How to buy Cardano in the UK

As of 15 June at 11:09, Cardano has fallen 2.63% from $0.42 over 24 hours. Learn how to buy Cardano.

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Cardano (ADA) is a cryptoasset that currently ranks as the 11st largest by market cap (that's the total value of Cardano in circulation – $14.5 billion).

Like all cryptoassets, it's highly volatile, and capable of major price swings in a single day. As of 15 June, ADA is trading for $0.41 (£0.32), a decrease of 2.63% against $0.42 24 hours earlier. Over the past year, Cardano's price has seen a barnstorming increase of 60.42%.

How to buy Cardano in 4 steps

  1. Compare crypto exchanges
    The easiest way to buy Cardano is from a cryptocurrency exchange. Comparing in the table below lets you find one with the features you want such as low fees, ease of use or 24-hour customer support.
  2. Create an account
    To create an account on an exchange, you will need to verify your email address and identity. Have some photo ID and your phone ready.
  3. Make a deposit
    Once verified, you can deposit funds using the payment method that best suits you – cryptocurrency, bank and card payments are widely accepted.
  4. Buy Cardano
    You can now exchange your funds for Cardano. On easier-to-use exchanges, this is as simple as entering the amount you want to purchase and clicking "Buy". If you like, you can now withdraw your Cardano to your personal wallet.

The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes and all you'll need is a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, photo identification and a means of payment.

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Where to buy Cardano

Find an exchange to buy, sell and trade Cardano by comparing deposit methods, supported fiat currencies and fees. Select "Go to site" to sign up directly with the exchange.

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Is it a good time to buy Cardano?

Only you can make the decision about when is the best time to buy Cardano. However, here are some things to consider as part of your research.

Take a look at the fundamentals of Cardano. What type of coin is it? Utility, payment or governance token etc? How large is its market cap? How many coins are in circulation? All this will help you to understand how Cardano works and how much risk is involved.

Also consider how has performed so far. Our charts below show you Cardano's performance over time as well as its all time high.

Recent Cardano developments

2 November, 2023: The price of ADA rose by 18% over October, pushing the coin back into the top 10 cryptos by market capitalisation.
3 October, 2023: There are now 144 projects live on Cardano, with a total of 1,287 projects building on the network
1 September, 2023: The price of ADA declined by 15% over the course of August, as usage of Cardano remains limited compared to competitors like Ethereum.
June 16, 2023: Robinhood, eToro and Bakkt cease trading of Cardano in the US, following actions by the SEC which alleged ADA was a security.

Where could Cardano's price be heading?

Cardano is expected to finish 2022 worth $0.51, according to Finder's panel of fintech specialists. Looking further down the road, the panel thinks ADA will close out 2025 at $2.45 and 2030 at $5.37.

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Cardano to USD and GBP calculator

Our calculator works out how much Cardano would be worth in USD and GBP, depending on how much you hold or are looking to purchase.

ADA price last updated 15 June 2024, 11:06 UTC.


Frequently asked questions

*Cryptocurrencies aren't regulated in the UK and there's no protection from the Financial Ombudsman or the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Your capital is at risk. Capital gains tax on profits may apply.

Cryptocurrencies are speculative and investing in them involves significant risks - they're highly volatile, vulnerable to hacking and sensitive to secondary activity. The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This content shouldn't be interpreted as a recommendation to invest. Before you invest, you should get advice and decide whether the potential return outweighs the risks. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the cryptocurrencies discussed.

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    KevinAugust 22, 2018

    I propose to purchase 20k thousand
    Cardano using bitcoin or ripple in my kraken wallet is this possible and which platform should I choose to facilitate this
    Regards Kevin

      JoshuaAugust 23, 2018Finder

      Hi Kevin,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Please note that Kraken isn’t a wallet, but an exchange platform. Currently, Kraken does not support Cardano (ADA) cryptocurrency. For this reason, you can’t use Kraken to purchase Cardano.

      If you are looking for alternatives, then please check this page. Above, you will find a table that conveniently compares your options. You will see the different features of each exchange. Once you find something that interests you, please click on the “Go to site” green button to learn more.

      In regards to how you should be able to buy Cardano, that will depend on the exchange that you choose. Thankfully, most exchanges are easy to use and you should be able to purchase Cardano with bitcoin or ripple by just following the instruction provided by your chosen exchange platform.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!


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        KevinAugust 23, 2018

        Thanks Josh my terminology didn’t help what I meant was having chosen my platform to purchase Cardano can I store it there but pay for it using part of one of my bitcoins in my Kraken account

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    LucyJuly 26, 2018

    I live in the UK and can’t seem to find out how to buy ADA using GBP?

    I’ve tried using international exchanges before (Upload) but I had my money returned with no reason being offered, which then went back to my bank who charged me for it returning so I lost £35 before I even started!

      JoshuaAugust 5, 2018Finder

      Hi Lucy,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Sorry to hear about your issue. What you can do is try Coinmama or Bittrex. Both of these exchanges allow you to use a credit or debit card.

      Alternative, find an exchange or wallet that allows you to buy cryptocurrencies which you can then trade for other Cardano in the future.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!


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    ConstancioApril 8, 2018

    How do I buy Cardano ADA?

      JeniApril 9, 2018Finder

      Hi Constancio,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      These are the steps to buy Cardano (ADA).

      – First you need to set up a wallet to store the Cardano (ADA) you’re about to buy.
      – Create a Daedalus Wallet
      – You’ll then purchase the popular cryptocurrency like Bitcoin or Ethereum, so that we can exchange it for Cardano.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!


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