How To Buy Ethereum Online

Buy Ethereum at Coinbase

Coinbase has added Ether to their retail platform.  You can now use Coinbase to buy Ether directly with your bank account, debit or credit card.

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Where to Buy & Sell Ethereum

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

Buy Ethereum with Bitcoins

If you already own bitcoin, you can use it to buy Ether coins at 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.

Buy Ethereum with USD

If you don’t have bitcoins and you have a few weeks before you need some Ethereum, you can signup at Bitfinex then 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!

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

Coinmama DOES NOT offer service to the United States

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Buy Ether Instantly via InnoCoin

If you have bitcoins you can use this widget to Buy Ethereum Now – No Account Required

This widget has a buying limit of $1000 worth of Ethereum per order

If you don’t have an Ethereum address, download the Mist wallet or get a free ETH address at

Coinbase exchange has rebranded to GDAX (Global Digital Asset Exchange) and launched Ether trading markets on May 24th, 2016. offers ETHBTC and ETHUSD trading markets.  To buy Ether on GDAX you must sign in with your account and transfer either BTC or USD to your GDAX wallet.  From there you can place an order on the exchange.

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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(digital application) Token, you should download the Mist desktop wallet and send the crowdsale transaction from your personal wallet.  Make sure you have backups!

Updated 4/30/2016

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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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