How to pay for
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Follow the steps below to easily pay with bitcoins

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1 Create account
Your own free bitcoin wallet
2 Buy bitcoins
Select payment method
3Pay for ad
Send bitcoins to Backpage

Get a free Bitcoin wallet

Log in or create a new account.


Fund your bitcoin wallet

With gift cards, cash deposits or any other payment method.

Tips for buying bitcoin
  • Before buying from a vendor read their offer terms.
  • ALWAYS READ the trade instructions FIRST and then make payment. Ask the vendor questions in the chat if needed.
  • DO NOT click confirm paid until you have ACTUALLY PAID them and followed all instructions. Vendors get very annoyed otherwise.
  • Give vendors some time to answer, they are humans not robots.
  • If the seller takes too long to respond to you then click the red CANCEL TRADE button.
  • Questions? Read the Frequently asked questions below.
  • Still need help after reading and trying to do it yourself? You can call us but please leave a message explaining the problem exactly and be as clear and descriptive as possible. Also email [email protected] and mention you left a voicemail. Polite callers who have questions only live support can help them with will go to the front of the line and have their calls returned.

Send Bitcoin to backpage

Paying for your backpage ad


Now that you have bitcoins in your wallet, you can use them to pay for Backpage advertisment. Click on this link to go back to your Backpage payment page and pay directly for the advertisment.

In case you have yet to create an ad on Backpage then follow these steps to create your ad:

  1. 1. On create ad and then click bitcoin.
  2. 2. Click Create Invoice.
  3. 3. Then click Pay with Paxful.
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You will be redirected to your Paxful wallet with amount prefilled and click Send bitcoin now.

Well done! We hope you have completed the payment for backpage!

Frequently Asked Questions

Every question has been asked before!

Q. Why did BackPage stop using debit/credit cards and switch to bitcoins?

A. BackPage lost their ability to accept Visa and Mastercard when a sheriff from Illinois complained directly to Visa and Mastercard.

BackPage chose Bitcoin because bitcoin cannot be taken away from them or stopped by banks or any one person. No one person controls bitcoin. Bitcoin is a technology like email and it is decentralized meaning it cannot be controlled. Any other site that does what BackPage does will have to switch to bitcoin so it is worth learning. This is the future and Paxful makes it as instant and as easy as possible.

Q. How does this work?

A. Paxful is an open market like Craigslist or Backpage. Vendors list their ads to sell you bitcoin for a certain price and to get payment a certain way.

Once you find deal you like you start a trade with the vendor. You'll be in a live chat with them and they will tell you how to pay them, then once you pay they release the bitcoins directly from escrow to your Paxful wallet. You can now spend them anywhere.

Q. Are transaction instant or is there a waiting period?

A. Using bitcoin to pay for something is instant. Buying bitcoint to fund your wallet can take a few minutes to several hours depending on the payment method and if the vendor is online. Paypal and gift cards are instant. Bank and CO-OP credit union cash deposits, Western Union, Moneygram take some time as you must leave your home to their branch and deposit cash. Usually they happen in under 1 hour.

You buy direct from vendors here so once you start a trade, you are in a live chat, the seller is alerted via email and SMS and may come online right away or it could take them some time if they are asleep or half way around the world etc. Once you're chatting it happens pretty fast.

Q. How fast would I get my bitcoins?

A. Gift cards, within minutes, PayPal instant, Cash deposit is 1-3 hours. Depending on the payment method receiving bitcoins can be from nearly instant to couple of hours.

Q. What is Bitcoin?

A. Bitcoin is a new way to pay for stuff on the internet that is safer than credit cards and can't be taken down by banks. The best resource to learn about bitcoin is this bitcoin FAQ.

Q. How exactly do I get the bitcoin into a "wallet"?

A. Sending bitcoin from one wallet to another is as simple as getting the bitcoin address to send it to and the bitcoin amount. The bitcoin address always looks like a very long "password from hell" and the bitcoin amount is a decimal like 0.0356 Once you have this information just paste it into your Paxful Wallet when you send out. It will go to your receving wallet.