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How do I exchange my bitcoin for money?

If you currently have bitcoins (BTC) in your account and would like to exchange your balance for any global currency (i.e. USD or EUR), you can easily do so within your account. Exchanges within your account are always free of charge and effective instantly!

Conversely, you can also exchange your money for bitcoin or exchange your money for a different currency.

You can exchange your bitcoin for money using the Xapo app (Android or iPhone) or a web browser.

Select an option to continue:

How to exchange your bitcoin for money using the Xapo app (Android)

1. Open the Xapo app and log in to your account.

  • Select the My Money tab.
  • Tap Exchange at the top of your screen.

2. Select BTC as the currency you would like to exchange.

  • By tapping on the currency under I have, you can toggle between balances you currently hold funds in.
  • Next, select the currency you would like to exchange for by tapping on the currency under I want.
  • You will be able to view the following:
    • The current exchange rate between BTC and the currency you're exchanging for
    • The current balance you hold in BTC and the currency you're exchanging for

3. Enter the amount you would like to exchange.

  • You can enter the amount of BTC you would like to exchange next to I have, and the amount credited to your balance will display next to I want.
  • Alternatively, you can enter the amount you would like to exchange for next to I want, and the BTC debited from your balance will display next to I have.
  • Tap Next to continue.

4. Review your transaction details.

  • You will be able to view the following:
    • Credit: The amount and currency you are exchanging for.
    • Debit from: The amount of BTC you will be exchanging.
    • Exchange rate: The current exchange rate for these currencies.
  • Once you are ready, tap Confirm to proceed to the confirmation page.

Please note that you will have 40 seconds to confirm this transaction. If no action is made within that time, the transaction will automatically be cancelled and the exchange rate will be updated.

How to exchange your bitcoin for money using the Xapo app (iPhone)

1. Open the Xapo app and log in to your account.

  • Select the My Money tab.
  • Tap Exchange at the top of your screen.

2. Select BTC as the currency you would like to exchange.

  • By tapping on the currency under I have, you can toggle between balances you currently hold funds in.
  • Next, select the currency you would like to exchange for by tapping on the currency under I want.
  • You will be able to view the following:
    • The current exchange rate between BTC and the currency you're exchanging for
    • The current balance you hold in BTC and the currency you're exchanging for

3. Enter the amount you would like to exchange.

  • You can enter the amount of BTC you would like to exchange next to I have, and the amount credited to your balance will display next to I want.
  • Alternatively, you can enter the amount you would like to exchange for next to I want, and the BTC debited from your balance will display next to I have.
  • Tap Next to continue.

4. Review your transaction details.

  • You will be able to view the following:
    • Credit: The amount and currency you are exchanging for.
    • Debit from: The amount of BTC you will be exchanging.
    • Exchange rate: The current exchange rate for these currencies.
  • Once you are ready, tap Confirm to proceed to the confirmation page.

Please note that you will have 40 seconds to confirm this transaction. If no action is made within that time, the transaction will automatically be cancelled and the exchange rate will be updated.

How to exchange your bitcoin for money using a web browser.

1. Log in to your Xapo account.

  • Select the My Money tab.
  • Click Exchange at the top of your screen.

2. Select BTC as the currency you would like to exchange.

  • By clicking on the currency under I have, you can toggle between balances you currently hold funds in.
  • Next, select the currency you would like to exchange for by tapping on the currency under I want.
  • You will be able to view the following:
    • The current exchange rate between BTC and the currency you're exchanging for
    • The current balance you hold in BTC and the currency you're exchanging for

3. Enter the amount you would like to exchange.

  • You can enter the amount of BTC you would like to exchange next to I have, and the amount credited to your balance will display next to I want.
  • Alternatively, you can enter the amount you would like to exchange for next to I want, and the BTC debited from your balance will display next to I have.
  • Click Next to continue.

4. Review your transaction details.

  • You will be able to view the following:
    • Credit: The amount and currency you are exchanging for.
    • Debit from: The amount of BTC you will be exchanging.
    • Exchange rate: The current exchange rate for these currencies.
  • Once you are ready, click Confirm to proceed to the confirmation page.

5. Confirm your transaction on the Xapo app.

  • Transactions initiated on a web browser require approval on your mobile app. A notification will be sent to your phone to confirm the transaction.
  • For exchanges, you have 40 seconds to approve this transaction before the rate expires and is automatically canceled.
  • If you have not received the notification, you can click Send again.
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