How to buy Ripple
First, keep in mind that currently you can not buy XRP directly in Coinbase (Ripple’s purchase option will soon be available on its website, according to several sources). The site, which has become one of the most popular iPhone in recent weeks, recently added support for Bitcoin Cash, a controversial “fork”, or spin-off, of Bitcoin. Coinbase already allows you to buy other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.
The Ripple website lists all exchanges where XRP is available for purchase. Some of the major exchanges include Bitstamp, Kraken and Gatehub. For detailed instructions, the Ripple website provides step-by-step instructions with screenshots for each exchange. Here are the guides for Bitstamp , for Kraken and for Gatehub .
Bitstamp is the first regulated European cryptocurrency exchange and one of the most reliable Bitcoin exchanges today. The platform was founded as a European alternative to the dominant cryptocurrency exchange at the time, Mt. Gox. It offers a safe and reliable service to its customers since 2011. The company was founded by Damijan Merlak and Nejc Kodrič in its native Slovenia, but in April 2013 it moved to the United Kingdom, and then to Luxembourg in 2016. In July 2017, Bitstamp partnered with Swissquote.
Bitstamp provides trading pairs XRP / EUR, XRP / USD and XRP / BTC. To buy XRP in this exchange, you must first create and verify an account with Bitstamp. Visit the Bitstamp website to open an account and follow the instructions to confirm your email address. Once the account is active, log in and follow the instructions to protect and verify the account. Next, you must deposit funds in the main page of the account, using the “Deposit” link. Once the funds have been credited to your Bitstamp account, you will receive a notification of the exchange. You can then buy XRP in Bitstamp by selecting the correct market for your currency and completing an order in the main account.
Official guide: https://ripple.com/xrp/how-to-buy-xrp-on-bitstamp/
Founded in 2011, Kraken is the largest Bitcoin exchange in volume and liquidity in euros and is a partner in the first cryptocurrency bank. Kraken allows you to buy and sell bitcoins and trade between bitcoins and euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, pounds sterling and Japanese yen. It is also possible to exchange digital currencies other than Bitcoin such as Ethereum, Monero, Ethereum Classic, Augur REP tokens, ICONOMI, Zcash, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Ripple and Stellar / Lumens.
Kraken is another exchange of cryptocurrencies that you can use to buy XRP. To do so, visit the Kraken website to register an account. Follow the verification instructions and sign in. Next, deposit funds in your account. To buy XRP in Kraken, place an order to buy XRP by going to Account> Trade> New Order and select the trading pair with the fiduciary currency that matches the currency of your deposit (for example XRP / USD). Finally, in the New Order tab, select the Simple interface and place a purchase order for XRP.
Official guide: https://ripple.com/xrp/how-to-buy-xrp-on-kraken/
Gatehub is an exchange of cryptocurrencies that uses Ripple (XRP) as a form of digital currency to negotiate and move money through the so-called Ripple network (RippleNet). In its portal they claim to be a fast-growing company backed by investors Chris Larsen (CEO and founder of Ripple Labs), Greg Kidd and Nejc Kodric (CEO and founder of Bitstamp). Its offices are located in the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The platform includes all the required elements as other professional exchanges. There is a price chart, order book, depth of order and recent activity, etc. In Gatehub you can exchange fiduciary currency, cryptocurrencies, precious metals, etc.
As with the other exchanges on this list, to purchase XRP with GateHub, you must first visit the GateHub website and register to obtain an account. Store your recovery key and verify your account by confirming by email as indicated. Then, log in and get ready to verify your identity before you can make transactions. Then you must connect a gateway (payment channel) to deposit funds. Once you have deposited the funds, you can buy XRP on the “Exchange” page (Exchange).
Official guide: https://ripple.com/xrp/how-to-buy-xrp-on-gatehub/
Bonus: Coinbase + Binance
An alternative to obtain Ripple at this time is to exchange it for another cryptocurrency. The easiest way is to buy Bitcoin or Ethereum through Coinbase .
Once you have some Bitcoin or Ethereum in your wallet, you can transfer them to Binance . Then you can quickly and easily change your bitcoin by Ripple on the site. To see in more detail the purchase process through this platform, check our Definitive Guide to buy Ripple in Binance .
Binance is one of the newest exchanges in the industry. The Hong Kong-based company raised about $ 15 million in an ICO in July (2017) and immediately acquired 20,000 registered users as part of the collection. Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, has an impressive resume with years of experience in cryptocurrencies. He was Director of Development at Blockchain, Cofounder and Director of Technology at OKCoin, and Founder and CEO of BijieTech before working at Binance. From its ICO to date, Binance has grown enormously and is now in the top 10 cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.
Guied : How to Buy Ripple(2018)
There are many other exchanges that also provide access to Ripple. If you use CoinOne, Bitso, Coincheck, Korbit, Bitbank, Qryptos, BTCXIndia or Bitsane , you can also purchase XRP quickly and safely.