How to buy Ripple (XRP) from Canada

By   |   Verified by Andrew Boyd   |   Updated 7th March 2022

  • Ripple Labs is an American technology company that develops the Ripple global payments settlement system and currency exchange network.
  • Ripple (XRP) is the native cryptocurrency that powers fund transfers over the RippleNet (Ripple Network).
  • Ripple's network can facilitate transfers of commodities including fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies, and even gold.

If you want to invest in Ripple, this step-by-step guide will take you through the process of buying Ripple in Canada today.

Where to buy Ripple

NDAX

On NDAX's website

Highlights

  • Get $10 when you sign up and deposit at least $100 in your account.
  • Has the lowest fees in Canada.
  • Set up recurring buys for assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and 18 other coins so you can invest in cryptocurrency on your own schedule.
  • NDAX holds a majority of user funds in an offline, multi-signature wallet.
CoinSmart

On CoinSmart's website

Highlights

  • Get $20 in BTC with your first deposit.
  • Trade the major coins and popular altcoins including Dogecoin, Cardano, Solana, Polkadot, and Polygon.
  • Fund your account with Interac e-Transfer, wire transfers, credit / debit cards, or crypto with access to trade funds the same day.
Crypto.com

On Crypto.com's website

Crypto.com

Highlights

  • Earn up to 8.5% p.a. on your crypto, and up to 14% p.a. for stablecoins.
  • Spend with the Crypto.com Visa Card and get up to 8% back.
  • Shop with Crypto.com Pay and receive up to 10% back, paid in CRO.
Uphold Crypto

On Uphold's website

Uphold Crypto

Highlights

  • Invest in 110+ coins including the majors, altcoins, and stablecoins with 0% commission.
  • Ability to trade crypto against other assets like foreign currency and commodities.
  • Stake a range of coins with competitive yields.

Step 1: Choose an exchange that sells Ripple

You must first choose an exchange to use before buying XRP. Before depositing money into a cryptocurrency exchange, there are some things to look at and consider. Make sure the coin you want to buy is listed, check available deposit methods, whether the exchange supports your preferred payment method to buy Ripple, what fees they charge on trades, and if they charge to withdraw funds.

Step 2: Register and get verified

Once you've decided which exchange to use, you'll need to register an account with them and verify your identity. What information the exchange requires varies but generally includes your full name, date of birth, and address. In addition, a copy of a form of government-issued ID may also be required to complete verification.

Step 3: Fund your account

You can fund an exchange account with fiat or cryptocurrency. Most exchanges support fiat currency (CAD) transfers from a bank account or credit card. Payments via Interac e-Transfer and PayPal may also be available. Fiat currency transfers may take several days to clear into your account at the exchange. Another option is to transfer cryptocurrency from a wallet you already control (but this could incur processing fees). Note that some exchanges my require a minimum deposit amount before you can start to buy.

Step 4: Set yourself a budget

Decide how much you want to put into Ripple and stick to it. Crypto is a volatile asset class. It's possible to lose a substantial amount of your money in a relatively short period of time. Therefore, it's best to invest only what you are able to afford losing.

Step 5: Buy Ripple

The most convenient way to purchase is to use an market order, i.e. purchase Ripple at the next price. If you want to build your position in Ripple, some exchanges make it possible to dollar cost average with recurring buys.

Where to keep your Ripple

If you want to steer clear of malware and hacking, store your XRP tokens in an offline or cold wallet (also known as a hardware wallet). However, if you want to keep your XRP convenient so you can trade more easily, keep it in the exchange's wallet.