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How can I buy Bitcoin and crypto?

How to buy Bitcoin and crypto. How to purchase Bitcoin and crypto with your credit or debit card, bank account, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.

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Everything you need to know about where to buy Bitcoin and other crypto!

If you need a self-custody wallet to buy crypto, download Exodus here.


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How do I buy crypto in Exodus?

You can buy Bitcoin and crypto in Exodus with various payment methods, including debit card, bank account, credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.

Available payment methods depend on your location. Not all payment methods are available through every third-party API provider, or in every jurisdiction.

Mobile

For a guide on how to buy crypto with Robinhood Connect, please visit: How do I buy crypto with Robinhood Connect in Exodus?

  1. In Exodus Mobile, tap the Buy & Sell icon.

  2. a) Tap Buy and b) select the currency you want to pay with. c) Enter the amount, then d) select your crypto.

  3. Choose a) a payment method and b) a third-party fiat API provider (if available). Then c) tap Continue.

  4. Follow the steps from the third-party fiat API provider to proceed with your purchase. Visit the guides below to learn more:

Depending on network traffic, your crypto should generally arrive within 5-20 minutes after completing your order.


Desktop

  1. In Exodus Desktop, click the Buy & Sell icon.

  2. On the Buy Crypto screen:

    • a) Select the fiat currency you want to pay with

    • b) Select the crypto you want to buy

    • c) Enter an amount or choose $100, $500, or Max

    • d) Choose your payment method

    • e) Choose a third-party fiat API provider (if available)

    • f) Click Continue

  3. Follow the steps from the third-party fiat API provider to proceed with your purchase. Visit the guides below to learn more:

Depending on network traffic, your crypto should generally arrive within 5-20 minutes after completing your order.


Web3 Wallet

  1. In Exodus Web3 Wallet, click the Buy & Sell icon.

  2. a) Select Buy, b) enter an amount, then c) select the crypto you want to buy.

    The amount you enter is in the same fiat currency that your portfolio is in. To learn how to set a different currency for your wallet, visit: How do I see the portfolio values in different currencies?

  3. Choose a) a payment method and b) a third-party fiat API provider (if available), then c) click Continue.

  4. Follow the steps from the third-party fiat API provider to proceed with your purchase. Visit the guides below to learn more:

Depending on network traffic, your crypto should generally arrive within 5-20 minutes after completing your order.


Which third-party API providers are available?

The following third-party fiat API providers are available in Exodus, depending on your location.

MoonPay

You can buy and sell crypto in Exodus using MoonPay.

MoonPay is available in over 160 countries, and has 61 cryptocurrencies available globally, and 29 cryptocurrencies available in the US.

With MoonPay, you can buy crypto using a credit or debit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or by linking your bank account.

Available payment methods depend on your location. Not all payment methods are available through every third-party API provider, or in every jurisdiction.

To buy crypto in Exodus with MoonPay, and see supported jurisdictions, please visit: How do I buy crypto using MoonPay in Exodus?

To sell crypto in Exodus with MoonPay, and see which locations are supported, please visit: How do I sell crypto using MoonPay in Exodus?


Ramp

You can buy crypto in Exodus using Ramp.

Ramp is available in over 140 countries and 35 US states. You can use Ramp to buy BTC, ETH, SOL, and 24 other cryptocurrencies.

With Ramp, you can complete your purchase using a credit or debit card, Apple Pay, or by linking your bank account.

Available payment methods depend on your location. Not all payment methods are available through every third-party API provider, or in every jurisdiction.

To get started with Ramp, and see supported locations, please visit: How do I buy crypto using Ramp in Exodus?


Robinhood Connect

With Robinhood Connect in Exodus Mobile, US customers with a verified Robinhood account can buy available assets with a debit card, bank transfer, or their Robinhood balance (buying power).

Buying crypto with Robinhood Connect is available throughout most of the US.

