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List of bitcoin person-to-person (P2P) bitcoin exchanges (e.g., Bisq, HodlHodl, LocalCoinSwap, etc.)

Following is a list of P2P exchanges for trading Bitcoin. Common payment methods include bank transfer, cash deposited in the seller's bank account, in-person cash (face-to-face) trades as well as payment networks such as Zelle, Alipay, even Cash App and PayPal, for example.
Any that I am missing?
Altcoin-only P2P Trading exchanges
AggregatoSearch and Helper Sites
Note: If you use one of the above P2P OTC trade "matchmaking" services, please trade with caution and do your own due diligence.
This list does not include exchanges not in English (e.g., 58Coin), deserted or defunct marketplaces (e.g., Cancoin, and Rahakott), not-yet launched (e.g., OTCBoss, and DAIHard), ones that operate only through dark markets, or online-only DEX/decentralized exchanges (another list of DEXes).
Also, there are a number of variants that I didn't list:
Otherwise, there are a number of other exchanges — with varying attributes. We recommended trying to stick with No-KYC exchanges, including most of the ones listed on:
Additions, corrections, and other feedback welcome and can be submitted as an issue or pull request on GitHub, or via e-mail.
[Note: There is also a corresponding post on Medium with this information as well.]
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Liquid CAD: Canadian dollar payments on the Liquid Sidechain

Hello fellow Canadian bitcoiners or bitcoinca! You will find below all the information related to the launch of Liquid CAD and Bull Bitcoin's Liquid Bitcoin integration. I'll be checking comments here to answer your questions! I'm also posting some comments on my announcement tweet here: https://twitter.com/francispouliot\_/status/1245758698120605697?s=20

Making the Canadian Dollar Bleed Into Bitcoin

Building the infrastructure for the Bitcoin Standard in Canada before the collapse of fiat currencies is the critical mission objective that drives innovation at Bull Bitcoin.
We are very excited to announce an important milestone in fulfilling this duty: the public release of Liquid CAD, our newest product designed to accelerate and facilitate the adoption of Bitcoin.
Liquid CAD is a non-custodial prepaid payment system denominated in Canadian dollars. Units of Liquid CAD (L-CAD) consist of vouchers issued on the Liquid Network as confidential bearer assets that can be transacted peer-to-peer using a Liquid wallet.
Users acquire Liquid CAD by withdrawing their account balance out of Bull Bitcoin, by purchasing Liquid CAD with Bitcoin on Bull Bitcoin, by using the Liquid CAD withdrawal method on other Bitcoin liquidity providers such as Aquanow or by accepting L-CAD as method of payment.
L-CAD assets can only be redeemed for Bitcoin. They cannot be redeemed for a fiat currency payment.
Liquid CAD is a unique project rethinking the concept of fiat-pegged assets, avoiding the banking business model of “fiatcoin” (aka stablecoins) in favor of a prepaid payments model entirely centred around Bitcoin on-ramp and off-ramp. Liquid CAD is not a currency, nor is it a security: it is a prepaid card.
Importantly, the business model of Liquid CAD is not to collect interest on funds in our custody, unlike fiatcoins, but rather to drive the sales of Bitcoin from which we derive our revenue and we benefit from Liquid CAD assets being cashed out and thus removed from our balance sheet. Bull Bitcoin does not get any revenue from interest.
Every time an L-CAD token is purchased by a user, the amount of dollars deposited on Bull Bitcoin is guaranteed to one day be used by someone to purchase Bitcoin. It’s a one-way street: once a unit of fiat is tokenized as L-CAD, it’s never going back to its off-chain fiat form and will ultimately result in a buy order on a Bitcoin trading platform.
The Liquid CAD logo is a drop of blood because our objective is to accelerate “fiat bleed”, a phenomenon best described by Pierre Rochard in his magnificent essay Speculative Attack:
“Bitcoin will not be eagerly adopted by the mainstream, it will be forced upon them. Forced, as in “compelled by economic reality”. People will be forced to pay with bitcoins, not because of ‘the technology’, but because no one will accept their worthless fiat for payments. Contrary to popular belief, good money drives out bad. This “driving out” has started as a small fiat bleed. It will rapidly escalate into Class IV hemorrhaging due to speculative attacks on weak fiat currencies. The end result will be hyperbitcoinization, i.e. “your money is no good here. Bitcoins are not just good money, they are the best money. The Bitcoin network has the best monetary policy and the best brand. We should therefore expect that bitcoins will drive out bad, weak currencies. My own prediction is that slow bleed has been accelerating and is only the first step. The second step will be speculative attacks that use bitcoins as a platform. The third and final step will be hyperbitcoinization.”
Different representations of Canadian dollars compete to be used as payment methods (cash, bank balances, PayPal balances, closed-loop prepaid cards, open-loop prepaid cards, etc.) and that the winner will be the one that has the best Bitcoin saleability, i.e. which can be most easily sold for Bitcoin at a moment’s notice.
We’re very proud to provide this alternative payment method to Canadians in a time where the banking system is falling deeper into crisis, especially as the Canadian dollar is demonstrating itself to be one of the most pointless and weakest currencies that nobody really wants to hold.
Finally, we’re very happy to be partnering with Aquanow, our recommended institutional liquidity provider for high-volume BTC-CAD trading. They will accept Liquid CAD deposits and withdrawals as being interchangeable with Canadian dollars. We hope that Liquid CAD will become the standard representation of Canadian dollar value among Canadian Bitcoin users.

Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC) integration

In addition to Liquid CAD, Bull Bitcoin is also announcing that Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC) payments are now supported interchangeably with Bitcoin transactions for all Bull Bitcoin services. This means that our users can buy, sell and spend L-BTC instead of BTC.
Canadian Bitcoin traders can purchase L-BTC from BullBitcoin.com and fund their international trading accounts with L-BTC using ultra fast and cheap confidential transactions. They can also cash-out their Bitcoin balance as L-BTC from these platforms and sell those L-BTC for fiat on Bylls.com, avoiding risky and expensive international wire transfers to unknown and untrusted foreign banks.
The transactional benefits of L-BTC are very potent:
Disclaimer: Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC) is not the same as Bitcoin (BTC). L-BTC Liquid Network assets are IOUs for Bitcoin held in a multisignature contract by the Liquid Network federation. The custody of the underlying Bitcoin is managed by a decentralized network of 15 members which process transactions and withdrawals from the multisignature contract according to the Liquid Federation protocol rules.

Liquid CAD detailed overview

Peer-to-peer prepaid payments by Bull Bitcoin

Liquid CAD is a non-custodial prepaid payment system denominated in Canadian dollars. Units of Liquid CAD (L-CAD) consist of vouchers issued on the Liquid Network as confidential bearer assets that can be transacted peer-to-peer using a Liquid wallet. Users acquire Liquid CAD by withdrawing their account balance out of the Bull Bitcoin, by purchasing Liquid CAD with Bitcoin on Bull Bitcoin, by using the Liquid CAD withdrawal method on other Bitcoin liquidity providers such as Aquanow or by accepting L-CAD as method of payment.

A new payment method in Canada

Liquid CAD can be used by anyone to send and receive payments denominated in Canadian dollars. Because of the permissionless nature of the Liquid Network, Bull Bitcoin cannot prevent Liquid CAD from being traded on secondary markets. Merchants, individuals and institutions must accept that only Bull Bitcoin can guarantee redemption of the L-CAD and that this redemption will be exclusively paid out in Bitcoin. Accepting Liquid CAD as payment is, in effect, the same as accepting gift cards as payment. However, Bitcoin being the most liquid commodity on the market, it can be transformed into any other currency easily for example using services such a Bylls which allow Canadians to pay all their utility bills, send bank transfers to third parties or sell Bitcoin to their bank account.

Making Canadian dollars bleed into Bitcoin

The purpose of Liquid CAD is to facilitate the transfer fiat in the context of the purchase and sale of Bitcoin and providing innovative new services that help Bitcoin users hedge the value of Canadian dollars against Bitcoin in the context of their commercial transactions. Our goal is to create a payment method that is specifically targeting Bitcoin users that wish to liquidate Canadian dollar payments for Bitcoin. Our mission is to accelerate the phenomenon known as “fiat bleed” whereby Canadians will gradually abandon inferior money (such as the Canadian dollar) for the superior Bitcoin alternative. Every Liquid CAD issued will ultimately be exchanged into Bitcoin. We are excited for the day Liquid CAD will be made obsolete by the inevitable hyperbitcoinization of the Canadian economy.

Regulation: is Liquid CAD a stablecoin?

Liquid CAD is not a general-purpose “stablecoin”. It is a closed-loop Bitcoin prepaid card. It can exclusively be redeemed for Bitcoin on the Bull Bitcoin platform (or at affiliated merchants). Bull Bitcoin is the only counterparty, and it cannot be redeemed for a canadian dollar payment. It is substantively the same as Canadian Tire money. Unlike stablecoins, Bull Bitcoin makes money with L-CAD by driving the sales of Bitcoin on its platform, and doesn’t collect interest on the deposits of Liquid CAD users.
The purchase of Liquid CAD with Canadian dollars is regulated in the Province of Quebec as a prepaid card under the Consumer Protection Act and the Regulation respecting the application of the Consumer Protection Act Consumer Protection Act which define a prepaid card as “a certificate, card or other medium of exchange that is paid in advance and allows the consumer to acquire goods or services from one or more merchants”.
The purchase of Bitcoin using Liquid CAD is regulated in Canada by the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (S.C. 2000, c. 17).

Counterparty risk

Like all other closed-loop prepaid instruments, Liquid CAD has counterparty risk. The owners are trusting that they will eventually be able to use Liquid CAD as a payment method on the Bull Bitcoin platform to fund their account and purchase Bitcoin. When a Bull Bitcoin user withdraws his Bull Bitcoin account balance as an L-CAD token, the Canadian dollars he used to fund this balance remains in our possession in the same manner as regular Bull Bitcoin vouchers. These funds are used to execute Bitcoin purchases when L-CAD owners decide to redeem their L-CAD for Bitcoin. In essence, each L-CAD is “backed” by the Canadian dollar deposit of the user that withdraws it from the platform in the first place.

