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How to Buy Celestia (TIA) with a credit or debit card instantly

Traditional blockchains sometimes look like bundled systems, performing numerous functions on a single network. However, this design can hinder scalability, leading developers to compromise on either decentralization or security. Celestia addresses this issue with its modular architecture and emphasis on data availability.

Celestia is the first blockchain network dedicated to data availability. Layer 2 (L2) blockchains, which handle transaction execution, can connect to Celestia to publish their transaction data, thereby enhancing their scalability. TIA is the native cryptocurrency of the Celestia network.

Where can I buy Celestia (TIA)?

Crypto enthusiasts can acquire TIA tokens in several ways, but one of the most convenient methods is through an online crypto exchange like CEX.IO. It is an established crypto ecosystem, which offers customers in over 150 countries the opportunity to buy, sell, store, and transfer over 200 cryptocurrencies, including TIA.

To access CEX.IO services, users must first create an account and verify their identity, a process that typically takes less than 10 minutes.

How to buy Celestia (TIA): a step-by-step guide

After completing verification, eligible users are ready to purchase TIA on CEX.IO using one of the supported services. For this guide, let’s explore Instant Buy, which empowers customers to buy crypto with Google Pay, debit/credit card, and other payment methods effortlessly.

Follow these steps to utilize the Instant Buy service:

  • Visit the Instant Buy page.
  • Choose TIA from the list of available assets.
  • Select the preferred fiat currency.
  • Pick a predefined pack, or enter the desired amount to purchase/spend.
  • Click Select payment method, and choose a suitable way to purchase crypto.
  • Ensure all transaction details are correct, and confirm the operation.
  • Once the transaction concludes, the purchased amount of TIA will appear in the user's online crypto wallet on CEX.IO.

Keep in mind that TIA is currently unavailable for users in the U.S.

What payment methods are accepted to purchase TIA?

CEX.IO features TIA purchases using a wide array of payment methods, which include:

  • Visa/Mastercard debit/credit cards
  • Google/Apple Pay
  • Bank transfers (such as SWIFT and SEPA)
  • E-wallets (such as Skrill, Neteller, and Epay)
  • Other cryptocurrencies

Please note that availability of specific payment methods may vary based on the user's country of residence, and/or account verification status. For example, only U.S.-based CEX.IO customers are permitted to use PayPal as a funding method. For more information on payment methods, refer to this page.


What can I do with TIA tokens after buying on CEX.IO?

Users who have TIA tokens on their CEX.IO balances can:

  • Store — Securely hold tokens to potentially benefit from the asset’s price appreciation.
  • Trade — Use a cryptocurrency trading account on CEX.IO Spot Trading to explore TIA markets and place trading orders.
  • Pay — Link TIA holdings to CEX.IO’s crypto debit card to use tokens as a payment method for goods and services.
  • Convert — Exchange TIA tokens for other digital assets and explore other opportunities within the CEX.IO ecosystem.
  • Transfer — Move funds to an external wallet.

How can I monitor TIA prices on CEX.IO?

To stay updated on the latest TIA price movements, you can:

What are use cases for TIA?

TIA’s main functionality is to secure the network through a staking mechanism. Similarly to the CEX.IO Earn program, where eligible customers can stake crypto and potentially earn rewards, Celestia users are incentivized to allocate a portion of their TIA holdings to participate in securing the blockchain.

Beyond securing the network, TIA also functions as a gas fee token for deploying Celestia-based rollups and providing access to Celestia's data availability services. This includes compensation for using Celestia's blobspace (a designated space where rollups can publish proofs of their data), which developers also pay in TIA.

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