How do I sell bitcoin through Unchained's trading desk?

Follow these steps to complete a secure sale from your vault.

The trading desk enables you to sell bitcoin directly from your Unchained vault. You must complete trading desk onboarding prior to buying or selling bitcoin. We have a $2,000 minimum trade amount and you must have sufficient bitcoin available to sell to complete the sale.

Note: The maximum amount of bitcoin you can sell in a single trade is restricted by the total amount of bitcoin you have available to sell and your maximum trade amount. See our guide: What are the minimum and maximum trade sizes I can execute?

What you'll need

  • Your hardware wallets with their USB cords
  • A PC or Mac with USB ports to connect your hardware wallet.
    • Selling is not supported through the Unchained mobile app at this time.
  • An Unchained vault with a bitcoin balance

Video Guide: How to buy and sell bitcoin

Jump to 2:44 in the video for selling instructions


Follow these steps to sell bitcoin: 

  1. Sign in to your Unchained account and click Sell in the lower-left corner of your screen.
  2. Check your bitcoin available to sell. You can increase your sell limit by clicking Request increase and uploading the appropriate documentation.
  3. Select the vault to use, the destination bank account, and the amount of bitcoin to sell. We have a $2,000 minimum trading amount.
  4. Choose two keys to sign the transaction.
    • Note: If you select the Unchained key, it can take one to three business days for us to sign.
  5. Review the transaction and click Continue.
    • Note: We will automatically set the bitcoin network fee for you. This cannot be changed.
  6. Sign the transaction with your keys.
  7. Review the transaction one final time, tick the checkbox to acknowledge our terms of service, and click Execute sale and broadcast transaction.

Once the transaction is confirmed on the Bitcoin network, we will send the proceeds to your selected bank account within 2 business days.