How do I use Ramp?

Read on for a step-by-step guide if you're new to using Ramp.

Updated over a week ago

By making crypto accessible to everyone, not just a handful of experts, Ramp has become a world leader looking to change the game.

If you're new to the crypto space and looking to buy or sell crypto, here's a step-by-step guide on how to use Ramp.

Step-by-step guide on how to use Ramp:

  • At the top of the application, start by entering how much you want to spend or the crypto amount you'd like to purchase with the help of Ramp's crypto calculator.

  • Select your location: this will automatically pick a corresponding currency (USD, GBP, or EUR).

  • Remember that the final amount you pay using fiat money includes all fees (click on the “Details” button within the Ramp application for a complete fee breakdown).

  • Enter your email address and read and accept the Terms of Service and click "Proceed".

  • Confirm your email address by entering the confirmation code sent to your email; after that, click "Proceed".

  • Enter the wallet address where you'll be receiving the cryptocurrency you're purchasing; double-check that the wallet address belongs to you and is correct, and click "Proceed" when ready.

  • Choose your preferred payment method, then click "Proceed."

  • Enter your billing information and click on the “Save Billing Address'' button.

If you need to set up your wallet address, here are links to some of our partners to get you started:

For more information on wallet addresses, check out this article.

Card payment and ID verification

Now it's time to choose which payment method you'd like to use. Card payments and manual bank transfers are two of the most popular options.

This stage includes steps on how to complete the verification process.

Card payment

  • Begin by inputting your card information and then click “Add Card.”

  • Following that, click “Start Now” to continue the verification process. If you want to use your device, scan the QR code to continue.

  • Tick the consent checkbox and click “Continue.”

  • After that, a notification will appear to verify your identity; select the document you want to verify with and the country issuing the document, then click “Next.”

  • Take a picture of the front of your document, double-check that the photo is clear, then click “Accept.”

  • Then, take a photo of the back of your document, double-check that the photo is clear, and click “Accept.”

  • After that, it’s time to take a “selfie,” click “I’m Ready,” and then hold still.

  • Move your head in a circular motion and wait until all the bars are complete; click “Proceed,” and that’s it for the verification process!

  • Typically, it takes less than 15 minutes to verify all information; once done, you’ll be able to proceed to payment (you’ll also receive an email notification when the verification is complete).

  • To complete the payment process, enter your card's 3-digit security code on the back of the card, then click “Confirm and Pay.”

  • That’s it; you're all done! You’re crypto will be with you shortly! Remember to carefully review and hold on to your digital receipt so you can easily track the process of your transaction.

Manual bank transfer

  • Start by selecting the bank transfer option.

  • Open your banking app and enter the following information: Ramp's IBAN number, SWIFT code, and the organization's name to start the manual transfer; you'll find this information on your transaction status page.

  • Make sure you've double-checked that you've entered the correct reference number and purchase amount and that all details are correct before submitting.

  • Now, wait for an email confirming that we’ve received your funds in your inbox. Once we receive your payment, we will start processing your transaction immediately and inform you of the next steps via email. You can also always refer to your transaction status page.

Depending on the payment method, transactions typically settle anywhere from just a few seconds to a few days. For more information, check our supported payment methods for buying crypto article.


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