How to Buy Cardano (ADA)

AscendEX is the best place to buy, sell, trade, and hold Cardano (ADA) easily. Signing up for a AscendEX account will allow you to buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrency.


What is Cardano (ADA)

Cardano is a blockchain network with a Proof of Stake consensus mechanism. The project was created in 2015 by Charles Hoskinson, a co-founder of Ethereum. The Cardano team places a focus on peer-reviewed research and evidence-based methods. The development of Cardano is maintained by the Cardano Foundation based in Zug, Switzerland, with a team of academics and blockchain experts. The network is a third-generation blockchain that has made technological developments in interoperability and scalability. Cardano allows for the creation of smart contracts and decentralized applications, with transaction fees payable in its native token ADA. ADA is also used as a payment method and investment. Cardano’s Proof of Stake mechanism, known as Ouroboros, is an environmentally-friendly alternative to Proof of Work that drives the network’s security.

Where Do I Actually Buy Cardano (ADA)

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How to buy Cardano

Buy Cardano with Bank Transfer

Buy Cardano (ADA) on AscendEX by wiring US Dollars, Euros, or other money from your bank account directly to AscendEX. AscendEX will credit your account with stablecoins, which can then be used to purchase Cardano (ADA).

Trade Cardano

AscendEX supports the deposit of more than 300 cryptocurrencies, several of which you can exchange for Cardano (ADA) at some of the best rates in the market.

Buy Cardano with Credit Card

You can directly purchase Cardano (ADA) with credit card or debit card on AscendEX. We offer the best route to buy Cardano (ADA) using Visa or MasterCard.

Convert Your Crypto to Cardano

You can purchase Cardano (ADA) directly with AscendEX's 1-Click Convert function. Seamlessly convert any number of cryptocurrencies directly to Cardano (ADA) and pay 0% fees.

Buy and sell ADA on the Move

Download the AscendEX crypto trading app and trade your ADA plus 300+ cryptocurrencies, anytime and anywhere.

Check ADA Price Now

Find the live Cardano to USD (ADA/USDT) price today to help you with your decisions. We update our ADA to USD price in real-time.

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AscendEX: Where The World Trades Cardano


AscendEX’s world-class matching engine supports up to 400,000 transactions per second ("TPS"). This ensures that your crypto trading experience is quick and reliable.


Trading crypto on AscendEX is easy and intuitive. You only need a few steps to buy Cardano (ADA) instantly.

Secure and Trusted

Over 1 million registered retail and institutional traders trust AscendEX. With defense-in-depth, compliant KYC & AML policies, and robust trading infrastructure, AscendEX prioritizes security and trustpeace of mind for our global client base.


AscendEX is one of the world’s most liquid cryptocurrency exchanges, with hundreds of millions in trade volume executed daily.

Still Have Questions?

Trading is simple and we are here to help you! If you have any questions about buying Cardano (ADA) and other cryptocurrencies or using the AscendEX platform, our Support Center is available to answer all of your questions.

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What to Do After I Buy Cardano

Store/Hold Cardano

Many users hold on to their Cardano (ADA) with the expectation of it increasing in value. You can store your Cardano (ADA) safely on your AscendEX wallet.

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Most common Use of Cardano


You can use it to pay for goods or services. An increasing number of small merchants and large businesses are now accepting Cardano (ADA) payments.


You can trade it, trading Cardano (ADA) for stablecoins (USDT, USDC, etc.)


You can hold onto it.

Start buying ADA

If you’re ready to take the next step and want to buy some Cardano, take the next step with AscendEX!