Earn passive income spreading the word about the digital currency bitcoin

Paxful is a marketplace where people buy and sell bitcoins directly with one another. Now, YOU can be a part of the digital currency revolution! We are proud to introduce you to our affiliate program.

Paxful Roots

Paxful Roots is an affiliate program powered by the bitcoin ecosystem

Want to monetize your blog, website, bitcoin wallet or any app?

Paxful will get you there faster than anywhere else. Be your own boss. Get 2% of any referred bitcoin purchase sent to your Paxful bitcoin wallet.

Why choose Paxful affiliate program?

Higher payout

Affiliates get a full 2% of every trade. That's 10x higher than anywhere else.

Super easy

All you have to do is copy and paste a single line of code. Sit back and watch the bitcoin pile up!

Total control

Visitors never leave your app - customize the design and deals!

Different steps of the process

  • Buyer chooses how to pay for bitcoin.
  • Buyer reads terms and takes the best deal.
  • Buyer follows instructions and completes payment. Affiliate gets 2%!

How to get started with affiliate program

Just a few simple steps to get it up an running


1. Become an affiliate

Creating a Paxful account is easy and secure! Just fill the input areas on the left side and get started today!

  • 2Fa via SMS
  • 2FA via Google Authenticator
  • 2FA via Authy

2. Copy the referral code snippet

Just copy and paste one line of code.
Easily customize the look and the parameters such as a preloaded amount, currency or specific offer.

Please check the developer docs for information on our widget.


3. Watch the money pile up

Your earnings are stored in bitcoin within your wallet. Watch them add up in realtime right on your dashboard! Unlike other referral programs, you can spend them right away!

Cash out your Bitcoins and earn even more!

You can send your bitcoin anywhere. Or you can sell them on Paxful at a profit, sometimes up to 100%. You can also sell big chunks to trusted vendors for 10%-20% additional profit.


More than 300 ways to pay

Referred Paxful customers can pay using any payment option our vendors accept. Our vendors convert customer payments to bitcoin. Your bitcoin payment processor can convert bitcoin to cash to your bank account.
Payment options are divided into 4 main groups:

Gift cards

Amazon, OneVanilla, Target, Walmart & other major brands.

Cash deposits

Western Union, Moneygram, Bank of America & cash deposits to other banks.

Online wallets

Paypal, Skrill, Neteller, Serve to Serve transfer and other major online wallets.

Debit/credit cards

Any debit/credit cards are used by our vendors own payment processors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much do I get paid, how often and how?

You get 2% from the total volume of every trade each and every time someone you refer buys bitcoin for up to a year from their first trade.

Q. How often do I get paid?

You get a cut each time a trade is made in real time. It goes straight to your wallet - ready to be spent!

Q. How is the money paid out?

Your earnings are stored as bitcoin in your Paxful wallet. It can be used or spent immediately. You can also sell on Paxful for a fee to bitcoin buyers, making even more!

Q. I am a Paxful vendor, can I use this as a checkout on my site that goes right to my offers?

Yes! Paxful checkout can easily be made to show only your offers if you pass your offer ID as an argument and only your specific offer will be shown. It will basically serve as an escrow plugin for your site and your customers won't ever think they left your website. Refer to our developer docs how to customize the widget.

Q. How much can I hope to earn? And how do I know?

How much you can earn depends on the kind of traffic your site gets and how prominently you can Paxful widget.

Q. I have a bitcoin startup and my users need bitcoin. Can I use this as a tool for our users to buy bitcoin?

Totally! Paxful widget and its affiliate program was initially designed for other bitcoin startups to monetize their great content and apps. From a simple blog to advanced app or bitcoin wallet, Paxful buy bitcoin widget is perfect way for your users to buy their bitcoins right within your app. Plus you will make 2% on every bitcoin purchase made by your users!

Q. How do I track my earnings?

Every time a trade completes successfully you will get an email and your balance rise within the Paxful dashboard.

Q. How much control do I have? Do my visitors ever leave my site?

Visitors never leave your website. If you choose to use a link, the Paxful window opens up as an iframe in all browsers except Chrome. For Chrome users, it will open up as a new window. You will also be able to embed an iframe right into pages. Visitors will not think they have left your site. There will be no indication that they are using another service.

Q. How flexible is it? Can I set it only for certain currencies?

You will be able to specify a starting currency. Even if you don't select a currency, it will be auto selected based on a visitor’s location with 99% accuracy.

Q. Can I customize the look and feel?

You have total control over the link or button that launches the Paxful widget. We will also be introducing online customization tools going forward - giving you even more control.

Q. As a vendor can I add my affiliate to my offer page or any other page?

You can not add to your paxful.com/offer/XYZ?affiliate=YOUR_AFF_ID as it will not work. Paxful affiliate program's goal is to increase awareness of bitcoin by spreading Paxful simple 3 step widget for buying bitcoin. If you want to make 2% extra on your offers, you should simply increase your margin. Affiliate link works only on paxful.com/roots/buy-bitcoin URLs. For extra customizations of the wizard read our developers docs.