Buying Bitcoin Cash is very easy these days. If you want, you can use cash, card – even PayPal! However, you still need to follow a few steps to do this – that’s why we’ve made this tutorial easy for you! It is separated into parts – just follow the one that matches your purchase method.
What is Bitcoin Cash (BCH)?
Bitcoin Cash is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system that aims to become sound global money with fast payments, micro fees, privacy, and high transaction capacity (big blocks). In the same way that physical money, such as a dollar bill, is handed directly to the person being paid, Bitcoin Cash payments are sent directly from one person to another.
As a permission less, decentralized cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Cash requires no trusted third parties and no central bank. Unlike traditional fiat money, Bitcoin Cash does not depend on monetary middlemen such as banks and payment processors. Transactions cannot be censored by governments or other centralized corporations. Similarly, funds cannot be seized or frozen — because financial third parties have no control over the Bitcoin Cash network.
At the time of writing this article the CoinMarketCap ranking was #28, with a live market cap of $7,157,068,908 USD. It has a circulating supply of 18,957,881 BCH coins and a max. supply of 21,000,000 BCH coins.
How to buy Bitcoin Cash with a credit card or debit card?
No matter what people say, it’s easy to buy Bitcoin Cash with a credit card. Your first step will always be to buy Bitcoins or Ethereum with your credit card. They can then be converted to Bitcoin Cash. Follow these steps: Buy Bitcoin or Ethereum on an exchange you like. Transfer Bitcoin or Ethereum to an exchange that supports Bitcoin Cash currency. Finally, exchange Bitcoin or Ethereum for Bitcoin Cash. Please follow our step-by-step guide below to buy Bitcoin Cash.
1. Create a Coinbase account
To buy Ethereum from Coinbase – which you will exchange for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) later – you need to create a Coinbase account.
Click on the ‘subscribe’ button and fill in the form. Enter your name (it has to be exactly the same as what is written on your photo ID), email, password and location. Coinbase is regulated by the US government and follows strict financial rules. As such, they need to verify your identity. It takes some time and effort, however, this makes Coinbase reputed to be the most reliable way to convert regular currency to cryptocurrency.
Verify Coinbase account
As Coinbase needs to verify your account, you must provide your phone number, upload a picture of your photo ID and verify your card (credit or debit) or account back. Only then will you be able to buy cryptocurrencies. If you use a card on Coinbase, your fees will be higher, but your purchases will be instant. It’s cheaper to use bank transfers, but it’s slow – it can take up to a week to receive your coins. When your payment details are verified, click on the ‘buy/sell’ button in the top menu. Select ‘Ethereum’ and enter how much money you want to spend/how many coins you want to buy in the windows at the bottom of the page. Once this is done, click on the ‘Buy’ button. Now you will have to confirm your purchase. Do this by pressing the ‘Confirm purchase’ button. You now own some Ethereum. However, don’t close Coinbase just yet – we’ll use it later!
2. Exchange your Ethereum for Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
As we mentioned, you need to exchange your Ethereum for Bitcoin Cash. In our tutorial, we will use Binance as the site to exchange Ethereum for Bitcoin Cash. Click this link to go to Binance and click ‘Register’ in the upper right corner.
3. Create a Binance account
4. Get Ready to Transfer Ethereum from Coinbase to Binance
Hover over ‘FUNDS’ in the top menu and click on ‘Deposits’. The new screen will show you how many coins you have stored on Binance – you currently have none. Type ‘Ethereum’ in the search box. Find Ethereum in this list. Click on ‘Deposit’ You will receive a long string of numbers and letters – this is your Ethereum deposit address. Copy this address and save/write it somewhere safe. You will need it soon. Note: Make sure you have actually selected Ethereum (ETH) – sending your coins to the wrong wallet will destroy them. if you send your coins to the wrong wallet, you will lose them.
