How do I buy digital currency with a credit or debit card in the US?

May 02, 2017

For US customers, Coinbase allows you to add and charge a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card directly when buying digital currency. BTC purchased via these options will be credited to your account instantly.

 

On the Coinbase Website

To get started:

  • Visit the payment methods page.

  • Select ‘Add Payment Method’ near the top of the page.

  • Choose 'Credit/Debit Card' on the payment method selector.
  • If you have not already done so, you will be required to complete a photo ID verification.

  • When ID verification is complete, you will be brought back to the card verification screen. Enter your card information (The address must match the billing address for the card).

  • If needed, add a billing address for the card.

  • Accept the prompt explaining the 2 pending charges we'll make to your card

  • Login to your cardholder's account and check for the two small charges made.

  • Enter those amounts into the coinbase app.

  • You should now see a window that says “Credit/Debit Card Added’ and a ‘Buy Digital Currency’ button.

  • You can now buy digital currency using the ‘Buy/Sell’ page anytime.

To buy digital currency:

  • Go to the ‘Buy/Sell Digital Currency’ page

  • Enter the desired amount

  • Select the card on the payment methods drop down menu

  • Confirm the order is correct and click “Complete Buy”

  • Your digital currency will be delivered to your selected wallet within a few minutes!
 

IOS

To buy digital currency:

  • Once logged in to the Coinbase app, select the Menu icon near the top-left.

  • Select ‘Buy’.

  • Enter the amount of digital currency you would like to purchase.

  • Select your card as the ‘Payment’ method.

  • Confirm the information entered is correct and select ‘Buy Digital Currency’.

Android

To buy digital currency:

  • Once logged in to the Coinbase app, select the Menu icon near the top-left.

  • Select ‘Buy’.

  • Enter the amount of digital currency you would like to purchase.

  • Select your card as the ‘Payment’ method.

  • Confirm the information entered is correct and select ‘Buy Digital Currency’.
You are now ready to buy digital currency with your credit or debit card on IOS, Android, and the website. Be sure to select the card as the funding method to ensure it will be processed using the card you have added.
 

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