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The links in this guide are correct as to the best of our knowledge. It is your own responsibility to double check that clicked links look correct in your browser bar, and that any wallet you install on your computer is from a legitimate source.

Its highly recommended to have quality virus/malware protection on your computer, such asBitdefender, before buying cryptocurrencies.

Notes:If youre confused by any terms used, a glossary can be foundhere.

This guide is kept up-to-date as much as possible, but websites & software are being constantly updated- your experience may differ from what is documented.

1)Buy Bitcoin Gold directly using a credit/debit card. This is easy and quick, but you can get less coins for your money.

2)Buy the cryptocurrency Ethereum and exchange it for Bitcoin Gold. This is more time consuming and complicated, but you can get more coins for your money.

Choose which method youd like to use and the guide will continue:

For most cryptocurrencies we usually recommend the official wallet provided by the coin creators- but for Bitcoin Cash, the wallet situation is complicated, and its hard to know who to trust to keep your coins safe.

So we dont feel comfortable recommending a single desktop or web wallet to keep your coins safe.

Instead, you should take the step of purchasing a hardware wallet (its like a USB stick that plugs into your computer) that makes it practically impossible for your coins to be stolen.

Our recommendation is to purchase . Theres more information about both their models, and the coins they can store, in our write uphere.

And dont worry, Ledger provides step by step instructions to help you set it up once you receive it.

When you have your Ledger you can come back to this page and use the instructions to purchase Bitcoin Gold and then send it to your new, safe hardware wallet.

Note:At the time this was written, Cex.io only allows the purchase of Ripple with USD or Euros.

Enter your email address and a secure password. Click the check box to agree to the terms.

You will now be asked to set up 2-factor authentication for your new account. It is strongly advised not to skip this step, as 2-factor authentication makes your account far more secure.

Once your security has been set up, youll be taken to your account dashboard.

Before we do anything else, head on over to your personal email account- there will be an email from Cex.io asking you to click a link to verify your account. Click it.

You will be taken to a page telling you your email has been confirmed. Click Go back to the site.

Look for your user ID in the top menu, hover your mouse over it and in the drop down menu click Verification.

Every exchange that lets your buy cryptocurrencies for cash require you to verify your identification before doing so.

Complete the Cex.io verification process by supplying your personal information and uploading your ID.

Once youre verified, click the Deposit button along the top menu.

You now get to choose how youd like to deposit money:

If you choose credit/debit card you can buy instantly, but you pay commission on the money you deposit.

This option takes a few days for the transfer to arrive but has no commission fees.

Choose the method you prefer and follow the instructions to deposit your money.

Once your money is in your account, click BUY/SELL on the top menu.

Choose BTG and the currency youd like to buy it in (Dollars or Euros).

You will be offered some precalculated amounts of Bitcoin Gold, or you can scroll to the bottom of the page and input the amount of Bitcoin Gold youd like to buy in the Custom amount box.

Check everything looks correct and click Confirm the order.

Congratulations- you now own some Bitcoin Gold!

Under Select currency and amount click USD and select in the drop down menu.

Input the amount of Bitcoin Gold youre withdrawing to your personal wallet.

In the box labelled Enter the recipients address below paste the Bitcoin Gold wallet address we saved earlier from Ledger Bitcoin Gold wallet in step 1.

Once youve looked everything over, click the check box to confirm youve double checked everything is correct.

You will be asked for a 2-factor authentication number.

Use your selected method of authentication to generate the number and write it in the box. Press Confirm.

You will be sent an email to confirm the withdrawal.

Go to your personal email and click the link Cex.io has sent you. This will send the coins on their way.

Now well purchase the popular cryptocurrency Ethereum, so that we can exchange it for Bitcoin Gold (if you already own Ethereumyou can skip ahead).

Choose which Ethereum exchange youd like to use (by clicking on the logo), and the guide will continue:

Accepts debit & credit cards and bank transfers.

Can have low buy limits at first, increases with use.

Accepts debit/credit cards and bank transfers.

High initial buy limits compared to other exchanges.

There are also some other exchanges (but without step-by-step guides)listed here.

If you usethis linkto sign up to Coinbase well both receive ten dollars of free coins when you spend over $100 (or the equivalent in your currency).

Press the sign up button and fill out your name (make sure this is exactly how its written on your photo ID), email and a password.

