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How to Buy Cardano

Cardano is a blockchain platform similar to Ethereum.

We know that buying crypto can be hard, so we’ve collected the best ways to buy ADA and listed them here.

Buy Cardano with Credit Card or Debit Card


Coinmama is the first cryptocurrency exchange in the world to offer the direct buying of Cardano with credit or debit card. Users from nearly any country can use Coinmama to buy ADA.

You’ll have to verify your ID but it only takes a few minutes. Once the purchase is complete the ADA should be in your wallet within a few minutes.



If for some reason Coinmama does not work for you, you can buy bitcoin (BTC) or ETH on Coinbase with your credit card or debit card.

Once you have the bitcoins you can use Binance (review) to convert your bitcoins to Cardano coins in about 10 minutes.


BitPanda is based in Austria and is a crypto brokerage service. You can buy bitcoins with your credit card if you live in Europe for low fees.

Once you have the bitcoins you can use Binance to convert your bitcoins to Cardano coins in about 10 minutes.

Buy ADA with Bank Account

Again, if you live in the USA, Europe, Singapore or Australia then you must first buy bitcoins with your bank account using Coinbase or a similar service.

Once you get the bitcoins from Coinbase you can use Binance (review) to convert the bitcoins to ADA.

If you live in any other country then you can use our home page to find a Bitcoin exchange in your country that accepts bank transfer. Then once you buy bitcoins you can convert them to ADA within 10 minutes.

Get a Cardano Wallet

Before we move onto other options:

Never store your Cardano coins on an exchange!

Always withdrawal your Cardano coins to an offline and secure crypto wallet like the Ledger Nano S or any other wallet that you control. Ledger does not yet support Cardano although is expected to support it soon.

Buy Cardano with PayPal

There is no way to directly buy Cardano with PayPal. You will have to first buy bitcoin with PayPal and then convert the bitcoins to Cardano using a service like Binance.

Buy Cardano with Cash

There is no way to directly purchase Cardano with cash. Not even any ATMs support buying Cardano.

You will first have to buy bitcoins with cash and then convert the BTC to Cardano using a service like Changelly or Binance.

Buy Cardano with Bitcoin

You can use Binance to easily exchange bitcoins for Cardano.

Buy Cardano with Skrill

BitPanda allows Europeans to buy Cardano directly with Skrill.

Buy Cardano with Ethereum

You can use Binance to easily exchange Ethereum for Cardano.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Cardano different than Bitcoin?

Cardano aims to use blockchain for purposes other than currency. It is not clear however if this will work or not.

Why is Cardano gaining so much popularity?

Cardano price passed $1, despite there not being a working product or blockchain. This is somewhat worrisome and Cardano is getting hype with no product.

Cardano already has a market cap larger than Litecoin despite Litecoin’s existence since 2011. Many are excited about ADA since its team is mostly academics like Charles Hoskinson and many others.

Cardano Price

Cardano, at time of writing, is worth over $0.20.

Who made Cardano?

Cardano’s dev team is lead by Charles Hoskinson. He was originally a developer for Ethereum and then Ethereum Classic. Now he’s working full time on ADA coin. Read this interview to learn more about him.