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How to Buy Ethereum Classic (ETC)

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How to Buy Ethereum Classic (ETC) on Bybit

Bybit features an intuitive interface that obviates the confusing Ethereum Classic (ETC) buying process. Since security and reliability are paramount at Bybit, we’ve partnered with payment providers who share these same values to help you get your hands on ETC securely. With Bybit, you can obtain ETC in a few quick ways:

Buy ETC With a Credit/Debit Card

Sign up for a Bybit account, or log in to your existing Bybit account to buy stablecoins or BTC directly using your credit or debit card. Then, trade the purchased coins for ETC on Bybit Spot.

Buy ETC via Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Trading

Select a preferred advertiser listing your ideal USDT price on the Bybit P2P platform, then proceed with the payment process. The purchased coins should reflect in the asset wallet once the seller has successfully released the coins. You can then use your purchased coins to buy ETC on Bybit.

Trade ETC

Choose to deposit with Bybit from a wide variety of cryptocurrencies, which you can then exchange for ETC at a highly competitive market rate.

Where to Buy Ethereum Classic (ETC)

Register or log in to check out instantly with your preferred amount of ETC on Bybit — all at your fingertips.

Guide to Buying ETC via Bybit Express

Mobile App

  • Download the Bybit App via App Store or Google Play Store.
  • Register and verify your account (or log in to your existing Bybit account).
  • Tap on Buy Crypto, then select the Express button.
  • Enter the number of stablecoins you wish to purchase with your preferred fiat currency.
  • Proceed with payment upon selecting your preferred payment channel.
  • Complete the KYC process and fill in the order by entering your card information.
  • Use your purchased stablecoins to buy ETC via Bybit Spot/Derivatives.


  • Register and verify your account, or log in to your Bybit account.
  • Tap on Buy Crypto on the menu, and select Express from the drop-down menu.
  • Enter the amount of USDT you wish to purchase with your preferred fiat currency.
  • Proceed with payment upon selecting your preferred payment channel.
  • Complete the KYC process and proceed with your purchase.
  • Use your purchased stablecoins to buy ETC via Bybit Spot/Derivatives.

Guide to Buying ETC via Bybit Express

Why Buy ETC on Bybit?

Crypto platforms are a dime a dozen these days. Here's why Bybit is the best trading platform when you choose to buy ETC:

1. Ease and convenience

Bybit offers an easy-to-use interface on both mobile and desktop for fast and secure transactions. Only a few clicks are needed to buy, sell and trade ETC.

2. Stay up-to-date and get ahead

Get real-time market data to monitor the competitive market liquidity at your fingertips.

3. Secure and reliable

Bybit maintains a 99.9% availability track record, even through periods of market volatility. Benefit from Bybit's daily insurance fund to minimize losses.

4. Round-the-clock customer support

Get answers to all of your questions, 24/7, with our multilingual support.

What Is Ethereum Classic (ETC)?

Ethereum Classic (ETC) is the original Ethereum blockchain launched in July 2015 by the platform’s enigmatic lead founder, Vitalik Buterin, and seven other co-founders. Exactly a year later, in July 2016, the blockchain was forked into a new version, which became known as Ethereum (ETH), while the original network coined the name Ethereum Classic (ETC). The newer ETH chain, supported by Buterin, quickly established itself as the leader among smart contract platforms.
The Ethereum Classic chain retained the network’s original consensus mechanism, proof of work (PoW), and remained much less publicized than its offspring. Similar to the more well-known Ethereum, Ethereum Classic supports smart contracts and decentralized apps (DApps). Being much smaller and less congested than Ethereum, Ethereum Classic has vastly lower transaction fees, which typically amount to less than $0.01 per transfer.
The platform’s cryptocurrency, ETC, has a number of differences from the ETH coin. Most notably, ETC is a supply-capped coin, while ETH has no such capping. ETC’s mining rewards are also regularly reduced by 20% every 5 million blocks, further improving the coin’s deflationary properties.

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Why Buy Ethereum Classic (ETC)?

Probably the leading reason why a crypto user might want to get their hands on ETC is its minuscule transaction fees. The cryptocurrency also attracts some blockchain “purists” who like the fact that ETC is the original Ethereum coin.
With ETC, you can:
  • Use DApps on Ethereum Classic, while paying much lower transaction fees than on Ethereum
  • Hold a deflationary coin, featuring supply limitation rules and regular mining reward decreases
  • Become part of the original smart contract blockchain’s tight-knit user community

What Can I Do With My ETC on Bybit?

Hold/Store ETC

You can buy ETC and hold on to it over an extended period as its value increases. Store ETC in your personal Bybit account — and access it anytime on Bybit's mobile app or web page.

Trade ETC

Bybit offers a wide selection of trading pairs on both the spot and derivatives markets. Trade ETC for over 100 cryptocurrencies on Bybit’s trading platform.

Get Your ETC Today

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