Buy Ether (ETH) or DAI

What is Ether?
ETH is Ethereum’s native currency. It is “digital money” that can be sent over the internet instantly and cheaply, and also be used in many Ethereum-based applications.

Want to avoid volatility of cryptocurrency prices?
Buy DAI (decentralized stablecoin running on Ethereum, that maintain a value of $1.00 USD) or use this buying tactic.

How to buy ETH or DAI?

Like exchanging into the local currency in a foreign country you’re visiting, you can buy it for different fiat money ($, €, ¥, £,..), by using various payment methods, platforms / apps.

  • On centralized exchange

Coinbase
Kraken

Cons: Requires identity verification and it is recommended for added security to withdraw purchased ETH / DAI into a wallet in your own control

Create an account -> buy ETH / DAI with card or bank transfer -> (optional) withdraw funds into your wallet

  • Directly into your wallet

desktop:
MyCrypto
Fortmatic

mobile:
Argent
Trust

Cons: Higher fees

Requires first to create / have your own wallet

  • Peer-to-peer on marketplace / in-person by cash

LocalCryptos
Dether

Cons: Requires to follow ETH price, as it is set by a seller

Create an account / wallet -> find a seller -> buy ETH / DAI with cash or other various payment methods

Learn how to create your own wallet.