How to Buy Ether

LocalCoinATM makes exchanging cash for ether easy. Here's a few instructions to help you buy and store ether safely.

STEP ONE: GET AN ETHEREUM WALLET

We recommend the following easy-to-use wallets. You'll need to take this wallet (or a printed QR code) with you, to the machine.
Caution: Make sure that the wallet used supports Ethereum. If the wallet is not compatible, you will lose your transaction amount.

COINOMI

70+ coins (incl. BTC, LTC, ETH)
Android only; iOS coming soon
Just making things even.

LEDGER WALLET

Hardware wallets, Multi-Currency, Built-in Display, FIDO® Certified U2F, Top-notch Security, Backup/Restoration

BLOCKCHAIN

Supports Ethereum (ETH) & Bitcoin (BTC)
Android; iOS; Windows
Neat, huh?

STEP TWO: GO TO THE NEAREST ATM

  • Find the closest ATM near you.
  • No ID is needed. All you need is your wallet address QR code and cash.

Can't find an ATM near you?

STEP THREE: SCANNING YOUR ETHEREUM QR CODE

  1. Tap the machine's touchscreen, then read the on-screen prompt.
  2. Select cryptocurrency: Ethereum
  3. In your wallet, find your address' QR code
  4. Hold it up to the machine's camera; the machine will scan it.
    This tells the machine where to send your ether once you've confirmed your purchase.
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STEP FOUR : PURCHASING YOUR ETHER

  1. After scanning the QR code, insert your CAD or USD* bill(s).
    * Only our Niagara location accepts USD bills
  2. Confirm the amount on the screen to complete your purchase.

Please note that there will be a service fee, which varies based on the Bitcoin market.

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STEP FIVE: RECEIVING YOUR ETHER

Once you've confirmed your purchase, your ether will be sent to the address you provided*.

Transactions are usually instantaneous, but may take anywhere between 10–30 minutes, or even 1–2 hours in rare cases**.

Transactions at our ATMs are 100% anonymous.

* If you are going to send funds to another person, we recommended sending it to your own wallet first—especially if you do not know them personally.
** It is recommended that you wait for at least one confirmation on the Blockchain before spending or sending your purchased funds.

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Find An Ethereum Vending Machine Location Near You, And Start Buying Today!