How To Buy IOStoken (IOST) – January 2018

This step-by-step guide on how to buy IOStoken (IOST) will walk you through the steps on buying IOStoken with USD on Binance safely and securely. These are the best ways to invest and trade IOST. This cryptocurrency buying guide is meant for for beginners and starting investors.

How To Buy IOStoken IOST

About IOStoken

The IOS (Internet of Services) is a next-generation blockchain technology that provides the network infrastructure to support a service-oriented ecosystem. IOS Token is IOST. The IOS platform not only provides its users a completely decentralized way to exchange online services and digital goods, but also enables developers to deploy large scale dApps with the ability to support massive number of users.

In short, IOST is a scaling solution is proposed to resolve the scalability issues faced by the greater blockchain community. The aim is to make decentralized services with large transaction volume possible.

Read the Whitepaper.

How to Buy IOStoken in the US

Quick reference instructions, followed by more detailed instructions and screenshots below.

  1. Open an account on Coinbase.
  2. Open an account on Binance.
  3. Buy Ethereum ETH on Coinbase. ETH has a lower exchange and conversion fee and is faster than Bitcoin.
  4. Fund your Binance account with the Ethereum you just purchased. Note: Coinbase will charge a $14.25 transfer fee, so make sure you purchase and send enough to make it worth it. I recommend at least $500 at a time.
  5. Open the Exchange page on Binance and trade as you will.

The reason you must fund Coinbase first is the company accepts FIAT currencies, i.e USD, EUR, etc. From there, you can take your FIAT converted to ETH and purchase IOStoken, or any other coin at Binance.

These two companies are the most reputable I have currently encountered and used. Fees are reasonable compared to other options I’ve tried.

Fee roundup:

Coinbase: $8.25 to transfer to Binance

Binance: 0.1% trading fee.

Binance: Free to withdraw from Binance back to Coinbase.

Coinbase to Bank Account ACH: Free.

Total estimated fees on a $500 investment based on January 2018 rates: $13.25


Open an account in Binance.

Verify as necessary. The further verifications provided, the more you can deposit and withdraw at a time.

iota binance verify

Click over to Funds, then Deposits and Withdrawals. You will be presented with a screen showing all of the available cryptocurrencies.

binance currencies fund withdraw

Click on Deposit for Ethereum.

binance ethereum deposit address

You will be presented with an address to send your Ethereum to as a deposit. Copy the one time use address from Binance and paste it into the Coinbase accounts page under the Send button. The screenshot below shows BTC, but you will want to click on ETH.

coinbase send btc to binance

Once the fund have finished transferring, head over to the Binance exchange.

How To Buy IOStoken IOST binance

Binance allows you to set limit, market, and stop-limit orders on buying and selling.

You are on your own from here. Good luck! To withdraw from Binance, go back to the Funds Deposits and Withdrawals page and click on the Withdrawal button for whatever currency you have.

Step by Step Instructions for using Binance

Now that your Ethereum has been successfully added, you can click Funds, then Deposits Withdrawals. Right in front of the coin you transferred, the total balance should reflect the value of Bitcoin or Ethereum you transferred.

  1. Click on Exchange, right beside the Binance Logo, then select the Basic option.
  2. On the Exchange page, look to the top right corner where you find the market pairs section above Trade History.
  3. Look for the market pair you want to exchange. In this case, locate the IOST/ETH pair and click (search for IOST/BTC if you funded your account with Bitcoin).
  4. The page loads the IOST/ETH pair, and you are set to exchange your coins for IOST.
  5. Beneath the chart, locate Buy IOST section.
  6. The first box shows the value of ETH per IOST to be purchased.
  7. The second box is for you to enter the amount (number of coins) of IOST you want to exchange for your BTC or ETH you funded.
  8. Below the Amount box, you have options to use 25%, 50%, 75%, or all of your deposited funds to buy the IOST cryptocurrency.
  9. The total box shows you how much BTC or ETH you are paying to buy the quantity of IOST you entered.
  10. Click the Buy IOST button.

Within some few seconds, you should have the IOST you have exchanged credited to your IOST wallet on the Binance platform.

Your IOST cryptocurrency is now available to be sent out to your wallet outside the exchange.

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