How to buy Bitcoin
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.
What you’ll learn
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.
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.
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.
Start a trade
On Coinbase.com, select Buy & Sell. On Coinbase mobile app, tap the ( + ) Buy on the Home tab.
Select Bitcoin from list of assets
On Coinbase.com, 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.
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
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”.
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 1.76% in the past 7 days. The price increased by 0.20% in the last 24 hours. In just the past hour, the price grew by 0.37%. The current price is $26,546.19 per BTC. Bitcoin is 61.41% below the all time high of $68,789.63.
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How to buy other crypto assets
Convert other assets
Ethereum to USD
1 ETH = $1,846.94
Tether to USD
1 USDT = $1.00
BNB to USD
1 BNB = $263.99
USD Coin to USD
1 USDC = $1.00
XRP to USD
1 XRP = $0.52
Lido Staked ETH to USD
1 stETH = $1,833.30
Cardano to USD
1 ADA = $0.32
Dogecoin to USD
1 DOGE = $0.0680
Wrapped TRON to USD
1 WTRX = $0.0775
Solana to USD
1 SOL = $18.79
Polygon to USD
1 MATIC = $0.78
TRON to USD
1 TRX = $0.0777
Can I buy Bitcoin on Coinbase?
Yes, Bitcoin is currently available to buy on Coinbase's centralized exchange.
How much does it cost to buy Bitcoin?
Right now, it costs about $26,546.19 to buy of 1 Bitcoin.
Can I buy Bitcoin with cash?
You can buy Bitcoin on Coinbase with an approved payment method, including a bank account, a debit card, or you can initiate a wire transfer.
How to buy Bitcoin using PayPal?
Currently, only US customers are able to buy Bitcoin or add US dollars using PayPal. All other customers are only able to use PayPal to cash out or sell, and transaction availability depends on region.
How to buy Bitcoin with a gift card?
You can use a digital gift card purchased from online merchants to redeem on Coinbase accounts for the purchase of Bitcoin. Gift cards are currently only available in the U.S. at this time (redemption excluded in Hawaii). For more information on how to use and redeem gift cards, check out our help center.
How much is the fee to buy Bitcoin?
Coinbase may charge a fee to buy Bitcoin. Fees are calculated at the time you place your order and may be determined by a combination of factors, including but not limited to your location, the selected payment, the size of the order, and market conditions such as volatility and liquidity. Fees for buying Bitcoin will be listed in the trade preview screen before you submit your transaction and may differ for similar transactions.
How to buy Bitcoin with credit card?
There are several payment methods you can use to buy Bitcoin. A full list of payment methods and best use cases can be found in our help center. At this time, credit cards cannot be used to purchase Bitcoin.
*Prices shown are for illustrative purposes only. Actual cryptocurrency prices may vary.
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