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How to buy crypto in the U.S. using CEX.IO/CEX.IO Wallet
How to buy crypto in the U.S. using CEX.IO/CEX.IO Wallet
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Written by Rick Alexsson
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How to buy crypto using CEX.IO/CEX.IO Wallet

The first step toward utilizing our award-winning ecosystem of crypto products and services is to create an account and get verified. Not only will this help ensure that funds and information remain secure, but it increases the number of payment methods and tools available across our product suite. Using a trusted two-factor authentication (2FA) service can also help provide further protection for your account.

U.S.-based users should have a government-issued ID and their Social Security Number ready, and can choose to complete the process via a web browser or our mobile app.

Once the verification process is complete, you’ll unlock the ability to pair a credit or debit card with your account.

While you can absolutely start by browsing digital assets, taking the time to link a preferred payment method can help avoid future urgency should an opportunity present itself.

How to pair a debit card using a web browser

  1. Go to CEX.IO and Login to your account.

  2. Click Add Funds in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

3. Navigate left, and click Select payment method.

4. On the pop-up, select Debit Card at the bottom.

5. Enter card information and click Add Card.

When you return to the main Add Funds menu, you can select your preferred debit card to complete crypto purchases.

Depending on the policies set by your card issuing bank, withdrawals to a preferred debit card may be enabled. Please note that this process can be repeated to integrate other payment methods for use across our ecosystem as mentioned above.

To enable or pair additional payment methods, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal, revisit and complete this process to expand your choices across our ecosystem. This will help ensure greater value mobility, and allow for quicker reaction times to advantageous price movements.

How to buy crypto using Instant Buy

Let’s take the next step on your crypto journey and purchase a digital asset:

  1. Sign in to your account, and navigate to the Products dropdown menu on the CEX.IO homepage, and locate Instant Buy in the center column.

2. From here, you can choose to buy a variety of cryptocurrencies in bundled allotments or customizable amounts. Choose from one of the pre-packaged totals or enter your own into the spaces provided. Once you’re satisfied with the amounts, click Buy.

3. Next you’ll have the opportunity to choose a preferred payment method. Confirm the asset and the amount you’d like to purchase, then click Select payment method on the left side of the screen. Then, in the pop-up window that appears, choose Debit Card.

4. After carefully double checking your card information and transaction details, confirm your purchase on the right hand side of the screen.

You’ll now be able to access your crypto from both a web browser and the CEX.IO App, which is available for both iOS and Android users.

How to buy crypto using CEX.IO Wallet

In addition to Instant Buy, U.S.-based users can elect to purchase crypto using CEX.IO Wallet through a preferred web browser:

1. Navigate to the Products dropdown menu on the CEX.IO homepage, and locate Wallet in the center column.

2. Next, you’ll see all our current listings that are available in your jurisdiction. To purchase crypto on this page, click Add Funds across from the asset of your choice.

3. From here, confirm your selected crypto, and choose a payment method. All linked or potentially linkable payment methods will appear in the popup menu.

4. Next, enter the amount of the asset you wish to purchase, and click the button to complete your transaction.

From here, your crypto will appear in your CEX.IO Wallet, and be accessible across our product ecosystem. You can repeat this process to purchase any digital asset we have listed that’s also available in your jurisdiction.

In turn, Wallet can also be utilized to Convert digital and fiat currencies, as well as Withdraw funds to eligible accounts depending on the regulatory climate in your region.

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