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How long does it take to receive my cryptocurrency?
How long does it take to receive my cryptocurrency?

This article outlines how long you should expect to wait until you receive your crypto after a purchase.

Updated over a week ago

This article explains the time it takes to receive crypto after a purchase. For how long it takes to get paid when selling crypto, check out this article instead.

The time it takes to receive crypto in your wallet once you initiate a purchase depends on the following factors:

  1. How long you take to make your payment

  2. The blockchain transaction processing time of your cryptoasset

Remember that you can check the status of your transaction at any time via your transaction receipt.

Your payment

You should aim to make your payment as soon as you can. The sooner we receive your payment, the sooner you'll receive your crypto.

Your payment method

We'll send you your crypto as soon as your fiat payment reaches our account.

Processing times for different payment methods vary greatly, and this is probably the most important factor in how long it takes for your crypto to reach your wallet.

You can find an updated table with expected settlement times for each method on our supported payment methods page.

Blockchain processing time

This last step depends on the cryptoasset you're purchasing (and on which blockchain), and it involves a few variables that are outside our control.

While we'll send you your crypto as soon as your fiat payment reaches our account, some blockchains take longer than others to confirm this transaction.

For example, Cosmos may process and confirm a transaction in a few seconds, while Bitcoin transactions, on average, take anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes to reach finality.

Keep in mind that even faster blockchains may experience congestion during periods of high usage. In these times, transactions have to wait in a queue and can take much longer than average.

πŸ”– Important notices

  • Delivery times are estimations based on past experiences. There's always the chance that transactions can be delayed due to circumstances beyond our control.

  • Transactions can suffer unexpected delays if, for any reason, we have to conduct extra checks.

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