You’re looking for a way to get Bitcoin, but you don’t want to mess with a crypto exchange, so what do you do? Lucky for you, in addition to its Bitcoin ATMs, Bitcoin Depot offers a service called BDCheckout. With BDCheckout, you can add Bitcoin to your wallet by visiting a specified retail location like Walgreens.
So how does it work? We’ll gladly answer that question while providing additional information about BDCheckout.
BDCheckout gives you a way to add Bitcoin to your digital wallet without going through an online exchange or Bitcoin ATM. With thousands of locations spread across 23 states, there’s a good chance there’s a retailer near you that supports BDCheckout.
With BDCheckout, getting Bitcoin into a wallet is simple and convenient. Enter the amount you want to buy in the Bitcoin Depot app, find a location, then speak with the person at the register. That’s all there is to it. We’ll break the entire process down further here in a bit, but for now, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using BDCheckout.
Here are a few reasons to use BDCheckout:
With thousands of retail locations across the United States, you can easily add Bitcoin to your wallet. You don’t have to mess with creating an online exchange account. Adding Bitcoin to your wallet with BDCheckoutu is quick and convenient.
The entire process is simple and easy. Use the Bitcoin Depot app to find a BDCheckout location, generate a barcode in the app, scan it, and load your cash. Bitcoin Depot has gone the extra mile to make adding Bitcoin to your wallet a pain-free experience.
We all have retail locations that we visit regularly. A local pharmacy, a preferred gas station, or a familiar grocery store. With BDCheckout, you can fund your wallet at the places you usually shop for everyday essentials.
The Bitcoin Depot app uses a non-custodial wallet. That means your funds aren’t controlled by anyone but you. You’re responsible for what happens with your Bitcoin. Where it goes and how it’s spent is entirely up to you and at your discretion.
Okay, enough stalling. You want to know how BDCheckout works, right? We’re not going to belabor the point. Let’s get right into it.
First things first, if you don’t already have it, you need to download the Bitcoin Depot mobile app to your smartphone or tablet. It’s available through the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, so you don’t have to worry about what type of device you’re using.
Find a participating retail location near you. With BDCheckout, you’ll have access to thousands of locations, so find one that works for you. When you’re ready, select the “Load Cash” button.*
Once the “Load Cash” box appears, enter the amount you want to load. When that’s complete, choose your Bitcoin Depot wallet, which is where your Bitcoin will go when you complete the transaction.
When you’ve chosen the Bitcoin wallet you want to use, the Bitcoin Depot app will create a barcode. This is the barcode the retailer will scan. Head to the retailer so they can scan the barcode in the app, and you can pay for your Bitcoin with cash.
Upon arriving at the retailer, open your Bitcoin Depot app to the barcode, then head to the cashier. They’ll scan the barcode and ask that you give them the appropriate amount of cash (this is the amount you entered earlier in the process).
When the funds are added to your wallet by the cashier, you’ll see a button that says “Buy BTC Now.” Click that button to complete the transaction. That’s all there is to it!
With thousands of locations across the United States, Bitcoin Depot wants to make Bitcoin accessible to everyone. Brandon Mintz, President and CEO of Bitcoin Depot, said it best when he stated, “Here at Bitcoin Depot, we understand the needs of our customers are always evolving.”
One way Bitcoin Depot meets those needs is through additional methods to obtain Bitcoin, like BDCheckout. It provides customers with a quick, convenient, secure, and simple process through which they can add Bitcoin to their wallets.
If you don’t own Bitcoin by now, you’re out of excuses. Bitcoin Depot has gone to great lengths to make it as easy as possible. So get out, visit a Bitcoin Depot ATM or BDCheckout location and add some Bitcoin to your wallet today!
*BDCheckout is only available in certain states.