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How & Where to Buy BitcoinDark (BTCD)

Buying BitcoinDark (BTCD) for funds from your bank requires a 2-step process. You're going to buy some BTC or ETH from an exchange that accepts deposits from a debit card or bank account, and then you're going to transfer your newly bought crypto to a marketplace that sells BTCD in exchange for bitcoin or Ether.

Step 1Buy BTC or ETH at Gemini

Sign up and purchase BTC or ETH at Gemini.

If Gemini is not available in your jurisdiction, view our list of exchanges that sell BTC or ETH for Government issued money.

Step 2Go to a supporting BTCD exchange:

Transfer your newly purchased BTC or ETH from your Coinbase wallet to one of the exchanges listed below.


BitcoinDark Price & Information

Current BTCD price and historical price chart

Why Should I Buy BitcoinDark (BTCD)?

What is BitcoinDark?

BitcoinDark (BTCD) was a privacy-centric altcoin launched in 2014 that had the goal of being a disruptive force in the financial sector. Their motto was, “Paving the way to financial inclusion for everyone,” and they operated under the mission of wanting to deliver cheap or free private transactions for anybody, worldwide. In May 2018, BitcoinDark was swapped for Komodo and its developers joined the Komodo platform. Its blockchain has not been maintained and as such, BitcoinDark is no longer a functional cryptocurrency. This means that even if the coin is purchased on its last exchange (Poloniex), it cannot be moved off the exchange because it in fact no longer exists.

History of BitcoinDark

BitcoinDark was launched anonymously in July 2014 with no ICO and a premine of 1.5%. It enjoyed a tremendous degree of popularity throughout the course of existence, listed on major exchanges Bittrex and Poloniex very early on, at its peak possessing a market capitalization value of half a billion dollars, in January 2018. After this peak it quickly plummeted in value and by May 2018 was integrated into the Komodo platform, with BTCD coins swapped for Komodo (KMD) coins. The entire BitcoinDark development team was also transferred to work on Komodo, and as such, the BTCD blockchain was abandoned. It is now no longer functional, and coins cannot be transferred, effectively ceasing its existence as a cryptocurrency.

How BitcoinDark Works

Like bitcoin, BitcoinDark was a SHA-256 coin but its blocks were 1 minute in length as opposed to bitcoin’s 10 minutes, and there was to be a total of 22 million coins generated instead of bitcoin’s 21 million. The goal of BitcoinDark was to not only make private financial services available to everyone but also to provide a “complete financial system.” This included the provision of a digital asset exchange built into its platform as well as a pegged-asset exchange which allowed for the trading of more traditional assets such as fiat currencies, precious metals and even stock ETFs.

Why BitcoinDark?

BitcoinDark is no longer a functioning cryptocurrency and as such we do not recommend its purchase.

Technical Information

Start Date: 09/07/2014
Algorithm: SHA256
Proof Type: PoW/PoS

1 Comment

  1. Alejandro de la Torre on December 22, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Does anyone have any info on BitcoinDark?

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