CEX.IO - is a trusted and secure platform serving over 4 million customers worldwide where you can easily buy, sell, convert, trade, and earn almost 200 digital assets. Below is a short guide on how to buy your first cryptocurrency on CEX.IO.

  1. Register

  • Enter your email address and create a strong password. We recommend using:

- 10 or more characters

- One lowercase Latin letter

- One uppercase Latin letter

- One number

  • Confirm your email address

  • Choose a country and accept Terms of Use and if you want to stay tuned on the latest news and promo campaigns - click on the relevant checkbox "I agree to receive occasional emails".

2. Enable 2FA

To protect your account from unauthorized activity, we strongly recommend enabling two-factor authentication in the Security tab of your Profile.

  • Google Authenticator option (recommended).

Important: Download and save your 2FA backup key. With this key, you can change the device for receiving 2FA codes or restore access to your account if you lose your phone.

  • SMS option.

3. Link a credit or debit card

  • Visa or MasterCard physical card

  • Visa or MasterCard virtual card

To make deposits and withdrawals to/from your debit/credit card, link it in the Card Manager by entering your card number and expiration date. It’ll take a few minutes.

You can add several cards to your profile and manage them. With the PCI DSS certificate obtained by CEX.IO, we ensure that all card information is safe.

Important: Only personal cards, issued to the account holder’s name, are allowed on CEX.IO. It’s prohibited to link a friend’s or relative’s card.

4. Complete verification

To meet regulatory requirements and prevent fraudulent activity we ask every customer to complete Identity verification.

The process is designed to be simple and intuitive. After completing it you will be able to do fiat and crypto deposits and withdrawals, buy, sell and exchange cryptocurrencies.

If everything is submitted correctly, your verification will be approved within 10-15 minutes and you will receive an email notification about successful verification. Thus, don’t forget to check your email box.

5. Deposit and Withdraw

There’s the Deposit and the Withdraw buttons in the top right-hand corner. You need to choose the currency and the payment method for the fiat deposit and withdrawal or enter the destination wallet address for the crypto withdrawal.

Depending on your account verification level, you’ll have different options for deposits and withdrawals.

Currently, we support (click on the relevant link to learn more about a particular payment method):

On the Limits and Commissions page, you can find your account limits for each verification stage, including available account upgrades, limits for deposits and withdrawals, payment options, and commissions for cryptocurrency as well as for fiat.

6. Buy cryptocurrencies

You can quickly buy crypto for USD, EUR, GBP, or RUB on the Instant Buy/Sell page. Just choose the amount of crypto you want to buy and select a precalculated pack or enter a custom amount. Then provide your debit/credit card information or use your available CEX.IO balance and confirm the purchase. The amount of crypto you’ve bought will be on your CEX.IO balance in seconds.

Additionally, on the Cryptocurrency prices page, you can monitor real-time cryptocurrency prices and recent price changes.

7. Trade cryptocurrencies

To trade cryptocurrency by placing market and limit orders, visit the Trade page. Here you can analyze price changes on real-time charts, check the market depth, view all currency pairs, and see the order book.

You can also try cryptocurrency margin trading with leverage from 2x to 100x on CEX.IO Broker. Instant DEMO account is available without registration for free.

8. Use CEX.IO on the go

Manage Bitcoin trading on the go with the CEX.IO mobile application for iOS and Android. To link a new smartphone and manage mobile devices, visit the CEX.IO Mobile tab in your profile.

You’ll find some awesome and unique features for crypto trading like price notifications, Instant Sell options with immediate card top-up, order notifications, and Instant Exchange.

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You can buy and sell crypto in a few taps and get the purchased crypto to your account or the fiat to your card balance with CEX.IO mobile app.

Simply choose the amount of crypto to buy or sell or pick up an available pack. Then decide whether you want to buy the cryptocurrency from your card or balance in case of purchase and whether you’d like to get the fiat funds to your balance or card in case of selling.

Crypto-to-crypto, fiat-to-crypto, and vice versa, and even fiat-to-fiat conversion are available in CEX.IO mobile app.

You can exchange the currencies in a few taps even if there’s no such pair available on the Trade page.

Everything you need to do is to tap the Exchange menu in the app, choose the currencies, and indicate the amount. The currency you’ve made a conversion to will appear on your balance immediately.

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10. Participate in Staking

Deposit or buy a stake-able coin and earn rewards for storing those coins on your CEX.IO balance. Your rewards will be calculated every hour, and you can trade your staking currencies or withdraw them at any time. Once a month, your earnings will automatically be credited to your CEX.IO balance.

By participating in staking, you can increase your annual income by nearly 16% (the staking reward varies depending on the currency).

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