To buy crypto with Robinhood Connect in Exodus, tap Fund with Robinhood on the dashboard in Exodus Mobile.


Sardine

You can buy crypto in Exodus using Sardine in over 80 countries and most of the US.

With Sardine, you can complete your purchase using a debit card (US, and international) or bank transfer (US only).

To learn more about buying crypto in Exodus with Sardine, visit: How do I buy crypto using Sardine in Exodus?


What are the pros and cons of buying crypto in Exodus?

Exodus offers you the option to buy crypto through various third-party API providers depending on your location.

To better understand and decide the best way to buy and sell crypto, it's important to know the advantages and disadvantages of each platform.

Here are the pros and cons of buying crypto in Exodus.


What are the pros?

Buying crypto in Exodus has many benefits. Here are some of the pros:

  • Convenient to use. You can buy crypto in a few easy steps.

  • Quick access. You can access your crypto in minutes rather than wait the 5-7 day holding period required in most centralized exchanges.

  • Large crypto selection. All the most popular assets are available, and more.

  • Available in many locations. Between all third-party API providers, you can buy crypto on 6 continents in over 150 countries.

  • Control and trust. You have full control over the crypto you buy as soon as it hits your wallet. As a self-custody wallet, Exodus gives you full control over these funds through your secret recovery phrase and private keys. Because your funds aren't held on a centralized exchange, there is no risk of losing your funds through a hack, bankruptcy, or government regulation.

  • Complete transparency. Centralized exchanges can move customer funds around and control which assets are listed on their platforms. This can lead to potential conflicts of interest and a lack of transparency. With Exodus, you always know where your crypto is. Your wallet is a window into the decentralized and distributed ledger of your asset, i.e., the blockchain.


What are the cons?

There are also a few disadvantages to buying crypto through a self-custody wallet. Here are the cons:

  • You have to manage your secret recovery phrase and private keys. With great power comes great responsibility. You are responsible for keeping your secret recovery phrase and private keys safe.

  • Possibly higher fees. For the convenience of being able to interact with your funds in minutes, and to avoid the 5-7 day holding period in most centralized exchanges, fees might be higher. You also have to pay the network transaction fee to send the crypto to your self-custody wallet.

  • KYC process. At a minimum, you need to provide basic identifying information. For larger and more frequent purchases, further verification steps that include additional documentation may be required.

For more information on the differences between centralized exchanges and Exodus, please visit: What are centralized exchanges?


Where else can I buy or sell crypto?

Coinbase

Coinbase is a centralized exchange that lets you buy, sell, and trade crypto:

Other exchanges

If Coinbase is unavailable, you may want to try one of the following centralized exchanges:

All exchanges listed in this article are third-party exchanges. Exodus has no affiliation with any of them, and we highly recommend that you do your own research before signing up for any exchange or service.


Are there alternatives to centralized exchanges?

Peer-to-peer marketplaces

If a centralized exchange is not something you're interested in using, there are other services that can connect buyers to sellers in a peer-to-peer (P2P) system. Bisq is one example:


Bitcoin ATMs

Bitcoin ATMs are another option for purchasing some Bitcoin. With over 36,000 ATMs around the world, you can expect each ATM to work slightly differently, but you can usually visit an ATM in-person to buy Bitcoin with a credit card, debit card, or cash.

Although Bitcoin is the most widely available, many Bitcoin ATMs will allow you to buy other crypto, such as Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC).

Bitcoin ATMs generally send any purchased crypto to the crypto wallet's address you provide.

Depending on the Bitcoin ATM, these machines generally allow you to scan your wallet's address via a QR code to ensure the funds are sent to the correct address.

However, some machines dispense what's called a printed paper wallet. In this case, you'd use your wallet to sweep the funds from the paper wallet.

For more information on finding an address in Exodus, please visit: How do I receive crypto?

For more on importing or sweeping funds from a paper wallet, please visit: How do I import a private key?

Visit Coin ATM Radar to check if there is a Bitcoin ATM in your area.

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