Buy Cryptocurrency on KuCoin

The KuCoin cryptocurrency exchange is quickly becoming popular.  They are adding new cryptocurrencies frequently and continue to make improvements to their interface.  This guide will go over how to buy cryptocurrency on KuCoin so you can begin trading today.  If you do not have an account, please consider using my referral link

NOTE:  At the time of this writing, KuCoin does not offer fiat purchases.  The base pairs offered are BTC, ETH, NEO, USDT, and KCS.

 

Steps to buy cryptocurrency on KuCoin

1. Go to the KuCoin website and login.

2. Click the “Markets” tab.

KuCoin click the markets tab at the top left of their website

 

3. Choose the appropriate market.  For example, if you are going to buy a cryptocurrency with BTC, select the “BTC” market tab.  In this example I will be using the “BTC” market.

Market screen where you can pick your base pair. I chose BTC for this example

 

4. Search for the cryptocurrency you would like to buy and then click on the trading pair.  In this example I will be buying some RPX, so I am selecting the “RPX/BTC” pair.  The bottom screenshot shows the trading screen that should open after clicking the pair.

Shows the search box on the markets screen and link to click to open the trading window for that trading pair

Trading screen that KuCoin has. In this case it is for the BTC and RPX pair

 

5. In the bottom right, there will be a “Buy RPX” box.  Fill in the price and amount fields and then click “Buy”.  In this example, I am placing an order to buy 40 RPX at a price of 0.000009BTC each, for a total price of 0.00004086.

  • Price – Amount of BTC you want to pay for each RPX.  KuCoin will show the current best price, so you can click that to auto-populate the field.
  • Amount – Number of RPX you would like to purchase.  KuCoin will show the max you can purchase after entering a price.  Clicking on this will auto-populate it. 
  • Ratio – This is an optional field and becomes available after entering a price.  It allows you to select a percentage of the max you could purchase.  For example, let’s say the max RPX you could purchase is 100 and you slide it halfway (50%).  It would populate the “Amount” field with 50 because that is half of the max you could purchase.
  • Volume – Cost of the order based on the Price and amount you entered ( Price x Amount). 
  • Fee – This is the trading fee.  The more KuCoin you hold the bigger the discount on fees. 

Buy box on KuCoin where you enter the price and amount. Click the buy button at the bottom to buy cryptocurrency on KuCoin

 

6. Depending on what price you chose, it may prompt you with the following warning.  Double check the price you want and then click “Confirm

Potential warning box that mentions your price is different from the current best price. Click confirm if it is correct

 

7. Your order should now be under the “Active Orders” tab and will remain here until it is filled.  Once it is filled, it will move to the “Dealt Orders” tab.  Notice there is a “Cancel” button that will remove the order in case you made a mistake or no longer want to make that purchase.  That’s it for how to buy a cryptocurrency on KuCoin!

KuCoin trading screen with the active orders section highlighted at the bottom

 

Summary

It’s easy to buy cryptocurrency on KuCoin using their interface.  The selection of cryptocurrencies is large and their liquidity is growing quickly.  As of this writing they were doing around $20Mil in daily volume.  1 month ago they were doing roughly $5Mil, so that’s a nice increase.  Don’t forget to keep track of your trading in case you need it for tax purposes.  Here is an article with 3 great cryptocurrency tax resources.  Check out the Exchange tutorial page for more KuCoin related guides, as well as a lot of other exchanges!

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