How to buy usdt: the complete guide

by Sam KlemensEthereum convert, world traveler and consumer of long khung podcasts. Currently surfing the best waves in South East Asia.

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Tether (USDT) has held its dollar peg for years and is by far the most popular and liquid (easy khổng lồ buy và sell large amounts) stablecoin (crypto that tracks the value of a relatively more stable asset lượt thích the US dollar) in the cryptocurrency marketplace.

If you"re wondering, "Where can I buy USDT?", we’ll look at how to lớn buy USDT with dollars, a credit thẻ or PayPal. We’ll also cover the best wallet to lớn use khổng lồ safely store your USDT after you’ve purchased it.

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How to lớn Buy USDT in USA

For Americans, Kraken, a popular centralized exchange, lets you buy Tether with US dollars. While Kraken doesn’t support debit card purchases, they do tư vấn wire transfers as well as ngân hàng deposits.

Another option is khổng lồ use Binance US, which also supports USDT/USD trading.

However, the problem with Binance US is that traders from more than a dozen states are not allowed lớn use the platform. That includes Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Vermont và Washington.

These restrictions may change in the future though so you can keep up to date by checking out Binance US" terms of service.

How to lớn Buy USDT with USD

As stated above, either Kraken or Binance US is typically the best place khổng lồ buy USDT with USD. Besides using one of these two exchanges, there just aren’t that many other options to lớn purchase Tether with dollars.

The problem for US investors is that most of Tether’s trading volume comes from overseas exchanges like Binance and Huobi, which Americans can’t register on. Even if they could register, most Asian exchanges don’t accept US dollar deposits.

How lớn Buy USDT with Credit Card

There are a couple of exchanges that will let you buy USDT with a credit card. If you’re located outside of the USA, you can buy Tether with a credit thẻ on Binance.

If you’re located within the USA, Changelly claims that they have a service that allows Americans to buy USDT with a credit card. However, the service doesn’t appear to lớn always work. One possibility is lớn buy Bitcoin with a credit card on Changelly và then convert the BTC into USDT.

How khổng lồ Buy USDT with PayPal

There isn’t a great way to buy USDT with PayPal. Many crypto exchanges have decided not to support PayPal because PayPal commonly freezes accounts và can reverse transactions days or weeks later.

Probably the best way to buy USDT with PayPal is to buy Bitcoin with PayPal using a service lượt thích Paxful or LocalBitcoins. Once you have the Bitcoin you can trade it for USDT using the wallet, a topic that we’ll cover next.

You can use a service lượt thích Paxful to buy Bitcoin with PayPal & then exchange the BTC for USDT. Image credit: Paxful

How to Buy USDT with BTC and Other Cryptos

If you already have some crypto and want lớn trade it for USDT you can bởi vì so with Here’s how.(The below instructions are for Desktop. Click here for instructions for Mobile).


2. Click on the Receive button. will display an address where you can send your Bitcoin. Once you’ve sent the BTC & the transaction has confirmed, you can click on the two arrows to the right of the Receive button. This will take you lớn the exchange page.

3. On the exchange page you can select USDT and enter how much you would lượt thích to buy. Once the information is correct you can click on Exchange at the bottom of the page.


4. The exchange will begin and the USDT should show up in your USDT wallet shortly!

How lớn Buy USDT Instantly

To answer this question we have khổng lồ look at two different scenarios.

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You’re already registered on an exchange that sells USDT. If this is the case, và you’ve entered your banking information, you can buy USDT instantly at any time.

Buy USDT Coinbase

Unfortunately it’s not possible to buy USDT on Coinbase. Coinbase has their own stablecoin, USDC, và this is the stablecoin with the largest trading volume on their platform. They also tư vấn DAI, however, the trading volume is typically not that high.

If you want to use Coinbase to get USDT, you can buy Bitcoin on Coinbase and then trade it for USDT using, as discussed above.

(If you don"t know how lớn withdraw your crypto from Coinbase to lớn, see our guide on how to bởi vì that).

How lớn Buy USDT in China

The way Tether works is that investors deposit US dollars with the Tether company. Tether then mints new USDT which the investor can withdraw. The same works in reverse, where an investor can send Tether some USDT & receive US dollars in return. This is one of the easiest ways khổng lồ buy Tether in China.

Unfortunately, in order to xuất hiện an account with Tether there is a $150 verification fee & the obligatory KYC information that must be entered.


Kraken has a USDT/GBP trading pair which makes Kraken one of the easiest places to lớn buy Tether for residents of the UK.



USDT Wallet (Where lớn Store USDT)

Since Tether exists on three different blockchains there is not an official USDT wallet. That’s why the USDT wallet is one of the best crypto wallets that you can use (if you use the Ethereum-based USDT, which is the most popular USDT version). is a reliable, secure, non-custodial (you control your crypto) cryptocurrency wallet with the advantage that it supports more than 100 crypto assets! So instead of having to download a Bitcoin wallet, Tether wallet, etc., you can use for all your crypto needs.

A few other advantages include:

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USDT Price

One of the reasons that investors continue lớn use USDT is that Tether holds its $1 peg quite well. If you’d like to track that peg, you can use the charts, which have a great layout and easy to use interface.

The Tether price has remained mostly stable for the last year

USDT Blockchain

Tether is a very quality coin in that it actually exists on three different blockchains. A majority of Tether exists on Ethereum as an ERC20 token. However, Tether also runs on the Bitcoin và Tron networks.

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This graph from ByBit shows which blockchains Tether is hosted on. Cảnh báo that a majority of Tether is on Ethereum

Because of how Tether is mix up you’ll need khổng lồ use a different block explorer depending on which blockchain your Tether is on.