How to Buy Algorand (ALGO)
Algorand differentiates its technology through design choices that make it easier for users to help operate the network and be awarded the new ALGO cryptocurrency it creates.
In fact, new ALGO cryptocurrency generated by the software is awarded to every user who maintains a balance of at least 1 ALGO in a wallet they control with each block.
By not requiring users to expend computing power or real-world electricity costs to acquire new cryptocurrency, Algorand’s developers assert its blockchain can validate transactions more quickly, while avoiding technical issues that lengthen confirmation times in other designs.
If you’re new to Algorand, check out our “What is Algorand?” guide for a more detailed rundown.
Ready to dive in?
If you’re more advanced and looking to get the 1 ALGO you need to begin participating in the Algorand blockchain, go ahead and click the button below.
Why buy ALGO?
Algorand users must maintain a balance of at least 1 ALGO to earn a share of the new cryptocurrency the software creates every time a block is added to the blockchain.
This is notable, as over time, nearly 20% (1.75 billion) of the 10 billion ALGO ever to be created are to be awarded to those who help operate the network.
Note: You are not able to earn rewards if you keep your ALGO on an exchange – like Kraken! – and rely on it to secure your wallet. We are also not able to retroactively reward ALGO to users who may have earned new crypto had they kept their funds in a wallet that they had custodied.
There are a number of ways to buy ALGO. As with any cryptocurrency, you can purchase it directly from another individual in person or over the internet. Or you can try to locate a crypto ATM near you that offers ALGO. However, crypto ATM rates can be exorbitant and there is no guarantee that you can find a counterpart to make the trade with.
The easiest way, however, is to purchase it through a trusted exchange, such as Kraken.
Kraken is rated one of the most secure and trusted crypto exchanges in the world. This is essential because once ALGO is lost, it is nearly impossible to recover. At Kraken, we take security seriously with state-of-the-art technology, policies, and procedures that will protect client funds. We do not compromise when it comes to security, and neither should you.
How much ALGO can I buy?
Looking to buy ALGO on a budget? Don’t worry, Kraken offers a minimum order size of 15 ALGO to help you gain exposure to a variety of assets.
Of course, you can also execute larger ALGO buy orders as well. It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for larger traders to purchase or trade 60,000 ALGO or more on Kraken.
We make buying ALGO safe and easy. Just follow these simple steps to get started:
Verify your account
With just your name, date of birth, country and phone number you’re ready to start trading cryptocurrency pairs. In order to buy ALGO with cash (i.e. USD or EUR) however, you'll need to provide your address, as well as some identity and proof-of-residence documents. Learn more here
Deposit crypto or cash
Depositing crypto to Kraken is as easy as transferring it to any crypto address. We offer a variety of funding methods depending on your location and preferences. Browse through our support documents to choose the best option for you.
Start buying ALGO!
As soon as your money hits your account, you’re ready to start buying ALGO and other cryptocurrencies. Simply open the New Order page, fill out the order form and click BUY. You'll also have access to our charting tools, 24-hour global client support and advanced options like spot trading on margin*.
*Availability of margin trading services is subject to certain limitations and eligibility criteria.
Trading is really pretty simple! If you have any questions about buying ALGO, let us know. Our support staff is online all day, every day, ready to help.
You can reach us anytime on LiveChat or by email.
Where to keep your ALGO
当您完成购买algorand后, 您需要采取措施对其进行保护。 最好的方法是使用钱包。钱包是一种设备或软件应用程序，它存储您用于进行交易的私钥和公钥。
您可以使用多种类型的钱包以确保您的数字资产的安全。 移动和网络钱包使频繁的交易更加方便简单。硬件钱包即最合适于作为长期存储的最安全的选择之一。当选择加密钱包时, 请首先了解您个人代币的用途。 最适合您需求的钱包是最正确的选择。
Kraken is not a wallet service
注: 这意味着，如果您把加密货币放在Kraken上，并依靠它来保障您的钱包，您就无法获得ALGO的奖励。 有关参与ALGO过程的钱包类型的详细信息， 请访问Algorand官方网站。