Paxful ( is a cryptocurrency site. Paxful says there are over 350 ways to trade Bitcoin on its platform. Paxful says that cryptocurrency is the financial system for the 100%. isn’t a reliable cryptocurrency site.


Similar sites to Paxful include CEX (io), BitPay, BitPapa, LocalCoinSwap, BitRefill, Paybis, Symlix, CoinCola, BuyBitcoinBank, and DataWallet.


The homepage shows a Bitcoin conversion calculator with an option to choose what service you want to pay with to buy it. There is another tab asking how much you want to spend in the US. I was able to switch the tab from “buy” to “sell” and sell my Bitcoin too. At the bottom of this box was a button to find offers. Below the fold said it had over 350 ways to buy and sell Bitcoin. For instance, to buy Bitcoin, it offered bank transfers, online wallets, debits and credit cards, gift cards, digital currencies, cash payments, and goods and services. When I scrolled further, it had buttons to start trading and create my account. At the top of the page was a button called ‘Create an offer.” I clicked on it, and it told me to choose my cryptocurrency between Bitcoin, Tether, Ethereum, and USD Coin, I was then able to select to sell it after choosing a payment method.


As of January 2024, has 1.295 million monthly views. was founded on March 23, 2015. The Internet Archive has saved 2,304 times between March 23, 2015 and March 5, 2024.

In 2024, had over 12 million users who used as a peer-to-peer network to buy and sell Bitcoin, according to its homepage.

Is Safe?

Here, I analyzed for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam:

I checked on Sucuri, and it returned as a medium security risk. Results. Sucuri results

Sucuri says is a medium security risk because it returned a 403 Forbidden status on the URL

I then ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on, and it is suspicious. Results.

Unmask Parasites cites 2 suspicious inline scripts:

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!function(){var e=document.createElement("iframe");function t(){var t=e.contentDocument||e.contentWindow.document;if(t){v...

I also checked on VirusTotal, and it is flagged for phishing by Gridinsoft and MalwareURL. Results. VirusTotal results

Further, passed all blocklist engines on URLVoid. Results.

In conclusion, returned a 403 Forbidden status. Sucuri regards this as a medium security risk. Unmask Parasites also found 2 suspicious inline scripts, and Gridinsoft and MalwareURL flagged it for phishing on VirusTotal. OVERALL GRADE: Suspicious.

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Useful peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading platform. It also has a crypto wallet. accepts payments in crypto directly without the need for a bank account.