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How to buy Everest (ID) in South Africa

A beginner's guide to buying and selling ID in South Africa.

How to buy Everest

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

  1. Open an account on an exchange that supports ID.
    Unfortunately, at this time no major exchanges in South Africa offer ID, but you may be able to purchase it with another cryptocurrency. Just be sure to follow all legal restrictions and requirements.
  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 Everest.
  3. Buy Everest.
    Complete your Everest purchase and then find the best wallet to store ID.
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What is Everest?

EverID composes one-third of the decentralised platform Everest. Built on the Ethereum blockchain, Everest intends to be a scalable, blockchain-based and secure financial institution that integrates with both decentralised finance (DeFi) systems and ‘real-world’ companies. Founded in 2016, EverID is a solution to the growing issue of identity security and efficiency. It is a decentralised system that stores ‘identity data, documentation and biometrics’, from birth until death. According to EverID’s whitepaper, over 1.1 billion people on earth lack any form of legal identity, and 5 billion operate without a phone or digital wallet. A prime goal of the EverID system is to give people around the globe access to financial transactions and grow the economies of developing nations. EverID is available to anyone, with no requirement for a mobile phone. This gives both companies and civilians affordable access to public services and economic opportunities. The platform has the capacity to facilitate over a trillion transactions per month. ID is the native token of the EverID platform and allows users access to Everest’s range of services. The tokens can be used for staking, transactions verified with EverID, and other functions within the Everest ecosystem. The level of access to EverID’s services (e.g. API key) is correlated to the proportion of ID coins held, and staked, by a business.

Everest (ID) is the 710th largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, valued at $37,217,373. The current price of Everest is $0.318932, which is 5.709% higher than yesterday. Prices have ranged between $0.319342 and $0.28416 over the past 24 hours. All prices are listed in US dollars and accurate as of October 24, 2021 07:10 UTC.

Where to buy Everest

Unfortunately, at this time no major exchanges in South Africa offer this coin. However, you may be able to purchase it with another cryptocurrency, just be sure you're following all legal restrictions and requirements.

Consider buying a different cryptocurrency after comparing popular exchanges.

Everest at a glance

Information last updated October 24, 2021 07:10 UTC.
Coin symbol ID
Coin Marketcap US$37,217,373
Total ID supply 800,000,000
Circulating ID 116,700,000
Current price US$0.318932
All time high US$1.98
All time high date April 09, 2021

Everest price performance over time

Historical prices compared with the price of US$0.318932.

1 hour 10.72%
24 hours 5.71%
7 days -6.96%
14 days -18.77%
30 days 9.70%
60 days -14.25%
200 days -80.15%
1 year N/A

How to sell Everest

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

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

What to consider when buying Everest

Cryptocurrency purchases can be extremely risky and, therefore, should be considered thoroughly. There are a number of factors to consider before investing in the ID token.
  • Adoption. EverID wants to reshape 20% of the global economy. The success of EverID’s impressive plans, therefore, hinges on the adoption of their services. A key goal of device-free identity verification is to provide those without access to the Internet or a computer the same economic opportunities as the rest of the world. However, considering ID tokens need to be used when providing these services, a significant uptake through governments, big businesses and society is necessary going forward.
  • Competition. Though EverID’s focus as a digital decentralised identifier (DID) is relatively unique, their overarching goal of providing global, accessible financial services to the population is a common theme in the cryptocurrency sphere. It was one of the motivators for blockchain technology being invented in the first place. Although perhaps ahead of the game, other digital identity solutions are starting to emerge in the industry, with the W3C aiming to standardise the process in 2021.
  • Availability. EverID aims to provide over 1 billion people access to their services. How the team develops the ID token’s accessibility will be pivotal to its success. As of July 2021, the coin is not widely available and cannot be purchased from major exchanges like Binance or Coinbase. The easiest way to purchase ID tokens is to trade them for another digital currency via a decentralised exchange like Uniswap.

Disclaimer: Cryptocurrencies, including Everest, are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance of ID 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 Everest or any other cryptocurrency discussed.

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