On Paxful we provide an option to buy bitcoins with debit or credit cards, including prepaid cards. This article gives you an overview of buying bitcoins using any of the supported cards.
Before buying bitcoin with your debit or credit card, please make sure that you have sufficient funds on it and that payments will not be blocked due to a daily limit or any geolocation restrictions.
Searching for an offer
The first step to buying bitcoins with debit/credit cards is to look for an offer that accepts that specific card type you have. You’ll also need to enter the amount you wish to purchase and the currency you prefer.
After you have found a suitable offer, be sure to read the offer terms before opening the trade. This will show you a brief summary of what the seller will be requiring from you in regards to payment.
Once you have started the trade, a more detailed set of instructions will appear. These are called trade instructions. What the seller will require from you will vary depending on which specific payment you’ll be using.
Creating an offer
To buy bitcoin, you can also create your own offer.
Here are a couple of tips:
- Set a margin you find profitable as no negotiations during the trade are allowed.
- Write clear offer terms and trade instructions.
After creating and publishing your personalized offer, wait for a seller to start a trade with you. Once a trade has started, you will receive a notification. Feel free to discuss all the necessary details with your trade partner and finalize the payment.
Completing a trade
Once you have paid the seller and uploaded proof of your payment, click Paid. Your payment is not confirmed unless you click Paid and if you forget to do so, the trade will eventually expire and the bitcoins will go back from the trade escrow to the seller.
The last step is for the seller to confirm the payment. Please be patient because this may take some time. Once the seller has confirmed the payment, they should release the bitcoins to you and complete the trade.
After a trade
Once the trade is completed, you can leave appropriate feedback for your trade partner. Also, if you like trading with the user, you can add them to your trusted list.