How To Buy Ethereum Online

Where to Buy & Sell Ethereum

There are a few different ways to buy Ethereum depending on how many you want, how fast you want it, and how you want to pay for it.  You have two options if you want to buy Ethereum fast:

If you already own bitcoin, you can use it to buy Ethereum at Bitfinex.com in about an hour.  Just signup and deposit your bitcoin, then navigate to the ETHBTC market to trade your bitcoin for Ether.  Choose a market order to buy Ethereum immediately, or Limit Order to pick your price and wait for someone to sell to you.

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Coinmama.com is known as one of the fastest ways to buy bitcoin, and now you can buy Ether too.  CoinMama is the only reliable way to buy Ethereum with a credit card or debit card.

Note: CoinMama is unavailable for U.S. Citizens.  You can signup but will be unable to buy ethereum from Coinmama.  If you live in the United States, use Bitfinex or Coinbase to buy Ethereum.

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If you don’t have bitcoins and you have a few weeks before you need some Ethereum, you can signup at Bitfinex and wire transfer money from your Bank Account to buy Ether in their USD market.  You will have to verify your identity and the bank transfer will take a few business days, but then you can buy as much Ethereum as you want!

Buy Ethereum through Coinbase

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Coinbase exchange has rebranded to GDAX (Global Digital Asset Exchange) and launched Ether trading markets on May 24th, 2016.  GDAX.com offers ETHBTC and ETHUSD trading markets.  To use GDAX to buy Ethereum you can sign into your Coinbase.com wallet and transfer either BTC or USD to exchange for Ether.

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For The Best Ethereum Deal – Use These Discount Codes

Get 10% off all Ethereum trade fees when you sign up at Bitfinex.com:  iJEOS8Lrjo

Get a 5% discount on your Ethereum order at CoinMama.com with this code:  912SI155

Ethereum Wallets – How To Buy The DAO

If you don’t want to store your Ethereum on an exchange website then you can download the a desktop wallet.  You will have to synchronize with the network and download the entire Ethereum blockchain.  It is normal for this to take several hours because blockchain is over 7 GB and grows a little every day.

If you plan on using Ether to invest in The DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization)/SlockIt or any other Ethereum based DAPP Token, you should download the desktop wallet and send the crowdsale transaction from your personal wallet.  Make sure you have backups!

Updated 4/30/2016

Most Recent Ethereum Wallet Release- Mist : https://github.com/ethereum/mist/releases

What Is Ethereum?

Ethereum is quickly becoming one of most recognized crypto-currency projects and is gaining main stream attention by large companies who seek reliable decentralized ledger services.  The Ethereum network is a develop playground.  Anything you can think of you can code and load onto Ethereum and it will be available for anyone to use world wide.  Is ethereum the next Bitcoin 2.0?  You decide.

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