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August 21, 2019

How do I buy Waves (WAVES) using a credit card online?

Make Waves using Coindirect.

What is the Waves Platform?

Launched in 2016, the Waves Platform stands as a blockchain-based network which allows developers to build on the platform.

How to create a Waves wallet

Sign up for a free Coindirect account and you will automatically get a free Waves online wallet. You can use your Waves wallet to buy, sell, store, send (withdraw) and receive (deposit) WAVES.

How to create a Waves address

Once you have signed up for a free Coindirect account all you need to do is press the ‘Receive’ button to reveal your Coindirect Waves wallet address.

How to buy Waves with a credit card

  1. Sign up for a free Coindirect account.Buy WAVES online using a credit card
  2. Find your Waves Wallet and click the  ‘Buy’ button in your Waves Wallet.Buy WAVES online using a credit card
  3. Select “New VISA Card (EUR)” or “New credit card (NGN)” if you are in Nigeria.Buy WAVES online using a credit card
  4. Enter EUR value of Waves you want to purchase (more than the minimum limit) or the Waves amount you want to buy and then click ‘Preview Buy’.Buy WAVES online using a credit card
  5. You will receive a quote, press ‘confirm’ before the timer runs out (counts down from 55 seconds).Buy WAVES online using a credit card
  6. Type in your credit card details and pay.
  7. You will be taken to a page to verify your transaction.
  8. Finally, you will be redirected back to your Coindirect Wallet once the payment is successful.

How do I purchase Waves from my bank account?

If you are in South Africa or in Europe in a SEPA country you can deposit ZAR and EUR into your Coindirect ZAR Wallet or Euro Wallet respectively.

To fund your account you have to transfer money using bank transfers. To get the funding instructions so that your account is credited:

  1. Go to your ZAR/EUR wallet and click the “Fund now” button. Alternatively, click the Fund tab in your Coindirect wallet and click on “Transfer Now”.
  2. Select the bank to transfer to from the drop-down menu to get payment details and the reference you should use (highlighted in blue).
  3. Transfer the money from your bank account into the account shown on the screen then wait for the bank transfer to be processed (0-3 business days depending on the bank).
  4. Once the funds reflect in your ZAR wallet, go to your Waves wallet and click “Buy” and select “Wallet (ZAR)” or “Wallet (EUR)” as you payment method.

Where can I sell my Waves?

You can sell Waves from your Coindirect wallet by clicking the ‘Sell’ button in your Waves wallet.

If you are in a SEPA region or South Africa. You can sell your Waves and instantly get money transferred to your Wallet (ZAR or EUR).

If you are in another region with no local currency wallet. You can sell your Waves by creating a sell offer on the marketplace.

You now know how to buy Waves instantly from almost anywhere in the world. Make sure to download the Coindirect App to trade Waves from the palm of your hands.

Credit card limits

Please note that Coindirect has limits for credit card purchases in place.

Make sure that your account is verified so that your credit card purchase limits are increased.

Currently, the limits for credit card purchases are:

Unverified users – €175 – €500

Verified users – €890 – €1000

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