How to buy ethereum

How to buy Ethereum on Coinbase

This page will guide you through how to buy Ethereum on and transfer it to your MetaMask Wallet

Step 1

SIgn up for a free account on

You will need to put your full name and address and some form of ID (like the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number) to confirm your identity.

Step 2

Add a payment method. Such as your bank account details, debit or credit card.

Step 3

Buy your Ethereum.

Go to the Buy/Sell page.

Make sure you click on ETH (it defaults to BTC / Bitcoin) – you cannot buy kitties with Bitcoin.

Decide how much you want to purchase by entering the regular currency amount. It will show you the equivalent Ether amount you will receive, after fees.

As an example, for a $50 cost you will receive around $47 of Ethereum at today’s market rate.

Step 4

Confirm your transaction.

Your Ethereum wallet should update with the value of ETH that your selected.

Step 5

Now we will send the freshly received Ethereum from your Coinbase wallet to your MetaMask wallet.

How to send ETH from your Coinbase account to METAMASK wallet

Go slowly so that yo are sure not to make any mistake. Crypto transfers are not refundable so make sure you use the correct wallet address or you could lose your ethers.

Go to the Coinbase “Accounts” tab:

coinbase accounts

click on the Send button:

send erth

Go to MetaMask and click on the 3 dots by your account and select “copy address to clipboard” from the drop-down options:


Paste your MetaMask wallet address into the “Recipient” address field in Coinbase:

send ethereum

Continue. If you have two-factor-authentication (2FA) enabled on your Coinbase account, then you will be asked to confirm the transaction with you 2FA code. This is always a good idea for security.

2fa code

Enter the code and confirm the transaction!

Within a few minutes you should receive the Ethereum into your MetaMask account ETH wallet.

Wait a short file then open MetaMask to confirm you received the transaction.

Sign up here for a free Coinbase account to get started.