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

How to buy Ethereum Classic with Credit Card and Debit Card

The best method of buying Ethereum Classic with credit and debit cards is by buying Bitcoin or Ethereum on an exchange such as Coinbase and then converting the purchased crypto into Classic on an exchange such as Binance.

How to Buy Ethereum Classic with Bank Transfer

Just like credit and debit cards, the easiest method of obtaining Ethereum Classic 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 Ethereum Classic, on an exchange such as Binance.

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%.

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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.

Ethereum Classic Exchanges

Exchange Countries Fees
Binance Everywhere .05%
Changelly Everywhere .5%
Bittrex Everywhere .25%

Step 2: Moving Bitcoin or Ethereum to Bittrex

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

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 our Bitcoin or Ethereum to Bittrex, you will need locate 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.

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Now that we have our deposit address, we will need to send it from Coinbase. Click the send tab as seen below, and copy and paste it into the recipient box. Click confirm and wait for your currency to arrive to Bittrex!

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Step 3: Buy some Ethereum Classic!

After your cryptocurrency arrives, you will have a balance to purchase Ethereum Classic with. Head to the cooresponding page depending on what currency you purchased:

  1. Bitcoin
  2. Ethereum

Once on the correct page, click the market tab, and enter the amount of Ethereum Classic you would like to purchase. You can only purchase as much Ethereum Classic as your balance allows.

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Congrats, you now own Ethereum Classic, learn how to store Ethereum Classic in the section below!

Buy Ethereum Classic 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 Ethereum Classic with USD!

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Buy Ethereum Classic with PayPal

Due to Paypal’s chargeback feature, buying Ethereum Classic 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 Binance just like the above example!

Can I Buy Ethereum Classic on Coinbase?

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

Check out our indepth guides on Ethereum Classic wallets.