Also Read: How and where to buy NEO Coins (NEO)
5.Transfer Ethereum from Coinbase to Binance
Go back to Coinbase. If you followed our advice, it should still be open. Click on ‘Accounts’ in the top menu bar and find your Ethereum wallet on the left. Click ‘Submit’. Paste/write to Binance’s Ethereum wallet address in the ‘Recipient’ box. In the amount box, enter the amount of Ethereum you want to transfer (if you want to send it all, use the ‘use max’ option). Click ‘Continue’. Coinbase may request a password/phone confirmation. Follow the instructions and Coinbase will confirm that the Ethereum coins have been sent. You will have to wait a few minutes for the Ethereum coins to be moved to Binance. It typically takes between 20 and 60 minutes for coins to appear in your Binance wallet. This depends on network load and may take longer during peak hours. Do not panic. Binance will update automatically – you don’t need to refresh the page.
6. Exchange Ethereum for Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Once Ethereum appears in your ‘available balance’ on Binance, you are ready to exchange/trade it for Bitcoin Cash. Go straight to the BCH/ETH exchange on Binance. Do not panic! Not everything on the trade page is important to us. Let’s just use a small part of it. You can buy coins in two ways: ‘Limit’ order: you can set the price at which you want to buy BCH. ‘Market’ purchase: automatically fills your order at the best available price. Buying on the market is simpler, so let’s use that. Find the big green ‘Buy BCH’ button. Click on the ‘Market’ option in the window above the button. Fill in the amount of BCH you want to buy in the input box labeled ‘Value’. You can use the percentage buttons below the box to make the process easier. For example, if you want to exchange 50% of your Ethereum for BCH, click on the 50% button. After entering the desired amount in the box, press the buy button. Your order will be processed immediately.
7. Check your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) balance
Now you have to click on ‘Funds’ in the menu bar at the top and then go to ‘Balances’. Type BCH in the search box. This will display the amount of BCH you now have in your BCH Binance Wallet. You can now leave your coins on Binance where they should be reasonably safe. However, exchange site hacks happen and people are robbed of their money. We recommend keeping your coins in a personal wallet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I buy Bitcoin Cash with PayPal?
You cannot buy Bitcoin Cash directly with PayPal at this time. If you want to use PayPal, you will have to buy bitcoin first and then exchange bitcoins for BCH using a service like Binance.
Can I buy BCH with cash?
You cannot buy Bitcoin Cash directly with cash. Even though some ATMs support Bitcoin Cash, they are less than 1% of all cryptocurrency ATMs. If you want to buy with cash, you will have to buy bitcoin first and then exchange bitcoins for BCH using a service like Binance.
Can I buy Bitcoin Cash with Bitcoin?
Yes, you can easily do this using Binance to exchange bitcoins for Bitcoin Cash.
Can I buy BCH with Skrill
Europeans can use BitPanda to buy bitcoins or Ethereum with Skrill. Ethereum or BTC can be converted to Bitcoin Cash on Binance.
Can I buy Bitcoin Cash with Ethereum
Yes, you can easily do this using Binance to exchange Ethereum for Bitcoin Cash.
What is the best payment method to use?
The cheapest way to do this is to buy bitcoins with a bank account (or Bitcoin Cash directly with a bank account) and exchange BTC for Bitcoin Cash. The fastest way is to buy Bitcoin Cash with a credit card, but higher fees will be charged.
How can I protect BCH after I buy it?
You must store your Bitcoin Cash in a secure wallet. Leaving Bitcoin Cash on an exchange only puts you at risk of losing money if the exchange is hacked. Your account can also be hacked, so it’s important to use 2FA.
How can I sell Bitcoin Cash (BCH)?
Binance and changelly are good places to exchange your BCH for any other cryptocurrency. If you want to exchange it for regular currency, trade BCH for bitcoin and exchange BTC for dollars, euros or other currencies.
Can I mine Bitcoin Cash instead of buying it?
You cannot mine Bitcoin Cash as it has a different network structure than Bitcoin. You can only buy Bitcoin Cash on an exchange.