What is Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC)?

Learn about wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) and how it’s useful for you.

Wrapped Bitcoin is the most liquid ERC20 token pledge with Bitcoin. One WBTC is equal to one BTC. Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) is very useful for decentralized exchanges and dApps that operate on the Ethereum blockchain. Being completely transparent, WBTC is a 100% community-led digital asset. This article explains how WBTC works and what advantages it brings to traders, Ethereum-powered tools, and other cryptocurrency service providers.

From the image below, you can see that WBTC’s price strongly correlates to BTC price.

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Advantages of WBTC

WBTC gives greater liquidity to the Ethereum ecosystem including decentralized exchanges (DEXs) and financial applications. A great example is Uniswap which supports WBTC/ETH market pair. That pair attracts around $1 billion in liquidity. Nowadays, centralized exchanges generate most of the trading volume with Bitcoin. However, WBTC changes that, re-allocating Bitcoin’s liquidity to the Ethereum blockchain and ERC-20 tokens.

WBTC standardizes Bitcoin (BTC) to the ERC20 format. It allows the creation of smart contracts for Bitcoin and the integration of BTC transfers. Therefore, instead of maintaining various nodes for different transaction types, exchanges, wallets, and Dapps only need to support an Ethereum node.

Benefits for Traders, Institutions, and Dapps

Traders, Institutions, and decentralized applications (Dapps) are the main counterparties that win by using WBTC.

Exchanges, wallets, payment services

Handling multiple cryptocurrencies across different nodes and transaction formats is a hard task for exchanges, wallets, and payment services. But, WBTC provides the benefits of Ethereum and Bitcoin nodes, making it easy to handle the wrapped cryptocurrency with only the Ethereum node.

Decentralized applications (Dapps)

In addition, decentralized applications can now leverage Bitcoin payments in smart contracts for lending protocols, funds, prediction markets, and token sales.


Also, Wrapped BTC (WBTC) allows users to experience increased liquidity and participation. The Ethereum network is processing transactions faster and cheaper than the Bitcoin network. As a result, Bitcoin holders don’t have to wait anymore. Thanks to WBTC, moving Bitcoin between exchanges via the Ethereum blockchain is much more cost-efficient.

You can buy and sell WBTC against many cryptocurrencies and stablecoins on the Tokpie exchange.

How does WBTC work?

To get WBTC, a user requests tokens from a merchant. After that, a merchant performs a swap. During a swap, a user provides the merchant with Bitcoin, while Merchant, in turn, transfers WBTC to the user.

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WBTC Mechanics

Minting is the process of creating new wrapped tokens (WBTC). A merchant initialized such minting. You can find proof of assets by clicking on these BTC wallets.

Burning is the process of redeeming BTC for WBTC tokens. Only a merchant can do this. The amount is deducted from the merchant’s WBTC balance (on-chain) and the supply of WBTC is then reduced.

How to buy WBTC?

You can purchase Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) for USDT or ETH in three simple steps:

  1. Fund your account with USDT, or ETH. Note that you can purchase USDT or ETH with a bank card in a few minutes.
  2. Open WBTC/USDT and place your trade order to buy. Use this instruction if you don’t know how to place a trade order. Also, your can exchange your ETH for WBTC here.
  3. Withdraw WBTC to your personal Ethereum wallet or hold.

Alternatively, you can buy Bitcoin with a bank card for fiat money.

How to buy Wrapped Bitcoin with Bank Card or Apple Pay?

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Obtain Wrapped Bitcoin with Visa, MasterCard, or Apple Pay

Use your bank card or Apple Pay to obtain Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) coins for local fiat currency, directly and in minutes. Open the bank card processing page, and enter the amount of WBTC and your ERC20 wallet address. Then click the Continue button. That’s it.

How to sell WBTC?

