How to buy Monero
The fees involved with purchasing Monero will generally be lower if you can purchase directly on a Monero trading exchange such as Kraken.
For large purchases, we recommend using an exchange. It can take a few days to send funds to an exchange and get your identity verified with the exchange.
If you are in a rush to buy Monero to take advantage of a dip in prices and you are able to more rapidly obtain some Bitcoin, then
you may prefer to purchase Bitcoin first and then instantly convert your Bitcoin to Monero. You can convert your Bitcoin to Monero either using a BTC/XMR exchange service or a simpler
service like shapeshift.io which does not require you to register. To search for a place to buy Bitcoin see this list
In the future, we expect there to be lots more services available to let you purchase Monero more easily in your own country.
Buy Monero directly with USD/EUR/GBP/CAD/JPY
Trading exchange via EUR SEPA, USD/EUR Bank Wire, USD/GBP SEPA and SWIFT, JPY/CAD Bank deposit
Trading exchange via Tether USD
Converting Bitcoin to and from Monero
In addition to these services, use any of the exchanges listed in the "BTC/XMR Exchanges" section.
Shapeshift is the easiest method in our experience, since there is no need to sign up for an account.
Note that Poloniex requires USD Tether coins, and cannot accept USD directly
See MoneroEric's guide
on purchasing Monero via Poloniex and for swapping Bitcoin for Monero with shapeshift.io.
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