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How to Buy Ordinals (ORDI)

ORDI is a BRC-20 token built on the Bitcoin blockchain and operates within the Ordinals protocol ecosystem. This network was created to allow users to attach various data types (images, text, audio, and video) to individual satoshis, the smallest unit of Bitcoin. However, due to size restrictions on Bitcoin blocks, these inscriptions are currently best suited for text and images.

Ordinals aims to revolutionize digital asset ownership by allowing users to effortlessly mint non-fungible tokens (NFTs) directly on the Bitcoin network. These developments open the door for crypto enthusiasts to mint and exchange  NFTs without a layer 2 solution. 

Customers can obtain ORDI on CEX.IO using the Instant Buy service or our recently launched crypto Spot Trading platform. In this guide, we explore how to instantly buy Ordinals (ORDI) with a credit/debit card. 

Where can I buy Ordinals?

Users can buy Ordinals at crypto exchanges that support this cryptocurrency. Before purchasing ORDI or any cryptocurrency, it's essential for crypto buyers to conduct thorough research on the exchange's reputation, security measures, regulatory compliance, and additional functionalities to ensure the platform matches their financial goals.  

For example, CEX.IO is a trusted ecosystem of crypto-related services. Among numerous popular features, the platform provides its users with a crypto savings account, allowing them to potentially earn up to 5% rewards on their deposited cryptocurrencies. 

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How to buy Ordinals (ORDI) with a credit or debit card 

Acquiring Ordinals with CEX.IO is a straightforward process, which requires a few simple steps, such as: 

  1. Creating an account – Signing up with CEX.IO involves entering the user's email address, creating a password, and completing identity verification steps. Simultaneously, we provide our customers with a crypto wallet, allowing them to send, receive, and convert cryptocurrencies. 
  2. Selecting the most convenient feature – Instant Buy is the most straightforward method of acquiring ORDI. All it takes is selecting a preferred fiat currency for the purchase (GBP, USD, or EUR) and specifying the desired amount of ORDI. Eligible participants can also place trade orders on CEX.IO Spot Trading. 
  3. Choosing a preferred debit or credit card – Customers can choose to fund their accounts by linking their debit or credit cards. Each method of payment requires entering the card details, including the CC number, expiration date, and CVV, the three-digit number on the back side of the card. 
  4. Initiating the purchase – Once a user enters their card details, they can proceed with completing the payment. 
  5. Confirming the transaction – After reviewing all the details of the transaction, it’s time to confirm the purchase. This includes entering a one-time password (OTP) via SMS or approving the transaction through email, depending on the card issuer. After confirming the purchase, users can check their balance through their web platform or via our crypto payment app

Other payment methods to purchase ORDI

Besides debit and credit cards, customers can also choose to buy crypto with Apple Pay, or buy crypto with Google Pay. Both solutions integrate seamlessly with CEX.IO’s product ecosystem, and accept credit cards as funding methods. Alternatively, users can acquire ORDI through the crypto trading mobile app, using the ORDI-USDT trading pair. 

How to buy Ordinals in the U.S.?

Due to regulatory considerations, U.S. residents are currently unable to purchase ORDI at CEX.IO. Interested parties can explore our supported currencies for the U.S. customers page to stay informed for future updates regarding ORDI availability. 

Individuals interested in obtaining cryptocurrencies that are eligible in their regions, can visit the crypto prices page, which offers detailed insight into digital asset prices, market cap, and 24-hour price fluctuations.  


What are the fees to buy ORDI?

The fees associated with purchasing ORDI vary depending on the chosen payment method. Below are the anticipated limits and commissions for acquiring ORDI through CEX.IO.

How to store the Ordinals?

Crypto holders can store their ORDI tokens in their crypto wallets. The method of storing, as well as the wallet provider, should depend on the individual's preference for security and accessibility offered by different wallet options. For example, Ordinals purchased on the CEX.IO platform will be automatically stored in the user's account wallet. This could provide a more convenient solution for storing ORDI, as it is accessible anytime through the CEX.IO account dashboard.

Can I purchase online with ORDI?

Yes, users can make online purchases using ORDI. Customers can obtain a CEX.IO crypto debit card for a more convenient online shopping experience.