How to pay with Bitcoin?

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  • What is bitcoin?

    Bitcoin is a virtual currency that will allow you to pay for products and / or services. As simple as that! Every day more and more virtual and physical stores are beginning to accept bitcoin as a payment method. Paying with bitcoin is 100% anonymous and secure. It is not controlled by any government or entity.
  • What is its value?

    The bitcoin has an own value that changes constantly. Right now, 1 bitcoin equals US. Dollars.
    As you can see, 1 bitcoin is a lot of money, that is why transactions in bitcoin are usually very low values, because the exchange rate is so high that when someone wants to pay, for example, 100 US. Dollars, they are just bitcoins.

How to get bitcoins?

If you intend to hire or have already hired a service with us, you will need to get bitcoins to pay for it.
There are many websites on the internet where anyone can buy or sell bitcoins.
We have selected the options that we consider the best and easiest and have made a step-by-step tutorial for you.

In order to read the instructions, choose below the payment method you would like to use to pay for the bitcoins. Don't get confused with this. You will pay us with bitcoins, but you must first buy the bitcoins to be able to pay us later. Just below this text, you can see a menu with 3 tabs saying: "Credit card", "Transfer / Deposit", and "Other methods". Click on the tab you prefer depending on the payment method you wish to use to buy the bitcoins and you will be able to read the instructions. If you have any problem with the selected payment method, then click on another tab and try with another one, or contact us and ask us for our support.

Credit card

Buy bitcoins with credit card

If you own a credit or debit card with enough balance to pay for our service, this may be the most convenient way to buy the bitcoins, but you must meet certain requirements that we mention below. If you do not comply with any of them or if you have any problem during the process, then we suggest you to buy the bitcoins by using another payment method.

Requirements

  • It must be a Visa or MasterCard. Another type of card would be rejected.
  • It must be your own card. You can't use a card that has not been issued in your own name.
  • Use your own private internet connection from your home or cell phone. Do not use the internet from public places such as hotels, restaurants, or cafes.
  • Your card must be issued in the same country where you live and where you are right now. If your card is from another country or if you are currently travelling outside of your country, your payment will be rejected.
  • Step N. 1

    First of all, you will need a bitcoin account. They are usually known as 'wallets' because that is what they are: virtual wallets where you can receive, store and send your bitcoins.

    It is not our intention to do a long and boring tutorial, since you probably do not care about all this, then we will go straight to the point.
    To create your own bitcoin wallet, go to: https://www.myfreewallet.net/en/paper-wallet/bitcoin

    Upon entering, a new bitcoin wallet will be automatically generated and 2 data will be shown:

    • Public Address (SHARE) - This will be your bitcoin account address. It consist of 34 letters and numbers. Your bitcoin address will be like your account number. You will need to share it with anyone willing to send you bitcoins.
    • Private Key (SECRET) - This is your account password. For this reason it is secret, because if you share this password with someone else, they can take your bitcoins out of your account.

    You must write down these 2 data and do not lose them. If you lose them, it will not be possible to recover them. Please copy and save them in a text document on your PC or phone and if possible also print the page or write them on a piece of paper for added safety.
    Respect the uppercase and lowercase letters of both the bitcoin address and the private key. They are case sensitive.

    Congratulations! Now you have your own bitcoin wallet. Have you seen how easy it was?

  • Step N. 2

    Now that you have your wallet, you must buy the bitcoins. To do it, go to: https://buy.coingate.com
    Through this website, you will be able to buy bitcoins with your credit or debit card.

  • Step N. 3

    When buying bitcoins, the payment processor will charge you a commission for the sale of bitcoins, so you will have to pay a little more money, about 10%.

    Once inside the website previously indicated, you will be asked how much bitcoins you want to buy.

    The first box, the one that says BTC, must be completely ignored. Don't worry about it. It's an irrelevant information for you.
    In the second box, where it says "EUR", you must click over the letters EUR and change them for the option that says "USD", while the value, where it currently says "120", must be changed for your service price. It means, the price you have to pay us that will depend on the service you have hired.
    Remember that the seller will charge a commission for the sale of the bitcoins which is about 10%, so you will have to add this fee. To calculate what is the amount you must buy plus 10%, just take the calculator and multiply the amount you want to buy by 1.10 and the result will be the total amount you have to buy including the commission.
    Finally, in the last box, where it says "Bitcoin address", you must write your bitcoin address (the "Public Address" generated in Step N.1, remember?).