Benefits of using and accepting Liquid CAD for payments

Irreversible, non-custodial and no bank required

Liquid CAD payments cannot be charged back, cancelled, delayed or frozen. There is no intermediary between the sender and the recipient. It is a bearer asset: whoever owns the keys owns the coins. It is a perfect way to accept payments or transact securely without depending on banks and payment processors. Canadians can use Liquid CAD to purchase Bitcoin and then use Bylls.com to pay billers, personal payees or simply sell Bitcoin to their bank account.

Fast transaction and cheap fees

Liquid Network transactions are sent and received instantly and require 1 minute for settlement. Transaction fees paid using Liquid Bitcoin can be as low as 300 satoshis per transaction (a few cents). In order to benefit from these cheap fees, make sure to download the latest version of the Elements software and ensure that the minimum transaction fee is set at 100 satoshis per kilobye. It only takes a few minutes to set up a free Liquid Network wallet, such a Green Wallet by blockstream.

Confidential transactions

Unlike Bitcoin, transactions between the sender and the recipient are encrypted. It is impossible for third parties observing Liquid CAD transactions on a block explorer to determine the amount of the transaction. In addition, it’s also impossible to even know you are using Liquid CAD, since the data identifying the asset itself is also encrypted!

What are the use-cases of Liquid CAD?

Buying and selling Bitcoin

The primary use-case of Liquid CAD is to make it easier to buy and sell Bitcoin on the Bull Bitcoin platform. By withdrawing their balance from Bull Bitcoin, users are reducing some (but not all) of the custody risk associated with keeping fiat currency on an exchange. For example, use Liquid CAD to create your own non-custodial dollar-cost-averaging schedule!

Onboarding new Bitcoin users

New users can be overwhelmed by the experience of dealing with banks to buy Bitcoin (and the heavier KYC process of account funding). You may be tempted to buy Bitcoin for them, but that will impose a lot of burdens on you. It’s much easier to set them up with a Green wallet, send them Liquid CAD and show them how to use Bull Bitcoin! They decide when is the right time for them to invest, with a lower KYC burden.

Hedging Bitcoin price

You may believe the price of Bitcoin will go down in the short term, but you still want to hold Bitcoin in the long term. Normally you have two options: short the Bitcoin price (very risky!) or sell your Bitcoin and receive Canadian dollars in your bank account (inconvenient!). By selling your Bitcoin for Liquid CAD, you can lock in the value of Bitcoin right now and buy them back later without needing to use your bank account or taking risks with leverage.

Accepting payments

As a merchant, you want to receive the settlement of payments in Bitcoin. But this imposes a burden on your customers, which have to deal with the Bitcoin price volatility when they are paying you. Ask your clients to pay you with Liquid CAD, and you can get the settlement with Bitcoin on your own terms.

Payroll and suppliers

What if your staff or suppliers want to get paid in Bitcoin? It can be very difficult, because this means you are effectively buying Bitcoin on their behalf. Instead, you can pay them in Liquid CAD and let them deal with the process of choosing the exchange rate and using their own wallet. Let them deal with the tax burden, exchange rates and Bitcoin wallet security.

List of Bull Bitcoin Liquid Network features

Withdraw account balance as L-CAD

This is conceptually the same as “buying” Liquid CAD with your account balance. We call it “Withdrawing L-CAD” because on the Bull Bitcoin platform, we consider L-CAD and CAD to be interchangeable and fungible.

Fund account balance with L-CAD

To redeem Liquid CAD for Bitcoin, users need to first fund their account by selecting the “Deposit L-CAD” payment method. Bull Bitcoin users must always fund their account first before buying Bitcoin, and then purchase Bitcoin with their account balances. Reminder: account balances cannot be withdraw as fiat payments, but can later be withdrawn again as L-CAD.

Sell Bitcoin for L-CAD

You can sell Bitcoin and receive Liquid CAD payments instead of a bill payment, personal payee payment or bank payment. As soon as the Bitcoin transaction is confirmed, the Liquid CAD transaction is sent to the address you provided.

Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC) and Bitcoin interchangeability

For every service which involves a Bitcoin payment, the user can substitute traditional Bitcoin payments for Liquid Bitcoin payments. This includes:
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Original medium post: https://medium.com/@francispouliot/liquid-cad-canadian-dollar-payments-on-the-liquid-sidechain-f7e3309f8a5f
Official landing page: lcad.bullbitcoin.com
Application page: bullbitcoin.com/l-cad
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Referral Codes list [Singapore]. Singapore Referral codes for online services

I am sharing my referral codes for signing up to digital services in Singapore. Each of these gets something to both referee and user.

