCoinSwap, RoboSats, AgoraDesk, Paxful, and more.

Related organizations / services / institutional software / tools

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This post includes entries from industry sources as well as from lists on the topic from the CME Group and from SFOX.

Reminder, once again. Do YOUR OWN due diligence.

Additions, corrections, and other feedback welcome and can be submitted via e-mail.