LocalBitcoins.com is peer-to-peer, embracing the nature of Bitcoin. Based in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, LocalBitcoins.com was founded in 2012 by Jeremias Kangas. We are the largest peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading marketplace in the world, where people from different countries can exchange their local currency to Bitcoins, protected by our escrow service. We allow users to create advertisements where they can choose the payment method and exchange rate for buying and selling bitcoins from and to other users.
On LocalBitcoins.com, you are dealing with humans. Unlike stock-like exchanges and centralized Bitcoin trading sites, LocalBitcoins.com allows you to trade directly with another person, making the process lean, fast and customizable. Our mission is to connect everybody to the Internet economy and to bring bitcoin everywhere. We are ever-expanding and want to make the global economy accessible in all corners of the world through Bitcoin trading.