Shopping Sites

Shopee SG: Use my referral code ROCHA223 to get $10.00 off your first purchase! Download Shopee now and enjoy hot deals at the best prices! https://shp.ee/dti92p3
Shopback SG: Sign up with my free link claim your $5 welcome bonus. Happy Shopping https://app.shopback.com/sgp?raf=E4q1Tl

Financial Sites

Singtel Dash: Hi! Get up to $5 Cashback when you make your 1st transaction via Singtel Dash! Sign up with this link now - https://appserver.dash.com.sg:443/mgm?DASH-B3YQ7
SingX: Money transfer services. Use referral code ROCHAK19410 for $10 grab vouchers. www.singx.co
Syfe: Use my referralcode: SRPIQQ616. $100 for new investment. Learn more at syfe.com
Stashaway: Sign up with my link and we'll both get up to $10,000 SGD managed for free for 6 months! https://www.stashaway.sg/referrals/rochakapw
Revolut SG: Sign up with my link and get a free Revolut card for awesome exchange rates abroad. https://revolut.com/referral/rochakr2vi
Instarem SG: Sign up code. QlQaTJ I use InstaReM.com for cost-effective overseas money transfers. Get signup and referral bonus points on your first transfer! https://www.instarem.com/invite/QlQaTJ
Luno: Bitcoin company. Signup link https://www.luno.com/invite/9GVFWB You're invited. Deposit and buy SGD 100 in BTC (Luno exchange not included). We both get SGD 5.00 free BTC
TIQ (Etiqa Insurance): Sign up code R116831 for new user rewards.
CIMB Singapore: Open bank savings Account. Email me at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) or PM me to receive my personal details to get you $10 reward.
Credit Card sign up awards (HSBC, Standard Chartered, UOB, ICBC, DBS, CIMB, AMEX): Email me at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) or PM me to receive my personal details

Power Utility

Geneco SG: Power utility company. Use number 85514401 to claim new user rewards

Travel Sites

Redbus SG: Use my referral code redwhkdp and get 10 SGD on signup with redBus! Book StarMart, Transtar, Konsortium and many more coach companies on redBus! Redeem it at www.redbus.com/referral/redwhkdp//1001

Utility Sites

33mail: anonymous email provider. Use link http://33mail.com/hy6z0m to signup
Simplelogin: anonymous email provider. Use link https://simplelogin.io?slref=mnshviaezmkewzj

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Referral Codes list [Singapore]. Singapore Referral codes for online services

I am sharing my referral codes for signing up to digital services in Singapore. Each of these gets something to both referee and user.

Shopping Sites

Shopee SG: Use my referral code ROCHA223 to get $10.00 off your first purchase! Download Shopee now and enjoy hot deals at the best prices! https://shp.ee/dti92p3
Shopback SG: Sign up with my free link claim your $5 welcome bonus. Happy Shopping https://app.shopback.com/sgp?raf=E4q1Tl

Financial Sites

Singtel Dash: Hi! Get up to $5 Cashback when you make your 1st transaction via Singtel Dash! Sign up with this link now - https://appserver.dash.com.sg:443/mgm?DASH-B3YQ7
SingX: Money transfer services. Use referral code ROCHAK19410 for $10 grab vouchers. www.singx.co
Syfe: Use my referralcode: SRPIQQ616. $100 for new investment. Learn more at syfe.com
Stashaway: Sign up with my link and we'll both get up to $10,000 SGD managed for free for 6 months! https://www.stashaway.sg/referrals/rochakapw
Revolut SG: Sign up with my link and get a free Revolut card for awesome exchange rates abroad. https://revolut.com/referral/rochakr2vi
Instarem SG: Sign up code. QlQaTJ I use InstaReM.com for cost-effective overseas money transfers. Get signup and referral bonus points on your first transfer! https://www.instarem.com/invite/QlQaTJ
TIQ (Etiqa Insurance): Sign up code R116831 for new user rewards.
Luno: Bitcoin company. Signup link https://www.luno.com/invite/9GVFWB You're invited. Deposit and buy SGD 100 in BTC (Luno exchange not included). We both get SGD 5.00 free BTC
CIMB Singapore: Open bank savings Account. Email me at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) or PM me to receive my personal details to get you $10 reward.
Credit Card sign up awards (HSBC, Standard Chartered, UOB, ICBC, DBS, CIMB, AMEX): Email me at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) or PM me to receive my personal details

Power Utility

Geneco SG: Power utility company. Use number 85514401 to claim new user rewards

Travel Sites

Redbus SG: Use my referral code redwhkdp and get 10 SGD on signup with redBus! Book StarMart, Transtar, Konsortium and many more coach companies on redBus! Redeem it at www.redbus.com/referral/redwhkdp//1001

Utility Sites

33mail: anonymous email provider. Use link http://33mail.com/hy6z0m to signup
Simplelogin: anonymous email provider. Use link https://simplelogin.io?slref=mnshviaezmkewzj
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I bought some Bitcoin at a Coinstar kiosk

For those who don't know, Coinstar kiosks are those machines available in a lot of grocery stores in the US (e.g. Safeway), and recently, they added support to exchange cash for Bitcoin: https://www.coinstar.com/bitcoin

