Terms and Conditions

The service allows users to set up trades by posting advertisements where they state the exchange rate, payment method(s) and other terms for buying or selling Bitcoins. Other users can then reply to these advertisements and the parties can agree to meet to buy Bitcoins with cash, or trade directly with online banking or any another available method. In order for a user to sell Bitcoins he or she (“seller”) must store the Bitcoins in a LocalBitcoins.com web wallet from where the Bitcoins are transferred to the user purchasing the Bitcoins (“buyer”) upon confirmation of the receipt of the trade price by the seller. All trades on this site are concluded solely between users of the service, and while LocalBitcoins.com may help in resolving disputes between the parties, it does not itself become a party to such transactions, contracts or relationships. LocalBitcoins.com is not a Bitcoin marketplace but a service enabling its users to set up markets for peer-to-peer exchange by way of creating advertisements for trades directed to other users.

It is important to us that you, and our other users, have the best possible time while using our site and services, and that when you use this site you are fully aware of your respective legal rights and obligations. For that reason, we have created these Terms of Service as the legally binding terms to govern your use of this site and our services. Please read these Terms of Service carefully before using the site because they affect your legal rights and obligations.

Acceptance and Change of Terms

If you do not agree with any of these Terms of Service please do not use this site. By using this site or our services you will be deemed to have irrevocably agreed to these terms and conditions. Please note that these Terms of Service may be revised and reissued without notice at any time. You should visit this page regularly, and before engaging in any trades in particular, to review the current Terms of Service, since your continued use of the site will be deemed as an irrevocable acceptance of any revisions. Notwithstanding the above, we will strive to notify you of any changes to these Terms of Service which significantly affect your rights and obligations. Such notices will be sent to the email address you have provided us through your account settings, and it is your responsibility to keep your contact information up to date.

Advertisements and Trading

With a registered account you can create Bitcoin trade advertisements ("advertisement" or "ad" or "ads") to advertise that you are purchasing or selling Bitcoins. You may initiate Bitcoin trades ("trades") by contacting advertisements created by other users or wait for users to initiate trades with you by contacting ads created by yourself.

By initiating a Bitcoin trade you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the trade as selected and determined by the advertiser (whether by selecting from options available to advertiser for advertisements or by any freeform terms and conditions set out by the advertiser under the “Terms of trade” field) and displayed on the advertisement page. The terms of trade as determined by the advertiser are valid in all cases except when the terms contradict these Terms of Service or are illegal or if both parties of the trade consent to alter the terms of trade.

Local Cash Advertisements

  • You are allowed to have active ads with only one account at a time.
  • Multiple ads per city are not allowed unless the ads are limited to different customer groups and have a price difference of at least 3 %.

Local Cash Advertisements

  1. You are allowed to have active ads with only one account at a time.
  2. You must place your ads in the correct payment category.
  3. Multiple ads for the same payment method are not allowed in the same country unless the ads are limited to certain customer groups and the advertisements have a price difference of at least 3%.

How to Contact Us

This site is owned and operated by LocalBitcoins Oy, a Finnish limited liability company. You can contact us at any time. Please send us any questions, requests, general correspondence, or notices under or in connection with this Agreement, by contacting our support. Particularly in the case of sending any notices under this Agreement, please ensure that you have received an acknowledgement from us, which we will aim to send to you within 5 working days of our receipt and should be retained by you.

By using the services, you agree that any notice, disclosure, agreement or other communication that we deliver to you electronically to the email address you have defined in your account settings will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.