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What is ADA?

Cardano was launched in 2017 by Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson to compete with Ethereum and other decentralized application (DApp) platforms. Cardano claims to be more scalable, efficient, and secure than Ethereum and its competitors --- it can process around 250 transactions per second (TPS) compared to Ethereum’s 15-20 TPS.

The network uses the Ouroboros family of proof-of-stake consensus mechanisms in which validators stake their ADA tokens and are rewarded in proportion to their staked assets. The validators with the highest amount of staked assets are chosen as winners and are responsible for validating new transactions that are then verified by other network validators.

Cardano claims to be the only open-source blockchain extensively peer-reviewed by programmers, scientists and researchers. Since its launch, Cardano’s native token ADA has risen as a notable contender to Ethereum by becoming one of the top 10 cryptocurrencies in market cap. Thus, buying ADA has been a popular investment choice. The maximum supply of ADA is capped at 45 billion tokens.

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What can I do after I buy ADA?

With more than 300+ cryptocurrencies, OKX offers the easiest method to buy ADA. Sign up instantly to start buying ADA with popular crypto like BTC, ETH, and through fiat using your credit card, debit card or bank transfer. The following are several important uses of ADA for trading enthusiasts and beginners.

Short or long-term trade

HODL ADA for speculative gains since the value of cryptocurrencies can often increase with time, subject to favorable market conditions. But if you want to earn profit in the short term, you can trade ADA frequently on the OKX trading portal or use our trading bot for different strategies.

Diversify risk

Buy Cardano to ensure that your crypto portfolio risk is diversified so you don't lose all your funds if the price of one of your crypto assets falls.

Stake Cardano to validate transactions

You can stake your Cardano tokens to become a Cardano network validator. Validators are responsible for ensuring that correct transactions are recorded on the blockchain. As a validator, you will receive ADA rewards according to the number of assets you staked. You can also assign your tokens to a staking pool to earn a reward share.

Stake Cardano in DeFi for passive income

Through OKX, you can stake ADA to earn high interest. Using our "Earn" feature, subscribe to Cardano staking with variable yields and staking periods.

Pay transaction fees on the Cardano network

The Cardano network charges nominal fees to process and store transaction data, allowing you to use ADA to pay for transactions on the Cardano blockchain.

Vote for the future of Cardano

In the Cardano ecosystem, every ADA holder has the right to vote on proposals for the deployment of upgrades or development of the blockchain.

Use ADA as payment

You can use your ADA tokens to pay for several goods and services. More and more merchants around the globe are adding ADA as a payment option every day.

OKX enables you to conveniently buy Cardano tokens using credit cards, digital wallets, bank transfers, and even other major cryptocurrencies, including BTC, ETH, and USDT. After processing your payment, your purchased ADA tokens will automatically be credited to your OKX account within seconds. Sign up to get the process started today.

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Guide on how to buy Cardano (ADA)

Buy Cardano with your VISA or MasterCard

You can purchase Cardano tokens from OKX using your VISA, MasterCard, or ApplePay credit cards on OKX. Simply enter the amount of Cardano you wish to purchase in your preferred currency and complete payment using your desired credit card

Buy Cardano by transferring funds directly from your bank account

OKX enables you to pay through direct bank transfers from all major banks. Here’s a step-by-step guide to depositing funds from your bank account.

Buy Cardano with other digital assets

You can easily buy ADA using your existing BTC, ETH, or USDT tokens. Visit our trading portal and select the ADA/BTC, ADA/ETH, or ADA/USDT pairs to buy ADA using major crypto assets.

Buy Cardano by converting other crypto

If you own BTC, ETH, USDT,OKB, DOGE, MATIC, SHIB, and other cryptocurrencies, you can convert them to ADA at no cost using OKX’s "Convert" feature. Select "Convert" under the "Trade," select the cryptocurrency you want to convert to ADA, enter the amount, and you’re done! The converted ADA will be credited to your account.

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  • What are the steps to buy Cardano on OKX?
    First, select your local fiat currency and ADA as the crypto you wish to buy. Then, enter the amount of fiat currency you want to invest, choose the relevant payment method and complete payment to receive Cardano tokens in your OKX account.
  • Can I buy Cardano with BTC or USDT?
    Yes. Go to the OKX trading portal and select ADA/BTC, ADA/ETH, or ADA/USDT to buy ADA using the corresponding crypto assets. You can also convert assets like XRP, SOL, and DOGE, among others, to ADA using the'Convert' feature on OKX.
  • When should I buy Cardano?
    Market bear runs present good investment opportunities since prices go down, allowing you to gain more profit when the price of Cardano increases. Do your own research to understand favorable prices to enter the market.
  • What are the different ways to invest in Cardano?
    OKX offers a range of products to suit every trader's needs. You can either invest in Cardano in the spot market or in Cardano derivative products, which include the futures and options market.
  • Why is OKX the best place to buy Cardano?
    OKX is one of the world's leading exchanges with over 20 million customers, offering flexible payment options, bank-level security, and the lowest fees in the industry.
  • What are the most popular cryptocurrencies to invest in today?

    Top crypto, based on market capitalization or total circulation value, include Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), and XRP (XRP).

    However, like all other crypto, the above are also featured with volatility and risks. You should do your own research (DYOR) and evaluate your risk appetite before investing in any crypto.

  • What are the top cryptocurrencies I can buy on OKX now?
    OKX provides access to hundreds of crypto and trading pairings. Some of the most popular crypto on OKX include BTC, ETH, USDT, DOGE, SOL and OKB. You can visit our brand-new OKX Crypto Calculator. Select a crypto and a fiat currency to check the estimated real-time price.