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Buy Cosmos


Uphold, the Home for Altcoins, is a global, multi-asset digital trading platform offering low fees, high security, and maximum transparency.

If you’re looking to buy Cosmos (ATOM), you’ve come to the right place!

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How to Buy Cosmos (ATOM)

  1. Create a free account on the Uphold website or app and verify your identity.
    Simply visit and enter your new account information. The process is free and easy.
  2. Choose your payment method and connect your Uphold wallet to your debit/credit card, bank account, or external crypto wallet. (see 'How to' videos below)
  3. Buy ATOM and store or trade your ATOM on Uphold.

Now that you’ve purchased ATOM, you can:

  • Store it on the secure Uphold wallet (accessible via mobile or desktop), or
  • Trade it for other assets like crypto, stablecoins, and metals right from your Uphold wallet.

Here are the different payment methods you can choose to buy ATOM on Uphold.

How to buy ATOM with a credit or debit card

The quickest way for new users to get started. Uphold supports both Visa and MasterCard.

  1. Tap Transact on your portfolio screen
  2. Tap ‘From’ and select ‘Credit or Debit cards’
  3. Tap + and enter your card details, choose your preferred currency and tap ‘Add card’
  4. Choose the amount you want to transact
  5. Tap ‘To’ and choose ‘ATOM’
  6. Tap ‘Preview deposit’ to see how much you’re going to deposit 
  7. If you’re happy with the transaction details tap ‘Confirm’ and buy ATOM

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How to buy ATOM with a bank account

Here's how to buy ATOM with a bank account on our mobile app

  1. Tap the 'Transact' button at the bottom of your screen
  2. Tap From, choose your bank account and enter the amount
  3. Tap To and choose the crypto
  4. You'll find the bank routing information you need to send a deposit direct to the asset
  5. Use your regular banking app to send the relevant amount to Uphold
  6. The funds will be credited to the asset you want to buy in 2-3 days (e.g. Bitcoin)

Here's how to buy ATOM with a bank account on our web wallet

  1. At the right, at the Transact Panel click From
  2. Choose the bank account you want to use
  3. Click To and choose the crypto
  4. Select the asset you want to receive the funds. You'll find the bank routing information.
  5. Use your regular banking app to send the relevant amount to Uphold
  6. The funds will be credited to the asset you want to buy in 2-3 days (e.g. Bitcoin)

Please note, the deposit occurs when the money is received by Uphold.

How to buy ATOM with a UK bank account

  1. Tap Transact on your portfolio screen
  2. Tap ‘From’ to and select ‘Bank’
  3. Tap + and select ‘Pound Sterling’ to add a UK bank account
  4. Copy your Uphold account bank credentials in the following screen and go to your bank app
  5. Transfer any amount to your Uphold wallet
  6. Once we receive your transfer and verify your name, you can buy ATOM

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How to buy ATOM after depositing from an external crypto wallet

Deposit crypto you already own from any supported network and trade it into ATOM via the Uphold app.

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In addition to making direct purchases of ATOM, you can also consider setting up limit orders to target your ideal price. To learn more about limit orders, click here.

Why Uphold?

  • Start with just $1
  • Buy & sell over 250 crypto assets
  • Enjoy 0% deposit and withdrawal fees
  • Earn up to 13% APY in staking rewards
  • We’re reserved 100% and NEVER lend out your money
  • Place up to 50 advanced limit orders at once
  • Manage your portfolio from our iOS, Android and web apps
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This article is for informational purposes only and takes no account of particular personal or market circumstances, and should not be relied upon as investment, tax, or legal advice. For investment, tax, or legal advice and before taking any action you should consult your own advisors. Note that digital assets such as cryptocurrencies present unique risks for investors. Please see our disclaimer regarding risks specific to holding digital assets before investing.

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This content is correct as of October 2020

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