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.
Acquire L-BTC via a Third Party
For an up-to-date list of platforms that support swapping BTC for L-BTC, see our list of Liquid integrations.
You will need a Liquid node or Liquid wallet to store your L-BTC after purchase/conversion.
The fastest method of purchasing small amounts of L-BTC for testing or covering Liquid transaction fees is the GET L-BTC button available on the official Liquid Network site. The service is provided by Wyre and accepts Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and debit cards.
Acquire L-BTC via a Peg-In
To initiate 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.