Selling Bitcoin for Cryptocurrencies

Modified on Mon, 29 Apr 2024 at 11:19 PM

Learn how to trade Bitcoin for other supported cryptocurrencies on Paxful by following our step-by-step guide here.

Before trading

Before selling Bitcoin for cryptocurrencies, make sure you have the correct wallet address and access to the wallet service provider. Also, make sure you have studied all the specifics related to the cryptocurrency you chose and be aware of any possible transaction limitations or specialties.


Searching for an offer

The first step to selling Bitcoin with cryptocurrencies is to look for an offer that accepts the specific cryptocurrency you’re looking for. You’ll also need to enter the amount you wish to sell and the currency you prefer.

Note: You still have to choose your preferred fiat currency, as it will be used as a reference point for the market price of Bitcoin. However, it is advised to choose USD, as Bitcoin's worldwide price is set in this currency.  

After you find a suitable offer, be sure to read the offer terms before opening the trade. This will show you a brief summary of what the buyer will be requiring from you in regards to payment.  

Once you have started the trade, a more detailed set of instructions will appear. These are called trade instructions. What the buyer will require from you will vary depending on which specific online payment method you’ll be using.

Note: It is your full responsibility to provide a buyer with a correct wallet address.

Creating an offer

To sell Bitcoin for cryptocurrencies, you can also create your own offer.
Here are a couple of tips for your offer:

  • Set a margin you find profitable, as no negotiations during the trade are allowed.
  • Write down clear offer terms and instructions.
  • Make it clear who will be bearing the transaction fee, if any.

After creating and publishing your personalized offer, wait for a buyer to start a trade with you. Once a trade has started, you will receive a notification. Feel free to discuss all the necessary details with your trade partner.

Note: Paxful charges a 1% fee for selling cryptocurrency. There's no fee applicable for buying cryptocurrency. 

Completing a trade 

Once the buyer has paid you, marked the trade as Paid and uploaded proof of payment, double-check if the payment has been successful on your end.

The last step for you is to release Bitcoin from the trade escrow. Click the Release button only if you are absolutely sure about receiving the payment.

After a trade

Once the trade is completed, you can leave appropriate feedback for your trade partner. Also, if you like trading with the user, you can add them to your trusted list.

Here is some more information on how to sell crypto on Paxful.

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