What’s the easiest way to buy crypto on Kraken?
Use the ‘Buy Crypto’ button to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies instantly or to convert your cryptocurrency to another.
You can use this simplified widget to buy, sell or convert from your current Kraken account balances, or you can add a card and make purchases with Visa, Mastercard or Maestro. Please see this article for more information on card purchases.
How do I use it?
- Click on “Buy Crypto” at the top of the page to navigate to the form.
- Choose either Buy, Sell or Convert
- Select the asset you wish to buy, sell or convert from the ‘buy’ drop down menu.
- Select the balance to pay with or deposit into.
- Enter the amount you want to spend or sell.
- Click the ‘Preview’ button, and then confirm.
A confirmation screen will pop up so you can double check your order. If everything looks right, click “Buy now” to complete the order.
This form can also be used to sell your crypto, or to convert from one crypto to another. Depending on what you want to do you can change the order direction by selecting “Sell” or “Convert” at the top of the order form.
Buy/Sell and Convert Tabs Explained:
Buy and Sell
These tabs are for buying or selling cryptocurrency with fiat currency.
The ‘Convert’ tab allows you to convert between two cryptocurrencies.
For example, for converting Bitcoin to Ethereum.
For clients based outside of the US, this tab can also be used to convert between fiat currencies.
For example, for converting USD to EUR.
What is the minimum order size?
One unit of fiat currency for buying and selling: 1 USD, 1 EUR, 1 GBP, 1 CAD, 1 CHF, 1 AUD, 110 JPY
For converting to another cryptocurrency, the minimum is the equivalent value of $1.
What are the fees?
Transactions made using current balances include a spread, added to the quote shown on the confirmation page. The confirmation page shows exactly what you’ll pay and receive.
There are additional fees if paying by card, 3.75% + €0.25 per transaction. For more information on card payments, please see this article.
Do I need a verified account?
A Starter account can use the ‘convert’ feature to trade between cryptocurrencies. To buy and sell with fiat (EUR, USD etc) you’ll need an Intermediate or Pro verified account.
What currencies can be converted?
You can buy, sell and convert any of these fiat currencies and digital assets:
Fiat supported: USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, CHF, AUD, JPY
Stablecoins supported: Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC)
Crypto assets supported:
Bitcoin (XBT), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP), Tezos (XTZ), Chainlink (LINK), Cardano (ADA), EOS (EOS), Monero (XMR), Algorand (ALGO), Stellar (XLM), Cosmos (ATOM), Polkadot (DOT).
Why can't I see this feature?
Do transactions via this form count toward my 30 day volume?
No, these transactions are not counted towards an account's trading volume.
Only trades placed via the 'Trade' form, Kraken Terminal, Kraken Pro mobile app or API client will count towards your 30 day volume and current fee tier.
For additional advanced order options like margin and stop loss orders use the ‘Trade’ order form. We have more information on our various advanced order options here.