Buy Waves with Credit Card and Debit Card

The easiest and cheapest way to get Waves with a debit or credit card, is to buy Bitcoin with your credit or debit card, and then send it to an exchange that sells Waves. The exchange with the lowest fees, that sells Waves is Binance.

Buy Waves with Bank Transfer

Just like credit and debit cards, the best way obtaining Waves with a Bank Transfer is to buy Bitcoin on Coinbase, and then send it to an exchange that sells Waves. Binance is the cheapest exchange that sells Waves. All will be explained below, with pictures.

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%.

Gemini

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.

Waves 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 Waves!

After your cryptocurrency arrives, you will have a balance to purchase Waves 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 Waves you would like to purchase. You can only purchase as much Waves as your balance allows.

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

Buy Waves with Changelly

Waves is currently not sold on Changelly, but if this changes I will update the post!

Can I Buy Waves on Coinbase?

At the time of this writing, Coinbase does not sell Waves. There have been several rumors however, and many think that in early 2018 we will see several new coins, including Waves, added to Coinbase. Follow the steps above to learn how to obtain waves. If you don’t own any Bitcoin, use Coinbase!

Buy Waves with PayPal

Due to Paypal’s chargeback feature, buying Waves 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!

Step 4: How to Store you Waves, Securely!

I reccomend the official Waves Wallet