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User Docs


Understand Bisq
Use Bisq
  • Getting StartedDownload, set up and start trading with Bisq in minutes

  • Getting Started with the Bisq DAOTrade, vote, and govern Bisq through the DAO with BSQ

  • Secure Your WalletSet a password and save your seed words to keep your bitcoin safe

  • Backup and RecoveryMaintain backups to keep your settings and history safe

  • Staying Private — Maximize control over your personal info and trading data

  • Trading and Arbitration RulesKnow what’s expected of you and others when trading

  • Fees and Security Deposits — Understand how your bitcoin is used and kept safe when trading

  • Support — Get help from other Bisq users and contributors


  • Payment Methods — Explore 20+ supported fiat currency payment methods, from Alipay to Zelle

  • Altcoins — Explore 100+ supported cryptocurrencies, tokens and assets


Incubating Efforts

  • Bisq HTTP API — Automate trading and interact programmatically with your Bisq node

  • Bisq Mobile NotificationsGet alerts for new offers, trades in process, and more right on your phone

Contributor Docs