Help getting started


#1

Hi everyone,

A few months ago I tried to buy some cryptos but could never get my bank accepted by coinbase and other exchanges which led me to forgetting about it for a little while.
I just tried again recently and I receive a message saying my debit card is not supported, does anyone have any tips on somewhere that will accept a non traditional bank debit card?


#2

hmmmm it seems a lot of people are having this issue right now. you can always go to good old localbitcoins?


#3

i did this and went in a bit bullish. im even from the high buy in and am feeling alright about it since icx went up


#4

best bet is to get a credit card from a store with 1000bucks or something and buying coinbase? only 250 a week tho


#5

Hmmm, what kind of debit card is it? As far as I know coinbase and other exchanges don’t accept gift cards as payments. Assuming you’re using a debit card provided by your employer that they put your paychecks on (paychekplus), those also fall under the gift card category and you can’t use those either.


#6

It’s a debit card that has my direct deposit on it, I may try localbitcoins though and see if I have some luck on there. BtcBundles, you can use a prepaid card on coinbase? I can try that as well if others have had luck with that.
Thank you all !


#7

Try bitflyer. (20 char limit)


#8

Checking this one out now, I haven’t heard of it before you suggested it so, thank you for that!


#9

Localbitcoin is the best when it comes to trading with “private people” instead of a whole company. You can literally pay with paypal, moneygram, in person, with a bank account, etc. And they try to make it as simple as possible for you


#10

Mind you are gonna pay thousand more than market atleast. But it’s quick and painless. Put it in icx you will make it back lol


#11

I don’t know where you live but like a big box store will give you credit card no background check for 1k use it that day.


#12

Ya it’s gotta be a legit bank account. No gift cards. No pay as u go cards. But visa/MasterCard work just fine and are usually instant witch is awesome.


#13

So I ended up having success using changelly. Paid about 10% in fees after it was all said and done. Is that outrageous? I’m pretty happy I was atleast able to get some, even though I don’t currently have a bank account connected to an exchange so I won’t be able to withdraw - but I don’t plan on it any time soon.
I’m going to take a look around and make a home here I think, I’ve seen a lot of valuable information already. Thanks guys!


#14

wlecome! im only a fews days in but i hope to see you at the korean bbq


#15

Hi Emphase, Molly from CoinCorner here. I know this is quite an old post now, but if you (if anyone else viewing this thread) are in the UK/Europe and looking to buy bitcoin with credit card or debit card then come and visit us at CoinCorner :slight_smile: We accept all major credit/debit cards :+1:t3: