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How to Buy Qtum with Credit Card and Debit Card

The best method of buying Qtum with credit or debit card is to convert currency into Bitcoin using Coinbase, then converting Bitcoin into Qtum on an exchange that sells Qtum such as Binance.

How to Buy Qtum with Bank Transfer

The best method of buying Qtum with a bank account is to convert currency into Bitcoin using Coinbase, then convert Bitcoin into Qtum on Binance. Please see below for a detailed explanation.

Method 1 - USD/EUR -> BTC -> Qtum

Step 1: Buy Bitcoin

There are several exchanges through which you can buy Bitcoin.

Coinbase, Coinmama, or BitPanda are the easiest to use.

Coinbase is a very beginner friendly US based exchange, that sells cryptocurrency to most countries and all US states. To see if Coinbase supports your country, check this link!

Coinmama handles credit or debit card purchases. Coinmama is great because they have higher credit or debit card purchasing limits than Coinbase, as well as fast delivery of your funds. Bitpanda. Bitpanda is an exchange that processes credit or debit card purchases. Their fees are slightly lower, but ONLY sells Bitcoin to residents of European Union (EU) countries.

Coinbase is the most beginner friendly while Coinmama is great for credit or debit transactions as it has higher purchase limits and quick delivery. BitPanda is great (but it only works in Europe) and has a 5% fee on credit or debit purchases. We will use Coinbase in this example. Also, if you purchase over $100 of Bitcoin through the following link, you will receive an extra $10 BTC for FREE! Create an account on Coinbase if you don’t have one already and then add your payment method.

After creating your Coinbase account, you need to add a payment method. If you are going for the route with the lowest fees, it is best to use a bank transfer. If timing is more important, use a credit or debit card, as this is much faster! The Coinbase signup process takes time, but this is to ensure security for customers. Click the Buy/Sell tab on the top/middle of your screen. From this page, you can easily purchase Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Ethereum. All of these cryptocurrencies can be converted into Qtum on exchanges such as Binance, but for this tutorial we will use Bitcoin.

Fiat to Bitcoin Exchanges

Exchange Countries Fees
Coinbase USA 1.49% - Bank
Coinmama Mostly Everywhere 5.5% Credit/Debit
Bitpanda Europe ONLY 5% - Credit/Debit

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After hitting Confirm Buy, you are finished with this step! Next will be transferring the Bitcoin to a Qtum exchange. Also, at this point, we strongly suggest setting up two-factor authentication (2FA) on all exchanges. Two factor authentication combines two different verification methods to ensure the real user is trying to access the account.

Bitcoin to Qtum Exchanges

Exchange Countries Fees
Kucoin Everywhere .1%
Binance Everywhere .05%
Bittrex Everywhere .25%

Step 2: Transfer your Bitcoin

Once you have Bitcoin, you will need to move it to an exchange that has BTC/QTUM pairs. Binance is hugely popular due to its intuitive interface and solid customer support. Click the send button on Coinbase as seen in red highlight in the picture below. You will be asked for the recipient’s wallet address. Enter your Binance Bitcoin address, which you can find by going to the “Funds” tab on the Binance navigation bar, then clicking “Balances”. Once on this screen, you will see a list of coins. Scroll down to Bitcoin, and hit the “Deposit” button. Copy the address that appears and paste into Coinbase. Click send on Coinbase, and wait about 30 minutes for your BTC to arrive.

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Depending on the traffic on the Bitcoin network, your transfer may take 20 minutes to an hour, sometimes longer. This can be stressful but do not worry!

Step 3: Buy Qtum

After you send bitcoin to Binance, go to the BTC/QTUM trading page and enter a price with which you are comfortable. You can look at the order book to get a sense of the current rates. After your order is processed, you will see it in your Qtum wallet balance in Binance!

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Can I Buy Qtum on Coinbase?

Currently, Coinbase does not sell Qtum. If you want to buy Qtum, please follow the above steps. You can easily trade Bitcoin for Qtum on Binance. If you don’t have any Bitcoin, use Coinbase to get started!

How to Buy Qtum with PayPal

Due to Paypal’s chargeback feature, buying Qtum with Paypal requires one extra step. The exchange VirWoX allows you to convert paypal balance into Bitcoin. Read our tutorial on this conversion. Once you have Bitcoin, you can send it to Bittrex as seen in the example above.

Step 4: How to securely store Qtum

Qtum is an ERC20 coin that runs on the Ethereum Blockchain, which means that it can be stored using myEtherWallet. Qtum is also easily and securely stored on the highly popular hardware wallet Ledger Nano S!

In fact, all ERC20 tokens can be managed using a combination of Ledger Nano S (or Ledger Blue) using MyEtherWallet. Check out this [guide on Ledger’s site.] (https://support.ledgerwallet.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005200009)