How to Buy NEO Coin: Best Exchanges to Buy NEO With Credit Card, USD, and Cryptos

NeoWhat Is NEO?

NEO is one of the fastest growing cryptocurrencies, having achieved a whopping 49,000% growth between January and December 2017. No wonder the question “What is NEO?” is popping up everywhere.

NEO is often described as the “Ethereum killer” or the “Chinese Ethereum,” but there is a lot more to it than being a copycat. In fact, NEO describes itself as a “distributed network for the smart economy” with a goal to convert traditional assets into digital ones using smart contracts.

The great thing about NEO, unlike other smart-contract platforms, is that you doesn’t have to learn a new smart-contract language. You can use “C#,” “Java,” or any other mainstream programming language to code the smart contracts.

NEO has two tokens in its ecosystem: NEO (formerly called Antshares) and GAS (formerly called Antcoins).

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Below we’ll focus more on how to select the best NEO exchange and how to trade NEO and GAS.

Factors for Selecting the Best Exchange to Buy NEO Coin On

Selecting an exchange for NEO is no different than selecting an exchange for any other cryptocurrency. The following are the factors to consider.

Basic Infomation

It’s good to know things like the name of the founder, location of the exchange, and the market it focuses on. The location of the exchange is important because every country has (or will eventually have) a different set of laws regarding cryptocurrencies.

Supported Currencies and Liquidity

It’s important for the trader to ensure that the exchange not only trades in NEO, it supports the trading pairs you want. For example, if you are interested in trading NEO for Ethereum (ETH), the exchange should support the NEO/ETH pairing.

To further narrow down your options, select the exchange with the highest liquidity (highest trading volume). However, remember that high liquidity often has a negative bearing on transaction times.

Ease of Use/User Experience 

Choose exchanges that have user-friendly interfaces, quick loading times, and support for mobile devices. Check NEO blogs and forums. The best NEO exchanges are likely the ones with the fewest complaints.

Trading Fees

Usually, an exchange charges a small percentage of the amount traded as a transaction fee. In some exchanges, the percentage is linked to the volume of monthly trading. These are the exchanges you should select, because the decrease in percentages can save you a lot of money as you start trading more.

Customer Support 

Since NEO is a little more complicated than ordinary cryptocurrencies, new traders can be clueless about the simplest of processes. An experienced customer support team can save a lot of time, GAS, and money.

Security 

Even the best exchanges are at risk to hacker attacks. Look for exchanges that offer more cybersecurity features.

GAS Claimability 

In addition to the above factors, a good NEO exchange should have the added advantage of claiming GAS on the stored NEO funds.

Trading NEO and GAS: NEO Exchanges List 

There are many exchanges that allow you to trade NEO and GAS, but note that not all of them allow you to claim GAS.

The NEO exchanges list below shows which currencies each exchange allows you to  trade NEO with. The exchanges with “(+ GAS)” indicate that they also support GAS.

  • AllCoin: Bitcoin (BTC)
  • AnycoinDirect: euro
  • BigONE: BTC
  • Binance: BTC, ETH (+ GAS)
  • Bitfinex: U.S. dollar, BTC, ETH
  • Bittrex: BTC, ETH, USDT
  • BCEX: BTC
  • Changelly: Multi
  • CoinEgg: BTC
  • CoinNest: South Korean Won (+ GAS)
  • CoinSpot: Australian dollar (+ GAS)
  • CoinSwitch: BTC
  • CoolCoin: BTC
  • Cryptopia: BTC, Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin
  • Cryptomate: U.K. pound
  • Exrates.me: BTC, USDT
  • Gate.io: USDT (+ GAS)
  • HitBTC: BTC, ETH, USDT
  • Huobi: BTC + GAS
  • KuCoin: BTC, ETH, USDT, Kucoin Shares (KCS) (+ GAS and NEO quote currency)
  • LBank: BTC
  • OKEX: BTC, ETH, USDT (+ GAS)
  • Poloniex: (GAS only) BTC, ETH
  • Quoine: BTC, USDT
  • ShapeShift: Multi
  • TDAX: Thai baht
  • UpBit: KRW, BTC, ETH, USDT

Best NEO Exchanges to Buy and Sell NEO Coin On

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As you can see from the list above, there are many exchanges to buy NEO on, but, if you consider all the factors listed above, the best exchange to buy NEO on will be either Binance, Bittrex, Bitfinex, or Cryptopia.

Depending on your personal preference, the best exchange to sell NEO on will also be one of these four exchanges.

Best Exchange to Buy NEO With Credit and Debit Card

As of this writing, there are no exchanges that allow you to directly buy NEO with a credit card or buy NEO with a debit card.

The only way to use a credit card is to first purchase either BTC or ETH on a reputable exchange like Coinbase. Once you have the BTC or ETH, you can use one of the four best exchanges listed above to convert your BTC or ETH to NEO. (Note: Cryptopia does not support ETH.)

Best Exchange to Buy NEO With U.S. Dollars

There is no easy way to buy NEO with U.S. dollars directly. And unlike some of the more popular altcoins, there are no ATMs that support NEO as of yet. As with credit cards and debit cards, you will first have to buy Bitcoin with cash and then convert the BTC into NEO using an exchange like Changelly or one of the four best NEO exchanges listed above.

Best Exchange to Buy NEO With Cryptos

When it comes time to buying NEO with cryptocurrencies, one cannot find a better exchange than the popular Chinese exchange Binance. There are three reasons why I favor Binance:

  1. Binance offers support for a substantial number of coins.
  2. Binance has low fees.
  3. Binance offers two options for digital currency trading: basic and advanced. The main difference between the basic and the advanced version is that the advanced one offers more in-depth technical analysis of a digital currency’s value over time.

Exchanges Comparison

The following chart compares the four best NEO exchanges.

Binance Bittrex Bitfinex Cryptopia
Company Location Japan Las Vegas, United States  Hong Kong Christchurch, New Zealand
Customer Support E-mail, Social Media E-mail 24/7 E-mail, FAQ, Forum Chat support, E-mail, Forums
Futures? No No No No
Derivatives? No No No No
Margin Trading? No No Yes No
Has It Been Hacked? No No Yes No
Security Excellent Excellent Good Excellent
Tradeable Coins AirSwap, ARK, Bancor, Binance Coin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Gold, Bitquence, CTR, Dash, District0x, Enigma, Enjin, EOS, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Monero, Ripple, and Zcash Bitcoin, Ethereum,  and Litecoin Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Monero, and Zcash Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and over 400 other digital coins
Trading Volume High High High, But Declining High
Deposit Fees? No No No No
Trading Fees 0.05% to 0.1% 0.25 % 0% to 0.2% 0.2%
Withdrawal Fees? No Yes No, Except Wire Transfers Yes