Just like a US bank, Coinbase is regulated by the US government, and has to follow strict financial rules. So they take verifying your identity very seriously. Its a pain, but it does give Coinbase a reputation for being the most trusted way to convert fiat currency to cryptocurrency.

To verify your account you must supply a phone number, upload an image of your photo ID and verify a credit/debit card or bank account before you can buy.

Note:If you have problems verifiying your ID using your computer, try downloading the Coinbase app (onIphoneorAndroid), signing into your Coinbase account and verifying your ID using your phone camera.

Using a credit/debit card on Coinbase means higher fees but offers instant purchasing. Using a bank transfer is cheaper but slower (taking up to a week to get your coins).

Once your payment details are verified, click buy/sell on the top menu.

Select Ethereum, and at the bottom of the page choose how much to spend in your local currency / how many coins you want to buy.

Once youre happy with the amount, click the big Buy button.

Congratulations! You now own some Ethereum. But dont close Coinbase yet, were going to need it again in a few minutes.

In the sign up form, enter your email address and first and last name (make sure these are exactly the same as on your photo ID).

Enter a strong password (that you wont forget!).

Select your country, tick the box to show you understand their terms and conditions and press Register.

You will be sent an email to confirm your email address.

You will be informed that your email is now confirmed. Press Continue.

You will be prompted to log in. Enter your email and password and press Login.

You wont be able to buy any Ethereum until you verify your account.

In the left-hand menu, click Verify your account.

You will be asked to fill in your personal details. Once you have, press Next.

Here you need to upload some pictures of your ID.

Youre also asked to take a selfie of yourself holding your ID, as well as writing Coinmama on a piece of paper with todays date.

Make sure none of these pictures are blurry, or they will be rejected.

Once youve uploaded the files youll be informed your documents are under review- unfortunately youll have to wait until youre verified to continue your purchase.

Enter your email address and a secure password. Click the checkbox to agree to the terms.

You will now be asked to set up 2-factor authentication for your new account. It is strongly advised not to skip this step, as 2-factor authentication makes your account far more secure.

Once your security has been set up, youll be taken to your account dashboard.

Before we do anything else, head on over to your personal email account- there will be an email from Cex.io asking you to click a link to verify your account. Click it.

You will be taken to a page telling you your email has been confirmed. Click Go back to the site.

Look for your user ID in the top menu, hover your mouse over it and in the drop down menu click Verification.

Every exchange that lets your buy cryptocurrencies for cash require you to verify your identification before doing so.

Complete the Cex.io verification process by supplying your personal information and uploading your ID.

Once youre verified, click the Deposit button along the top menu.

You now get to choose how youd like to deposit money:

If you choose credit/debit card you can buy instantly, but you pay commission on the money you deposit.

This option takes a few days for the transfer to arrive but has no commission fees.

Choose the method you prefer and follow the instructions to deposit your money.

Once your money is in your account, click BUY/SELL on the top menu.

Choose ETH and the currency youd like to buy it in (Dollars, Euros, Pounds or Rubles).

You will be offered some precalculated amounts of Ethereum, or you can scroll to the bottom of the page and input the amount of Ethereum youd like to buy in the Custom amount box.

Check everything looks correct and click Confirm the order.

While youre waiting to be verified, well sign up forBinance, so youll be ready to exchange your Ethereum for Bitcoin Gold.

Well use the siteBinanceto exchange your Ethereum for Bitcoin Gold.

Well use the siteBinanceto exchange your Ethereum for Bitcoin Gold.

Well use the siteBinanceto exchange your Ethereum for Bitcoin Gold.

Click here to go to Binance, and click Register on the top right menu.

Enter your email and a strong password (that you wont forget!).

You will be sent an email to confirm your email address.Click the link in the email.

You will be taken back to Binance as your email is confirmed.

On the login form, enter the email and password you just used to sign up, then press Login.

A pop-up will advise you to set up 2FA (two factor authentication) on your account.

We strongly advise you to do this-in the event a hacker manages to get hold of your password, this second level of security makes it very unlikely they will be able to get into your Binance account.

We recommend using theAuthy appon your mobile phone or web browser.

Hover your mouse over FUNDS on the top menu and click on Deposits.

Click the box that says Select token/coin to deposit.

This will narrow the wallets displayed to just a few- in those, find Ethereum.

You will be given a Ethereum deposit address (a long string of numbers and letters).

Copy this address and keep it somewhere safe as were going to need it soon.

