Physical Stores where you can Buy or Sell bitcoin

Cointastical
3 min readApr 21, 2021

There are a number of foreign currency exchanges and other places where there is a “storefront”/branch and an actual teller or other staff where you can just walk up and do a bitcoin buy and/or sell.

Some of the following stores require KYC / Identity verification. When we learn which do require KYC, and which do not (i.e., [NO KYC]), we will update this list accordingly.

[Updated: 29 May 2024. Note — there are some countries, such as Turkey, Ukraine, and others where there are numerous additional locations but we have no business names or location information on them.]

Physical stores and Trading Spaces

Europe, Middle East, and Africa:

North America:

Asia-Pacific:

Vouchers (retail)

Gift Cards

  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover U.S. (Redeem through CardCoins) (Non-reloadable prepaid gift cards only)
  • Crypto Voucher
  • Other Gift cards are bought at retail locations and used to buy bitcoin using P2P Trading Exchanges

Vending

Over-the-counter (OTC)

Some traders may have a fixed location, but are not considered to be “physical stores”:

Buy Online

This document was specifically created for methods of buying, in-person, however there are numerous methods for buying bitcoin online. The following is a subset:

[NO KYC] Online Exchanges:

Many of the above entries were discovered through online media posts, like this one, and social media posts, like this one, and this one.

Additions, corrections, and other feedback welcome and can be submitted as an issue or pull request on GitHub, or via e-mail.

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