How to buy Namecoin
Where and how you can buy Namecoin.
We’ve included detailed instructions to make it easier for you.
Some market stats about Namecoin.
We’ve also included other research opportunities you may be interested in.
Other crypto similar to Namecoin.
And how to buy other crypto assets.
What you’ll learn
Price of Namecoin (24H)
When it comes to buying crypto, there are a lot of factors that come into play, such as location and protocol. Some cryptocurrencies are harder to obtain than others. Namecoin is one of them. Namecoin is not currently supported across Coinbase’s vast ecosystem. There are still ways you can find a way to buy Namecoin. Sign up with Coinbase to stay up to date on Namecoin and get notified when it becomes available on Coinbase app.
Check CoinMarketCap to see where you can buy Namecoin and with which currencies
For each cryptocurrency, CoinMarketCap provides a list of purchasing options (also known as market pairs). Go to and search for Namecoin. Tap on the button labeled “Market” near the price chart. In this view, you will see a complete list of places you can purchase Namecoin as well as the currencies you can use to obtain it. Under “Pairs” you'll see the shorthand for Namecoin, NMC, plus a second currency. The second currency is what you can use to purchase Namecoin. If you'd like to purchase NMC with the U.S. Dollar, look for NMC/USD.
Pick a platform to make your purchase
Different platforms have different levels of security, reliability, and liquidity. Before creating an account, do your research.
Make the purchase on your chosen platform
Every platform has a different way of doing things. Some platforms are very easy to use, others not so much.
Generally speaking, purchasing crypto with a fiat currency like the U.S. Dollar will be easier than purchasing it with another crypto.
If you do have to purchase Namecoin with another crypto, you’ll need to first create a crypto wallet that supports Namecoin, then you’ll buy the first currency and use it to buy Namecoin on the platform you chose.
If you get stuck, most platforms provide guides. But if they don’t, there is a vibrant community of crypto enthusiasts that have likely posted guides on Youtube, Twitter, and elsewhere.
Keep an eye on Namecoin
Namecoin is on the decline this week.
The price of Namecoin has fallen by 8.06% in the past 7 days. The price increased by 10.74% in the last 24 hours. In just the past hour, the price grew by 1.18%. The current price is $1.15 per NMC. Namecoin is 92.97% below the all time high of $16.30.
Keep an eye on Namecoin
How to buy other crypto assets
Can I buy Namecoin on Coinbase?
How much does it cost to buy Namecoin?
Right now, it costs about $1.15 to buy of 1 Namecoin.
Can I buy Namecoin with cash?
No, you cannot buy Namecoin with cash because it is not supported across Coinbase ecosystem.
How to buy Namecoin using PayPal?
Currently, Namecoin is not supported across Coinbase's ecosystem regardless of payment system, including PayPal.
How to buy Namecoin with a gift card?
Currently, Namecoin is not supported across Coinbase's ecosystem regardless of payment system, including gift cards.
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