How to Buy Solana (SOL)


Are you looking for a smart contract platform that prioritizes scalability? 

You might be interested in the Solana blockchain, one of a number of competing protocols that aims to create an ecosystem of decentralized applications designed for a range of use cases. Central to its design is the network’s ability to offer faster transaction settlement times thanks to its modular network design. 

If you just want to start buying SOL right away, click the button below to begin.

Ready to buy Solana?

If you just want to start buying SOL right away, click the button below to begin.


Why buy SOL?

The Solana blockchain aims to become the most used smart contract platform with faster transaction times and scalable network design.

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You may want to consider buying SOL if you want to:

  • Support the development of smart contract platforms
  • Invest in crypto assets that power scalable blockchains
  • Stake SOL to participate in the platform’s governance
  • Delegate SOL to nodes and start earning portions of the block rewards

Where can I buy SOL?

There are a number of ways to buy SOL. However, many find that it is easiest to purchase it through a trusted global exchange like Kraken.

Aside from offering 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 SOL, it can be challenging if not impossible to recover your funds. 

At Kraken, we take security seriously, with tested technology and rigorous procedures designed to safeguard funds. We don’t cut corners when it comes to security, and neither should you.

What is the minimum SOL order size?

Looking to buy SOL on a budget? Don’t worry, Kraken offers a minimum order size of 0.2 SOL to help you gain exposure to a variety of assets.

Of course, you can also execute larger SOL buy orders as well. It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for larger traders to purchase or trade 1,000 SOL or more on Kraken.

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How to buy Solana

Follow the steps below to start buying SOL on Kraken: 

  1. Sign up for a Kraken account.
    Enter an email address, username and a strong password to protect your account.

  2. Verify your account. 
    After providing your name, date of birth, country of residence and phone number, you can deposit crypto to buy SOL and other cryptocurrencies like BTC and ETH. In order to use cash (i.e. USD, EUR or CHF), you’ll need to provide our experts with additional documents verifying your identity. Read about our verification processes here

  3. Add funds or a payment method to your account
    We support multiple funding and payment methods, whichever you choose will be based on your location and preferences. 

  4. Purchase SOL!
    Once you’re done with step 3, you’re ready to purchase Solana (SOL). At this point, you’ll also gain access to all of the powerful products that make the Kraken experience beloved by millions of global traders.

Instantly buy SOL with a bank account or credit card on the Kraken app

The official Kraken app is perfect for crypto beginners or experienced traders looking to conveniently buy or sell Solana while on the go. Instantly buy SOL with a credit card, debit card or bank account. Keep tabs on your favorite crypto projects or browse the most popular or top performers each day with the Kraken app. 

Bank account only available to US residents. Credit card purchases available in select countries here.

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Where to hold your SOL

Once you buy SOL, you’ll need somewhere to safely store your cryptocurrency. 

Kraken is secure, but it’s always safest to keep your SOL in a wallet, a software or hardware device that stores the public and private keys required to make crypto transactions.

Mobile and web wallets can make transactions easy, while hardware wallets are perhaps best suited for secure, long-term storage. 

When choosing a crypto wallet for your SOL, first spend some time thinking about what you plan to do with your tokens to find a wallet that fits your needs.

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 Solana in their accounts, we highly encourage you to separate your SOL holdings into multiple wallets. 

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Trading is really pretty simple! If you have any questions about buying Solana, let us know. Our support staff is online all day, every day, ready to help.

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Start buying SOL

Ready to take the next step toward trading on emerging asset exchange protocols? Click the button below to buy Solana on Kraken today!