How-to: buy Bitcoin with a debit or credit card on Coinbase

updated December 2017

If you’ve just recently begun your research into bitcoin then you’ve most likely already come across this name. Coinbase is headquartered in San Francisco and is one of the largest exchanges. Most people’s first bitcoin was purchase on Coinbase.

Here is how to buy bitcoin with a debit or credit card on Coinbase.

Step 1: head over to Coinbase and make a free account.

Step 2:¬† you will now have to link your debit or credit card to Coinbase, don’t worry your info is safe with them. You will have 3 choices to choose from…

¬†Since I am showing you how to purchase bitcoin with a debit or credit card we will select the “Credit/Debit Card option” however if you plan on buying a very large amount of bitcoin then I would suggest one of the other two.

Step 3: when you have successfully linked your debit or credit card, click on “buy/sell” on the top. This takes you to the buying page. Make sure you have Bitcoin selected (you can also purchase other altcoins: Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin)

In the left box you type how much Bitcoin you want to buy in USD. Let’s buy $100…

Step 4: before you buy your Bitcoin, take a look over at your receipt. Coinbase charges a $1.00 service fee and a payment method fee (fees differ for different payment options) So if you need or want $100 worth of bitcoin you will only net $96.59 with the fees so adjust accordingly.

Then you click “Buy Bitcoin Instantly” and that is all there is to it, you have now purchased Bitcoin with your debit or credit card!

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