Local Cryptos is the most popular non-custodial crypto marketplace.
Although Local Cryptos is much more secure, we built it in such a way that it looks and feels similar to an ordinary custodial platform — so that you don’t need to be an expert to make an exchange.
Create an account
Generate a secure wallet in seconds.
Or sign up with web3. local cryptos supports all major Ethereum wallets including MetaMask and Ledger.
See who’s buying and selling
Anyone can post an ad to buy or sell crypto. Find a buyer or seller who suits you, or publish your own ad.
You can filter offers by payment method, currency, price, location, and more.
Open a trade
When you find an ad you’re happy with, open a trade. Choose the amount you want to buy or sell, then lock in an exchange rate.
The other party will receive a notification and you’ll typically hear back in less than 120 seconds.
Make the exchange
After the seller puts the crypto in an escrow account, the buyer pays the seller outside the platform. Users discuss payment details using encrypted messages.
A decentralized escrow account holds the crypto in trust until it’s paid for. This ensures both sides hold up their end of the deal.
Once the seller confirms payment, crypto is released from escrow to the buyer.
If there’s a payment dispute
In the case of a payment dispute, LocalCryptos will review the evidence and determine whether payment was made.
LocalCryptos has the ability to unlock the escrow for the buyer or seller, but we can’t withdraw it for ourselves. That’s what makes the escrow non-custodial.
Less than 1% of trades require LocalCryptos to step in and unlock the escrow account.