How to Buy Ripple (XRP)

XRP is a cryptocurrency that aims to complement traditional payments, migrating transactions that occur today between databases controlled by financial firms to a more open infrastructure.

Specifically, XRP Ledger introduced a new way of operating a blockchain, one proponents argue makes it more suitable for regulated entities that must follow laws on money transmission. 

If you’re looking for a more comprehensive guide that explains why, be sure to read our “What is XRP?” overview. It covers the basics of XRP, answering key questions about the project and the unique factors shaping its cryptocurrency economy.

Ready to get started?

If you’re already up on the basics and just want to place a trade, buy XRP by clicking below.


Why buy XRP?

XRP拥有可以为其分类账更新的权限, 支持者认为加密货币有朝一日可以成为促进传统、受监管的支付费用所需的流动性来源。 

How to Buy XRP

Interested buyers are also making XRP a part of their cryptocurrency portfolios to:

  • Pay the cost of sending transactions over the XRP Ledger
  • Make it part of a long-term trading strategy
  • Day trade or go after short-term profits

Where can I buy XRP?



在Kraken, 我们将安全视为重中之重,确保我们拥有最先进的技术、政策和程序以保护客户的资金。在安全问题上,我们不会妥协,您也不应该妥协。 

How much XRP can I buy?

Looking to buy XRP on a budget? Don’t worry, Kraken offers a minimum order size of 20 XRP to help you gain exposure to a variety of assets.

Of course, you can also execute larger XRP buy orders as well. It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for larger traders to purchase or trade 200,000 XRP or more on Kraken.

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Note: Due to SEC actions we have halted XRP trading for U.S. residents. More information on our blog.

The steps below outline how to buy XRP using the Kraken platform:

  1. Sign up for an account
    Enter your email address on our signup page, select a unique username, and be sure to create a strong password.

  2. Verify your account
    You can buy XRP with other cryptocurrencies like bitcoin or ether, simply by providing your name, date of birth, country and phone number. If you’d like to use cash, like USD or EUR, you’ll need additional support documents verifying your identity. For more information, see our verification levels documentation.

  3. Deposit cash or cryptocurrency
    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.

    Adding cash to your account 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 XRP!
    Once your cash hits your account, you’re ready to start buying XRP. Simply open the New Order page, fill out the order form and click BUY. With your Kraken account you’ll also have access to our charting tools, 24-hour global client support, advanced order types and leveraged trading.

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

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Once you’re done buying XRP, you should look for a way to secure it. The best way to do this is with a wallet that supports XRP. A wallet is anything that allows you to send, receive and store a cryptocurrency. 

There are many types of wallets you can use to keep your digital assets safe, including hardware, software and cloud ones. The option you choose will depend on your individual needs and preferences.

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 funds with us while they’re being used to make trades, you may want to consider separating your holdings into multiple wallets. After all, it is never good to keep all of your eggs in one basket, even one protected by the mighty Kraken! 

Start buying XRP

If you’re ready to take the next step and want to buy some XRP, click the button below!