How to Buy Dash (DASH)
Need cryptocurrency to complete your next online purchase? If so, you may want to consider buying DASH, a cryptocurrency optimized for online payments with a design meant to enable fast and private transactions.
One of the earliest cryptocurrencies, DASH is already widely accepted. As of 2020, the Dash team has enrolled nearly 5,000 merchants to accept DASH directly, while also integrating with established e-commerce providers like Shopitfy, WooCommerce.
Still have questions about whether DASH is the best cryptocurrency for you? You can revisit our official ‘What is Dash?’ guide for a deeper breakdown before buying DASH.
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Why buy DASH?
Depending on your portfolio and risk profile, there may be different reasons to consider DASH.
You may want to buy DASH if you want to
- Accept payments online for goods or services
- Diversify your long-term investment strategy
- Run a Masternode and help operate the DASH blockchain
- Send online payments to family and friends.
Where can I buy DASH?
There are a number of ways to buy DASH. For example, you can purchase DASH directly from another individual in person or over the web. You can also try to locate a crypto ATM near you.
However, most users find it is easiest to purchase cryptocurrency through a trusted exchange, like Kraken.
Aside from offering a simple interface and competitive fees, Kraken is one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, offering more than 100 trading pairs alongside advanced features like traditional FX and spot trading on margin*.
At Kraken, we take security seriously, with state-of-the-art technology and procedures that protect client funds. We do not compromise when it comes to security, and neither should you.
*Availability of margin trading services is subject to certain limitations and eligibility criteria.
How much DASH can I buy?
Looking to buy DASH on a budget? Don’t worry, Kraken offers a minimum order size of 0.05 DASH to help you gain exposure to a variety of assets.
Of course, you can also execute larger DASH buy orders as well. It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for larger traders to purchase or trade 1,000 DASH or more on Kraken.
How to buy DASH on Kraken
Complete the verification process
After providing information such as your name, date of birth, country and phone number, you can begin buying DASH with other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or XRP.
In order to use cash (i.e. USD or EUR) however, you’ll need to provide additional supporting documents verifying your identity. Read about our verification levels.
Deposit cash or cryptocurrency
You can fund your account in a number of ways. How you do so will depend upon your location and preferences.
Once your account is funded with cash, you’re ready to add DASH to your portfolio. At this point, you’ll also gain access to our advanced charting tools, 24-hour global client support and the ability to utilize margin trading, features that help make Kraken the platform of choice for millions of global traders.
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Trading is really pretty simple! If you have any questions about buying DASH, let us know. Our support staff is online all day, every day, ready to help.
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Where to keep your DASH
Now that you’ve bought DASH, you’ll need somewhere to store it. Kraken is secure, but it’s always safest to store your crypto in a wallet, a special application designed to protect the public and private keys you’ll need to make DASH transactions.
There are many types of wallets available. Mobile and web-based wallets make frequent transactions easy. Hardware wallets are best suited for secure, long-term storage.
Kraken is not a wallet service
It is important to note that Kraken is an exchange service and not a wallet service. So, while we allow our clients to hold DASH with us while they’re being used to make trades, you may want to consider separating your holdings into multiple wallets.
Kraken also supports InstantSend withdrawals, meaning that if you whitelist your Kraken address from your new DASH wallet, you’ll be able to take advantage of faster withdrawals.
Note that while InstantSend withdrawals may be faster than normal withdrawals, they could take several minutes to be verified through Kraken’s system. Further, if the destination address doesn’t recognize InstantSend, your withdrawal could take up to another 15 minutes.
Start buying DASH
If your account is all set up, you can begin buying DASH.
Still having issues? If so, feel free to reach out to our helpful support team on LiveChat or by email 24/7. Wherever you are in the world, one of our experts can help.