How To Buy¶
Dash can be purchased and sold in several ways, each with different advantages and disadvantages. The following options are available:
Exchanges are one of the most popular ways to trade cryptocurrency. A wide range of exchanges exist, each offering slightly different features. Some serve different markets, some are in direct competition, some have cheaper fees, and some are subject to more or less strict regulatory requirements. Most exchanges are centralized, meaning they are operated by a single company, which may be obliged by the laws of the jurisdiction in which it operates to collect data on its customers. Others are decentralized, but as a result have higher escrow requirements since you are dealing peer-to-peer instead of with a trusted entity. Exchanges can be broadly broken down into two categories: exchanges which accept national currency (fiat money) and exchanges which deal in cryptocurrencies only. For safety, exchanges should not be used as wallets. Exchanges are for trading, not for savings.
Instant exchanges perform a similar function to normal exchanges, but without the requirement to log in. They effectively convert one currency to another, with some limits on the amount to be exchanged and usually at a less advantageous rate. Others may even offer to sell cryptocurrency as a credit card purchase.
Over the counter exchanges have recently appeared to facilitate sale of Dash directly from a company to the individual at a specified price, or peer-to-peer between individuals at a negotiated price. Volume may be limited compared to exchanges, but these services are usually much easier to use. More advanced peer-to-peer sites offer escrow services for a fee to prevent cheating during the sale between two parties who have never met.
ATMs accepting card and cash payments in return for crypto are widely available. Mapping services can show the specific location of these machines, or you can even set one up at your own business and earn a percentage of sales.
A list of supported exchanges and brokers is maintained here.
Marketplace comparison websites¶
Coinpaprika lists hundreds of cryptocurrencies by their market capitalization, traded volume and recent price performance. A number of advanced features to research cryptocurrency projects and exchanges are also available.
Cryptoradar is a real-time cryptocurrency marketplace price comparison and review platform. The website compares dozens of Dash markets based on prices, fees, payment methods, reviews and more.
CoinMarketCap lists all cryptocurrencies by their market capitalization. Clicking one of these currencies allows you to view price charts, and clicking Markets allows you to view the markets available and the trading pairs they offer.
ATMs are a popular method of buying cryptocurrency at businesses to encourage adoption and spending in these currencies. A number of ATMs support Dash, and the mapping services listed on this page can help you find one near you. It is also possible to operate your own ATM to sell Dash on-site at your business - simply contact the companies listed on this page.
- General Bytes
General Bytes offers a range of two-way cash ATM and Point of Sale solutions integrating Dash.
- Coin ATM Radar
Various coin ATMs are available around world. Coin ATM Radar helps you find one close to you.
Lamassu offers modular one-way and two-way cash ATMs integrating Dash.
CoinFlip operates a network of ATMs across the USA and offers hosted ATMs for businesses.
Focusing on the European market, Trovemat provides a risk-free solution to sell cryptocurrency from a physical device.
TigoCTM offers simple ATM solutions integrated with a management blockchain.