Buying Bitcoin in Ukraine
While the economy of Ukraine tanks, the war with Russia potentially never ending, many Ukrainians are buying bitcoin and altcoins rather than hoping UAH will turn around on the global markets. The Ukraine bank bailouts haven’t helped people in Kiev believe that the economy will become prosperous in the near future, what better way to store wealth than bitcoin in a corrupt, war torn country?
Cryptocurrency and bitcoin specifically are extremely popular in both Russia and Ukraine because both countries national currencies are worth less every month since war broke out. When people are fleeing a war zone, valuables like gold were previously taken with them. Now people can store value in a bitcoin wallet and enter a new country with bitcoin to start a new life.
Best Bitcoin Exchanges in Ukraine
While capital controls aren’t strict enough to prevent anyone from buying bitcoin in Ukraine, there are many that expect it to only become more difficult to purchase, if the hryvnia has more issues. Luckily, there are many exchanges that will take hryvnia for bitcoin the Ukrainian’s have used for years. For those looking to buy small amounts of bitcoin, or avoid identification and KYC delays altogether, we do cover the anonymous exchange options below for buying and selling around the world.
Currently the best bitcoin exchanges in Ukraine are:
|Ukraine Best Exchanges||Type||KYC||Currencies|
|Kuna||Exchange / Trading Platform||Yes||UAH, RUB, USD, EUR, GBP|
|365cash||Exchange / Trading Platform||Yes||UAH, RUB, USD, Qiki, Perfect Money, Yandex Money, AdvCash|
|24bestex||Exchange / Trading platform||Yes||RUB, USD, EUR, AdvCash, Payeer, Perfect Money|
|LiveCoin||Exchange / Trading Platform||Yes (Bank Transfers) and |
|EUR, RUB, USD, Yandex.money, Qiwi, Perfect Money, Payeer|
|Spectro||Exchange / Trading Platform||Yes||USD, EUR, GBP, RUB, HRK, UAH, KZT, Perfect Money, Skrill, Payeer, OKPay|
|Paybis||Exchange / Trading Platform||Yes||RUB, USD, EUR, GBP, Perfect Money, Yandex Money, Payeer, Adv Cash|
|EXMO||Exchange / Trading Platform||Yes||USD, RUB, EUR (Cashback on Trades)|
|Kraken||Exchange / Trading Platform||Yes||EUR, CAD, VND, USD, CNY, BTC, ETH, XMR, XRP, many more|
|LocalBitcoins||Peer to Peer Bitcoin Buying and Selling||Yes||VND, CNY, USD, EUR, BTC, LTC, ETH|
Buy Bitcoin Anonymously in Ukraine
While the best exchanges are also considered the easiest and most secure, there are always going to be huge supporters of privacy and anonymity when buying and selling bitcoin around the world. The peer to peer options through localbitcoins, hodlhodl and decentralized options like bisq are popular in many countries.
The best exchanges to buy bitcoin anonymously in Ukraine are:
|Paxful||Anonymous Bitcoin Purchases||No||UAH, RUB, USD, EUR, Western Union, Visa Prepaid Cards|
|HodlHodl||Peer to Peer BTC Exchange / Trading Platform||No||UB, UAH, EUR, USD|
|Changelly||Anonymous Bitcoin and Altcoin Buying||No||UAH, RUB, USD, BTC, ETH, LTC and Hundreds of Altcoins|
|BISQ||Anonymous Person to Person Exchange / Trading Platform||No||AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, RUB, SEK, UAH, ZAR (More)|
|CoinMama||Exchange||Under $150 No||Visa, MasterCard, AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, RUB, SEK, UAH, ZAR|
|Binance||Trading Platform||No |
|BTC, ETH, LTC, Hundreds of Alt-coins|
More Anonymous Options to Buy Bitcoin in Ukraine
Well it is a war zone there, so bitcoin ATM’s exist in Kiev, Odessa and other cities, the fees charged by bitcoin ATM’s aren’t always clear or shown before people realize they can be extremely high. For those with no better options, the bitcoin ATM’s in Ukraine are one of the “better than nothing” solutions used by many.
All of the blockchain meetups in Ukraine will have a few bitcoiners willing to buy and sell crypto. Don’t let them tell you their ICO or altcoin is the “next big thing,” the market is flooded with shitcoins that have no value. Bitcoin, however, stores value.