Can you buy half a Bitcoin?

The simple answer is yes, you can buy half a Bitcoin (BTC), a quarter, or 10%, 5% or even less. This is not something that many people are aware of. The common assumption is that each Bitcoin must be purchased in its entirety and with its price now at tens of thousands of dollars, this is what prevents many people from owning some Bitcoin, the current price can act as a high barrier to entry and this then prevents mass adoption and usage of the cryptocurrency.

Where can I buy Bitcoin?

We list some of the most reputable Cryptocurrency Exchanges where you can buy half (or more or less) a Bitcoin from. As well as entire or fractional parts of other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Polkadot (DOT), Litecoin (LTC) and more.

A Divisible Coin

Most Cryptocurrencies are actually divisible down into fractions of their main unit. And in the case of Bitcoin it is divisible right down to 8 decimal places, or 0.00000001 of a BTC, this unit is called a Satoshi (named after the anonymous creator of the currency Satoshi Nakomoto). Ultimately then, there are 100,000,000 Satoshis in 1 Bitcoin.

So as you can now see, it is certainly possible to buy half a Bitcoin, you can even buy as little as 100 millionth of a BTC although this would only have a value of $0.0002 at todays prices. And for 1 Satoshi to be equal to 1 cent the the price of 1 Bitcoin would need to be US$1000,000. It is worth mentioning that some high profile publications and people do believe this price is achievable in the future, here is an example from Forbes.com
Note: This is not financial advice, so always do your own research.

you can buy half a bitcoin
Bitcoin is divisible into 100 million smaller parts (Satoshi’s)

Where And How To Buy

If you do want to purchase half a Bitcoin, or a quarter, eighth or even en entire coin or multiples then the easiest way to do this is with a licensed Cryptocurrency Exchange. We have a list of the most popular exchanges where you can exchange fiat currency (such as dollars, pounds, euros etc) for cryptocurrency. It is then advisable to take the currency off of these exchange and store them in an offline wallet, we offer advice on the best way to do this also.

Interestingly enough, as we are talking here about owning fractions of a BTC, there is another area of the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain World that is about to change ownership of tangible assets such as real estate and high value paintings forever. This is the world of the Security Token Offering or STO, this is a process that will allow actual assets such as apartments to be fractionalised on the Blockchain and sold to interested parties in much smaller parts then ever before.