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Guide: Buy Cryptocurrencies with Credit/Debit Card

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Buy Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) with your Credit or Debit Card! No registration is needed. Receive coins to your wallet within the hour.

This step-by-step guide walks you through the whole process of buying cryptocurrency with your card. Your first purchase at buy.coingate.com will usually take up to an hour due to verification procedures. Consecutive purchases will not require you to verify phone number, email and ID again, so they will naturally get quicker every time.

What you will need to buy cryptocurrency with your credit or debit card for the first time:

  1. Cryptocurrency wallet / address of the cryptocurrency you are purchasing: BTC / LTC / ETH / BCH (see our post here for a quick and easy wallet guide)
  2. Credit or Debit card
  3. Mobile phone to take a selfie
  4. Scanned or photographed images of your passport / national ID card (both sides) / driver’s licence (both sides)

Buying cryptocurrency with your card, explained step-by-step

Step 1.

Visit buy.coingate.com and do the following: 1) select the cryptocurrency you want to buy, 2) enter the purchase amount (you can choose either EUR or USD billing), 3) your wallet address, 4) and Click Go To Checkout.

Buy cryptocurrencies with card

Step 2.

Enter your personal details, including your mobile number, and your billing address. In this window you can also see the amount your card will be charged in Euros or U.S. Dollars. The purchase will appear as Buyeglcom or Simplex_Paybis in your card statement. Check the box (if you agree to terms and privacy policy), and then click Continue.

Buy cryptocurrency with card

Step 3.

You will now have to verify your email address and phone number. Check your inbox for an email confirmation link, and expect a text message with a 4-digit code that you will have to enter on-screen, or a phone call if you indicated a landline number. When you confirm your email address and phone number, the red X marks will turn into check marks, and you can proceed by clicking Continue

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Step 4.

Enter your card details here. Most of major credit and debit card brands are accepted (VISA, MasterCard), as well as some prepaid and virtual cards. Make sure your card details match the billing address you entered in Step 2. Note that you will not be billed just yet – your card will be checked for the required purchase value, and you will then have to proceed to ID verification. Click Pay Now.

Buy bitcoin with card

Step 5.

Upload your ID document of choice: passport (double-page), national ID card (both sides), or driver’s licence (both sides).

 

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Step 6.

You will be see a message indicating that your payment request is being processed. This will take a few minutes, and you will receive an email once your payment is approved or declined (some payments on very rare occasions may take up to 24 hours to process).

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If all goes well, bitcoins will reach your wallet in 20 minutes or less. Depending on Bitcoin network congestion, the transaction may take up to an hour to be confirmed.

Click here for our quick guide on choosing a secure cryptocurrency wallet.

Continue reading here to learn about paying a CoinGate invoice.