I wanted to try it to see what it entails, here's what you need to do:
  1. Insert bills in the machine
  2. Enter your phone number
  3. You get a voucher to redeem your coins
  4. Go to coinme.com/redeem to redeem your voucher
  5. Fill in your email, phone, fullname and code
  6. You then need to verify your identity (powered by onfido). You can either use your passport, driver license, or ID.
  7. You are asked to take a selfie
  8. Verification happens under 5mins (Machile learning?) and you are asked to create a wallet on https://www.coinmewallet.com/
  9. Once you've created your wallet, it asks for the PIN and the bitcoins are transferred to your wallet.
  10. From there, you can receive and send your Bitcoins.
The cost was:
I'm not judging, the more ways to onboard FIAT into Bitcoin, the better, I guess it's competitive with regular ATMs, but the KYC is kind of annoying the first time you use it.
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Master List of Discount Gift Card Retailers

Master List of Discount Gift Card Retailers
This link-packed ebook is intended for people looking for the best-kept secrets on the web for buying bulk Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and other national brand gift cards at the highest discounts—accounting for speed, quality, volume and risk.
Executive Summary
  1. Buy gift cards on marketplaces
  2. Buy gift cards with bitcoin
  3. Fill out online surveys for gift cards
  4. Buy directly with people online
  5. Buy directly with people offline
  6. Arbitrage gift cards on Amazon
  7. Swap other gift cards for Amazon
  8. Buy gift cards from retail stores
  9. Earn gift cards for online work
  10. Daily deals websites
Bonus Knowledge

Executive Summary

This article covers some of the many ways to buy discount gift cards. We focus a lot of attention on Amazon gift cards since they are the largest retailer in the world and has the 2nd most gift cards in circulation. We have either purchased or researched in depth most of the sites on this list to come up with some conclusions about the fastest, safest and cheapest places to buy discount gift cards. Please remember, there is no one best place to find gift cards, the goal is to give you options.
The lowest-risk gift cards with the lowest discounts are directly from that brand and at grocery stores and other retail locations (CVS, Safeway, Walgreens, etc). You will also find these 0% offers from 3rd party e-code generators like eGifter and BitPay. You can usually buy instantly and they are guaranteed forever.
Slightly higher risk are the old-school secondhand gift card exchanges like CardCash, CardPool, Raise and others. They offer very small savings up to 5% off the top brands. You can pay with a credit card and they guarantee the card for up to a full year so you can gift them as gifts much easily.
The highest discounted gift cards are on peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplaces with users from many different countries, like Paxful and LocalBitcoins. This also comes with the most risk and the highest amount of work. These platforms have lower regulation and majority of the trades are conducted in non-USD currency.
Finally, there is an emerging category of crypto gift card exchanges that also use bitcoin to offer the same discounts as peer-to-peer marketplaces, but they have more advanced protections in place for buyers and sellers. Sites like Redeeem and Purse.io fall into this category because they can offer larger discounts on gift cards and other products but they use technology to cut out the negotiating. Cards are guaranteed for minutes, hours or days here, so this isn’t the best for gifting.
Your savings (and profit margins) will depend largely on your risk tolerance, length of time you are willing to get paid, country where you are located, capital available, ability to buy alternative forms of currency (like bitcoin), the ability/willingness to ship physical products, overall time commitment, and many other factors.

1. Buy gift cards on marketplaces

Redeeem. Save 15% or more on bulk Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy gift cards with auction-style pricing buying with bitcoin. They have great support and great reviews.
CardPool. Save 3-5% on hundreds of brands, including Best Buy, Target, iTunes and Lowe’s. They send the card directly to your email inbox or via USPS in 3-7 days.
CardCash. Gift card marketplace that buys unwanted gift cards for less than their value and resells them at a discount to savvy shoppers across the country. Save 3-5% on hundreds of brands, very similar to CardPool.
Gift Card Granny. This is a nice resource because they link to the sites that have the best deals, unfortunately they don’t index many of the bulk discount sites.
Raise. One of the biggest in terms of volume. Discounted gift cards to hundreds of national brands such as Target, Southwest, Uber, Home Depot, etc. However, discounts are minimal here, ranging from 0-3%.
CardCookie. A great site with great potential—currently offering 5-10% discounts but not very high volume yet. Keep them bookmarked.

2. Buy gift cards with bitcoin

Redeeem. Redeeem is a great option for buying Amazon gift cards at 20% discount or higher using bitcoin. Unlike Paxful or LocalBitcoins, they manually validate and guarantee every gift card sold on the platform and have an easier buying experience. But you will have to trade during market hours (they are only open 8 hours a day).
BitPay. Raised over $72 million from investors, they’re the largest bitcoin payment processor. Download the app to buy Amazon e-codes fast at 0% discount.
Paxful. With 300+ currencies to trade, Paxful’s peer-to-peer platform with millions of users in Africa offers likely the best discounts for gift cards, but there are a lot of scammers (and yelling) so be careful. You may find yourself with a lot of stolen/invalid cards and trade disputes with money at risk.
LocalBitcoins. LocalBitcoins lets you buy and sell bitcoin in over 248 countries. Like Paxful, this comes with high risk and high reward. Every trade starts with a listing, similar to Craigslist, and the platform is strictly peer-to-peer.
Purse. Save 10% or more on Amazon when you pay with bitcoin, or dropship products (including gift cards) to people to earn bitcoin.
CardBazaar. An online secondhand gift card marketplace where you can buy and sell unwanted gift cards for cash or bitcoin.
Bidali. A bitcoin payment processor that competes with BitPay and offers full-priced e-codes from Amazon and other retailers.
eGifter. One of the best way to buy eGift cards quickly for friends, family and yourself without hassle. Choose from hundreds of top national brands. You can personalize your gift with an animated greeting card, photo or video greeting.

