How to buy Bitcoin


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    What you’ll learn

  • Where and how you can buy Bitcoin.

    We’ve included detailed instructions to make it easier for you.

  • Some market stats about Bitcoin.

    We’ve also included other research opportunities you may be interested in.

  • Other crypto similar to Bitcoin.

    And how to buy other crypto assets.

Price of Bitcoin (24H)




When it comes to buying crypto, there are a lot of factors that come into play, such as location and protocol. Fortunately, you can buy Bitcoin on Coinbase’s centralized exchange. It’s quick, secure, and easy. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to buy Bitcoin.


  1. 1

    Create a Coinbase account

    Sign up or download the Coinbase app and start the sign up process. You will need a valid ID and may be asked for proof of address in order to transact, so be sure to have those ready. Verifying your ID may take longer than a few minutes, depending on where you live.

  1. 2

    Add a payment method

    Tap on the payment method box and connect a payment method. You can use a bank account, debit card or initiate a wire.

  1. 3

    Start a trade

    On, select Buy & Sell. On Coinbase mobile app, tap the ( + ) Buy on the Home tab.

  1. 4

    Select Bitcoin from list of assets

    On, click the Buy panel to search and select Bitcoin. On Coinbase mobile app, search for Bitcoin by typing “Bitcoin” into the search bar. When you see Bitcoin appear in the results, tap it to open up the purchase screen.

  1. 5

    Enter the amount you want to buy

    Use the number pad to input the amount you want to spend in your local currency. The app will automatically convert that into a Bitcoin amount. You can tap the arrow buttons to the right of the amount of money you want to spend to switch the number to the equivalent amount of Bitcoin

  1. 6

    Finalize your purchase of Bitcoin

    Tap “Preview buy” when ready. You’ll be shown the details of your purchase. Make sure everything looks good and then confirm your purchase by clicking “Buy now”.

  1. 7


    Once the order processes, you’ll be taken to the confirmation screen. That’s it, you’ve bought Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin is on the decline this week.

The price of Bitcoin has fallen by 1.46% in the past 7 days. The price declined by 0.82% in the last 24 hours. In just the past hour, the price grew by 0.13%. The current price is $16,817.60 per BTC. Bitcoin is 75.55% below the all time high of $68,789.63.

Market cap


Volume (24h)


Circulating supply

19.2M BTC

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