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Bitit

Paris-based Bitit aims to make buying bitcoin as fast and easy as possible no matter where in the world you are. Its most notable feature is the ability to make quick purchases with cash or card, from almost anywhere in the world.

What is Bitit and how does it work?

Bitit is a bitcoin selling and delivery service. Being based in Paris, all its prices are in euros, but you can pay the same way with other currencies.

However, you will be charged exchange fees when paying with a card. Here are the simple steps you need to take:

  1. Create an account. You can quickly create an account and buy up to €25 of bitcoin without verification. You will need to verify your identity for more purchases after that.
  2. Place an order. Choose a purchase amount from €25 to €250.
  3. Make your payment. In the US, you can pay by prepaid cash voucher through Neosurf or Cashlib, by a 3D-Secure credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro or American Express), by a Trustpay bank transfer or by Epay e-wallet.
  4. Wait for bitcoin delivery. You can have bitcoin delivered to your wallet in around 10 minutes.

Fees

The transaction fee varies by payment method.

Method Fee
Online with Visa, Mastercard, Maestro or American Express 6.9%
Cashlib or Neosurf 5.9%-11.9%
TrustPay 3%

These are just the fees charged by Bitit. Depending on your payment method, there may be additional fees for:

  • The cost of buying a prepaid cash voucher, charged by the store where you purchase it.
  • Foreign exchange fees when paying with a credit card.
  • Additional credit card or transaction fees charged by your bank for an overseas credit card payment.

Do I need to verify my identity on Bitit?

You do not need to verify your identity to create an account and may be able to buy a limited amount of bitcoin without verifying your identity.

Pros and cons of Bitit

Pros

  • Very quick and simple
  • Lets you pay online with credit card or with cash via prepaid cash vouchers

Cons

  • Relatively high commission fee
  • Strict per-transaction order limits

What are the order limits?

You are limited to €500 every seven days without verifying your identity, and the per-order limits are €25 to €250. There is no limit on the number of orders you can place, though.