This page covers the process of buying Basic Attention Token in-depth. If you are interested in storing the currency, check our detailed Basic Attention Token wallets page.

Buy Basic Attention Token with Credit Card and Debit Card

There are two methods of buying Basic Attention Token with credit and debit cards. The first way, is by converting your currency into Bitcoin, and then converting Bitcoin into Basic Attention Token on an exchange, such as Binance. The second, using Changelly is more instant and direct, but has slightly higher fees.

How to Buy Basic Attention Token with Bank Transfer

Just like credit and debit cards, the easiest and pretty much only way of obtaining Basic Attention Token with a bank transfer is by buying Bitcoin or Ethereum on a fiat to cryptocurrency exchange like Coinbase, and then sending the purchased Bitcoin or Ethereum to Bittrex, where Basic Attention Token is sold.

Step 1: Aquire Bitcoin or Ethereum

There are several exchanges to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum on.

The reason we have to purchase this way is because most cryptocurrencies are only traded on Bitcoin and Ethereum pairs. This will be further explained in step 2.

Coinbase is a very beginner friendly US based exchange, 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%.


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.

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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.

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Send the purchased cryptocurrency to the address of the exchange you decide to use in the next step.

Basic Attention Token Exchanges

Exchange Countries Fees
Binance Everywhere .05%
Bittrex Everywhere .25%

Step 2: Moving Bitcoin or Ethereum to Binance

After aquiring Bitcoin/Ethereum, you will need to move it to the cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

Most cryptocurrency exchanges only allow cryptocurrency to be purchased with Bitcoin or Ethereum. That is why we need to convert our money to cryptocurrency, and then send the purchased cryptocurrency to an exchange where our coin is sold.

In order to send your newly purchased crypto to Binance, you will need locate your Binance deposit address.

This can be found on Binance 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.

Locate Bitcoin or Ethereum, depending on what you purchased and copy the address. SendBinance SendBinance

Now that we have our deposit address, we will need to send it from Coinbase. 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!

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Step 3: Buy some Basic Attention Token!

After sending your cryptocurrency to Binance, you will want to go to the cooresponding page of the cryptocurrency you bought.

  1. Bitcoin
  2. Ethereum

Buy Basic Attention Token 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 Basic Attention Token with USD!

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Buy Basic Attention Token with PayPal

Because of Paypal’s chargeback feature, buying Basic Attention Token with Paypal takes a few extra steps. The exchange VirWoX lets 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!

Can I Buy Basic Attention Token on Coinbase?

At the time of this writing, Coinbase does not sell BAT. There have been several rumors however, and many think that in early 2018 we will see several new coins, including Basic Attention Token, added to Coinbase. If you are interested in buying BAT, just follow the steps above! You can trade Bitcoin’s for BAT on Binance. If you don’t own any Bitcoin, use Coinbase!.

Step 4: How to Store your Basic Attention Token, Securely!

Basic Attention Token is an ERC-20 token, which means that it runs on Ethereum’s blockchain. ERC-20 tokens can be stored in several wallets, including the Ledger Nano S, the Trezor, myEtherWallet, Eidoo, and many more!

For setup guides on all of these wallets, please view our page on Basic Attention Token wallets!

What is the Circulating Supply of Basic Attention Token?

At the time of this writing, there is a circulating supply of 1,000,000,000 BAT. This will eventually reach the cap of 1,500,000,000 BAT.