How do I trade? (for beginners)

To start trading on the Cryptopia Exchange you first need funds in your account. See the 'How do I make a deposit to Cryptopia?' article for how to deposit funds into your Cryptopia account. Your account balance can be checked here

There are four ways to trade on the Cryptopia Exchange:

#1. Instant Buy – instantly buy a coin by matching with an existing order. A step by step example is detailed below.

#2. Instant Sell – instantly sell a coin by matching with an existing order. A step by step example is detailed below,

#3. Open a 'Buy Order' – create a 'Buy Order' for a coin at a specified price and wait for another trader to match with your order. A step by step example is detailed below.

#4. Open a 'Sell Order' – create a 'Sell Order' for a coin at a specified price and wait for another trader to match with your order. A step by step example is detailed below.

How do I 'Instant Buy' Coins? 

  • Log in to your Cryptopia account.
  • Click the 'Exchange' button in the top left of the menu bar.
  • The left side of the page will show base markets for trading different coins against or trading pairs – BTC (Bitocin), USDT (US Dollars), NZDT (NZ Dollar Token, LTC (Litecoin) and DOGE (Dogecoin). BTC is displayed as default.
  • Search or filter the coins available for trade using the ‘search markets’ field, e.g. type DOT into the Search field to search for Dotcoin. In this example we will be buying DOT in exchange for BTC, or a trading pair of BTC/DOT. 
  • Click on DOT and the market for this coin will be displayed, showing historical data as well as all the currently available buy and sell DOT orders on the BTC market (DOT/BTC) based on price. 
  • Click on an existing order (as an example, it is circled on the screenshot) you wish to buy from the list of current Sell Orders. This will automatically populate the fields ('Amount', 'Price', 'Sum', 'Fee' and 'Total') based on the price already set. 
  • Click your 'Available' balance at the top of the box and the order will be adjusted to match your available BTC.
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  • If you do not want to use your entire balance, you can manually adjust the 'Total' to what you want to buy. The other fields will automatically be adjusted.
  • Click the 'Buy DOT' button to complete your order. This will instantly buy DOT coins and credit them to your Cryptopia account using your BTC coins. 
  • If there are insufficient funds in your account, a 'Trade Notification' will be displayed showing Insufficient BTC funds.

How do I 'Instant Sell' Coins? 


  • Log in to your Cryptopia account. 
  • Click the 'Exchange' button in the top left of the menu bar and select Markets from the drop down menu.
  • The left side of the page will show base markets for trading different coins against – BTC (Bitocin), USDT (US Dollars), NZDT (NZ Dollar Token, LTC (Litecoin) and DOGE (Dogecoin). BTC is displayed as default.
  • Search or filter the coins available for trade using the ‘search markets’ field, e.g. type DOT into the Search field to search for Dotcoin. In this example we will be selling DOT in exchange for BTC. 
  • Click on the DOT line and the market for this coin will be displayed, showing historical data as well as all the currently available buy and sell DOT orders on the BTC market (DOT/BTC) based on price.
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  • Click on an existing order (as an example, it is circled on the screenshot) you would like to sell from the list of current Buy orders. This will automatically populate the fields ('Amount', 'Price', 'Sum', 'Fee' and 'Total') based on the price already set. 
  • Click your 'Available' balance at the top of the box and the order will be adjusted to match your available BTC.
  • If you do not want to use your entire balance, you can manually adjust the 'Total' to what you want to sell. The other fields will automatically be adjusted.

  • Click the 'Sell DOT' button to complete your order. This will instantly sell your DOT coins and credit the BTC coins to your Cryptopia wallet. 
  • If there are insufficient funds in your account a 'Trade Notification' will be displayed showing Insufficient DOT funds.

How do I Open a 'Buy Order'


  • Log in to your Cryptopia account.
  • Click the 'Exchange' button in the top left of the menu bar and select Markets from the drop down menu.
  • The left side of the page will show base markets for trading different coins against – BTC (Bitocin), USDT (US Dollars), NZDT (NZ Dollar Token, LTC (Litecoin) and DOGE (Dogecoin). BTC is displayed as default.
  • Search or filter the coins available for trade using the ‘Search Markets’ field,e.g. type DOT into the Search field to search for Dotcoin. In this example we will be buying DOT in exchange for BTC. 
  • Click on the DOT line and the market for this coin will be displayed, showing historical data.
  • In the 'Buy DOT' box input the amount of the coin you wish to buy – (in the 'Amount' row) and how much you want to pay per coin you are buying – ( in the 'Price' row).

  • The 'Sum', 'Fee' and 'Total' will then be automatically calculated. 
PLEASE NOTE:  The 'Total' must be greater than the 'Minimum Trade' amount.

  • Click the 'Buy Dot' button and wait for another trader to match with your order. 
  • To cancel your order, readjust your price, or simply make your coins available again, go to your Open Trades page, click on the order you wish to cancel and click 'Cancel'. 

How do I Open a 'Sell Order'


  • Log in to your Cryptopia account.
  • Click the 'Exchange' button in the top left of the menu bar and select Markets from the drop down menu.
  • The left side of the page will show base markets for trading different coins against – BTC (Bitocin), USDT (US Dollars), NZDT (NZ Dollar Token, LTC (Litecoin) and DOGE (Dogecoin). BTC is displayed as default.
  • Search or filter the coins available for trade using the ‘search markets’ field, e.g. type DOT into the Search field to search for Dotcoin. In this example we will be selling DOT in exchange for BTC. 
  • Click on the DOT line and the market for this coin will be displayed, showing historical data.
  • Input the amount of the coin you wish to sell in the 'Sell DOT' box (in the 'Amount' row) and how much you want to receive per coin you are selling (in the 'Price' row).
  • The 'Sum', 'Fee' and 'Total' will then be automatically calculated. 

PLEASE NOTE: The 'Total' must be greater than the 'Minimum Trade' amount.

  • Click the 'Sell Dot' button and wait for another trader to match with your order.

  • To cancel your order, readjust your price, or simply make your coins available again, go to your Open Tradespage, click on the order you wish to cancel and click Cancel. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING WALLET MAINTENANCE


  • You can still buy or sell a coin when a wallet is in maintenance BUT please be aware you will not be able to withdraw until that coin wallet is out of maintenance. 

  • To check if a wallet is in maintenance please go to our Coininfo page. By clicking on a coin in this page, you can see the status update and available information about the reason for maintenance.