Buy Bitcoin in the United States
Coinbase.com is the easiest way to buy bitcoin in the United States. All you have to do is sign up and choose a bank account or debit card, then place an order for how many bitcoins you want to buy. You don’t even have to purchase a whole bitcoin, they can be broken down to 0.00000001 units. Just choose how much money you want to spend on bitcoin, Coinbase will withdraw that much USD from your bank account and deliver the Bitcoin equivalent to your Coinbase Bitcoin Wallet. You can spend bitcoin anywhere by logging into your Coinbase account and clicking ‘My Wallet’.
**Coinbase users can now buy bitcoin with a debit card or Credit Card up to $250 per day.
Simple Bitcoin Order with a Bank Account
Buy Bitcoins with Cash in the U.S.
BitQuick.co is a United States based company that lets you deposit cash at your local bank or credit union to buy bitcoin. You do not need a bank account to use BitQuick. To buy bitcoin with cash, choose and offer and deposit cash to their account. Upload a receipt to BitQuick.co and you will receive the bitcoins in 3 hours or less.
Trade Bitcoin in The United States
Gemini.com bitcoin exchange is the latest project from Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. They have been in the bitcoin ecosystem for a long time and spent years developing their exchange, which they say is targeted towards Wall Street traders who want to buy bitcoin in the United States. Gemini is a good balance between Coinbase & Bitfinex in that it is easy to use like Coinbase but you can choose buy and sell price with live order books like Bitfinex.
The downside to Gemini is that they still lack liquidity, meaning only small bitcoin investors can trade without moving the price. I’ve highlighted an example on the sell side, you can see that buying 10 Bitcoins would move the price by $20 (almost 5%). Another example was on November 13, 2015 when someone on Gemini accidentally placed a large market order instead of a limit order, causing them to buy bitcoin for prices as high as $2200, which was 10 times the market rate on other exchanges on that date. This would not have happened on Bitfinex because they have enough professional traders and order book liquidity for large buys.
Buy Bitcoin with Gift Cards, Paypal or Cash
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