    If the form has been already filled as explained above, then click on the blue button that says "Go To Checkout".

  • Step N. 4

    Now you will be redirected to the payment processor's page.
    In this page you will be asked for your credit or debit card information and for some personal details.

    We will not see this information. You are not making a direct transaction with Izaum. What you are doing is buying bitcoins through Coingate and the payment processor Simplex, both legal companies registered in the European Union. Thousands of people around the world use this system daily. It is not something strange or illegal. It is totally safe and legal. There is no possibility that you are related to us. Once you have bought the bitcoins, your payment to us with bitcoin is 100% anonymous and confidential since bitcoin is anonymous.

    The credit/debit card and personal information asked on the form is very basic and easy to fill, but in case of any doubt or problem at this point, just contact with us and feel free to ask whatever you want.

    After the form has been completely filled (remember also to check the box to accept the terms and conditions), click over the green button that says "Pay Now".

  • Step N. 5

    If everything went well, your card will be charged and the purchase will appear as "Buyeglcom-Simplex" or "Simplex_Paybis" in your card statement

    The payment processor, called Simplex, is going to send a message to the email address you wrote in the previous step with a link to verify it.
    Log in to your email and if you can't see any message from Simplex in your inbox, check also your SPAM folder since the message could have arrived on there.
    Once you have seen the message in your email, click on the confirmation link.

    They will also send an SMS with a 4-digit confirmation code to your phone number. You will have to write this code on the confirmation box and click over the green button that says "Verify".

    When both email and phone have been verified, click over the green button that says "Continue".

  • Step N. 6

    The process is almost finished. In the last step, you will have to upload an image of your identity document. This is purely for your own security, to verify that the person who is making the transaction is really the owner of the card. Remember that you are dealing with a legal company registered in the European Union that must comply with data protection laws. You should not worry about your anonymity because it will never be at risk. We are independent of the payment processor and we will not see that information nor we care.

    After uploading your identity document, your transaction will be reviewed and usually approved within a few hours as much.
    Simplex will send you a message to your email informing you that your payment was actually approved and that the money has already been sent to your wallet, or in case your payment is rejected they will also inform you by email and, of course, the money will be immediately returned to your card. But usually everything is fine.
    Just keep an eye on your email while waiting for the Simplex message, and remember to check also your spam folder since their messages could arrive on there.

    In order to avoid any problem with your document verification, we highly suggest you to upload a good quality picture. Make sure the image is clear and large (not thumbnails), all data should be readable and without shadows or blurred parts.

  • Step N. 7

    You may be wondering how to get into your bitcoin account. Where can you see the balance to verify that you actually received the bitcoins you just bought? How to send the bitcoins from your account to ours when it comes the time to pay for the service?
    All right. Do not worry. Your doubts are normal and here we will answer everything.

    To be able to verify the balance and transactions registered in your bitcoin account, simply type your bitcoin address in the box below and click on the button that says "Check".

    After doing so, a new page will open where you will be shown all the information related to your bitcoin account. You will see that the "Number of transactions", the "Total received", and the "Final balance" are mentioned.

    If the bitcoin purchase hasn't been completed yet, you will notice that your account will be in 0, since it's a new account, recently created, that hasn't neither received any money nor done any transaction, but after to purchase the bitcoins, when your payment has been approved by Simplex and the bitcoins sent out by them to your account, you will be able to see the transaction and the balance.

    To send those bitcoins from your account to a different account could be a bit difficult, especially for people new to bitcoin. That is why if you have already hired a service with us and it is the time to pay for it, to avoid this tutorial having more steps and be longer and more difficult, simply send us the data of your bitcoin account.

    Do you remember that in Step No. 1 you created your bitcoin account and 2 data were generated: the public address and the private key? Well, if you send us these two data, we can take the bitcoins on your account and receive our payment, and in this way, we take away from you the work of having to send them.

    If at any other time you want to hire another new service with us or create a new bitcoin account for any reason, you can create as many bitcoin accounts as you wish through the same page that we have mentioned in Step No. 1.

