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How to Buy Cryptocurrency in New Zealand

We make it easy for Kiwis to buy over 160+ cryptocurrencies in New Zealand. Follow our guide below to get started!


Posted June 7, 2022

Cover illustration on how to buy cryptocurrency in NZ
Cover illustration on how to buy cryptocurrency in NZ

Buying crypto in New Zealand is easier than you think. We are here to show you just how easy it is for you and for anyone to get started with cryptocurrency.

What is cryptocurrency? 

Before that, let’s get revisit the basics. What are cryptocurrencies exactly?

Well, similar to the New Zealand Dollars (NZD) that you’ve got in the bank and wallet, cryptocurrencies are a medium of exchange – albeit in a pure digital form.

What is crypto?

Cryptocurrency is a digital medium of exchange. What differentiates crypto than fiat (government-issued currency) is that cryptocurrencies are stored and secured in a decentralised, digital ledger known as a blockchain.

Currently, at the time of writing there are over 19,000+ cryptocurrencies in circulation. This number is likely to grow as crypto adoption continues to rise and more blockchain projects gain traction.

Cryptocurrencies floating in the air with a white background.

Bitcoin being the first cryptocurrency that started it all back in 2008 as a way to provide a peer-to-peer transfer of value, soon followed Ethereum which innovated the way blockchain technology was implemented and paved the way for NFTs, DeFi, and much more. 

New to cryptocurrencies? Master the basics with our crypto 101 guide.

How to buy cryptocurrency with Easy Crypto NZ

We make it easy for Kiwis to buy Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and 100+ other cryptocurrencies in New Zealand.

Before we get started, there are 2 things that you’ll need:

  1. Have a verified account at Easy Crypto.
  2. A cryptocurrency wallet to store your crypto assets.

Don’t have a wallet yet? Read our guide on how to set up a wallet.

With that said, follow our quick and easy guide below on how to buy crypto in New Zealand.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Step-by-step guide on how to buy crypto in New Zealand:

  1. Sign in to your Easy Crypto Account

    Visit the Easy Crypto New Zealand, then proceed to log in to your Easy Crypto New Zealand account using your credentials.

    If this is your first time – welcome! Click on the Sign Up button on the top right to create an account and proceed with the account verification process to get started.

  2. Select the cryptocurrency you want to buy

    On the homepage, select the cryptocurrency you want to buy and enter the desired amount of NZD you want to spend.

    Gif screenshot of choosing crypto on Easy Crypto homepage.

    Afterwards, proceed to click the Buy Now button.

  3. Enter your wallet’s receiving address

    Next, enter your wallet’s receiving address for the corresponding cryptocurrency you wish to purchase. If you don’t have a wallet yet, read our quick guide on setting up a crypto wallet.

    Gif screenshot of entering crypto wallet address.

    Alternatively, you can also click on I don’t have an address! button and we can offer your other options.

  4. Select your preferred payment method

    If you choose to pay with Account2Account or POLi pay, your order should be fulfilled shortly after payment confirmation – depending on the coin type and network congestion.

    If choose Bank deposit, your order will be processed and delivered once we receive your payment in our account with the correct reference – this can take a few hours or even days if the payment was sent over the weekend, as banks only process transactions during business hours.

    Screenshot of payment methods at Easy Crypto

And that’s it – you’re done!

Be sure to keep an eye on your order confirmation as we process your crypto order. Feel free to get in touch with our helpdesk if you have any questions or need further assistance.

Additionally, for those who want a more detailed walkthrough check out our YouTube video guide below:

About Easy Crypto

Our mission at Easy Crypto is to simplify the cryptocurrency experience – making crypto easy, accessible, and understandable for everyone.

We are headquartered in New Zealand, and now operate globally in four countries: New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Brazil.

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We make it Easy for Kiwis to buy, sell, and exchange over 100+ cryptocurrencies.

Our global team at Easy Crypto focus on a user-centered approach, and strive to simplify all aspects of the crypto experience to facilitate its adoption to eventually bring financial freedom and equity to the world.

Why Easy Crypto?

Buy, sell, and exchange over 100+ cryptocurrencies

With Easy Crypto you can buy, sell, and exchange over 100+ different cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), Solana (SOL) and many more – easily and securely with your local currency.

Swap between your crypto assets

Additionally, you can instantly swap between your crypto assets with competitive rates without the hassle of needing to use fiat currency as an intermediary.

Track the growth of your crypto assets

Using the Easy Crypto Portfolio Tracker, our users can easily manage and track the growth and performance of all your crypto assets – regardless if you’ve bought the crypto from us or not. And the best part, it’s a free feature for all our users.

Learn more about the Portfolio Tracker.

Automation for your crypto investments

Our Auto-Buy feature enables you to automate your crypto investments by creating customised order templates. Once set up, we’ll automate your crypto orders for you.

Learn more about Auto-Buy.

Refer a friend and earn crypto

Share your Easy Crypto experience with a friend, and earn free credits to use on your next crypto order. Our Affiliates Program allows you to earn rewards for referring your friends and family to Easy Crypto.

There are no limits to the number of people you refer – the more you share, the more you earn. Keep in mind Terms and Conditions apply.

Learn more about the Affiliates Program.

New to crypto? Visit our hub to learn all about crypto.

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Disclaimer: Information is current as at the date of publication. This is general information only and is not intended to be advice. Crypto is volatile, carries risk and the value can go up and down. Past performance is not an indicator of future returns. Please do your own research.

Last updated October 7, 2022

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