How To Buy Crypto

A step-by-step guide on how to buy cryptocurrency with Coinbase. This process is applicable to    persons and may differ between jurisdictions.

Buying with a Laptop/Desktop Computer

  1. Sign in to Coinbase.

  2. Select Buy / Sell on the upper right-hand side. 

  3. Click the Buy field to select the asset you’d like to purchase.

    • Note: You’ll see a ‘Convert Tab’ – ignore this, as it’s used to instantly swap one cryptocurrency for another.

  4. Enter the amount you’d like to buy. This can either be the $ dollar amount e.g. $10 worth of bitcoin or the crypto amount 0.10 BTC.

  5. Select your payment method.

  6. Click Preview Buy to confirm your purchase (you can always click the back arrow to make a change).

  7. If the details are correct, click Buy to complete your purchase.

 

Coinbase now gives you the option for a recurring purchase. To action this, click One-time purchase and select how often you’d like the purchase to repeat. 

Buying with a Mobile

  1. Tap  at the bottom.

  2. Select Buy, then select the cryptocurrency you’d like to purchase.

  3. Enter the amount you’d like to buy. This can either be the $ dollar amount e.g. $10 worth of bitcoin or the crypto amount 0.10 BTC.

  4. Click Preview Buy to review your purchase (you can always tap the back button to make a change).

  5. If all the details are correct, tap Buy now to complete your purchase.

 

Coinbase now gives you the option for a recurring purchase. To action this, click One-time purchase and select how often you’d like the purchase to repeat. 

What Is The Minimum Purchase Amount?

Unlike shares, you can buy as little as $2! So, if you want to test out a small purchase to familiarize yourself with the process and platform, before buying a larger amount, you can do so with Coinbase.  

Success!

You’re now a crypto investor!

Key Terms

Cryptocurrency

“At its core, cryptocurrency is typically decentralized digital money designed to be used over the internet. Bitcoin, which launched in 2008, was the first cryptocurrency, and it remains by far the biggest, most influential, and best-known.”

 

– Coinbase