How to Buy Bitcoins


Cash deposits through BitInstant are the fastest way to buy Bitcoins (currently available in USA, Russia, and Brazil). The entire process can take as little as 20 minutes if you're near a deposit location. Let's walk through the process...

Step 1

Step 1

Visit BitInstant.com. You select your country and deposit location, then fill in your info and follow the instructions.

Select "Bitcoin to email" and Bitcoins will be bought at the market rate automatically and sent directly to your email address after your deposit.

Step 2

Step 2

You will be given a "deposit slip" with info on it. Print this out, and take it to the location.

Take your deposit slip and go to the cash deposit location you selected. Follow the deposit instructions on the slip; they will tell you what to do (and who to speak with) at the deposit location (Walmart, bank branch, 7-Eleven, etc)

Step 3

Step 3

After you've deposited your cash, you are done.

Within 30-60 minutes, you will be notified via email that your transfer was successful, and the Bitcoins will arrive in your email inbox. From there you can send the coins anywhere, but we recommend storing them in with a wallet service like Blockchain.info/wallet.

Go try it! You can have Bitcoin 30 minutes from now.