Liquid Bitcoins are transferred to the Liquid sidechain from the Bitcoin mainchain through a process known as a peg-in. Most users will prefer to acquire their L-BTC from a third party that handles the peg-ins 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.
Typically, the fastest, most convenient options include:
Swap BTC for L-BTC
Buy L-BTC With Fiat
Borrow L-BTC Against BTC
You will need a Liquid wallet to store your L-BTC after purchase/conversion.
Acquire L-BTC via a Peg-In
The mobile wallet SideSwap offers fast peg-ins through its hot wallet.