3. Fill out online surveys for gift cards

Survey Junkie. offers a massive inventory of paid surveys. Each survey is assigned a point value (most between 100-200 points) and estimated completion time. Once you accrue 1,000 points (around $10) you can cash out with a gift card.
Beer Money on Reddit. This a Reddit group dedicated to making some cash on the side. Don’t know much about it.
PointClub Surveys. You can earn points for completing paid online surveys. When you have enough points, you can redeem them for cash or the gift card of your choice. Gift cards can either be digital or real cards sent to you. It's that easy!
OpinionOutpost. You can earn cash and rewards for the time you spend taking online surveys with points you can redeem for cash or gift vouchers to popular brands.

4. Buy directly with people online

Reddit. Reddit is used by a ton of gift card traders, but you have to be familiar with the platform and have some karma on there before using it seriously. Otherwise, your listings will just get filtered out by their algorithms. If you go in there moving quickly without reading their rules carefully you will likely get banned.

5. Buy directly from people offline

Craigslist. As you probably know, you can get anything on Craigslist. But like Paxful and LocalBitcoins, it requires a lot of negotiating and there are scammers galore. The only deals worth doing are small volume with trusted local partners.
Facebook Marketplace. Although this wouldn’t be my first choice due to the randomness, there are a lot of gift cards on Facebook Marketplace—a growing platform.
eBay. Older than time itself, eBay earns millions of dollars a day in gift card volume. They are fairly warm to buying and selling physical gift cards but they are cracking down on e-codes. The downsides here are shipping costs and eBay/PayPal fees which add up to over 10%. There are also a lot of international buyers on eBay taking advantage of currency exchanges, which inflates prices of gift cards above their face value. It’s an expensive place to find gift cards—but always there.

6. Arbitrage gift cards on Amazon

Amazon is unique in a lot of ways. One way in particular is that they let you buy other brands of physical gift cards with your Amazon credit balance—such as Nordstrom, Southwest, Nike, Starbucks, Google Play, iTunes, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sephora, Hotels.com and dozens more.
This opens the door for people to buy gift cards on Amazon and then sell them to CardCash, CardPool, Raise, Paxful, Reddit, LocalBitcoins, Redeeem, etc. The risk, believe it or not, is that Amazon loves shutting down people’s accounts with gift card balances frozen inside. So don't let your balances get too high and try to mimic normal behavior that doesn’t make you look like a large dropshipping business (e.g. ship to yourself, buy other products too, have a real phone number and billing address on file, etc). There are also hard quantity limits on how many gift cards you can buy for each SKU on Amazon.
Your profit margin will depend on how you get Amazon credits, your ability to keep your Amazon accounts in good health, and the rate at which you sell your cards to gift card marketplaces (some let you choose your own rate, others have fixed rates), and the speed and method you want to get paid (check, ACH, bitcoin, PayPal, etc).

7. Swap other gift cards for Amazon

CardCash Amazon Exchange. This is a cool resource that CardCash built alongside Amazon to allow customers to swap out other national brands for Amazon e-codes for a small fee. The rates are comparable to what they have on the main CardCash website and the e-codes are delivered within 24 hours. It’s a cool way to jump from one brand to another if you want Amazon gift cards in particular and have another.

8. Buy gift cards from retail stores

Retail Stores. There are hundreds of physical retail store locations where you can buy physical gift cards in person (the link points to Amazon retail locations). You pay full retail price but it’s fast, safe and reliable—and you can earn 3-5% cash back with certain credit cards like Amazon Prime card.

9. Earn gift cards for online work

Mechanical Turks. Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing marketplace that makes it easier for individuals and businesses to outsource their processes and jobs. This will require a lot of work, but you can get paid in Amazon gift cards.
Swagbucks. You can redeem a Amazon Gift Cards by using the Swagbucks you earn through playing, searching, discovering, answering, watching or shopping on websites that are trying to sell you things. Not very profitable but can be fun.

10. Daily deals websites

Groupon. Although not as popular as when it first launched in 2009, Groupon is still used by millions of people to get discounts on stores, experiences and even gift cards like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy. There is also a gift certificate category that has similar offers (sorry, we couldn’t find anything similar on Living Social).
Amazon Daily Deals. Amazon has daily deals on many categories of products as high as 20% discount. On some occasions they will slash prices on gift cards. Amazon Treasure Truck. Amazon has a Treasure Truck that they drive around many of their Whole Foods locations they use to promote Amazon Video shows and offer 10% discount deals on food, clothing and tech.
Gift Cards.me. Simple app, good reviews, worth a try. The discounts aren’t very spectacular, but they claim to have fast gift card delivery.
Nimble Commerce. Not sure how long they’ll be around, but worth a shot.

