To buy ETH, first you will need to set up a Coinbase account. Having launched in June 2012, Coinbase has built its reputation as one the most trusted and secure crypto exchanges in the world. With over 89 million registered users, you can trust that you’re not alone when you choose Coinbase as your preferred crypto exchange.
To set up your Coinbase account, follow these steps below:
- Create your account
Go to Coinbase from a browser on your computer, or download and open the Coinbase app on Android or iOS to get started.
- Verify your email
Select Verify Email Address in the email you received from Coinbase. This email will be from firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Verify your phone number
When you sign into Coinbase, you will be asked to enter your phone number. Upon doing so, you will need to enter the seven-digit code Coinbase texted to you, into your Coinbase account.
- Enter your personal information
Enter all the required info from your government-issued photo ID (you will need to provide a picture of your ID later).
- Verify your identity
Sign into Coinbase to complete your ID verification.
- Link your payment method
Depending on which country you live in, the type of payment methods you can link will vary. In general, you can choose to link to a Bank Account, Debit Card, Wire Transfer, PayPal, and other various forms of payment.
If you need additional help setting up your Coinbase account, make sure to check out this guide.