How to buy Dogecoin (DOGE) from New Zealand

By   |   Verified by David Boyd   |   Updated 29th August 2022

  • Dogecoin can be earned by mining or purchased from an exchange.
  • There is no lifetime cap on the number of Dogecoin that can be issued.
  • Learn more about how to buy it quickly.

Decided to buy Dogecoin? Use this step-by-step guide to get an exchange set up and start buying Dogecoins in New Zealand today.

Where to buy Dogecoin

Swyftx

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Swyftx

Highlights

  • Receive $10 worth of BTC when you sign up and verify your account.
  • Trade over 260 assets on Swyftx including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin as well as DeFi coins such as UniCoin.
  • Deposit or withdraw funds from your account using several payment methods (PayID, OSKI, POLi or bank transfers).
  • New to Crypto? Try Swyftx's demo mode, it allows you to mock trade with no financial risk while you learn the ropes of crypto trading.

Pros

  • Trade more than 300 crypto assets through the Swyftx platform.
  • Offers tight spreads and low trading fees.
  • Get support within 5 minutes through their live chat.
  • Practice trading with a demo mode.

Cons

  • Lacks access to advanced trading markets.
Easy Crypto

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Easy Crypto

Highlights

  • The first crypto broker in New Zealand to offer a 100% funds safety guarantee on every order.
  • Full custodial control over your crypto at all times.
  • Convert easily and quickly between cryptocurrencies.

Pros

  • Simple and easy-to-navigate interface.
  • There is a wide range of cryptocurrencies available.
  • Includes tracker which shows your portfolio's performance.

Cons

  • High transaction fees compared to other exchanges.
Uphold Crypto

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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.

Pros

  • Open an account in less than a minute.
  • Low deposit requirement and commission-free trading.
  • Option to trade fiat currencies and precious metals.

Cons

  • High spreads on low-liquidity assets.
Gemini Exchange

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Gemini Exchange

Highlights

  • Gemini Exchange makes it simple to research the crypto market, buy bitcoin and other cryptos, and build a portfolio for the future of money.
  • Set recurring buys and dynamic price alerts.
  • All crypto held online in Gemini's exchange wallet is insured and it uses the best-in-industry cold storage coverage with leading insurance providers.

Pros

  • Suitable for both beginner and advanced traders.
  • Supports multiple fiats and cryptocurrencies.
  • You can earn interest on your cryptocurrency balances.
  • Its mobile apps are highly rated.

Cons

  • The fee structure can be expensive for both small trades and higher volume trades.
Independent Reserve

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Independent Reserve

Highlights

  • Instant deposits 24/7 via Osko/PayID.
  • Fee-free deposits are available. Trading fees from 0.5% down to 0.02%.
  • Invest in crypto for your SMSF and get detailed reporting for ATO compliance.

Pros

  • Automate your cryptocurrency trading strategy with Independent Reserve's AutoTrader feature.
  • Its built-in tax calculator makes it easier to file your tax return.
  • ISO certified and has an AUSTRAC license.

Cons

  • It has a limited number of supported coins compared to other exchanges.

Step 1: Choose an exchange that sells Dogecoin

Dogecoin is the original meme coin. Due to its popularity, you can find Dogecoin listed at many of the leading crypto exchanges. While comparing exchanges, check what fees are charged when depositing and withdrawing funds as well as on trades. Fees vary considerably between exchanges.

Step 2: Create and verify your account

Once you've settled on an exchange to use, you'll need to open an account and verify your identity to comply with regulation and for security. Most exchanges will ask for your name, date of birth, and address. Some may require a phone number to secure your account with 2FA. Additional proof of identification, like an image of you holding your driving licence, may be required.

Step 3: Decide how much to spend

Dogecoin, like many altcoins, is prone to price volatility — especially if Elon Musk tweets about it. Like with any investment, you should only spend money that you are prepared to lose.

Step 4: Fund your account

You can deposit fiat currency (NZD) with a transfer from your bank account. Depending on the exchange, it may be possible to fund your account using a credit card, PayPal, POLi, etc. Funds may take several days before they are cleared and can be used to buy Dogecoin. If you already hold crypto in a wallet, you can fund your account by transferring coins.

Step 5: Buy Dogecoin

With a verified account and cleared funds, you can purchase Dogecoin. Depending on the exchange you use, it may be possible to set up a recurring order that will purchase more Dogecoin regularly so you can take advantage of dollar cost averaging.

Where to store your Dogecoin

When you purchase Dogecoin, you can choose to keep it in the exchange’s wallet or move it to another wallet you own.

Storing your Dogecoin in an offline cold wallet is a more secure option, but it is less convenient than a hot wallet. Since a hot wallet are connected to the Internet, they are inherently more vulnerable to theft and loss. On the other hand, they are more convenient and facilitate faster crypto trading.