Coinbase is the world's largest Bitcoin broker.
At Coinbase you can buy up to $150 or €150 of bitcoin per week instantly with a credit or debit card in:
- the United States
- United Kingdom
Coinbase charges one of the lowest fees fee on all purchases via credit or debit card - flat 3.99%
Buying Cryptocurrencies with Credit Card/Debit Card
Coinbase lets you buy bitcoins instantly with a credit card or debit card. Here are step-by-step instructions to help make the buying process easier for you.
1. Create an Account on Coinbase
Once you create an account, confirm your email and phone number and login.
Once you’ve logged in, continue to the next step.
2. Navigate to account settings
Navigate to the top right corner and click on your name. There should be a drop-down menu where you can click "Settings". Then click "Payment Methods" on the menu at the top and you should see something that looks like this:
Click on "Add Payment Method" in the right corner.
3. Click "Credit/Debit Card"
4. Enter your Credit/Debit Card Information
Note that Coinbase only accepts Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards at this time.
You should see a confirmation like the one below. If so, your credit/debit card has been successfully added!
6. Buy Bitcoins!
Go to the buy page and you should see a widget that looks like the image below:
Enter the amount you want to buy, and click "Buy Bitcoin Instantly". Your coins will then be delivered to your Coinbase wallet!
7. Bitcoin Checkout
After you provide all the required information at checkout page the website will display the bitcoin payment information which will consist of the following:
- A QR Code
- A Bitcoin address
QR code represents a bitcoin address and payment amount.!! Please note that the transfer amount must be exact (or higher) as indicated on the payment page !!
QR codes make it easy to pay from a bitcoin wallet app on your smartphone (including the Coinbase app for Android or iOS).
Just scan the QR code with your bitcoin wallet app and it will pre-fill the recipient bitcoin address and the payment amount.
Once you send the transaction, the payment is complete.
If you can't scan QR code, you can also manually enter this as the recipient of a transaction in your bitcoin wallet.
To pay to a Bitcoin address, you'll need only these two pieces of information:
- The recipient's bitcoin address
- The amount of bitcoin to send
- !! Please note that the transfer amount must be exact (or higher) as indicated on the payment page !!
Both of these will be displayed on the payment page during checkout.
With the address and amount, simply enter them into the "send" form of your wallet and submit the transactions.
One you send the payment, new uncompleted transaction will appear at the payment page.
You can pay partially, but if you do so, don't close the payment window until all the transactions ate complete.
The payment page don't have any time limit, so the payment will be completed successfully even you've chosen the lowest bitcoin transfer fee.
After the payment appeared in the transactions, it takes some time to complete.
In some bitcoin wallets you can choose the fee rate that affects the completion time.
Once the payment is complete, it will be indicated in the transactions and in the payment status.