To sell Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) for USDT or ETH, follow three steps:

  1. Deposit WBTC on your account.
  2. Open WBTC/USDT order book, and place your trade order to sell. Read the instruction if you don’t know how to place a trade order. Also, your can exchange your WBTC for ETH here.
  3. Withdraw USDT or ETH to your personal Ethereum wallet or hold them on your account.

How to deposit WBTC?

To deposit Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) on your Tokpie account at no cost, follow this guide.

Note: Tokpie doesn’t charge any fees for depositing.

How to withdraw WBTC?

To withdraw Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) from your Tokpie account, use this instruction. You must have an eth compatible wallet address to be able to withdraw WBTC. Also, check the withdrawal commission.


Please be aware that Tokpie charges a fee for the listing. Tokpie does not give any investment, legal, tax, financial advice, or warranty of token price performance or successful fundraising.

Useful links

For any questions or cooperation, you can contact Tokpie at https://t.me/tokpie

Buy Bitcoin with Credit Card. Plus other Popular Crypto

Discover how to buy Bitcoin and other popular crypto with bank card just in few minutes.

Great news! Tokpie partnered with Simplex, the most reliable payment processor with an EU license. So now, you can buy Bitcoin with bank card. Moreover, you can obtain +153 other popular cryptocurrencies with a credit or debit card (Visa or Mastercard) on the Tokpie exchange. 

Buy Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), DAI Stablecoin (DAI), Litecoin (LTC), and other fifteen coins in your local fiat currency with either a VISA or MasterCard (credit or debit card).

Also, We are happy to announce extended coverage of Simplex’s services within the U.S. to enable more users to purchase crypto assets easily and risk-free.

As of today, in addition to all of the other regions it serves, Simplex supports the purchase of cryptocurrency from users in Nevada (NV), Washington (WA), New Mexico (NM), Vermont (VT), Alaska (AK), and Louisiana (LA). The supported cryptocurrencies in these territories will be Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Etherium (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP), and Tether (USDT).

 Find below a step-by-step guide to buying crypto with a bank card on Tokpie.

Select cryptocurrency

 1. Select a cryptocurrency that you want to buy here

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Enter amount 

2. For example, enter the amount of BTC to purchase or the amount of EUR you are willing to spend. A result, the system automatically calculates the best rate for you.

Note: The amount shall be between $50 and $20,000 US dollars equivalent.

Enter wallet address

3. Enter your wallet address. If you don’t have one, then create it here.

Confirm purchase

4. After selecting crypto and entering amounts, press the ‘continue’ button to confirm the purchase.

Note that the residents of some countries cannot buy crypto with bank cards.

Fill in the billing information

 5. Then, enter billing information and verify it through mobile phone and email.

Methods of payment

You can pay with a bank card. It can Visa or MasterCard, debit or credit card. Also, you can buy cryptocurrency with Apple Pay.

Upload document

6. Upload any one of your identity documents and fill the details.

Check the status

7. Congratulations! You have completed the payment. Track the status here

Popular crypto

Also, please find the list of all cryptocurrencies you can buy with a credit or debit card (Visa or MasterCard). So, you can buy Bitcoin with bank card and many other (over 153) coins in seconds.


Restricted countries

The service is not available to the citizens of these countries:

  • Afghanistan AF
  • Albania AL
  • Bahamas BS
  • Barbados BB
  • Botswana BW
  • Cambodia K
  • Cube CU
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea KP
  • Ghana GH
  • Iceland IS
  • Iran IR
  • Iraq IQ
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  • Myanmar (Burma) MM
  • Jamaica JM
  • Kyrgyzstan KG
  • Nicaragua NI
  • Pakistan PK
  • Panama PA
  • Sudan SD
  • Syria S
  • Uganda UG
  • Yemen YE
  • Zimbabwe ZW
  • US States: 
  • Alabama (AL)
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  • Georgia (GA)
  • Hawaii (HI)
  • New York (NY)
  • Oregon (OR)

For any questions or cooperation, you can contact Tokpie at https://t.me/tokpie