How to Buy Icon (ICX)
A blockchain aiming to connect a network of blockchains, Icon enables computers running its software to form new kinds of economic networks.
These networks connect to the Icon Republic, a system that coordinates voting on software updates. With this design, Icon has gained attention from users who believe its decision-making methods and ability to enable blockchain interoperability will help adoption.
Still not sure just how Icon works? If so, you might want to take a deeper dive in our official "What is Icon?" guide, which gives a broader overview of its voting technology.
If you're already eager to begin voting and building, the first step is to buy ICX.
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Why buy ICX?
Icon’s ICX cryptocurrency may be an asset to add to your portfolio if you’re interested in using or investing in alternative blockchain governance platforms.
Note: Depending on the exchange you use, however, you may not be able to stake ICX directly in the service’s wallet.
You may want to consider buying ICX if you want to:
- Send payments to friends and family
- Diversify your long-term investment strategy
- Stake ICX to vote on protocol decisions
- Build a decentralized application on top of its software
Where can I buy ICX?
There are a number of ways to buy ICX, but the easiest way is to use a trusted exchange service like Kraken.
Aside from offering a simple interface and the lowest fees in the industry, Kraken is constantly rated one of the most secure and trusted crypto exchanges in the world. This matters because if you lose the private key to your ICX, it can be nearly impossible to recover your losses.
At Kraken, we take security seriously, with state-of-the-art technology to protect client funds. We do not compromise when it comes to security and neither should you.
How much ICX can I buy?
Don’t have a lot of spending power? Don’t worry, our minimum order size is 50 ICX, meaning you can buy on a budget.
Larger orders, of course, are also possible, too. It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for larger traders to purchase or trade 50,000 or more ICX on Kraken.
How to buy ICX on Kraken
Follow the steps below to start buying ether on Kraken:
Sign up for a Kraken account
Enter a valid email address, select a unique username and set a strong password on your account.
Verify your account
By adding your name, birth date, country and a phone number to your account, you can buy ICX with other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ether. In order to use fiat currency (i.e. USD or EUR) however, you’ll need to provide additional supporting documents verifying your identity. Read about our verification levels here.
Deposit fiat currency
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 fiat, you’re ready to purchase your first ICX. At this point, you’ll also have access to our advanced charting tools, 24-hour global client support and the ability to utilize margin trading.
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Trading is really pretty simple! If you have any questions about buying ICX, let us know. Our support staff is online all day, every day, ready to help.
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Where to keep your ICX
Once you’re done buying ICX, you should look for a way to secure it. The best way to do this is with a wallet that supports ICX. A wallet is a special software that allows you to send, receive and store one or more cryptocurrencies.
There are many types of wallets you can use to keep your cryptocurrencies safe, including hardware, software, cloud and even paper. The option you choose will depend on your individual needs and preferences.
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 funds with us while they’re being used to make trades, you may want to consider separating your holdings into multiple wallets.
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