Note:Double check youve actually selected Ethereum (ETH)- if you send your coins to the wrong wallet you will lose them.

Click Accounts from the top menu, then find your Ethereum wallet listed on the left.

In the Recipient box, paste the Ethereum wallet address we just copied from Binance.

In amount, type how much Ethereum you wish to send (there is a use max option if you wish to send it all).

Coinbase may ask you to confirm with your password/phone. Follow the instructions until it confirms the Ethereum are sent.

Under Select currency and amount click USD and select ETH in the drop down menu.

In the box labelled Enter the recipients address below paste the Ethereum wallet address we just copied from Binance.

Once youve looked everything over, click the check box to confirm youve double checked everything is correct.

You will be asked for a 2-factor authentication number.

Use your selected method of authentication to generate the number and write it in the box. Press Confirm.

You will be sent an email to confirm the withdrawal.

Go to your personal email and click the link Cex.io has sent you. This will send the coins on their way.

In the box labelled Receiving Bitcoin address paste the Ethereum wallet address we just copied from Binance.

You will be asked to enter your password to confirm the send.

You will be taken back to your wallet and a message will appear to confirm the Bitcoin has been sent.

Hopefully youre now verified on Coinmama, so log into your account and press Buy Ethereum.

You will be presented with some buying options- you can either choose to purchase a preset amount, or at the bottom of the page enter the amount of Ethereum you want, or currency you want to convert to Ethereum.

Once youre satisfied with the amount, press the Buy Ethereum button.

You will be asked to supply your Ethereum wallet address. Input the wallet address that you copied from Binance.

You will be asked for your credit/debit card details. Input them and press Pay Now.

You may be informed that Coinmama has received your order but are reviewing the order and making sure youre really you. This just means theyre double checking your credit/debit card information to your personal information to be sure this is a legitimate purchase.

Once theyve confirmed everything, you will be sent an email to confirm the purchase. Go to your inbox, find the email and double check it shows your correct Ethereum wallet address you copied from Binance. When youre happy, click the confirmation link in it.

Coinmama will now send your coins to your wallet address.

Now weve got to wait a few minutes for the coins to move across the network.Unless theres an unusually large network backlog, the coins will take between 20 and 60 minutes to appear in your Binance wallet.

While youre waiting, consider sharing this guide with your friends and followers to spread the word about Bitcoin Gold, encouraging its popularity and value to grow.

Click Funds and then Balances. Once the Ethereum shows in your available balance were ready to trade for Bitcoin Gold.

Click hereto jump straight to the BTG/ETH exchange market on Binance.

The exchange page can look overwhelming at first, but dont worry, were only going to use a small part of it.

A Limit order,which lets you manually set the price at which you want to buy BTG.

A Market buy,which fills your order automatically at the best price available.

As market buy is the simpler of the two options well go with that.

In the input box marked Amount you now need to fill in how many BTG youd like to buy. It may be easier to use the percentage buttons below the input box- for example, press 50% if youd like to exchange 50% of your Ethereum for BTG.

When youre happy with the amount, press the buy button.

Hover over Funds along the top menu, then click Balances.

In the search box, type BTG. You will now see your new BTG in your BTG wallet.

If youre comfortable with it, you could just leave your coins on Binance and they would probably be safe. However, exchanges have been hacked in the past, and people have lost coins, so we do recommend you keep them in a personal wallet. Heres how:

Hover over Funds and then click the Withdrawal button.

Click Select coin/token to withdraw. Type Bitcoin Gold. Select it from the drop down menu.

In the boxes that appear, fill in this information:

BTG Withdrawal Address:Put the wallet address that you copied from your wallet (in step 1).

Amount:Input the number of BTG you want to withdraw. Its often a good idea to do a small test withdrawal first before sending all your coins.

Once youre sure all this information is correct (double check youve inputted the correct wallet address!), press Submit.

If youve set up two-factor authentication, you will be asked for a code from your phone. Enter it and press Submit.

You will be sent an email to confirm the withdrawal.

Go to your email and click the link that has been sent to you.

Now you have to wait for the Bitcoin Gold to travel from Binance to your Ledger wallet.

Once it has, it will show in your balance in the Ledger Bitcoin Gold app.

What about when youre ready to sell your Bitcoin Gold?

You simply reverse the order of tasks you performed in this guide.

For example, you send your Bitcoin Gold to Binance, exchange it for Ethereum, send that Ethereum to

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