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How to Buy Avalanche (AVAX) with a Credit or Debit Card

What is Avalanche (AVAX)?

Avalanche (AVAX) is a level 1 (L1) blockchain network that platforms decentralized applications (dApps) and emerging DeFi solutions. 

Launched in 2020, AVAX gained significant attention for its flexibility, speed, and scalability, making it an interesting project for crypto enthusiasts from all walks of life. Read on to learn how to buy and sell crypto effortlessly within our ecosystem, including Avalanche (AVAX).

Where can I buy Avalanche (AVAX)?

Avalanche, or more precisely, its native token AVAX, is available on numerous reputable crypto platforms and exchanges. CEX.IO is one of these ecosystems, where eligible participants can buy, sell, convert, and trade AVAX with EUR, USD, and USDT almost instantly.

CEX.IO has served more than six million users worldwide since its founding in 2013, and provides access to the digital economy for participants at every stage of their crypto journey. First time users and crypto enthusiasts alike can discover new avenues toward financial empowerment. CEX.IO’s product ecosystem offers straightforward pathways to explore AVAX through an intuitive interface.

Additionally, 300+ markets are available at our Spot Trading platform, with deep liquidity, multiple sub-accounts, advanced order types, and price charting, courtesy of Trading View. In fact, observing the Avalanche (AVAX) price chart before conducting any transactions is the best way to make the most informed decisions.

Available payment methods to purchase Avalanche (AVAX) on CEX.IO

Eligible participants can buy AVAX on CEX.IO with a variety of payment methods, such as:

  • Credit cards;
  • Debit cards;
  • Bank transfers;
  • E-wallets.

However, please note that the availability of certain payment methods may differ by region. Nevertheless, CEX.IO crypto Wallet, and our Instant Buy service remain the two most popular avenues for acquiring AVAX. Here’s how to buy AVAX on CEX.IO using Instant Buy.

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Step-by-step guide on how to buy Avalanche (AVAX) on CEX.IO

Before initiating any digital asset transactions, it’s important to check crypto prices, and conduct a personal risk assessment. After doing so, it’s time to consider the best way to buy AVAX. Our tenured product ecosystem is fully equipped to handle credit and debit card purchases via our Instant Buy service. Here are the necessary steps to buy AVAX at CEX.IO using a credit or debit card:

  • Log into CEX.IO (or create an account and get verified);
  • Hover over the Products tab on the homepage and select Instant Buy;
  • Under You receive, click the drop-down arrow and select AVAX from the list of available currencies, and the amount desired for purchase;
  • Or, under the You pay field, enter the amount of AVAX you wish to acquire in a preferred fiat currency;
  • Once you’re satisfied with the values, click Buy;
  • From the Add Funds page, click Select Payment Method to choose between a card, Google Pay, or Apple Pay to proceed;
  • After verifying all transaction information, confirm your purchase. 

How to buy AVAX in the U.S.

The first step toward utilizing our ecosystem of crypto products and services for U.S-based users is to create an account and get verified. Eligible participants should have their Social Security Number and a government-issued ID ready to complete the process via a web browser.

After completing the brief process, verified users unlock the ability to pair a credit or debit card to their account* to purchase digital assets, such as AVAX, across our product ecosystem. 

Once a credit/debit card is paired, it may be used as a funding source  to purchase AVAX via Instant Buy service, or CEX.IO Wallet through a web browser or mobile app.

*Please note that it is not yet possible for CEX.IO users to buy crypto with a bank transfer in the U.S.


What is the cheapest way to buy AVAX?

The most affordable way to acquire AVAX depends on factors such as market prices, payment method fees, and exchange fees. At CEX.IO, staking crypto* is also available to users from select regions, and may be worth considering after you’ve acquired your preferred cryptocurrency.

*CEX.IO Staking is currently not available in the U.S. Check the list of supported jurisdictions here.

What are the fees to buy Avalanche?

These typically include deposit/withdrawal, trading, and potentially, network fees depending on the payment method used. Fees structures may vary between exchanges, so it’s critical to review multiple platforms before making a purchase. 

How can I buy AVAX with a bank account?

Currently, U.S.-based CEX.IO users can buy crypto with PayPal and credit/debit cards only. However, users from eligible jurisdictions can use a bank transfer for fiat deposits, and then buy AVAX on CEX.IO through our Convert function or on our Spot Trading platform. Learn more about the payment methods available in your area by visiting our Limits and Commissions page.