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How to buy Ethereum easily with a credit card or through a bank transfer

Buying cryptocurrency can be tricky for a new investor. Coindirect offers a simple way to buy Ethereum using credit cards or bank transfers.

Written by Becky Leighton Published on

Ethereum stands as the second biggest cryptocurrency in market cap and has become a popular asset to add to an investment portfolio, along with the leading Bitcoin. While it’s based on the same concept of blockchain like Bitcoin, it has a different view on how the technology can be used. Ethereum’s token, Ether, acts as the payment method which can be used to perform or execute an operation.

Read here for a full guide to Ethereum

How do I create an Ethereum wallet?

Coindirect offers a free Ethereum wallet which allows you to store your Ether tokens. Through this wallet, you can buy, sell, send, and withdraw Ether.

 

How to create an Ethereum address

Once you have signed up for a free Coindirect account all you need to do press the ‘Receive’ button to reveal your Coindirect Ethereum wallet address.

How to buy Ethereum with a credit card

  1. Sign up for a free Coindirect accountBuy Ethereum
  2. Find your Ethereum Wallet and click the  ‘Buy’ button in your Ethereum WalletBuy ETH
  3. Select “New VISA Card (EUR)” or “New credit card (NGN)” if you are in Nigeria.
  4. Enter EUR value of BTC you want to purchase (more than the minimum limit) or the BTC amount you want to buy and then click ‘Preview Buy’
  5. You will receive a quote, press ‘confirm’ before the timer runs out (counts down from 55 seconds)
  6. Type in your credit card details and pay
  7. You will be taken to a page to verify your transactionBuy bitcoin cash with credit card
  8. Finally, you will be redirected back to your Coindirect Wallet once the payment is successful

How to buy Ethereum from your bank account?

If you are in South Africa or in Europe in a SEPA country you can deposit ZAR and EUR into your Coindirect ZAR Wallet or Euro Wallet respectively.

To fund your account you have to transfer money using bank transfers. To get the funding instructions so that your account is credited:

  1. Go to your ZAR/EUR wallet and click the “Fund now” button. Alternatively, click the Fund tab in your Coindirect wallet and click on “Transfer Now”.Buy Ethereum
  2. Select the bank to transfer to from the drop-down menu to get payment details and the reference you should use (highlighted in blue)
  3. Transfer the money from your bank account into the account shown on the screen then wait for the bank transfer to be processed (0-3 business days depending on the bank).
  4. Once the funds reflect in your ZAR wallet, go to your Ethereum wallet and click “Buy” and select “Wallet (ZAR)” or “Wallet (EUR)” as you payment method.

How to sell Ethereum

You can sell Ethereum from your Coindirect wallet by clicking the ‘Sell’ button in your Ethereum wallet.

If you are in a SEPA region or South Africa. You can sell your Ethereum and instantly get money transferred to your Wallet (ZAR or EUR).

If you are in another region with no local currency wallet. You can sell your Ethereum by creating a sell offer on the marketplace.

Credit card limits

Please note that Coindirect has limits for credit card purchases in place.

Make sure that your account is verified so that your credit card purchase limits are increased.Currently, the limits for credit card purchases are:

Unverified users – R3000/€178

Verified users – R15000/€893

Earn Ripple

Invite others to Coindirect in order to earn free Ripple (XRP) tokens. To do this, login and click the “Earn” tab. You will receive 5XRP for every person you invite who makes a transaction. Once you have earned XRP in your Ripple wallet, you can store it, transfer it to another cryptocurrency, or withdraw it for your local currency.

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Internet writer looking to find the right piece. Also presents things on radio and happens to be a chip off the old blockchain. @BeckyRLeighton

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