How to Buy Bitcoin in Uruguay

We found 6 trusted online cryptocurrency exchanges operating in Uruguay including Binance, Kraken, and CEX.io.

Alon Shvartsman
Last updated: October 19, 2021
Alon Shvartsman
Last updated: October 19, 2021
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Most Popular Bitcoin Exchanges in Uruguay

Popular

Binance is the most popular Bitcoin exchange in Uruguay with 28,600,000 users

Visit Binance

User-friendly

Kraken allows buying and selling Bitcoin with 3 forms of payment

Visit Kraken

All Around

CEX.io accepts users and payments from 178 countries

Visit CEX.io
Binance

Ease of Use

Medium

Fees

Low

Verification

1 Day

Reputation

Trusted

Within 8 months of launching in July 2017, Binance quickly skyrocketed into the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, processing more than $1 billion on a daily basis.

Kraken

Ease of Use

Easy

Fees

Average

Verification

2-3 Days

Reputation

Trusted

With millions of active users, an international market, and strategic investors on board, Kraken, joins Coinbase and Binance to become the big three cryptocurrency exchanges in the global market.

CEX.io

Ease of Use

Easy

Fees

High

Verification

1 Day

Reputation

Trusted

Cex.io started in 2013 as a Bitcoin exchange and cloud mining provider which has since become a multi-functional exchange, trusted by over half a million users.

Best Bitcoin Wallets for Uruguay

After buying bitcoin from an exchange, it's important to withdraw to your own non-custodial wallet for security, privacy, and to have full control over your bitcoin.

Mobile

ZenGo Logo

ZenGo is an easy iOS/Android Bitcoin & cryptocurrency wallet. Getting started takes 20 seconds.

Visit ZenGo

Desktop

Electrum Wallet Logo

Electrum is a popular desktop Bitcoin wallet which is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux

Visit Electrum Wallet

Hardware

Ledger Nano S Logo

Ledger Nano S is a secure hardware wallet that connects to your computer via USB

Visit Ledger Nano S
Coinmama

Ease of Use

Easy

Fees

High

Verification

1 Day

Reputation

Trusted

Coinmama is a leading cryptocurrency exchange that allows you to buy and sell bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with a credit card and/or bank transfers.

OkCoin

Ease of Use

Hard

Fees

Average

Verification

1-2 Days

Reputation

Trusted

OKCoin is a Chinese-based exchange that was founded in 2013 and is currently one of the more dominant platforms for Bitcoin trading.

Changelly

Ease of Use

Easy

Fees

Average

Verification

1 Day

Reputation

Trusted

Changelly allows one to exchange one cryptocurrency for another and also buy using a bank card.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 6 trusted exchanges operating in Uruguay with the most popular being Binance, Kraken, and CEX.io.

You can review each of these exchanges and find best exchange that works for you. Bitrawr ranks exchanges in Uruguay based on fees, users, and security while giving placement preference to exchanges located in Uruguay or specifically catering to users in Uruguay.

Yes, you can buy bitcoin safely and anonymously by using P2P (Peer to peer) exchanges like Bisq, Paxful, LocalSwap and LocalBitcoins.

Yes, popular Bitcoin futures exchanges like Bitmex, Deribit, and FTX enable users to long or short BTC with up to 100x leverage.

Most of the exchanges operating in Uruguay have debit/credit card payment options available. Remember that this requires completing KYC.

No! For complete custody of your Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies it is recommended to store them in a hardware wallet as it keeps private keys safe and entirely offline.

Bitcoin ATMs are an excellent way to buy bitcoin using cash and offer little to no requirements for KYC. ATMs are commonly located inside of convenience stores, shops, restaurants, malls or airports. Find one near you using our ATM map.

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