How to buy Cardstarter (CARDS) in the UK

Learn how to buy Cardstarter (CARDS) in our step-by-step guide.

Where to buy Cardstarter in the UK

It looks like CARDS may not be available to purchase on an exchange in the UK.

You can still purchase CARDS by using a decentralised exchange (DEX) instead. Decentralised exchanges are web applications that run on blockchains like Ethereum and allow users to trade any asset directly with one another.

Decentralised exchanges (DEX) are unregulated and run using autonomous pieces of code known as smart contracts. To use a DEX you must interact with the blockchain directly, which is not recommended for novice users. Please learn about decentralised exchanges first if you're unfamiliar.

How to purchase CARDS using a decentralised exchange.
  1. Find CARDS on a decentralised exchange and make sure Cardstarter can be traded for ETH which is the native asset of Ethereum. Popular DEXs include Uniswap, SushiSwap and 1INCH.
  2. Buy ETH to trade for CARDS using an exchange like CoinJar. You will need to purchase enough ETH to swap for CARDS as well as ETH to pay for transaction fees on the Ethereum network (known as gas). You can use a service like Etherscan to get an idea of how much gas fees currently cost.
  3. Transfer the ETH into a web 3.0 wallet like MetaMask to connect to the DEX.
  4. Trade ETH for CARDS on the DEX of your choice, following the instructions on screen. Make sure to leave enough ETH in your wallet to pay for gas.
  5. Wait for the transaction to finalise and the CARDS tokens will arrive in your wallet.
  6. You may now keep the tokens in your web 3.0 wallet or transfer them somewhere more secure like a hardware wallet.

You can follow the same process when you want to sell your tokens, or come back to this page to see if they can now be traded on an exchange in the UK.

Best Cardstarter wallets to store your CARDS

You can keep your CARDS on the exchange you purchased it on, or move it to a personal wallet:

  • Some people like to use their own wallets to guarantee total ownership over their assets, or to use them with other applications like DeFi services.
  • Hardware wallets are typically considered to be the safest type of cryptocurrency wallet, as they use a physical device to enhance security in a number of ways. You can take a look at some of our top hardware wallet picks for self-custody of your CARDS below.

Ledger Nano X Wallet

Trezor Model T Wallet

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Crypto is unregulated in the UK; there's no consumer protection; value can rise or fall; tax on profits may apply*.

Is Cardstarter a good investment?

As with any investment, it is vital you understand the risks and potential upside of the asset before making any financial decision. With regards to CARDS, here are a few things to consider:

  • Reliance on Cardano: Cardano is one of the most popular networks in the cryptocurrency industry, and has ranked within the top 10 market capitalisations for several years. However, the blockchain has been slow to implement decentralised applications (dApps). There is potentially a future demand for the protocol and the blockchain enjoys a vibrant community, but uptake of Cardano-based dApps has been slower than competitors. Cardano will need to compete with other smart contract blockchains such as Ethereum, Solana and Avalanche to capture market share and, therefore, encourage the use of platforms such as CardStarter.
  • First-mover in Cardano ecosystem:An incubator-style protocol for dApp development could prove to be valuable in kickstarting the Cardano ecosystem. Investors of CARD should consider and evaluate all of the future Cardano projects currently listed within the CardStarter platform. The quality of projects will likely affect the demand for the CARD token.
  • Experienced team: The developers and builders behind the CardStarter protocol are well known and have an established history within the cryptocurrency industry. Although this does not legitimise the project, it does serve to alleviate concerns regarding an unknown or inexperienced development team. Alongside the team, Cardstarter has created a number of partnerships with projects including Chainlink, Coin98 Ventures, and Fractal.

Today's Cardstarter price versus ATH

Compare today's price of Cardstarter ($0.133407 USD) against its all-time-high price of $83.28 USD on 19 May 2021. The closer the bar is to 100%, the closer CARDS is to reaching its ATH again.

Cardstarter's price: $0.133407
ATH date: May 19, 2021

Cardstarter ATH: $83.28

How to trade, convert or sell Cardstarter

You can convert or sell your CARDS with the same exchange you bought it through:
  1. Sign in to the exchange you have CARDS on.
  2. If you store your Cardstarter in a digital wallet, compare crypto exchanges to convert or sell it on.
  3. Choose Sell or Convert and place a sell order.
  4. Choose the amount of CARDS you'd like to convert or sell.
  5. Confirm the sell price and fees and close your sale of Cardstarter.
  6. Complete your transaction and move your CARDS to a wallet for storage.

* 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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