Buying Bitcoin In Africa

Bitcoin adoption in Africa continues to accelerate as many Africans look to opt for an alternative to issues like conducting remittance across the world. Many African nations currencies continue to weaken against global currencies making it harder to import goods and commodities making life far more expensive for the average African. 

Bitcoin offers an ability to opt into a global monetary network free from political capture and centralised control. If you’re based in Africa and you’re looking to acquire bitcoin locally you will need a method of exchanging your local currency for bitcoin. Many do this via centralised exchanges that operate in your country, these tend to be the simplest on-ramps. 

Below you’ll find a curated list of centralised global exchanges that offer users the option of trading between bitcoin and their local currency.

buy btc in africa

Note: 

  1. If you’re going to dive in and acquire bitcoin, we highly recommend using a bitcoin-only exchange where possible, we understand this may not always be available and purchasing from digital asset brokers may be your only option. But to avoid confusion and focus on simplicity, bitcoin-only exchanges are a great way to start.
  2. If you do not see a local exchange listed below for your country, you may have to opt for using a global exchange or decentralised exchange and P2P exchange.
  3. Be aware that some of the exchanges listed below are shitcoin casinos so take care!
CountryExchangeWebsite
AlgeriaPursahttps://pursa.co/bitcoin/c/buy-sell-bitcoin-in-algeria
AngolaPursahttps://pursa.co/bitcoin/c/buy-sell-bitcoin-in-angola
BeninBitpesahttps://www.bitpesa.co/
 Bitsikahttps://bitsika.africa/
BotswanaYellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
Burkina FasoBitpesahttps://www.bitpesa.co/
 Bitsikahttps://bitsika.africa/
Burundi  
Cabo Verde  
CameroonBitsikahttps://bitsika.africa/
 Yellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
Central African RepublicPursahttps://pursa.co/bitcoin/c/buy-sell-bitcoin-in-central-african-republic
Chad  
Comoros  
CongoYellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
Côte d’IvoireBitpesahttps://www.bitpesa.co/
 Bitsikahttps://bitsika.africa/
Djibouti  
DR CongoYellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
Egypt  
Equatorial Guinea  
Eritrea  
Eswatini  
Ethiopia  
GabonYellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
Gambia  
GhanaBitpesahttps://www.bitpesa.co/
 Yellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
Guinea  
Guinea-BissauBitpesahttps://www.bitpesa.co/
KenyaCoindirecthttps://www.coindirect.com/ 
 Yellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
Lesotho  
Liberia  
Libya  
Madagascar  
MalawiYellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
MaliBitpesahttps://www.bitpesa.co/
Mauritania  
Mauritius  
Mayotte  
Morocco  
Mozambique  
NamibiaCoindirecthttps://www.coindirect.com/ 
 Landifa  –  ₿ Bitcoin Onlyhttps://www.landifa.com/
NigerBitpesahttps://www.bitpesa.co/
NigeriaBitpesahttps://www.bitpesa.co/
 Bitsikahttps://bitsika.africa/
 BitNob  –  ₿ Bitcoin Onlyhttps://bitnob.com/
 Bundlehttps://bundle.africa/
 BuyCoinshttps://buycoins.africa/
 Lunohttps://www.luno.com/en
 Naira Exhttps://nairaex.com/home
 Quidaxhttps://www.quidax.com/
 Yellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
Réunion  
Rwanda  
Saint Helena  
Sao Tome & Principe  
SenegalBitpesahttps://www.bitpesa.co/
 Bitsikahttps://bitsika.africa/
SeychellesBundlehttps://bundle.africa/
Sierra Leone  
Somalia  
South AfricaAltcointraderhttps://www.altcointrader.co.za/ 
 Bitvice –  ₿ Bitcoin Onlyhttps://bitvice.io/
 Coindirecthttps://www.coindirect.com/ 
 Landifa  –  ₿ Bitcoin Onlyhttps://www.landifa.com/
 Lunohttps://www.luno.com/en 
 Libexhttps://libex.ai/
 My Patriciahttps://mypatricia.co/
 Ovexhttps://www.ovex.io/ 
 Revixhttps://revix.com/ 
 Upnup –  ₿ Bitcoin Onlyhttps://upnup.co.za/
 Valrhttps://www.valr.com/ 
 Yellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
South Sudan  
Sudan  
TanzaniaBitpesahttps://www.bitpesa.co/
 Yellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
TogoBitpesahttps://www.bitpesa.co/
 Bitsikahttps://bitsika.africa/
Tunisia  
UgandaBitpesahttps://www.bitpesa.co/
 Yellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
Western Sahara  
ZambiaYellow Cardhttps://yellowcard.io/
ZimbabweGolix (Formerly BitcoinFundi)https://golix.com/

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