Though bitcoin (BTC) has become more mainstream in the Philippines, there are still many of us who are lost as to where to start acquiring it. Here’s a list detailing where you can purchase bitcoin in the Philippines.

Regular bitcoin exchanges
These are third-party marketplace platforms that allow a user to purchase bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency listed on that exchange using fiat, other cryptocurrencies, digital money and credit card in return for BTC at the exchange’s current rate. In the Philippines, the purchaser is required to undergo know your customer or KYC procedure, where users would need to provide identification to prove they are who they say they are before being able to transact in the exchange.

  • CX: Coins Exchange
    • A digital currency exchange product by Coins.ph.
  • Coinage
    •  The first enterprise-grade order book bitcoin exchange platform.

P2P wallet transfer
Similar to regular bitcoin exchanges where users can link their account to their bank or debit card and use them to exchange money with friends and family.

P2P bitcoin exchanges or direct trading.
Allows users to trade with other users by matching the buyer to the seller in the marketplace. Seller has the discretion to choose the price and which payment method he/she prefers. This also makes use of an escrow service where a portion of the money is held securely by an independent 3rd-party payment processor. This type of exchange does not require KYC so users’ anonymity is retained.

Bitcoin ATM 
An ATM-looking machine connected to the Internet where you can purchase and sell bitcoins.

  • Bitcoiniacs
    • Located at Sunette Towers, Makati Ave, Makati, 1210
    • An ATM-looking kiosk connected to the Internet, which allows users to buy and sell bitcoins. Offer somewhat markup rates similar to pawnshops and remittance centers.

Bitcoin Tellers
These are similar to Bitcoin ATMs but instead of machines, users deal with a real person to be able to purchase and sell bitcoins.

  • Dominion Pawnshop & Money Changer
    • 18 Mata Street Barangay Villamor, Pasay, Metro Manila,1309
  • Willyn Villarica Jewelry
    • 3rd Floor Market Market, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Monteal Money Changer
    • 3F Unit 309A Venice Grand Canal Mall, Mckinley Hill, Taguig City
  • Dominion Pawnshop & Money Changer
    • G/F Filmar Arcade Philcoa, Commonwealth Ave., corner Masaya St., Quezon City
  • PSULIT Money Changer
    • Unit 121 Cyber and Fashion Mall, Eastwood, Bagumbayan, Quezon City

Disclaimer: BitChikka makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or timeliness and completeness of the information contained herein.

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