How to Buy Polkadot (DOT)

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


What is Polkadot (DOT)

Polkadot is a blockchain network that has created a system of interoperable blockchains. The project was founded by Gavin Wood in 2006, a co-founder and former CTO of the Ethereum network. Polkadot consists of a main Relay Chain which provides a layer of security and standardization for all of its connected, customizable Parachains. Each Parachain can modify its Proof of Stake consensus mechanism, run DApps, mint tokens, and create its own network rules. The number of Parachains is limited and distributed via an auction system. DOT is Polkadot’s native utility and governance token. Holders can vote on prospective project changes and also pay network transaction fees on the Relay Chain and some Parachains. DOT is an inflationary token with an unlimited supply, and users confirm its transactions with a nominated Proof of Stake system.

Where Do I Actually Buy Polkadot (DOT)

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How to buy Polkadot

Buy Polkadot with Bank Transfer

Buy Polkadot (DOT) 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 Polkadot (DOT).

Trade Polkadot

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

Buy Polkadot with Credit Card

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

Convert Your Crypto to Polkadot

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

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

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AscendEX: Where The World Trades Polkadot


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 Polkadot (DOT) instantly.

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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.

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What to Do After I Buy Polkadot

Store/Hold Polkadot

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

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Most common Use of Polkadot


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


You can trade it, trading Polkadot (DOT) for stablecoins (USDT, USDC, etc.)


You can hold onto it.

Start buying DOT

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