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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 it.

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 (or Litecoin), then you may prefer to purchase Bitcoin (or Litecoin) first and then convert it to Monero. You can then convert your Bitcoin (or Litecoin) to Monero either using a BTC/XMR exchange service or a service like shapeshift.io or Changelly which are very easy to use and offer decent rates.

You can instantly exchange any cryptocurrency to Monero without leaving our site buy using the button below (service provided by Changelly):

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Visit How to Buy Monero via Coinbase for a full step by step guide on purchasing Litecoin (or Bitcoin) in Coinbase and then exchanging it for Monero using Poloniex. Or see our How to Buy Monero using Binance guide if you prefer to use Binance to exchange your cryptocurrencies for Monero.

On the other hand, our How to Buy Monero Using LocalMonero guide has in-depth step-by-step instructions on buying Monero anonymously using LocalMonero where transactions can be done in person, making a cash deposit at a bank, using Bitcoin or employing any of the many other available payment methods.

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
Kraken   Trading exchange via EUR SEPA, USD/EUR Bank Wire, USD/GBP SEPA and SWIFT, JPY/CAD Bank deposit
Bitfinex   Trading exchange USD
Poloniex   Trading exchange via Tether USD
AnyCoin   EU SEPA transfer
LocalMonero.co   Purchase XMR locally with cash or online
MoneroForCash   Purchase XMR locally with cash, by mail or money order
Liberalcoins   Purchase XMR locally with cash or online
LiveCoin   Wire transfer (SWIFT), OKPAY
LiteBit   EU SEPA, Paypal
BuyUcoin   INR
Converting Bitcoin to and from Monero
Shapeshift.io   User friendly interface to exchanges, no account required
Changelly   Transfer from one wallet to another within seconds at the best rate
Exmo   International Cryptocurrency Exchange
Binance   Exchanging the World
EverCoin   User friendly interface to exchanges, no account required
XMR.to   Monero to Bitcoin only
In addition to these services, use any of the exchanges listed in the "BTC/XMR Exchanges" section. Changelly and Shapeshift are the easiest methods in our experience.
USD/XMR Exchanges
Note that Poloniex requires USD Tether coins, and cannot accept USD directly
Other XMR Exchanges
Bisq   P2P exchange
Bithumb   Korean WON
BitMEX   Monero futures contracts
Bter   CNY
Btc38   CNY
BTCAlpha   BTC
Cryptomate   GBP
Cryptopia   Doge, USDT, NZDT, LTC, BTC
Cryptox   BTC
southXchange   BTC, USD
TuxExchange   BTC
BTC/XMR Exchanges
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