With Avalanche’s continued growth, many users wonder how they can buy $AVAX and other Avalanche-based coins with their hard-earned cash.
A CEX simply is a centralized exchange in which a user can exchange coins with real-world currency (and vice versa) in real-time.
Examples include (but are not limited to):

The most well known CEX of all. Binance is widely used around the world.

If you are from the USA Binance will NOT be a viable option. Despite its popularity, Binanace in not available in the United States and many other countries as well.

  • 0.1% spot trading fee
  • 0.5% Instant Buy/Sell fee
  • Debit card transactions add 4.5%
  • KYC requried

With 8M users, and a widely growing community, Kucoin is becoming a serious CEX contender.

  • Average transaction prices are between $0.99 to $2.99.
  • Withdraw fees can be large, with an excess of $20.
  • KYC only required for daily withdraws over 5 BTC.

Another highly chosen CEX. Secure, fast, and low fees.

  • Trading fee of 0.20%
  • No deposit fee
  • Average withdrawal fee of around $17
  • KYC required

But which is the best? A time old question. Depending on where you are from, the answers may vary. Each and every user has their own preference when it comes to CEXs.

Here is a current list of exchanges that support $AVAX.

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We would personally recommend KuCoin for United States users. Its easy-to-understand design and popularity draws us in. Seen below are the two $AVAX pairs KuCoin offers.

Swapping on these exchanges is easy. There are many tutorials online for each and every exchange. Below is a simple KuCoin tutorial created by yours truly.

It is important to note you first will have to use a service like Coinbase to move your money from a bank account to KuCoin.

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