Can I Sell My Pi Tokens? Pi Network Update!

by | Last updated Jun 13, 2023 at 3:30PM | Altcoins | 18 comments

The popular mobile-mined Pi token is now trading on exchanges such as Houbi, Bitmart, HotCoin, and others.

And pioneers have been asking, “can I sell my Pi tokens?” The simple answer is NO. As you read on, I’ll explain why.

If this is the first time you’re hearing about Pi, read our previous posts to get onboard:

Otherwise, let’s get to the main gist.

Can I Sell My Pi Tokens?

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You cannot sell all the Pi tokens you have mined so far; not at the moment.

However, you can use it to purchase goods and services on Reddit. 

You cannot sell your Pi tokens right now because the Pi network is still in the enclosed network phase of the mainnet.

Before you can sell your coin on an exchange, it must first transition to the open network phase.  

Also, you need to complete KYC verification to be able to transfer your tokens to a wallet from where you can sell them. 

How come Pi tokens are trading on some exchanges?

The truth is, the Pi tokens currently trading on exchanges are an IOU and the Pi network team has warned that this Pi is not the official Pi network token. 

On CoinMarketCap, there is a clear warning that it is an IOU and thus cannot be transferred between exchanges.

pi tokens iou

So, what exactly is an IOU? IOU stands for “I owe you.”

Let me paint a scenario.

John sells gold and he buys it from South Africa.

Assuming he does not have gold at the moment but Ola wants to buy gold from him.

Ola goes on to pay John for the gold and John hands him a token, saying, “this token is a gold IOU from me.”

In other words, “I owe you” gold. When I return from South Africa, you’ll give me back this token in exchange for real gold. 

Now, Ola can sell this gold IOU to another person, and that person can sell it to another person until John returns from South Africa.

Whoever has the token can exchange it for real gold from John.

This is the same thing with the Pi network IOU token on these exchanges. You can buy it there and exchange it for the actual token in the open mainnet phase.

So, should you buy these PI IOUs?

I don’t think you should. Here’s why; 

The real Pi Network coin is not yet traded, so no one really knows what the price is.

It could be below $1 or much above it; no one knows. The market will determine the price of the token at the open network phase. 

As of press time, the Pi IOU is trading at $36.34 on these exchanges.

If you buy it now and the coin eventually lists at $6, You will lose $30.34 per coin.

You will only make a profit if it sells for more than $36.34 per unit. And I doubt this will be the case because a lot of people are currently mining Pi for free.

So, instead of taking the risk of buying the IOU, keep mining the coin.

If you are not mining already, you can use this link to begin.

Then if you want to sell your Pi, you can use it to buy products and services from Reddit. Just search for it there.  

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section.

Hey! See how Mr. Jude completed his KYC on the Pi Network 👇


  1. kashif


    • Chiamaka Atueyi

      Hello Kashif,

      I can’t seem to understand what you are saying.
      Can you resend?

  2. SilvaMane

    Hi there, I don’t think it’ll infect our phones yet the thought of this making us Free money may be a bit far fetched as we’re actually mining for the PI token, it’s actually costing us Battery and Bandwidth, it will turn a profit, we just don’t know as to how much of a profit it’ll turn, if it’s above $650.00 or Below no one knows

  3. SilvaMane

    You’re correct im needing it to pass it’s all time high and go above $500.00 in the bull cycle

  4. David Albert

    No link to reddit where it can be exchanged for goods n services??

    • Chiamaka Atueyi

      Hello David, what link are you talking about?

  5. DAVID has it

    • Chiamaka Atueyi

      Have what, please?

  6. Omenka

    Where is the link where I can sale my pi

    • Chiamaka Atueyi

      Not available yet

  7. Kephar

    Send your passphrase or delete your account

    • Chiamaka Atueyi

      Hello Kephar,
      What passphrase are you talking about?

  8. Frht

    I’m feeling increasingly skeptical about this project. It seems like it could be a big scam aimed at stealing personal information such as passport photos and phone numbers through their KYC (Know Your Client) process. Even when opening an online bank account, we typically provide less information than what they’re asking for, making it seem even more suspicious.

    I’m also concerned that their Pi Network app may infect our devices with viruses, especially if there are millions of users around the world. I don’t have a good feeling about this project, but only time will tell how it will ultimately turn out. I hope that my concerns are unfounded, but I remain skeptical.

    • Chiamaka Atueyi

      Yeah… guess we will all keep our fingers crossed and watch how it plays out.

  9. Indika

    Can i sell pi coins

    • Chiamaka Atueyi

      Kindly read through the post to get your answer

  10. Ben

    What the page or link where I can sell my Pi

    • Chiamaka Atueyi

      Hello Ben, reading through the post, you will find that there is no link or platform where you can do that yet.
      We will update you with that information once the service becomes available.


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Chinma Udeji
Professional Cryptocurrency Writer. I break down complex crypto topics into simple words.