How to Buy Ethereum Classic (ETC)

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


What is Ethereum Classic (ETC)

Ethereum Classic (ETC) is a cryptocurrency hard forked from the Ethereum blockchain. It was created after the 2016 DAO hack on the Ethereum network. The hard fork was performed to return the stolen funds to the original addresses. Ethereum Classic is an open-source smart contract network that hosts and supports decentralized applications (DApps). It provides a permissionless way to manage digital assets without the need for third parties, such as banks and other institutions. The ETC network uses a Proof of Work consensus mechanism and will not be moving to a Proof of Stake consensus in the future like ETH.

Where Do I Actually Buy Ethereum Classic (ETC)

If you’ve made up your mind and are ready to make a purchase, then skip this article and buy ETC

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How to buy Ethereum Classic

Buy Ethereum Classic with Bank Transfer

Buy Ethereum Classic (ETC) 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 Ethereum Classic (ETC).

Trade Ethereum Classic

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

Buy Ethereum Classic with Credit Card

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

Convert Your Crypto to Ethereum Classic

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

Buy and sell ETC on the Move

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

Check ETC Price Now

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

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AscendEX: Where The World Trades Ethereum Classic


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 Ethereum Classic (ETC) 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 Ethereum Classic (ETC) 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 Ethereum Classic

Store/Hold Ethereum Classic

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

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Most common Use of Ethereum Classic


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


You can trade it, trading Ethereum Classic (ETC) for stablecoins (USDT, USDC, etc.)


You can hold onto it.

Start buying ETC

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