To join New Hampshire’s exciting cryptocurrency economy, you’ll need some Bitcoin first. Here’s a few of the best, easiest ways.
Wall of Coins
The easiest way for anyone to get Bitcoin anytime is to buy some with cash via Wall of Coins. It securely and anonymously finds you a seller somewhere in the country, who then will release the Bitcoin to your wallet when you make a counter deposit to their bank account. All you need is an SMS-capable phone.
Simply use the widget below: click “find my location” (or “no thanks” if you have geolocation off or don’t want to use it), enter your Bitcoin address, enter how much you’re willing to spend, and find your buying options. Then, go to the bank location you picked and make a cash deposit, verifying the deposit via text when you’re done, and the Bitcoin will show up in your wallet.
Local Bitcoin meetups
There are several regular meetups around the state where people meet up to hang out, talk about Bitcoin, and buy and sell. In-person at a meetup is probably the easiest and most secure way to buy and sell, but the timing might be inconvenient depending on how quickly you need it. Below is a map of meetups coming up soon.
Bitcoin ATMs, or BTMs, work basically like a vending machine: you put cash in and get Bitcoin out. There are operator fees involved, so it’s not as cheap as buying in person or with Wall of Coins, but it is instant and private. Use the map below to find a publicly-accessible BTM, scan your Bitcoin address, put cash in, and you’re done.
Similar to Wall of Coins in that it connects people willing to buy and sell Bitcoin, except a little more involved and not quite as “point-and-click.” Also has an option to meet up in person, like at a meetup, except without the usual scheduling constraints. Click the below link and set up an account to get started.
The “old school” way of buying Bitcoin is through an online exchange. This is pretty straightforward buying and selling. However, they are subject to financial regulations, so you might not be able to buy instantly, and you will have to divulge your identity and financial information, which carries all the regular risks and disadvantages of using regular money instead of cryptocurrency.
Because the lack of privacy and freedom that comes with buying through an exchange, we won’t be recommending any.