Cómo comprar Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

Lanzado en 2017, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) es una criptomoneda más nueva que pretende ofrecer una alternativa a la criptomoneda más antigua y más comercializada del mundo, Bitcoin (BTC).

Bitcoin Cash was created when users elected to run an alternative version of the software with features that were no longer compatible with Bitcoin. This effectively split Bitcoin into two seperate blockchains (Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash) and two separate assets (BTC and BCH). 

At the time of the fork, everyone who owned BTC was awarded Bitcoin BCH. 

So, if you missed out on the launch (or are simply seeking to diversify your portfolio), you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together this guide to quickly (and easily!) walk you through how to buy bitcoin cash for the very first time.

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If you’re a more advanced trader and are ready to make a purchase, then skip this article and buy BCH


Why buy BCH?

Los defensores de Bitcoin Cash creen que al reducir los costos de transacción, la criptomoneda puede ganar participación de mercado en una variedad más amplia de casos de uso de pagos y finanzas al consumidor. 

Los usuarios de BCH pueden encontrar que sus transacciones se aprueban más rápidamente, con tarifas más bajas. Sin embargo, los usuarios deben tener en cuenta que los costos de operar un nodo y almacenar la versión completa del historial de transacciones de Bitcoin Cash pueden ser más altos.

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Other reasons you may want to buy BCH

  • Pay for goods and services
  • Build a long-term crypto trading strategy
  • Send money to friends and family
  • Time the market to go after short-term profits

Where can you buy BCH?

  • Direct Purchase
    You can purchase it directly from another individual in person or over the web.
  • Crypto ATM
    You can try to locate a crypto ATM near you that offers BCH. However, the ATM rates can be exorbitant and there is no guarantee that you can find a counterpart to make the trade with.
  • Exchange
    The easiest way to buy bitcoin cash is through a digital asset exchange, like Kraken. You can trade other cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum for it or you can use your local cash to purchase BCH.

    There are a number of things to consider when choosing an exchange, including: fee structure, volume, reputation and (most importantly) security.

    Cryptocurrency exchanges are a constant target for hackers and bad actors, so before you trust your money with one, be sure to read up on their security measures. You can learn more about how Kraken protects your funds and identity here.

How much BCH can I buy?

Looking to buy BCH on a budget? Don’t worry, Kraken offers a minimum order size of 0.02 BCH to help you gain exposure to a variety of assets.

Of course, you can also execute larger BCH buy orders as well. It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for larger traders to purchase or trade 300 BCH or more on Kraken.

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Cómo comprar BCH en Kraken

Buy bitcoin cash safely and easily with the following steps:

  1. Create an account
    Pick a username and password, provide your email address and you’re ready to go.

  2. Become verified
    With “Starter” verification, you can purchase bitcoin cash with other cryptocurrencies. All you need to do is provide your name, date of birth, country and phone number. If you’d like to use cash, like USD or EUR, you’ll need to further provide some supporting documents confirming your identity. Click this link to learn more about our verification levels.

  3. Fund your account with crypto or cash
    Depositing crypto to Kraken is as simple as sending it to a friend. Just generate a new deposit address in your Kraken account to receive funds from your crypto wallet. Funding your account with cash for trading can be done in a number of ways, including SWIFT, SEPA and domestic wire transfers. The option you select will be based on your location and preference.

  4. Buy BCH!
    Once your account is funded, you’re ready to buy your first BCH. Simply open the New Order page, fill out the order form and click BUY. All Kraken accounts of any tier level have access to our custom charting tools and 24-hour client support.

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

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Where to keep your BCH

Once you’re done buying BCH, you should look for a way to secure it. The best way to do this is with a wallet. A wallet is a device or software application that stores your crypto but also allows you to spend it. 

Mobile and web-based wallets make frequent transactions easy. Hardware wallets are best suited for secure, long-term storage. When you’re choosing a crypto wallet, think of what you plan to do with your tokens. What you choose is up to you, and it will depend on your individual preferences regarding security vs. ease of use. 

Kraken is not a wallet service

Es importante tener en cuenta que Kraken es un servicio de exchange y no un servicio de monedero. Por lo tanto, si bien permitimos que nuestros clientes retengan fondos con nosotros mientras se utilizan para realizar transacciones, debe considerar separar sus criptomonedas en varios monederos. 

Después de todo, nunca es bueno tener todos los huevos en una canasta, ¡ni siquiera una protegida por el poderoso Kraken! Y no se preocupe, admitimos todas los monederos principales para que pueda seguir operando con nosotros tanto como desee.

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