How to buy and sell Bitcoin in Iran?

If you are looking to buy Bitcoin in Iran, you may encounter problems when detecting a ban on buying and selling cryptocurrency in this country. Iranian Government Iran declares that it will not recognize any trading activity conducted inside Iranian territory regarding cryptocurrencies. Nor will they consider these cryptocurrencies legal, and the Central Bank of Iran will not guarantee their value.


Many exchanges in Iran do not allow Bitcoin to be purchased with Visa according to complex regulations and government approvals in their region. However, there are still some websites that help you buy Bitcoin with Visa. And here are some ways to buy Bitcoin in Iran that AZCoin News has learned!

Buy Bitcoin on the local exchange in Iran

  • Bitbarg.co

Bitbarg is a P2P site that has the lowest sell offer for Bitcoin.  You can sell and buy Bitcoin with the best prices, no intermediaries. And they guarantee that you earn your money; while they don’t charge you with fees. You can buy Bitcoin in less than an hour.

  • Btc-iran

Btc-iran is a cryptocurrency trading platform in Iran. Although the current solutions of the exchange are only sufficient to provide the ability to solve the problem at a given time. However, the Btc-iran team is working hard to build a safe, useful, and easy-to-use product based on its Blockchain. It will include easy integration of electronic payments and even a digital arbitration system.


The convenient point of Btc-iran is that anyone who has an internet-connected PC or smartphone can start cryptocurrency trading quickly.

Besides, the Crypto-System of the platform is quite modern. You only need to rotate your smart device horizontally to start trading. Besides that, you will have access to some quite interesting features.

  • Curated cryptocurrency.
  • Multi-language system.
  • Synthetic purse.
  • Professional network.
  • Easy money withdrawal

Buy Bitcoin in Iran on Exir.io

Launched in Feb 2017, EXIR is a centralized exchange based in Tehran. It supports IRR fiat pairs. EXIR is the largest and most advanced cryptocurrency exchange platform in Iran.

Bitcoin (BTC), Tether (USDT), Ethereum (ETH), XRP and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) are already available for trading against the Iranian Rial.

Source: Coinmarketcap

According to Coinmarketcap, its net trading volume exceeds $550,000. CMC has already added XMR to its trading toolkit of EXIR, but only to the ‘Unverified markets’ category.

Buy Bitcoin in Iran through P2P platform LocalBitcoins

The most popular P2P platform is LocalBitcoins. It serves as a local billboard for everyone who wants to buy and sell Bitcoin. When you register on the platform, you post an ad or search for local people/organizations that want to buy or sell Bitcoin through your preferred methods and at your preferred price. When you find a suitable buyer/seller, you agree to the terms of the transaction (bank transfer, Paypal, face-to-face meeting, cash, etc.). Note that not every seller is trustworthy, so be sure to check their history and reviews first.


Source: LocalBitcoins 

You can find the place to buy Bitcoin in Iran on LocalBitcoins here.

Buy Bitcoin via the exchanger or broker

The exchanger is intermediaries specializing in buying and selling Bitcoin in the market. Trading with them is also very simple. You send the BTC wallet address and money to them. They will then send the BTC to your wallet. Transactions will occur quickly if both parties agree on the price and method of transactions.

However, this method should only be used when you know who is selling Bitcoin to you. And, make sure you double-check the reputation of this trader.


  • Low transaction fees.
  • Cheaper than OTC.
  • Quick: the professional exchanger will have quick action. Quotes and transfers only occur in minutes.


  • Fraud risks: This is a form of buying Bitcoin that has many holes to scammer presenting. Many sophisticated types of scam have taken place through this way of selling Bitcoin. Scammer can pretend to be another reputable exchanger to fool new people.

The note when buying Bitcoin

Before you start buying yourself the first BTC, you should note:

  • Choose for themselves a reputable, clear, and well-supported trading platform.
  • Choose a Bitcoin wallet that suits your needs.
  • Do not put all your money in one place; avoid unwanted incidents (exchanges, wallets hacked, collapsed, …).
  • Find out information about specific trading platforms and exchangers before trading.
  • KYC and use 2FA layer security.


Understanding how to store, and knowing the essential notes when buying Bitcoin will help you have an excellent first experience with the crypto market.

There are two main sides in crypto: TRADE and HODL (hold). Regardless of which side you choose, you should remember the first principle is safety and protection of your assets.

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