When I'm a maker and want to buy btc, what offer do I make (buy/sell)?

This may sound like a silly question but I’m really tripping myself up over this. If I want to buy btc and use my own offer, do I put an offer to buy or sell?

For example, is an offer to buy a way of me putting another offer to buy in the order book? i.e I’d need to sell to the person that takes my offer to buy?

Yeah it can be a little confusing, but you can click on the “buy bitcoin” tab and press the button at the top that says “create new offer to buy bitcoin”.

Once you make that offer it will show up on the sell side of the offer book because users will be looking to “sell bitcoin” to YOU, the buyer.


Oh ok, thanks for confirming.

Yeah that is a bit confusing as I was interpreting it as putting in a competing offer, so to speak :laughing:

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To make sure you don’t make a mistake, always play a little bit with the numbers when taking or making an offer and read carefully if you’re buying or selling BTC, I still get confused sometimes, but it happens as well with better UI like the ones centralized exchanges use.

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