Often advertised as a “world computer,” Ethereum is rather a software that enables new kinds of programs to be run on its global network of computers, programs that, like Bitcoin transactions, cannot be censored or shut down due to the distributed nature of its design.
This is why hundreds of new cryptocurrencies have been so far released on top of Ethereum, some of which you can buy on Kraken including Augur, Basic Attention Token and more.
For those of you who are new to the world of cryptocurrency, we’ve put together this handy guide to teach you how to buy ether, Ethereum’s cryptocurrency, quickly, easily and securely.
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Why buy ETH?
目前，以太坊区块链被用来支持各种应用程序，从自动化金融服务 (如借贷) 到启用区块链版本的传统货币 (例如USD-C和Paxos Standard)。
You should consider buying ETH if you want to:
- Create or operate decentralized applications
- Diversify your long-term investment strategy
- Play Ethereum-based games or use Ethereum-based applications
- Execute smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain
There are a number of ways to buy ether. For example, you can purchase it directly from another individual in person or over the web. You can also try to locate a crypto ATM near you. However, many find that it is easiest to purchase it through an exchange, 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 ether it is nearly impossible to recover your losses.
At Kraken, we take security seriously, with state-of-the-art technology and procedures that protect client funds. We do not compromise when it comes to security, and neither should you.
How much ETH can I buy?
想在预算内购买 ETH？ 像大多数加密货币一样， ETH是可分割的，每1个ETH包含1万亿个wei，wei是以电子货币先驱者Wei Dei命名的最小的货币单位。这意味着您可以轻松地在Kraken交易平台购买小分数的以太坊。
Kraken 提供的最小订单量为 0.05 ETH 以帮助您接触各种类型的资产。
当然，您也可以执行更大的ETH订单。对于大型交易者来说，在 Kraken 上购买或交易 70 ETH或更多的情况并不少见。
How to buy ETH on Kraken
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Where to keep your ETH
Now that you’ve bought ether, you’ll need somewhere to put it. Kraken is secure, but it’s always safest to store your crypto in a wallet. A wallet is a software or hardware device that stores the public and private keys required to make crypto transactions.
There are many types of wallets available. 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. A wallet that best suits your needs is always the right choice.
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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