How to buy USD Coin (USDC)

Buy USDC instantly

Kraken makes it easy and safe for you to buy USDC today.


Buy USDC instantly

Kraken makes it easy and safe for you to buy USDC today.


How to Buy USDC in 3 Simple Steps

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Create your free Kraken account

Provide your email address, country of residence and secure your account with a strong password


Connect your funding method

Connect your card or bank account after Kraken verifies your account



Buy USD Coin with as little as $10

Check the price of USD Coin and
use our USDC to USD Converter

USDC Price

Check the current USDC price on Kraken to help inform your USDC purchase.


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USDC to USD Converter

Use our simple USDC to USD converter to see how much USDC you can buy with USD.

You can also check USDC’s price in USD as well as important metrics such as USDC’s trading volume, the percentage change in USDC price, and the past 24 hours’ highest and lowest prices.

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started with as little as $10.

Why Buy USD Coin?

You may want to buy USDC if you want to:

  1. Strategy

    Transfer holdings to a less volatile asset during market downturns

  2. trade

    Join in an ecosystem of decentralized applications using the coin

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  4. Transfer

    Transfer value across borders with greater efficiency

  5. Gift

    Use a medium of exchange powered by blockchain technology

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What is USDC?

USD Coin (USDC) is an asset backed stablecoin whose value is pegged to the U.S. Dollar (USD). Every USDC token in circulation is backed by $1 USD in cash or cash equivalents, such as short-term US Treasury bonds held by regulated U.S. financial institutions. USDC powers cashless transactions and provides a less volatile asset for crypto traders during periods of market turbulence.


Why buy USDC with Kraken?

With more than a decade of experience, Kraken has established itself as a pillar of the cryptocurrency industry. While we have grown to now offer over 100 cryptocurrencies, we remain one of the best places to trade USDC.

At Kraken, our focus has and will always be on:

  1. Simplicity - Kraken has the desktop and mobile solutions you need to easily trade USDC and join the future of finance

  2. Security - Kraken’s rigorous security standards are designed to keep your funds safe on your way to financial empowerment and independence

  3. Service - Kraken’s client support team offers dedicated client services 24/7/365

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

The official Kraken app is the perfect way for you to conveniently buy or sell USDC from the palm of your hand. You can buy USD Coin from anywhere as soon as you: 

  1. Download our app from Google Play or the iOS App Store 
  2. Create your account in minutes
  3. Connect your bank account or credit card
Bank account only available to US residents. Credit card purchases available in select countries here.
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How Much USDC Can I Buy With Kraken?

You can buy USD Coin on Kraken with as little as $10 since each USDC is divisible into smaller units. While you do not need to execute larger orders, Kraken’s advanced price discovery and execution technology helps offer some of the best rates of any cryptocurrency exchange.

Dollar cost averaging is a popular strategy that allows you to invest in an asset at regular time intervals, regardless of its price. This sort of strategy is designed to help build wealth over time while minimizing the impact of unpredictable price changes.

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Buy a fraction of a USDC

With Kraken, it only takes a few minutes to buy USDC.

How to Keep Your USDC Investment Safe

Kraken works hard to protect your USDC
When you buy USD Coin with Kraken, your crypto is automatically stored in our hot wallet — an accessible but highly secure place to keep your USDC safe.


Kraken allows you to hold your own USDC
Our rigorous security standards ensure that our users’ crypto is always safe on our platform. However, if you want to hold or transfer your USD Coin, Kraken allows you to take full custody of your USDC in the wallet of your choice, unlike many other fintech services.

What Can I Do With USDC Coin After I Buy It?

Once you buy USD coin you can:

  • Pay for good and services with USDC
  • Accept payments in USDC from peers or customers
  • Hold USDC for its stability during periods of market volatility



How to Buy USD Coin FAQ:

  1. Who created USD Coin?

  2. Can USD Coin run smart contracts?

  3. Is USD Coin worth buying?

  4. How do beginners buy USDC?

  5. When is the best time to buy USDC?

  6. Can I buy less than one USDC?

  7. Can I buy USDC with my bank account or debit/credit card?

  8. How much USDC should I buy?

  9. Where is the best place to buy USD Coin?

  10. What can you buy with USDC?

  11. Do I own my USDC?

  12. How do I send USDC?

  13. How can I buy USD Coin easily?

  14. What is the maximum supply of USD Coin?

  15. Is it better to buy USD Coin or Bitcoin?

  16. How is USDC taxed?

  17. What's the difference between USD Coin and USDC?

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