The most effective way I could find so far was Mt.Gox. The costs that are involved are still quite prohibitive. But this then boils down to the question: what is the most effective way to get your money out of [Insert your Exchage here]-exchange.

Is there any better way to convert your currency? (Swiss Francs in my case)

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    Voted to close as too localized.
    – ripper234
    Mar 11, 2012 at 13:24
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    @ripper234: How is that too localized? Swiss francs are a major currency (and even if not, this question would be of interest to a not insignificant user group for any currency).
    – Thilo
    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:10
  • @Thilo - because we have lots of similar questions, and it's not feasible to answer them all in a consistent manner. Also the answers will change with time, etc... don't won't to argue over it here though, it's just close vote, nothing major.
    – ripper234
    Mar 12, 2012 at 15:55

2 Answers 2


Switzerland takes part in the SEPA (Single Euro Payment Area); the Bitcoin exchanges that do SEPA transfers will probably be the ones with lowest costs for you.

I expect your bank will charge you for converting between CHF and EUR. If you want to convert often you may want to open a euro denominated account instead.


There is also BitStamp which lists CHF as a currency it will convert for trading (international wire).

See also the wiki page on selling bitcoins.


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