Another way of selling your Bitcoin is via a direct trade with another entity, either online or in person. There are several ways to achieve this, either by setting up a direct meeting to sell Bitcoin in person or by performing the transaction online through a specialized platform.
With online P2P Bitcoin sales, several specialized platforms — and even products from reputable cryptocurrency exchanges — exist to facilitate such transactions. In one way or another, these platforms essentially make it possible to trade Bitcoin for cash, or vice versa, with another party online.
In general, Bitcoin buyers post listings on these platforms, noting their desired price, their preferred payment option, etc. Interested parties then find listings they like and complete the sale by following the instructions provided by the platform.
These platforms typically involve escrow functions to provide a level of security for both parties and to help ensure asset transfer. Depending on the payment option, the seller of the Bitcoin may receive a transfer directly to their bank account or card, a wire transfer, or an agreement to receive funds to some of the popular traditional payments platforms.