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How to Buy CELO with a Credit/Debit Card?

Celo stands out in the vast landscape of cryptocurrencies as a decentralized platform aiming to make financial tools accessible to anyone with a smartphone. It empowers communities, businesses, and individuals to participate in a financial system built on the principles of scalability, inclusivity, and transparency. 

More precisely, Celo is a permissionless, carbon-negative blockchain, whose ecosystem consists of the Celo platform (a series of interlocking, decentralized, proof of stake blockchains), the CELO governance asset, and several Mento stable assets (cREAL, cEUR, and cUSD). It was co-founded in 2017 by Sep Kamvar, Marek Olszewski, and Rene Reinsberg.

Where can I buy CELO?

CELO is available for purchase on numerous reputable and secure cryptocurrency exchanges, including CEX.IO. However, our platform is more than a mere cryptocurrency exchange; it’s a comprehensive ecosystem of crypto products and services. As such, it has been the preferred platform to buy cryptocurrency for more than six (6) million users since its founding in 2013. 

Thanks to an intuitive interface, both experienced and novice crypto enthusiasts consider our ecosystem a virtual home. For participants looking to earn crypto* or buy crypto with a bank account,  CEX.IO provides best-in-class access to a wide range of intuitive solutions. 

To acquire CELO on CEX.IO, eligible users can access market pairs with USDT and USD on our newly launched  Spot Trading platform. Continue reading to learn more about the payment methods available when purchasing CELO across our platform, as well as a step-by-step guide on how to add this token to your portfolio.

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

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Available payment methods to buy CELO on CEX.IO

Purchasing CELO on our platform is possible through the seamless integration of a variety of payment methods. You’ll need to have a verified CEX.IO account to unlock the ability to use the payment methods outlined below, and we’ll also cover the necessary steps for this process. The available payment methods within our ecosystem include:

  • Apple Pay, Google Pay;
  • Credit/Debit cards;
  • E-wallets;
  • Bank transfers.

Please note that regional restrictions may apply when it comes to the availability of these methods. For example, currently, the ability to buy crypto with PayPal is available for U.S.-based users only. Regardless, two of the most convenient ways to buy CELO on our platform involve using our Instant Buy and Convert features, located within our Wallet product. Here’s how to buy CELO on CEX.IO using Instant Buy.

Step-by-step guide on how to buy CELO on CEX.IO

Using a credit or debit card through CEX.IO’s Instant Buy service is one of the most straightforward and intuitive ways of buying CELO across our product ecosystem. Here are the required steps:

  • Visit Instant Buy;
  • Select CELO from the list of available currencies;
  • After entering the amount you wish to purchase, click Buy;
  • On the Add Funds page, click Select Payment Method to choose between Apple Pay, Google Pay, or a linked card to proceed;
  • After verifying all transaction information, and conducting a personal risk assessment, confirm your purchase.

How to buy CELO and other cryptocurrencies in the U.S.

Although CELO is currently not available for U.S.-based users, our customers from this region can still choose from 30+ other vetted assets currently available on our platform.

Creating an account and getting verified are the first steps towards utilizing the full scope of our product ecosystem. Our U.S.-based users should prepare their government-issued ID and Social Security Number prior to commencing this process to ensure a streamlined experience.

Customers unlock the ability to pair a credit or debit card with their newly created account after completing the verification process. This step empowers eligible participants to conduct crypto transactions with available digital assets (for example, sell USDT). 


What are the fees to buy CELO?

Buying CELO is a process that includes a variety of fees, which depend on numerous factors. The most common one that affects the transaction fees is the cryptocurrency exchange of your choice. Therefore, the fees involved may include trading fees, network transaction charges, deposit/withdrawal commissions, etc.

How do I get CELO tokens?

You can acquire CELO tokens through various methods. Using CEX.IO’s Instant Buy service is one of our more intuitive solutions, as described in the steps above. Regardless, whichever method of acquiring these tokens you select, note that performing your due diligence and keeping track of cryptocurrency prices at all times empowers you to make the most informed decisions. 

How to buy CELO with a bank account?

CEX.IO users from eligible jurisdictions may choose to buy crypto with a bank account (fiat deposits). To learn more about the payment methods for buying CELO that are currently available in your region, please visit our Limits and Commissions page.