How do I use Bitcoin to fund my Skrill account?

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a digital currency that allows customers to quickly and easily add funds to their Skrill Account from their Bitcoin app.

There are a few ways to get Bitcoins, either by Currency Exchange (provided by Bitcoin providers), or trading goods and/or services in return for Bitcoins.

Note: Funds deposited via Bitcoin are available only for transfers to merchant sites and to other Skrill customers. These funds cannot be used for purchases or withdrawals with the Skrill Prepaid Mastercard®*.


How do I deposit by Bitcoin?

  1. In order to transfer Bitcoin to your Skrill Account, you will first need a Bitcoin account. To get started with Bitcoin, visit the Bitcoin website.
  2. In your Skrill account, under the section Deposit, click on the Bitcoin deposit option and then on Continue.
  3. Enter the amount you want to upload, insert your email address and click on Proceed to BitPay.
  4. By clicking on Proceed to BitPay, a third-party processor allowing you to complete the transaction with Bitcoin is launched. Be sure to allow pop ups on your browser.
  5. A new window will load with a QR Code. QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode).
  6. You can either click on the blue Open in wallet button to launch the application of your Bitcoin wallet or you can scan the QR Code with a Mobile phone or Tablet QR code app.
  7. Once you have paid using Bitcoin, you will receive a confirmation message.


How long does a Bitcoin deposit take?

This is a quick deposit option. Funds will arrive into your Skrill account immediately.


What are the limits and the fees?

The best place to check the limits for any upload option is the Deposit section of your account. Select the deposit option of your choice. Right next to each payment method you have the applied fee and the respective maximum limit for upload.

For the deposit fee, please check the Money in section of your account or visit our Fees Page.


  • Bitcoin may charge separate fees.
  • The price of a bitcoin can unpredictably increase or decrease over a short period of time.


Funds have left my Bitcoin account but the transaction failed into my Skrill account?

If the funds have left your Bitcoin account, but the transaction failed into you Skrill account, please contact BitPay to retrieve the funds.


*Skrill card is only available to residents of authorized European Economic Area (EEA) countries.