This page covers the process of buying AdEx in-depth. If you are interested in storing the currency, check our detailed AdEx wallets page.
Step 1: Aquire Bitcoin or Ethereum
AdEx can only be purchased with Ethereum and Bitcoin so we must first buy Bitcoin or Ethereum, and then send it to an exchange where AdEx is sold.
Bitcoin and Ethereum Exchanges
Pick one of these exchanges to buy Bitcoin or Ethereum on, if you do not already have Bitcoin/Ethereum.
Coinbase is one of the most beginner friendly US based brokerages. Coinbase sells cryptocurrency to almost all countries and all US states. They have a 1.49% fee on bank transfer purchases, and a 3.99% fee for credit and debit purchases.
Coinmama is also an option, and 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%.
Gemini is an exchange based in the United States, that allows its users to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum via bank transfers, credit cards, and debit cards. Gemini is a bit tricky to use as you set your own price and limit orders, but can allow you to get more cryptocurrency for your money.
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.
Bitpanda is an exchange that also focuses on credit and debit card purchases. Their fees are between 3%-4%, and only sells Bitcoin and Ethereum to European countries.
How to Buy Cryptocurrency on Coinbase
If you signup 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.
After hitting Confirm Buy, we are ready to go to the next step!
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.
Send the purchased cryptocurrency to the address of the exchange you decide to use in the next step.
Step 2: Sending your Bitcoin or Ethereum
Ok, if you’ve made it this far, I assume that you own Bitcoin or Ethereum. We need to send our Bitcoin/Ethereum to a different exchange, that sells AdEx.
I would highly reccomend Binance as they have the lowest fees around.
Before we can send our currency to Binance or whatever exchange you decide to use, we will need locate that exchanges deposit address. Below I will show you where you can locate your deposit address. Only follow one of the guides, as you only need to send your Bitcoin or Ethereum to one exchange. If I decided to buy AdEx on Binance using Bitcoin, then I would need my Binance Bitcoin deposit address.
If I wanted to buy AdEx with Ethereum on Bittrex, then I would need to locate my Bittrex Ethereum depost address.
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.
Sending from Coinbase
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 AdEx!
After your Bitcoin or Ethereum arrives, you will have a balance to purchase AdEx with. Go to the cooresponding page depending on what currency you purchased:
To enter an order on Binance, you will want to use the brown box area. In this box, you will want to enter the price per AdEx in Bitcoin. To find out a fair price, look at the red box.
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 AdEx for, and .00008406 BTC would be the lowest price someone wants to sell AdEx for.
To buy AdEx 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 AdEx that your balance allows, at the going rate.
To enter an order on Bittrex, you will want to go to the blue section. In this area, you can place sell and buy orders. In this case, we are buying AdEx, so we will enter the amount we want to buy and the price for each one.
To get a good idea of a price, you can use the price chart which 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 go through 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 AdEx for your money.
Please note that the prices explained above are specific to this coin, so check the order book to decide the price YOU should pay.
Step 3: How to Store your AdEx, Securely!
After using one of the two exchanges listed above, you should now own AdEx. Learn how to send your AdEx to a secure wallet in the next step!
AdEx has several options for wallets because it is an ERC-20 coin. ERC-20 coins run on the Ethereum blockchain, so any wallet that supports Ethereum also supports AdEx. I would reccomend using the Ledger Nano S, Trezor, myEtherWallet or Eidoo.
For more details on AdEx wallets such as setup guides and pros and cons of each wallet, check out our AdEx wallets page.
How to Buy AdEx with Changelly
Step 1: Create an account on Changelly. They have a relatively easy signup process and allow the use of Google, Twitter or Facebook for faster signups.
Step 2: After creating an account, you will want to go to the main page as seen here, and use the conversion box. In this example, we are going to buy AdEx with USD!
How to Buy AdEx with Credit Card and Debit Card
There are two easy ways to get AdEx via a debit or credit card.
The second method uses the shapeshifting service Changelly, where you can directly trade fiat and other cryptos in exchange for AdEx.
Both methods are explained above, with clear pictures and steps.
How to Buy AdEx with a Bank or Wire Transfer
Just like credit and debit cards, there are two methods of buying AdEx with a bank transfer or wire.
Adex is currently limited to cryptocurrency exchanges, and is traded on BTC and ETH pairs. In order to obtain it with a bank transfer, we will send Bitcoin or Ethereum that we bought via bank transfer to a cryptocurrency exchange like Binance where Adex is sold.
The other method, involves the popular shapeshifting website Changelly. Both methods are explained above.
How to Buy AdEx with PayPal
Due to Paypal’s chargeback feature, buying AdEx with Paypal takes a few extra steps. The exchange VirWoX allows you to convert paypal balance into Bitcoin. Read our tutorial on this conversion. Once you have obtained Bitcoin, you can send it to Bittrex just like the above example!
How to Buy AdEx 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 Adex on Coinbase?
At the time of this writing, Coinbase does not sell Adex. There have been several rumors however, and many think that in early 2018 we will see several new coins, including Adex, added to Coinbase. If you are interested in buying Adex, just follow the steps above! You can trade Bitcoin’s for Adex on Binance. If you don’t own any Bitcoin, use Coinbase!
How do I Mine AdEx?
AdEx is not able to be mined, so in order to obtain it you must buy it from an exchange. If you need help buying it follow the above guide!