How to Buy Bitcoin Using a Bitcoin ATM

Get Bitcoin instantly in a few simple steps

How Bitcoin ATMs Work

Click the video below to watch a quick tutorial on how to use one of our Bitcoin ATM machines.

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Step 1 - Get a Bitcoin Wallet

We recommend the following easy-to-use wallets. You'll need to take this wallet (or a printed QR code) with you, to the machine. Caution: Make sure that the wallet used supports Bitcoin. If the wallet is not compatible, you will lose your transaction amount.

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Step 2 - Find the Nearest ATM

Find the closest Bitcoin ATM near you - all you need is your wallet address QR code and cash!

Pre-register with Localcoin ahead of time so you are ready for your transaction.

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Step 3 - Get Verified

Follow the on-screen instructions to verify your identity if you haven't used a Localcoin ATM before.

Click here to get verified ahead of time.

The verification process takes a few minutes and is required only for new customers.

Step 4 - Scan Bitcoin QR Code

  1. Tap the machine's touchscreen, then read the on-screen prompt.
  2. Select cryptocurrency: Bitcoin
  3. In your wallet, find your address' QR code
  4. Hold it up to the machine's camera; the machine will scan it.
    This tells the machine where to send your Bitcoin once you've confirmed your purchase.

*ID verification may be required for larger transactions


Step 5 - Purchasing Your Bitcoins

  1. After scanning the QR code, insert your AUD bills.
  2. Confirm the amount on the screen to complete your purchase.

Please note that there will be a service fee, which varies based on the Bitcoin market.


Step 6 - Receiving Your Bitcoins

Once you've confirmed your purchase, your bitcoins will be sent to the address you provided*.

Transactions are usually instantaneous, but may take anywhere between 10–30 minutes, or even 1–2 hours in rare cases**.

* If you are going to send funds to another person, we recommended sending it to your own wallet first—especially if you do not know them personally.

** It is recommended that you wait for at least one confirmation on the Blockchain before spending or sending your purchased funds.


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