How to Buy Ethereum (ETH or ETC)

Understand how you can buy Ethereum, the crypto currency, online in minutes through a regulated Bitcoin exchange or CFD broker using your credit card, debit card or PayPal.


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To buy Ether online, you can either turn to an Ethereum exchange or speculate on the price of Ether through a CFD broker.

Ethereum exchanges

Buy ETH (or ETC, Ethereum Classic) directly through an online exchange. Ether will be stored in and available for withdrawal from your virtual wallet.

  • Changelly ( buy Ether, Bitcoin and over 30 other crypto-currencies at instantly at the best rates. Each account is protected with 2 factor authentication. Changelly supports deposits through Visa and Master Card. Visit
  • BitBay ( buy and sell Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin and Lisk. Each account is protected with 2 factor authentication. Supports bank transfers and credit cards for deposits alongside a wide range of withdrawal options (including ATM withdrawals). Visit

CFD brokers

Alternatively, you can speculate on rises and falls in the price of Ether through a CFD broker, without having to worry about owning and securing coins in your ETH wallet. Trade CFDs on Ether through the following brokers:

  • eToro ( open an account with eToro, a social trading platform, to speculate on the Ethereum exchange rate against the US Dollar. eToro also allows you to fund your account through debit cards, credit cards and PayPal. Unlike other brokers, eToro also allows you to follow and copy other successful traders. If you are new to Forex or online trading, this is an opportunity to learn from the best.
  • Plus500 ( trade CFDs on Ethereum through the company's award-winning platform on leverage up to 1:30. Plus500 accepts a wide range of payment methods, including debit cards, credit cards and PayPal. The broker is regulated by the FCA, CySEC as well as ASIC and is headquartered in London. Visit to open an account online.

What is Ethereum?

Like Bitcoin, Ethereum is an open-source platform underpinned by a blockchain in which every transaction is recorded publicly.

Ethereum comes with an internal cryptocurrency known as Ether. Ether can be transferred between accounts and used to compensate participants for computations performed on the network. The price of Ether has risen dramatically since inception from under $10 in 2016 to almost $400 in June 2017.

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