Transfer / Deposit

Buy bitcoins with transfer or deposit

If you're able to make a bank transfer to an account in your same country, or a cash deposit at a teller, or even at Western Union or MoneyGram, then read the instructions below.

This process will be done with an exchanger.
You are someone looking to buy bitcoins, and in the same way, there are many other people looking to sell bitcoins. So, what you have to do is to find someone who is currently selling bitcoins. This can be done through a very popular and 100% secure platform called LocalBitcoins.

  • Step N. 1

    Go to LocalBitcoins by clicking on the following link: https://localbitcoins.com/register/ and register a new account.

    After to complete the registration form, you will have to verify your email address.
    To do so, just log in to your email account and you will notice that LocalBitcoins have sent you a message with a verification link. Click on it and now your account will have been successfully created and verified.

  • Step N. 2

    Now you can start buying bitcoins, and the first you must do is to find a seller in your country who can receive your money by bank transfer or cash deposit.
    To begin the search, click on the following link: https://localbitcoins.com/buy_bitcoins

    At the top of your screen, you will see a search form.

    Ignore the first box, where it says "Amount". Just leave it empty.

    The second and third box belongs to your country and currency. Just search your country on the countries list and select it. When you've selected your country, LocalBitcoins is going to change automatically the currency box by selecting the one from your country. The only you must do is to make sure that the country that is selected on the list is your country.

    Finally, the fourth and last box belongs to the payment method you would like to use to pay for the bitcoins.
    The platform of LocalBitcoins accepts many different payment methods and you can use any of them. You are free to use whatever payment method you wish, but in this tutorial, we will focus on bank transfer and cash deposit.

    If you want to do an online bank transfer (by using your bank's website or app), then leave selected the default option that says: "All online offers". If you prefer instead to go in person and make a cash deposit, then select the option that says "Cash deposit".
    LocalBitcoins also supports payments through "Western Union" or "MoneyGram". Select any of these options if you wish to use them.

    Now click on the button that says "Search" so the search is done based on the options you have selected from the form and the results will be shown like this:

    Now you will see a list with all available sellers to whom you can buy. The value you can see with green numbers, in the column titled "Price / BTC", is the price that that seller charges for 1 whole bitcoin. Logically, you don't need to pay all that amount. 1 whole bitcoin is a lot of money. That amount is just as a reference, so you can know what is the exchange rate of that seller.
    By default, the results are ordered by putting in first place those of lower value. This is good for you, because the lower the exchang rate, the cheaper the bitcoins will be for you. You must check the results and find the seller who sells bitcoins with the bank or payment method you wish to use and with the lower exchange rate as possible.

    Once you have found a good seller, click on the button at the right side that says "Buy".

    Important - If you want to pay with Western Union or MoneyGram, it may happen that there are no results (no sellers) in your country. But the good news is that these payment methods are not limited to any country, so you can search for sellers in "United States". There are always bitcoins sellers on there, and you can buy bitcoins from them without any problem. So, if there are no results when searching for Western Union or MoneyGram sellers in your country, just select "United States" instead in the countries box.

  • Step N. 3

    After selecting a seller and clicking on the "buy" button, you will be redirected to another page to start the trade.

    At the right side of the page, you will see the "Terms of trade". Here is where the sellers write some extra information, condition or policy. There are others who don't write anything.
    In case the seller you selected has written something in the terms of trade, read it, and make sure you agree with everything. In case you don't agree with something, then go back and look for another seller.

    At the left side of the page, you will see a text saying "Payment window". The payment window is the maximum time you have to pay in case you start a trade with this seller.
    If you can't make the payment within that time frame, simply do not send a trade request, since if you start a trade with a seller to buy them bitcoins but then you don't comply the agreement and make the payment on time, they will give you a bad feedback and that is going to affect your reputation on the website.

    If you're agree with the terms of trade of the seller (in case they have wrote something on there) and are able to make the payment within the maximum time specified in the "Payment window", then you're ready to start a trade.

    To send a trade request, the first you must do is to specify what is the amount of bitcoins you wish to buy. This amount must be written in the box that says "BTC" below the text that asks you "How much you wish to buy?".
    The amount of bitcoins to buy will depend on the price of the service you have hired or wish to hire with us, and also depends on the bitcoin value at the moment to pay.
    If you have already placed an order with us, simply send a message to our email address ( [email protected] ) and ask us what is the amount of bitcoins you need to buy to pay for your service.

