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Buy Bitcoin in Germany

While countries like Venezuela and India have been adopting bitcoin partially out of necessity, Germans (and the rest of the world) have watched their bank bailouts keep the EU printing currency at a massive rate. With the UK’s exit from the eurozone and Italy wanting off the euro for years, buying bitcoin with euros before it crashes, gives Germans a great way to store value without politicians and bankers and devaluing their wealth.

The Brexit vote was a great example of central banks “screwing” (unintentionally perhaps) an entire country. Anyone with plans to use their Pounds internationally lost 10% of the value, regardless of how they had voted the day before.

Storing wealth in a centralized currency costs everyone, the decentralized value of bitcoins protocol is unintentionally “marketed” by the global financial markets constantly.

Best Bitcoin Exchanges in Germany

Everyone in Germany has more than enough great places to buy bitcoin thanks to many early adopters in Berlin trying it as an alternative to MasterCard and Visa’s retailer fee’s.

Although the banking industry doesn’t know what they want to do with bitcoin. They’ve been quoted wanting a “clampdown” on bitcoin in Germany as well as stating that bitcoin is global and they can’t control it. Perhaps the best and most trusted bitcoin exchanges aren’t for everyone in Germany, as we all know the KYC and identification processes don’t protect anyone.

That’s why the anonymous bitcoin exchanges and other options for purchasing crypto in Germany are covered below.

The Best Bitcoin Exchanges in Germany currently are:

Exchange TypeKYCCurrencies 
BitpandaExchange / Trading Platform YesEUR, CHF, GBP and USD. BTC, ETH, LTC and Hundreds of AltcoinsContinue
KrakenExchange / Trading PlatformYesEUR, CAD, VND, USD, CNY, BTC, ETH, XMR, XRP, many moreContinue
CEX.IOExchange / Trading PlatformYesUSD, EUR, GBP, VND, BTC, ETH, LTC + more Continue
BitMEXTrading PlatformNoBTC Continue
CoinjarExchange / Trading Platform YesAUD, GBP, EUR, Bpay, Blueshyft, BTC ETH, LTC Continue
LocalBitcoinsPeer to Peer Bitcoin Buying and SellingYesEUR, GBP, USD, CNY, JPY, BTC, LTC, ETHContinue
LakeBTCExchange / Trading Platform YesAll National Currencies, BTC, ETH, LTC Continue
PaybisExchange / Trading PlatformYesRUB, USD, EUR, GBP, Perfect Money, Yandex Money, Payeer, Adv Cash Continue
KunaExchange / Trading PlatformYesUAH, RUB, USD, EUR, GBP Continue
LiveCoinExchange / Trading PlatformYes (Bank Transfers) and
No (Crypto)
EUR, RUB, USD, Yandex.money, Qiwi, Perfect Money, Payeer Continue
BititExchange / Trading PlatformYesHKD, CNY, JPY, EUR, GBP, USD, ZAR, SGD, BTC, ETH, LTCContinue
Spectro Exchange / Trading PlatformYesUSD, EUR, GBP, RUB, HRK, UAH, KZT, Perfect Money, Skrill, Payeer, OKPayContinue
EXMOExchange / Trading Platform YesUSD, RUB, EUR (Cashback on Trades) Continue
CoinbaseExchange / Trading PlatformYesUSD, VND, CNY, GBP, EURContinue

Anonymous Bitcoin Exchanges in Germany

Everyone in crypto needs an anonymous way to buy and sell bitcoin from time to time and Germans are no different. There are such a large group of bitcoin enthusiasts it might almost be better to buy anonymous bitcoin on the streets in Germany because the scene is huge. However we do have the popular options everyone can use around the world just in case.

The decentralized exchange bisq has a decent European base with their product, although it requires downloading software, it can be used on TOR network for person to person trades with European banks. Hodlhodl and localbitcoins are two other P2P exchanges, the former doesn’t always have KYC requirements, depending on the amount and who you’re transacting with.

The Best Anonymous Bitcoin Exchanges for Germans currently are:

Exchange TypeKYCCurrencies 
HodlHodlPeer to Peer BTC Exchange / Trading PlatformNoEUR, USDContinue
PaxfulAnonymous Bitcoin PurchasesNoWestern Union, MoneyGram, Visa Prepaid Cards, Amazon Gift Cards Continue
ChangellyAnonymous Bitcoin and Altcoin BuyingNoBTC, ETH, LTC and Hundreds of AltcoinsContinue
BISQAnonymous Person to Person Exchange / Trading Platform NoAUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, NZD, RUB, SEK, ZAR (More) Continue
BinanceTrading PlatformNo

(under 2BTC)
BTC, ETH, LTC, Hundreds of Alt-coinsContinue
CoinMamaExchangeUnder $150 NoVisa, MasterCard, AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, NZD, RUB, SEK, ZARContinue
Whale ClubTrading PlatformNoBTC, ETH, LTC Continue
Wall of CoinsNoUSD, CAD, MXNContinue

 

Other Bitcoin Options in Germany

The Berlin Bitcoin Meetups have a huge community, they must drink tons together.  For anyone interested in shitcoins, there is also a large blockchain meetup group. Always tell blockchain people you like a terrible altcoin (TRON, EOS, FunFair…there are too many to list) if you want to know what type of altcoin enthusiast you’re dealing with.

The Hamburg and Munich Bitcoin Meetups have over 3,000 members, making Germany one of the most Crypto Crazy countries we’ve seen and want to party with.