Bonus Knowledge

On the back of your gift cards, check all the stores where that brand is accepted. For example, gift cards for Gap also work at Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Piper Lime. Walmart gift cards work at Sam’s Club, Amazon gift cards work at Whole Foods, and Albertsons gift cards work at Safeway, Vons and a dozen other grocery store chains in the same family. Make sure you know these sister-company store policies before you buy a brand.
One limitation you may find with many stores like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy is that they have per-product purchase limits. Obviously you can create new accounts or ask friends and family to buy products for you, but some products have gift cards under many different SKU numbers—like a Christmas and Birthday version. There are also limits set for each of these individual items, not the gift card category as a whole.
Finally, based on the U.S. government regulations, the maximum amount of gift cards that can be purchased in a 24 hour period by a single person $10,000. So please keep this in mind when you are out there shopping.
Good luck, be honest, and happy trading!
Bonus Resources

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London Bitcoiners - Buy The Dip With No KYC/AML/ID - Azteco, Kapucin Cafe, Richmond.

London Bitcoiners - Buy The Dip With No KYC/AML/ID - Azteco, Kapucin Cafe, Richmond.
So a couple of weeks ago i was the first customer to buy Bitcoin using the Azteco top up voucher system that's found it's first full time vendor in Kapucin Cafe, Richmond, and documented it in this post -
https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/d2s7jo/buying_bitcoin_with_azteco_topup_voucher_in/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x
I went back to buy the dip this week, and once again enjoyed being able to pay cash to receive a top up voucher that can be easily redeemed for BTC.
I can only reiterate how quick and easy the service is to use, and at 4% commission on sales it's cheaper than ATM's, and comes with no KYC/AML/ID requirements so you're not paying the even greater price of surrendering your personal identity information as you would on exchanges or escrow services like Localbitcoins.
Here's Kapucin's 'contact us' details - drop in and make use of this excellent way to accumulate - the owner Vlad is a cool guy and mentioned that if there is sufficient interest he may host a meet up space for Bitcoiners in the cafe in the near future.
https://www.kapucin.co.uk/contactus

Azteco FTW!
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Pre-order the Coinvest Vault, a premium digital assets hardware wallet

Pre-order the Coinvest Vault, a premium digital assets hardware wallet

The Coinvest Vault, a premium digital assets hardware wallet.
Coinvest Announces a New Premium Hardware Wallet for Digital Assets Including a Limited Founder’s Edition
The Coinvest Vault complements the Coinvest decentralized investment trading platform and offers a single integrated solution to securely invest and store digital assets.

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The Coinvest hardware wallet offers state-of-the art design and architecture featuring:
  • A cryptographic coprocessor with secure hardware-based key storage and asymmetric and symmetric cipher support
  • Linux operating system using a SAMA5D2 pre-PCI certified processor
  • 3.5” LED backlit full touchscreen display with 320x480 resolution
  • FIDO/U2F support to use COIN wallet as a security token for two-factor authentication
  • A single USB-C connection with support for authenticating desktop and mobile devices
  • A dedicated screen and authentication chip to protect consumers even if the host computer is infected with a virus or malware
  • Support for multiple token protocols including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, ERC20 tokens, and more

Unlike current solutions on the market that leverage pure MCU-based solutions such as the Ledger and Trezor, Coinvest has chosen a pre-PCI certified processor to mitigate the security risks that competing platforms possess, while maximizing graphics capabilities for an experience that is second to-none. The wallet also has a single USB-C connection with support for authenticating desktop and mobile devices. With premium materials and build quality, the Coinvest wallet provides consumers an all-in-one portable personal security solution in a strikingly beautiful, but small credit-card sized design.

Coinvest Vault integrates with all Coinvest products and offers an end-to-end solution to securely invest and store digital assets. In addition to the storage of popular cryptocurrency protocols such as Bitcoin and Ethereum ERC20 tokens, the wallet will also have FIDO/U2F support for use as a security token for two-factor authentication. The Vault includes the ECDSA standard to easily migrate Ethereum wallets such as MyEtherWallet and MyCrypto to Coinvest, using your existing private keys.

For the 2018 holiday season, Coinvest is offering a limited founder’s edition with exclusive packaging and a special gold finish. Unlike the primary black finish, the founder’s edition is limited to only ten-thousand units and will never be manufactured again. The Coinvest Vault will retail for $249 and begin shipping in Q1 of 2019. Both models will be available for purchase at a discount using the Coinvest COIN token or at full price using fiat currencies. All purchases also include a redeemable voucher for $10 in free COIN. For more information, visit https://vault.coinve.st.
Limited Edition Founders Vault.

Coinvest Vault Website: http://bit.ly/coinvestvault
Coinvest Vault Video: http://bit.ly/coinvestvaultvideo
Coinvest Vault Art Book: http://bit.ly/CoinvestVaultArtBook
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Coinme Coinstar - Review / potential warning

EDIT: 5 mins after i posted this they called me and said that their compliance office cleared me and i was allowed access to my account. Hopefully others that choose to use their service don't have the same experience.