    When you write the amount into the BTC box, you will see that the value in your own local currency will appear into the box next to it. That will be the price in your own local currency that you will have to pay to the seller to get the specified amount of bitcoins.

    Finally, write a message into the text box below. Say hi to the seller and ask them the account number, or whatever information is necessary for you to make the payment. Then just click on the green button that says "Send trade request".

    After to start a trade, a chat will be enabled between the seller and you, and the message you wrote in the previous page, will be automatically sent.
    The seller will probabbly answer you in just few minutes and give you their payment information.

    Once you have the payment details, then go and do it.
    If the payment has been already done, simply report it to LocalBitcoins and to the seller. To do it, just click on the blue button at the right bottom side of your screen that says "I have paid", and if possible, also send a message on the chat and attach a picture of your payment invoice so the seller can verify it easily.

    After you have made and notified the payment through the LocalBitcoins platform, wait patiently for few minutes while the seller verify your payment, and once verified, your bitcoins will be released, which means that they will be deposited into your LocalBitcoins wallet.

    The first you will see will be some general information about the seller and the trade you're about to start. Don't worry about all this information. It's not important, except for one thing: "Payment window". The payment window is the maximum time you have to pay in case you start a trade with this seller.
    If you can't make the payment within that time frame, simply do not send a trade request, since if you start a trade with a seller to buy them bitcoins but then you don't comply the agreement and make the payment on time, they will give you a bad feedback and that is going to affect your reputation on the website.

    If we move down, you will see the "Terms of trade".

    The "Terms of trade" is a space where the sellers use to write some extra information, condition or policy, but there are others who don't write anything.
    In case the seller you selected has written something in the terms of trade, read it, and make sure you agree with everything. In case you don't agree with something, then go back and look for another seller.

    If you're agree with the terms of trade of the seller (in case they have wrote something on there) and are able to make the payment within the maximum time specified in the "Payment window", then you're ready to start a trade.

    In order to start a trade, we must move again towards the top of the page and specify what is the amount of bitcoins you wish to buy. This amount must be written in the box that says "BTC" below the text that asks you "How much you wish to buy?".
    The amount of bitcoins to buy will depend on the price of the service you have hired or wish to hire with us, and also depends on the bitcoin value at the moment to pay.
    If you have already placed an order with us, simply send a message to our email address ( [email protected] ) and ask us what is the amount of bitcoins you need to buy to pay for your service.

    When you write the amount into the BTC box, you will see that the value in your own local currency will appear in the box above it. That will be the price in your own local currency that you will have to pay to the seller to get the specified amount of bitcoins.

    Finally, write a message into the text box below. Say hi to the seller and ask them the account number, or whatever information is necessary for you to make the payment. Then just click on the green button that says "Send trade request".

    After to start a trade, a chat will be enabled between the seller and you, and the message you wrote in the previous page, will be automatically sent.
    The seller will probabbly answer you in just few minutes and give you their payment information.

    Once you have the payment details, then go and do it.
    If the payment has been already done, simply report it to LocalBitcoins and to the seller. To do it, just click on the blue button at the bottom of your screen that says "I have paid", and if possible, also send a message on the chat and attach a picture of your payment invoice so the seller can verify it easily.

    After you have made and notified the payment through the LocalBitcoins platform, wait patiently for few minutes while the seller verify your payment, and once verified, your bitcoins will be released, which means that they will be deposited into your LocalBitcoins wallet.

  • Step N. 4

    At this point, you will have already bought the bitcoins. Now you just have to transfer them to our wallet.
    To do it, first go to your wallet by clicking on the following link: https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/wallet/

    To send the bitcoins to our wallet, you must copy the amount that appears where it says "You can send up to" and paste it on the form below, in the box that says "Amount in bitcoins", while in the box above, where it says "Receiving bitcoin address", you will have to write our bitcoin wallet address.
    We give our bitcoin address to all our customers with an active order. If you have an active order with us, and when the time to pay comes, we'll send you this information to your email, or you can also send us a message to [email protected] and ask us what is our wallet address.

