How to Buy Bitcoin in New York: A Detailed Guide

Consumers can now buy bitcoin in New York State from LibertyX Bitcoin Bitcoin ATMs

Can you buy bitcoin in New York?

Yes! While there was some uncertainty around buying bitcoin in New York when the New York Virtual Currency License (Bitlicense) was enacted in 2015, there are now over a dozen companies that have been issued Bitlicenses. LibertyX was the first bitcoin ATM company to receive the New York Virtual Currency License (“Bitlicense”) in early 2019 alongside Robinhood. In addition to LibertyX, there are also 2 other cash kiosk companies that allow customer to buy and sell bitcoin with/for cash.

Where can I buy bitcoin in New York?

There are plenty of locations across New York State where consumers can buy and spend bitcoin in the Empire State including New York City (Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan), Buffalo, Rochester, and more! We at LibertyX have over one thousand (1,000) trusted locations (bitcoin ATMs) where you can go and buy bitcoin instantly with your debit card. We even have a bitcoin ATM in the dead center of Times Square at Madame Tussads on 42nd Street! To find bitcoin ATMs near you, use the LibertyX store locator.

Quick Overview of How to Buy Bitcoin in New York

LibertyX has over 1,000 ATMs enabled where you can buy bitcoin in New York. All you need is a mobile phone to get started.

Follow the steps below to learn how to buy bitcoin in New York:

  1. Download LibertyX mobile app, create free account and complete the instant verification process (mobile phone number and photo ID required)
  2. Find a nearby LibertyX bitcoin ATM using the store locator
  3. Copy/paste bitcoin address to generate order number
  4. Give order number to cashier or enter order number on ATM
  5. Complete payment and bitcoin is sent to you immediately!

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How to buy bitcoin from a Bitcoin ATM?

Bitcoin ATMs are traditional ATMs where you can use your debit card to buy bitcoin. Our LibertyX bitcoin ATMs may be the same ATMs you may already go to to withdraw cash.

Step 1 - Create Free Account: To buy bitcoin on one of our ATMs, you need to first create a free LibertyX account (in-app or at and complete the instant verification process.

Step 2 - Place Mobile Order: Find a convenient ATM location near you using our store locator, and create an order number by providing your bitcoin address.

Step 3 - Pay for Purchase: Click the LibertyX button on the ATM screen to start the purchase. Enter your order number and purchase amount. Then insert your debit card and enter your PIN.
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How to Find Nearby LibertyX Locations

We created the LibertyX mobile app to make your bitcoin purchasing experience as simple and quick as possible. Our app is free to download and is available on both iOS and Android platforms. You can also search locations on our website, though we recommend our app for best experience.

LibertyX Mobile App Screenshots - Map View, List View, Filter View

Open the LibertyX app and click the “Near Me” button to use geolocation to pull your location. Otherwise you can enter your city or ZIP in the search field. You will see LibertyX locations near you. The default view is “List” but you can click the “Map” icon and see all the locations show up on a map as well.

LibertyX Location Search Filters

We also offer custom filters so you can search by payment method, location type, and hours available.

“Payment methods”* supported in New York State include:

“Location types”* include:

“Hours available” helps you figure out a store that will be open if you have specific time restrictions. Not all stores have hours available so if you select this you may miss out on certain locations where operating hours were not provided.

New York State Cities with LibertyX Bitcoin ATMs

New York store chains with particpating locations where you can buy bitcoin via LibertyX bitcoin ATMs

Still have questions?

If you have any other questions about buying bitcoin, have burning recommendations on where we should add locations, or anything else, we want to hear from you!