In this tutorial we will explain the process of obtaining 0x with clear pictures and steps. If you are interested in your options for storing the currency, check out our guide on 0x wallets.
Step 1: Aquire Bitcoin or Ethereum
0x can only be purchased with Ethereum and Bitcoin, so in order to obtain it, we must first buy Bitcoin or Ethereum, and then send it to an exchange where 0x is sold.
Bitcoin and Ethereum Exchanges
Coinbase is a very beginner friendly US based brokerage, that sells cryptocurrency to most countries and all US states. Expect a 1.49% fee on bank transfer purchases, and a 3.99% fee for credit and debit purchases.
Coinmama is another option that focuses on credit and debit card purchases. Coinmama is great because they have higher debit and credit card purchasing limits than Coinbase, as well as instant delivery. Coinmama’s fees are around 5.5%.
LocalBitcoins is a person to person exchange, meaning that anyone can use it. There are no limits, or verification needed. It uses escrow to make sure that both parties recieve payment.
Gemini is another US based exchange, that allows its users to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum via bank transfers, credit cards, and debit cards.
Bitpanda is an exchange that also focuses on credit and debit card purchases. Their fees are between 3%-4%, and will only sell Bitcoin and Ethereum to users in European countries.
How to Buy Cryptocurrency on Coinbase
After signing up to Coinbase through this link, you will recieve an extra $10 worth of Bitcoin on your first $100+ order.
After creating your Coinbase account, you will want to add a payment method. If you are trying to get the most bang out of your buck, I would reccomend using a bank transfer. If time is a concern, maybe go with credit or debit card, as there is instant delivery!
Click the Buy/Sell tab at the top/middle of your screen. From this page, you can easily purchase Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum.
How to Buy Cryptocurrency on Coinmama
After your account is verified, you can go to the navigation bar and purchase Bitcoin or Ethereum, using USD or EUR.
After you purchase cryptocurrency on Coinmama, they will ask for an address to send it to. We are going to find this address in the next step, and it will depend on the secondary exchange that you decide to use.
Step 2: Sending your Bitcoin or Ethereum
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After you have your Bitcoin/Ethereum, you will need to move it to a cryptocurrency exchange where 0x is sold. I would highly reccomend Binance as they are the easiest to use and have the lowest fees. Bittrex and Poloniex are other options.
Before we can send our Bitcoin or Ethereum to an exchange where 0x is sold, we will need to locate that exchanges deposit address. Below we have tutorials on how to find your Binance, Bittrex or Poloniex deposit addresses. You only need to send your Bitcoin or Ethereum to one of these exchanges. I would reccomend Binance because they have the lowest fees.
How to Find your Binance Deposit Address
This can be found by going to the navigation bar, mousing over “Funds” and clicking Deposit Withdrawals. This page has the deposit addresses for every coin on their exchange.
Find your Bitcoin or Ethereum deposit address, depending on what currency you purchased, and copy the address.
Now that we have our deposit address, we will need to send it from Coinbase or whatever exchange your Bitcoin/Ethereum was purchased on. Click the send tab as seen below, and enter it into the recipient box. Click confirm and wait for your currency to arrive to Binance!
How to Find your Bittrex Deposit Address
This can be found on Bittrex by going to the navigation bar, clicking Wallets and locating the currency you are trying to deposit. This example will use Bitcoin, but Ethereum is another option.
After you locate the cryptocurrency on the deposits page, click the + sign to reveal your deposit address.
How to Find your Poloniex Deposit Address
To locate your Poloniex deposit address, mouse over balances on the top right of the nav bar, and click deposits & withdrawals. From here, you can deposit any cryptocurrency, but in this example we will use Bitcoin. Search Bitcoin and click deposit. Your Poloniex Bitcoin deposit Address will now show. Copy down this address, for our next step where we will send it from the first exchange we used!
Sending from Coinbase
Copy and paste YOUR deposit address that we found above, into the recipients box.
Expect your Bitcoin to arrive to the exchange in around 20 minutes. Ethereum should arrive to your exchange in around 10 minutes.
If either of these take longer, do not be alarmed, depending on the amount of transactions on the network, it will take more or less time.
Buy some 0x!
After your cryptocurrency arrives, you now have a balance to purchase 0x with. Head to the cooresponding page depending on what currency you purchased:
To set a 0x buy order, you will want to go to the brown box area. In this box, you will want to enter the price per 0x in Bitcoin. To get a good idea for a price, look at the section I have highlighted in red.
This red box is the order book, and shows the most current bids and asks for the coin. In this example, .00008396 BTC would be the highest price someone wants to buy the coin for, and .00008406 BTC would be the lowest price someone wants to sell the coin for.
The prices will most likely vary on your screen, as this picture is a general example.
To buy 0x quickly, you can set your order to the highest bid, or the current ask.
If the order book is too confusing for you, just click the market tab and click 100%. This will purchase the maximum amount of 0x that your balance allows, at the going rate.
To put in an order on Bittrex, you will need to go to the blue section. In this case, we are buying 0x, so we will enter the amount we want to buy and the price for each 0x. To get a good idea of a price, you can use the price chart that I have highlighted in red, or the current order book which I have highlighted in green.
In the order book, you will notice two sections for bids and asks. At the top of the bid section, you will see someone buying for .00003143 BTC per coin. This is the most someone is currently willing to pay for each coin. In the ask section, we see someone trying to sell for .00003150 per coin.
If we want our order to get filled quickly, we can set our buy price to the highest bid (.00003143), or the current ask (.00003150). If you set your bid it lower, it may not process immediately, but it will allow you to get more 0X for your money.
Please note that the prices explained above are specific to this example, so check the order book to decide the price YOU should pay.
Just like Bittrex, on Poloniex you will have to manually enter the price and amount of 0x that you want to buy. I would reccomend using the chart and order book to determine a fair price.
Congratulations! You now own 0x, learn how to keep your 0x safe in the section below!
Step 3: How to Store your 0x, Securely!
For setup guides on all of these wallets, please view our page on 0x wallets!
How to Buy 0x with Credit and Debit Card
The best method of buying 0x with credit and debit cards is by buying Bitcoin or Ethereum on an exchange such as Coinbase and then converting the purchased crypto into 0x on an exchange such as Binance.
How to Buy 0x with Bank Transfer
Just like credit and debit cards, the easiest method of obtaining 0x with a bank transfer or wire is by buying Bitcoin or Ethereum on a fiat to crypto exchange such as Coinbase, and converting the purchased cryptocurrency into 0x, on an exchange such as Binance.
How to Buy 0x with PayPal
Due to Paypal’s chargeback feature, buying 0x with Paypal takes a few extra steps.
How to Buy 0x with Skrill
Bitpanda is a European exchange that allows Bitcoin and Ethereum to be purchased with Skrill. After purchasing one of those currencies, follow the above guide!
Can I Buy 0x on Coinbase?
How do I Mine 0x?
0x is not able to be mined. To obtain it you must purchase it from an exchange.