    You don't need to fill any other box. Just the amount in bitcoin and the receiving bitcoin address. After to fill the form as explained before, click on the blue button at the bottom of it that says "Continue".
    After to click on it, LocalBitcoins will ask you to write your password again. Do it, and that's it. You will have bought and sent the bitcoins right to our wallet successfully.

Other methods

Other methods

If for any reason you have not been able to make the payment by credit card, bank transfer, or cash deposit, or simply prefer a different option, here are 4 options that you can choose at your discretion.

Option N. 1 - ATM

There are a lot of Bitcoin ATMs in many parts around the world.
They are like any ATM where you can go with your credit or debit card and perform many operations like money withdrawals, check balance, among other things. Surely you will already know and have used these ATMs many times.

If there is at least one Bitcoin ATM available in your city, then you can go there and make the purchase directly at the ATM, paying with cash.

Bitcoin ATMs are independent to the ones belonging to banks. You don't need to have any account or card with any bank to be able to operate with bitcoin ATMs. Anyone can use them.

To check if there are bitcoin ATMs nearby, visit the following website: https://coinatmradar.com/countries/.

Once inside that website, you will see a list with all countries where there are bitcoin ATMs available.
Check if your country is on the list, and if it is on there, then click on it, and you will be redirected to a map where you will be able to see all ATMs available with the exact location.

If your country is not on the list, it means that unfortunately there are not ATMs available. However, you can still try with the previous options, where you will surely find an alternative way to buy bitcoins.

In case you could find a nearby ATM, when the time to pay for our service comes, we will give you our bitcoin address and the exact amount to pay so you can go there with the cash and make the payment.

Option N. 2 - LocalBitcoins

LocalBitcoins is a website that works as a bitcoin social network. Anyone can register an account and start to buy and sell bitcoins with other LocalBitcoins members immediately through their platform. All this with the security that LocalBitcoins offers, since all transactions are escrowed by them, guaranteeing that nobody will be cheated.

To be able to operate with LocalBitcoins, you must register a new account here: https://localbitcoins.com/register/
Once you have registered it, LocalBitcoins will give you a bitcoin wallet that you can use to store, receive and send bitcoins, and they will also allow you to use their exchange platform to buy and sell bitcoins with other LocalBitcoins members.

The website is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian and Chinese. However, when you're into a negotiation with a bitcoin seller from your country, of course you will be able to talk with them in your own language.

The payment methods supported by LocalBitcoins to buy and/or sell bitcoins may vary depending on the country. There are many global payment methods but also local ones. The most important payment methods used at LocalBitcoins are Bank transfer and Cash deposit.

Option N. 3 - Paxful

The website is https://www.paxful.com.
Like LocalBitcoins in the previous option, Paxul is a social network through which people can interact to buy and sell bitcoins with the escrow of Paxul.
The difference between one and another is that Paxul has more payment options than LocalBitcoins.

If you intend to pay for the bitcoins by using Western Union, MoneyGram, or Paypal, then Paxful will be, without any doubt, the best platform to find a seller who is able to accept any of them.
Of course there are many other payment methods, but you will usually find the best offers at LocalBitcoins, except for these ones.

The usage is very simple. Just by entering the website, you will be asked what payment method would you like to use to buy the bitcoins, and of course, the amount of bitcoins you wish to buy (you can write the amount in your own local currency or in any other currency, including bitcoin).
Once you have entered this information, click on the button that says "Buy bitcoin now" and you will see all bitcoin sellers in accordance with your search.
Now you just have to select the one that likes you more and contact them to make the purchase with the security of Paxful that will escrow the transaction and guaranteeing that there is no fraud by either party.

Option N. 4 - BuyBitcoinWorldwide

BuyBitcoinWorldwide is a website that gathers and categorizes all the most prestigious bitcoins buying and selling sites.
Visit this website by clicking on the following link: https://www.buybitcoinworldwide.com/

After the page loads, you will see a form where you will be asked about the country where you are, and what is the payment method you want to use to buy the bitcoins.
According to your answer, it will search and show you a list of all the websites that support your country and where you can buy bitcoins with the selected payment method.

It is available in few more languages besides english and one nice feature of it is that all websites/results showed also includes a brief review made by them and a list of all pros and cons of each website. This is for sure a great tool for those willing to find the best and less complicated website to buy bitcoins in their country and with a specific payment method.