Liquid Bitcoins are transferred to the Liquid sidechain from the Bitcoin mainchain through a process known as a peg-in (also known as bridging). Most users will prefer to acquire their L-BTC from a third party that handles the peg-ins or swaps for them, but you can also perform peg-ins yourself using a Liquid node. Warning: Do not acquire L-BTC without having a way to convert back to BTC. L-BTC peg-outs can only be performed via a Liquid member, but there are many options available. Acquire L-BTC via a Third Party For an up-to-date list of platforms that support L-BTC purchases or swaps, see our list of Liquid integrations. Tip: Visit our video guide for how to get Liquid Bitcoin using SideSwap. Typically, the fastest, most convenient options include: Swap BTC for L-BTC SideSwap SideShift AI Bisq flyp.me TDEX (trustless peg-in, only need to pay transaction fees) Buy L-BTC With Fiat AQUA (in-app buy feature) Bitfinex Bull Bitcoin JAN3 Financial BTCTurk Pro BTSE Borrow L-BTC Against BTC Lend at Hodl Hodl Swap LN-BTC (Lightning) to L-BTC Boltz Coinos You will need a Liquid wallet to store your L-BTC after purchase/conversion. Acquire L-BTC via a Peg-In To process a peg-in yourself, follow our peg-in guide. Note that you will need both a Bitcoin full node and a Liquid node to securely complete the process.