What are options available to convert fiat currencies into Monero directly, without having to go through a Bitcoin transit hoop first? I am not looking for a recommendation for a particular service, but a list of available options and supported currency types. I am looking for a list of both peer to peer and centralized exchanges that support fiat to Monero conversions.
For direct purchase of Monero with fiat currencies there are now multiple options:
- Livecoin - Online Exchange supporting Wire transfer (SWIFT) and other options
- Coincut - Online Exchange allowing purchase by GBP Bank transfer
Bitfinex - US dollarUSD wire transfer disabled
- LiteBit - Online Exchange supporting multiple fiat purchase options including SEPA bankwire, GiroPay and SOFORT
MoneroDirect - Uses OKPAY to offer MasterCard, VISA, Webmoney, and other Euro denominated purchase options- Offline due to OKPAY Aquisition - Jun 29, 2017
- Orillia - Purchase with SEPA
- AnycoinDirect - Purchase with SEPA, Sofort, Trustpay, MyBank, IDEAL, Giropay, EPS or Bancontact/Mistercash
- MoneroForCash - Purchase with fiat locally P2P
- EasyMonero - Purchase with fiat locally P2P
- Kraken - Euro and US dollar
- LocalMonero.co - Any payment method that the community wishes to use, fiat or crypto, online or locally, a centralized P2P platform modeled after LocalBitcoins.com
- Poloniex - Online Exchange with Credit card support and Wire Transfer for deposits and withdrawals
The options above meet your criteria for avoiding the Bitcoin transit hoop. Security, privacy and ease of use will vary.
Bitsquare is a P2P decentralized exchange not mentioned above because it currently requires the use of Bitcoin as an intermediary currency when purchasing with fiat. There is hope that multisig support for Monero now in development will eventually enable direct fiat purchases.
Adding to the list:
- https://monerodirect.com - buy Monero with Euro, GBP, or USD. (We can add other currencies if there's sufficient demand.)
Disclaimer: In addition to being a contributor to the Monero codebase, I am one of the directors of MoneroDirect.
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