Where to Buy Ethereum & Litecoin

by Last Updated: May 03, 2018

If you have decided to invest some money into Ethereum (Ether or ETH), Litecoin (LTC) or even BitCoin (BTC), I will explain you where you can buy it. It is not possible to buy Ethereum directly from their official website. You will need to use a website that sells & buys Ethereum.

Just as a side note, I’d like to mention that Ethereum has grown up since its birth in summer 2015 to nearly $400 USD for 1 ETH in June 2017 (see the graph below).


Ethereum Price Graph All Time


So to buy Ethereum with USD or EUR I recommend you to use CoinBase. They have a nice user-friendly and responsive website. I’m personally using it for my ETH investments as well and that’s why I recommend it, too. I find the registration and the buying process really simple. The only thing that you need to do is to sign up on their website, verify your identity (you can take a picture of your ID or driving license via your webcam or mobile) and make the payment. You can pay with your credit/debit card or do a wire transfer (or SEPA if you are in EU). Wire transfer is more convenient, as the fee is lower. However, overall the fees are very low (standard Buy / Sell rate is 1.49% of the total price). You can check the exact fees on their website here.

And as a bonus, CoinBase is currently offering free $10 (8€) in Bitcoin if you sign up through the following referral link (you will need to buy or sell at least $100 of digital currency):

CoinBase supports 32 countries. You can find a full list of them here. Also, you can withdraw your funds from your CoinBase account to your bank account (or credit card) anytime.

Other option for buying Ethereum is for example Plus500. However, I find CoinBase the most convenient one. Also, I would personally avoid buying Ethereum using PayPal, as there are many scams that are using particularly this method.

Lastly, I would also like to say that be really careful and do not invest too much, as digital currencies are volatile. You are doing this at your own risk.

Good luck with your investments!

This guide is also available in Spanish.

*Cryptocurrencies can fluctuate widely in prices and are therefore not appropriate for all investors. Trading cryptocurrencies is not supervised by any EU regulatory framework.

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