A step by step guide on how to buy XLM.XLM is rising in popularity, so I’ll quickly guide you through the easiest method to buy some!
Once you did it, you will see it’s not as hard as you might think 🙂
1. Create a Coinbase account
The easiest way to get started is by creating a Coinbase Account (<–Use this link to sign up and get FREE 10$ worth of Bitcoin directly on your new Coinbase account!) and buying some Bitcoin or Ethereum. You can follow my previous guide on how to do that.
At the time of writing this article, I recommend using Ethereum to avoid high BTC trade fees
Soon as you are done, we can start to transfer funds to Binance.
2. Create a Binance account
After you created your Binance account, the first thing you should do is to enable 2 Factor Authentication using Google Authenticator. You can set that up by clicking on your account settings. I highly recommend you do this FIRST.
3. Deposit funds
Now it’s time to deposit funds. Navigate to Funds / Deposits Withdrawals:
Now simply type ETH or BTC, depending on what currency you bought on Coinbase, in to the search field and click on Deposit on the right side:
Once you click on Deposit, you will see your ETH address. Copy it by clicking on the Copy sign next to it:
Now you need to head back to Coinbase and send your Ethereum to this address. The process on Coinbase is self-explanatory.
Once all confirmations run through, you can now start buying altcoins on Binance. It can take a while according to how many transactions are going on at the moment, usually, you see the status of the transaction on Coinbase.
Tripple check if your ETH address is correct before sending. You can also first send a tiny amount of ETH to see if it arrives on your Binance Wallet.
4. Buying XLM
Time to go shopping. Back on Binance, navigate to Deposits Withdrawals again and check Hide Zero Balances. You should now only see currencies where you have funds in, in our case, Ethereum should show up.
After all is to our liking, navigate to Exchange / Basic:
On number 3, choose the trading pair. In our case ETH, if you have Bitcoin, choose BTC.
Now enter the currency you want to buy in the Search Field indicated by the number 1. In this example, we use XRP for demonstration purposes. You simply enter XLM. Click on the trading pair indicated by number 2:
As an example, number 3 indicates the price for 1 XRP in ETH.
Number 4 lets you enter the amount of XLM that you want to buy. You can also click on the 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% buttons below to use a certain amount of your ETH for the purchase.
Number 5 lets you buy your altcoin.
And this is it. You just learned how to buy altcoins, wasn’t that hard, right?
After hitting buy you will have the altcoin in your wallet under Funds / Deposit Withdrawals.
5. Wrapping up
I highly recommend using a Ledger Nano S to store your Crypto assets on a safety device.
Use this link to buy it directly from their website. Don’t buy it from Amazon, it’s mostly overpriced.
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