How to start without SMS


bill allman asked 7 months ago

with who can I sign up to trade without having smartphone (for SMS) as I just have land line and everyone wants me to at least initially do some vedrifying with SMS?

1 Answers
Steven Hay answered 7 months ago

Hi Bill,
 
That depends on your location. Wherever you are in the world, you should be able to use a peer-to-peer exchange like LocalBitcoins or Bisq to set up a direct trade with another person. You probably won’t be able to do an in-person cash trade with them, as these require a smartphone for both parties to verify that a transaction was made. If you’re in the US, the BitQuick service is pretty good and doesn’t require a smartphone, if I recall correctly.
 
There are plenty of exchanges in most locations. I’m afraid you’ll probably have to try them out until you find one which only requires email verification. I remember Bitfinex was email-only back in the day, but I believe this has changed. Kraken doesn’t require SMS notifications for trades either, fairly sure they don’t need to verify you by SMS either. I’d say Kraken is worth a try as it’s available in most locations and a pretty good exchange.

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