At CEX.IO, you can buy crypto as easily as you shop online. Just select the amount of crypto you want to get and pay directly with your debit/credit card. The whole process takes less than five minutes:
- Open the Buy/Sell page
- Choose a crypto pack and click Buy
- Enter your card number and card expiry date
You’ll have the crypto you purchased on your CEX.IO balance within minutes.
We’ve prepared a detailed guide to help you become a crypto owner without hassle.
1. Register an account
You’ll need to provide your email address, country of residence, first and last name, and date of birth. US residents should also pass Identity verification before making a purchase.
To secure your account and funds, we strongly recommend enabling 2FA.
2. Verify your account
As a regulated cryptocurrency exchange platform, CEX.IO is required to identify its users. Identity Verification helps to prevent the creation and use of fraudulent accounts on CEX.IO. Follow our detailed guide to pass verification smoothly.
3. Open the Buy/Sell page
On the Buy/Sell page, you’ll see packs of crypto in commonly purchased amounts at set prices. These prices are calculated at the current market rate and frozen for 120 seconds to mitigate the risks connected with price fluctuations.
Click the How it works? button to get familiar with Instant Buy service and conditions.
4. Select a currency to buy
At the top of the page, right above the precalculated packs, you’ll see two drop-down lists with crypto and fiat currencies.
Select any of the supported cryptocurrencies to buy and the fiat currency to pay with.
5. Choose a pack or enter the amount you want to buy or spend
The minimum amount you can spend is 20 USD/EUR/GBP. The calculated purchase amount includes commission for the service.
Once you’ve decided on the amount to buy, click Buy to continue.
Note that after registration, you’ll have an Intro account with a total transactions limit of $100. If you want to increase your limits, go to the Verification page and verify your identity.
6. Link your card
a. On the next page, you’ll be asked to submit your debit/credit card details:
- Card number
- Expiry date
Note: residents from the USA should provide some additional details like state, zip code, and SSN. Users from the UK should additionally provide the last name, date of birth, address, and postcode.
b. If you’ve already connected your card to your CEX.IO account or made a fiat deposit, you can skip card verification.
Just select a verified card or your CEX.IO balance as the payment method.
7. Double-check everything and confirm your purchase
Before you confirm the operation:
- Check the currencies you’ve selected, the amount you’re purchasing, and the fees.
- You can change the amount you want to buy or spend if needed.
- If you’re going to pay with a debit/credit card, enter the CVV/CVC code.
Finally, click Buy Now.
You’ll get the purchased crypto on your CEX.IO balance in a few seconds.
If you want to trade your crypto against fiat currency or other cryptocurrencies, you can place market and limit orders on the Trade page.