TLDR at the bottom.
Good Morning all,
I figured i'd share my experience with buying bitcoin through coinstar / coinme since i saw a lot of posts on the roll out but no actual details.
The price was better than other bitcoin atms ive used in the past (%4 fee & their rate for bitcoin was 160 over market, other BTMs in my area are 500+ over market & have similar % fees.)

The process of purchasing bitcoin through coinstar was simple and straight forward. It doesn't seem like you will even NEED to understand how to use a wallet to buy and HODL.

The trouble started when i went to redeem the voucher. I was able to submit the KYC pictures of my ID multiple times, but the selfie wouldn't upload (which was weird because when i long held the broken picture place holder i could download my selfie just fine)

Upon speaking with customer service they don't even see a record of my KYC data being submitted & now ill need to wait for their chief compliance officer to call me and manually verify my identity.

I'm forced to wonder if the trouble that they are creating is intentional... if I had only bought $5 or so there is NO WAY i would be going through this much trouble to claim it.

Has anyone else tried Coinme through coinstar? What was your experience.

TLDR: Buying is easy, but you may be SOL when you try to actually redeem the coin.


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Use envelopes containing Litecoin private keys as cash

Hard-to-fake and tamper-evident envelopes that contain Litecoin private keys can be used as cash and could enable easy adoption of Litecoins. Two versions are proposed: one is easy to use and cheap but less secure; the other is based on smart cards, which offers very high security and convenience and still remains cost effective.

1. EASY AND CHEAP VERSION

1.1 Description

On the surface of the envelope, there should be some textures like those on dollar notes to prevent it from being faked and the amount of Litecoins contained in the private keys to indicate the value it contains. The technology involved is called Security Printing [1]. The cost of printing one piece can be as low as 0.18 USD [2].
In most cases, you just need to check the appearance of the envelop like you check notes to make sure it is not faked. If you don't trust, you can simply open it and check the private keys.

1.2 Legal Status

Although purchasing from stores using these envelopes could cause legal issues, trading them between fiat money is no different from trading LTC directly and thus should have no problem. Interestingly, in many countries including the U.S, using this as currency can actually be legal [3, 4, 5].

1.3 Discussion

The advantages are: It is cheap. It works like cash and requires no mobile devices in most cases, so it is easy and convenient to use.
While dollars are used to be backed by gold but got changed later, this kind of Litecoin backed envelops are always backed the Litecoins contained inside. Moreover, the fact that those Litecoins can easily be redeemed gives it a big advantage compared with other private currencies like Digital gold currency [5].
Envelopes are just a metaphor. As long as we hide the private keys in a tamper evident way and we use security printing to prevent faked ones and we make them durable and easy to carry, we should be good.

2. ADVANCED BUT STILL COST EFFECTIVE VERSION

2.1 Description

For higher value ones containing like more than 10 Litecoins, we can create a more secure version using smart cards.
Instead of directly putting the private key of the Litecoins inside the envelope, we put inside the envelope a password and a NFC based smart card containing 1) the private key of the Litecoin, and 2) the private key of the issuing organization. We design the smart card in such a way that to read the private key of the Litecoins from the smart card, you will need the password contained in the envelope, and once the read is finished, the private key of the Litecoins will be automatically destroyed by the smart card immediately. So you cannot read the private key twice from the smart card.
Then, without opening it, we can use a mobile phone to verify that the envelope is indeed produced by the organization because it signs using the issuing organization's private key. Also, we can verify that the smart card indeed contains so much Litecoins because it signs using the private key of the Litecoins.
Also, we can see the envelope and the smart card need to be used together to retrieve the Litecoins. Without the envelope, you lack the password to retrieve the private key from the smart card. Without the smart card, the password inside the envelope is simply useless.

2.2 Discussion

The envelope including the password is required. There are two cases if we use only a smart card without the envelope.
Faking/duplicating the smart card is impossible as you don't have the private key of the organization. Opening the envelope and retrieve the private key of the Litecoins and then put the smart card into a faked envelope will not work as the private key has already been destroyed after you read it, so a mobile phone can verify that easily. And normal envelopes can be used. There is no need for money printing technologies.
For normal paper wallets or the one above, once you verify, they cannot be used anymore as you've already got the private keys. But it is good for small amounts.
Mobile wallets need network connection to send and receive Litecoins. It's good when both you and the receiver have network connection and wallets.
With this, the sender needs no network connection. And the receiver can verify within 2-3 seconds both the amount and the issuing organization if he/she has network connection. If there is no network connection, the receiver can still use a phone to verify whether it is from a trustworthy organization or not. If it is from a trustworthy one, and if the envelope seems OK, the receiver can pretty confidently accept it if the amount is within a few hundreds of dollars.
Many Chinese guys just want to buy Litecoins and store there and wait for the news about Litecoin price. It should be as easy as buying and storing gold. Right now, it's too difficult for them to download a mobile wallet and generate an address. And they have no idea about how to use a wallet securely. What if they lose their phones or reformat their hard disks? Making it physical is important. With this, they just need buy and lock them in their cabinets and forget about it.
Also, it provides absolute anonymity.
The cost of one smart card can be as low as 0.2 USD [6]. So the total cost