How to Buy Animecoin (ANI)
Animecoin has been around since 2014 but has been fairly inactive until now. A new team has resurrected the coin from the dead bringing its price to life along with it. With these changes happening so recently, you’re only able to buy Animecoin from one exchange: Cryptopia.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps you need to take to buy Animecoin (ANI) using Cryptopia. If you’d like to learn more about the project, you should check out our Animecoin beginner’s guide. Without further ado, let’s begin.
First Things First
Before setting up an account on Cryptopia, you need to purchase Bitcoin. Cryptopia is purely a cryptocurrency exchange, so you’re unable to trade using fiat (e.g. USD). Cryptopia also offers Animecoin as a trading pair with Litecoin and Dogecoin, but the trading volume is so low that you may have trouble making the purchase.
You have numerous options to choose from when purchasing your Bitcoin. Coinbase and GDAX are great exchanges for beginners. If you need help with this process, follow alongside our Bitcoin buying guide.
Once you’ve purchased some Bitcoin, set-up an account on Cryptopia (instructions below).
Cryptopia Account Registration
Step 1. Navigate to the Cryptopia website.
Step 2. Click “Register” in the upper righthand corner of the page.
Step 3. On the next screen, follow the instructions to enter your account information.
Step 4. After submitting your information, you’ll receive an email to confirm your email address.
Step 5. Click the link in the email to confirm, and you’ll see a confirmation message.
Step 6. After clicking “click here”, you’ll see a login page.
Step 7. Once you successfully enter your login credentials, you’ll most likely have to enter a code for 2-factor authentication. Check your email for this code.
Step 8. Enter the code, click “Verify”, and you’re in!
Sending Bitcoin to Cryptopia
Step 9. Once logged in, click “Exchange.” You have two options for this.
Step 10. In the exchange, hover your mouse over the Bitcoin logo next to your username and click “Deposit.”
Step 11. Choose “Bitcoin (BTC)” from the drop-down, and click “Next.”
Step 12. The next page shows you your deposit address and QR code you can use to receive funds. Send your Bitcoin to Cryptopia using one of those two things.
Step 13. After sending your Bitcoin, click “Done.”
Buying Animecoin (ANI)
Step 14. You should now be back on the exchange page.
Step 15. On the left side, make sure the BTC tab is selected, search for “Animecoin”, and click the correct coin.
Step 15. You can now buy Animecoin from the panel towards the middle of your screen.
Step 16. If you’re new to buying cryptocurrency, click the top order from the Sell Orders panel. This will automatically fill your Buy Animecoin form with some data. Update the total BTC amount with what you’d like to spend, and the rest of the inputs will update accordingly. For your order to be filled immediately, this amount needs to be less than the amount that was automatically placed there when you clicked the order in the Sell Orders panel.
There you have it. You’re now the proud owner of Animecoin!