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How to buy Algorand (ALGO) in New Zealand

A beginner's guide to buying and selling ALGO in New Zealand.

How to buy Algorand

Look for an exchange that supports both fiat and cryptocurrency to simplify buying Algorand.

  1. Open an account on an exchange that supports ALGO.
    Jump to our table to compare popular options — just remember that most exchanges require an email address, phone number and proof of ID to register.
  2. Deposit funds into your account.
    Fund your account with a bank transfer, pay with a credit or debit card or deposit cryptocurrency from a crypto wallet to buy Algorand.
  3. Buy Algorand.
    Complete your Algorand purchase and then find the best wallet to store ALGO.
Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade.

What is Algorand?

Algorand, founded in 2017, says it’s a permissionless, public and decentralized blockchain. It’s similar to Bitcoin or Ethereum in this respect. It’s designed to serve as a base-level blockchain protocol on which other dapps can be built and smart contracts operated.

One thing that makes Algorand different is that it claims to be highly scalable, so it’s not prone to the same bottlenecks or fee issues that Bitcoin or Ethereum frequently are. It uses a proof-of-stake system that provides immediate transaction finality, which eliminates a lot of the forking problems of earlier blockchains.

Algorand (ALGO) is the 18th largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, valued at $10,277,017,470. The current price of Algorand is $1.93, which is -0.155% lower than yesterday. Prices have ranged between $2.14 and $1.94 over the past 24 hours. All prices are listed in US dollars and accurate as of September 18, 2021 04:09 UTC.

Where to buy Algorand

Find an exchange to buy, sell and trade ALGO by comparing deposit methods, supported fiat currencies and fees. Select Go to site to sign up directly with the provider.
Name Product Deposit methods Fiat Currencies Cryptocurrencies
Easy Crypto Cryptocurrency Exchange
Bank transfer, POLi
NZD

104
cryptocurrencies

Based in New Zealand, Easy Crypto enables users to simply pay in NZD through POLi or bank transfer to access a range of cryptocurrencies.
Swyftx Cryptocurrency Exchange
Swyftx Cryptocurrency Exchange
Bank transfer, Credit card, Cryptocurrency, Debit card, POLi, Osko, PayID
AUD, NZD

284
cryptocurrencies

Finder Exclusive: Receive $10 BTC on Sign up and Verification.
Buy and sell a wide range of cryptocurrencies at competitive rates on this Australian exchange.
Crypto.com App
Credit card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, TransferWise, SEPA
USD, AUD, CAD, CHF, EUR, GBP, NZD, SGD, JPY, ZAR & 9+ more

153
cryptocurrencies

Buy 100+ cryptocurrencies, earn up to 14.5% p.a. on holdings, pay with your crypto for cashback at stores, get loans and more with this complete crypto-finance platform.
Binance Cryptocurrency Exchange
Bank transfer (ACH)
USD, AUD, GBP, EUR, RUB, TRY, NGN, UAH, PHP, CZK & 20+ more

314
cryptocurrencies

Finder Exclusive: Get 10% discount on your fees when signing up through Finder.
Trade an extensive range of reputable coins on this world-renowned exchange, popular for its high liquidity and multi-language support.

US residents: As of September 2019, US-based users can only trade USD on the American dollar onramp of Binance, Binance.US.
UK residents: In addition to normal crypto trading services, Binance offers margin lending. As this is a regulated activity which they are not authorised to offer in the UK, we advise you not to use this service. If you're interested in margin trading, see authorised providers.
Bittrex Global
Bank transfer, Credit card, Cryptocurrency, Debit card
USD

279
cryptocurrencies

Buy from one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges with a selection of over 190+ cryptocurrencies and 3 USD pairings.
Coinbase Digital Currency Exchange
Bank transfer (ACH)
USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, MXN, HRK, CZK, DKK, CLP, BGN & 10+ more

71
cryptocurrencies

Buy and sell major cryptocurrencies on one of the world's most renowned cryptocurrency exchanges.
Bitfinex Professional Trading Exchange
Credit card, Cryptocurrency, Bank Wire
USD, EUR, GBP, JPY

165
cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are a highly volatile investment product. Your capital is at risk.
Spot trade all of the major cryptos on this full-featured exchange and margin trading platform.
Bitstamp Cryptocurrency Exchange
Bank transfer, Cryptocurrency, Credit or Debit Card, SEPA, Faster Payments (FPS)
USD, EUR, GBP

33
cryptocurrencies

A global cryptocurrency exchange that facilitates crypto to fiat transactions, where you can use EUR or USD to buy bitcoin and popular altcoins.
Bithumb Cryptocurrency Exchange
Cryptocurrency
KRW

191
cryptocurrencies

A global platform where users can make KRW and cryptocurrency deposits to purchase up to 15 popular cryptocurrencies.
Huobi Cryptocurrency Exchange
AdvCash, Cryptocurrency, SWIFT, Wire transfer
GBP, USD, AUD, EUR, INR, BRL, KHR, CAD,CNY, NZD & 15+ more

225
cryptocurrencies

Huobi is a digital currency exchange that allows its users to trade more than 190 cryptocurrency pairs.
Gate.io Cryptocurrency Exchange
Cryptocurrency
USD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, AUD, CHF, MXN

810
cryptocurrencies

Finder exclusive: New users get $90 worth of Gate.IO points and an airdrop of $5 in GateTokens if trade volume exceeds $100 in their first week. T&Cs apply.
A feature-rich exchange with over 700 tokens including derivatives, yield farming and lending products.
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Algorand at a glance

Information last updated September 18, 2021 04:09 UTC.
Coin symbolALGO
Total ALGO supply5,853,221,430
Circulating ALGO5,314,065,912
Current priceUS$1.93

Algorand price performance over time

Historical prices compared with the price of US$1.93.

1 hour -5.99%
24 hours -0.16%
7 days -1.72%
14 days -7.44%
30 days -17.78%
60 days 68.63%
200 days 118.45%
1 year 138.71%

How to sell Algorand

You can cash out your ALGO with the same exchange you bought it through:

  1. Sign in to the exchange you have ALGO on.
    If you store your Algorand in a digital wallet, compare crypto exchanges to sell it on.
  2. Place a sell order.
    Choose the amount of ALGO you'd like to sell.
  3. Complete your transaction.
    Confirm the sell price and fees and close your sale of Algorand.

What to consider when buying Algorand

There are risks involved in purchasing any cryptocurrency, and even though ALGO aims to offer more assurances through its money-back and Dutch auction system, it still carries many of the same risks as any other cryptocurrency, including a complete loss of funds in the event of hacking or other misadventure:
  • The prevalence of protocol-level blockchain tokens. There are a lot of base-level blockchain protocols out there, and Algorand is operating in an extremely competitive area.
  • Complications. The Algorand system is complex, and there may be issues with bugs or other errors down the line.
  • Regulatory issues. As a public, permissionless blockchain protocol, Algorand occupies something of a regulatory gray area, and it may be unpredictably affected by regulatory shifts.
  • User participation. Algorand emphasizes user participation, but this might be lacking if everyone is only interested in it for speculation.
Disclaimer: Cryptocurrencies, including Algorand, are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance of ALGO is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the Algorand or any other cryptocurrency discussed.

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