Bisq started in early 2014 as a proof of concept prototype by Manfred Karrer. Since July 2014 the community around Bisq has steadily been growing. The community is helping to distribute the work load, speed up application development and take care of non-core tasks like building this website.

Join the Bisq community

Would you like to join the Bisq community? We are actively looking for talented men and women to help Bisq reach the v1.0 release. If you’re interested in becoming involved there are a number of ways to participate:

Mailing list

Bisq has an active Mailing List. To become part of the conversation, and learn more about where Bisq is up to, make sure you join the mailing list: » Bisq Mailing List

Bisq Forum

Join the conversation on our forum

» Bisq Forum


Please check us out on Twitter – @bitsquare_. Be sure to follow us so you never miss a tweet:

» Follow @bitsquare_ on Twitter

IRC channel #bitsquare

If you’re looking to speak to the team, or hear what they’re talking about, then you can join us on the Freenode IRC network in the #bitsquare channel: » Join the Bisq IRC Discussion


Bisq is an Open Source project and we use GitHub to manage the open tasks. From features, code changes, bug fixes and website changes – it is all tracked via GitHub. If you would like to lend a hand and join the project:

» Visit Bisq on GitHub

» View issues that could use more help


The Bisq Wiki is devoted to the day-to-day documentation required for managing the Bisq community. This is where we keep track of the road map, volunteers and so on. Do you want to volunteer to write a translation? Let us know on the Wiki! Want to contribute to the Bisq User Guide? That’s on the Wiki too! Check it out and contribute where you can:

» Bisq Wiki on GitHub


Join the Bisq team on Slack

» Get your invite here


Visit the Bisq subreddit

» Go to r/bitsquare

Telegram group

Visit the Bisq Telegram group

» Bisq Telegram group


To learn more about Bisq make sure you take the time to watch our videos on Vimeo. Some of the videos are general in nature, but most are more technical and show the software in action:

» View Bisq Videos


Bisq is not a company and not operating customer care or support. Same as in Bitcoin itself there are no hotlines to call if you have problems. But there is a community which will help if you need support. Just get in touch over any of the above channels or contact the Bisq team.

If anything goes wrong in the application during a trade (due a bug or network issues) the software will display a “Open support ticket” button if the problem is recognized by the software. With that you get in contact with the arbitrator who will investigate the issue.

If a trade exceeds the allowed trade period (8 days for bank transfers, 1 day for most others) you get displayed a “Open dispute” button. Here you can contact the arbitrator who will resolve the problem.