How to Buy USDT (Tether)

USDT is the stablecoin of choice for most traders and investors. OKX’s industry-leading trading and P2P offerings help you buy USDT easily with flexible payment methods. Access popular USDT trading pairs by signing up for an OKX account.

How to Buy USDT


Initially called Realcoin, Tether was launched in 2014 by Brock Pierce, Reeve Collins, and Craig Sellars. Tether is an Ethereum-based stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar. It’s parent company, Tether, issues USDT and claims that each USDT is backed by 1 USD worth of assets in Tether reserves. These reserves includes cash & cash equivalents, corporate bonds, secured loans, and other investments.

How to buy USDT with OKX?

Buy USDT with credit card

Buy USDT with credit card

Buy USDT with your VISA, MasterCard, or ApplePay credit cards on OKX. To Buy USDT using your credit card, go to OKX "Buy Crypto'' page, enter the amount of USDT you wish to purchase in your preferred currency and pay using our credit card.

Buy USDT with bank transfer

Buy USDT with bank transfer

OKX supports all major payment methods including bank transfer. To purchase USDT using your bank account, go to our "Buy Crypto" page, enter the amount of USDT you wish to buy with your local currency, and complete the payment using bank transfer.

Swap your crypto for USDT

Swap your crypto for USDT

OKX Convert allows you to instantly swap BTC, ETH, SOL, and MATIC among 56 other cryptocurrencies for USDT at zero fees. To convert your crypto to USDT, choose "Convert" from our "Trade" menu, select the cryptocurrency you wish to exchange, and complete the swap.

Purchase USDT from P2P

Purchase USDT instantly from P2P

Buy USDT securely using OKX P2P. We use escrow to facilitate secure and fair peer-to-peer trades. To buy USDT using OKX P2P, go to our "Buy Crypto" page, choose 'P2P' from the top navigation bar, and select an offer.

Why should I buy USDT on OKX?

USDT is one of the most popular stablecoins, allowing crypto traders and investors to protect their holdings from volatility. OKEx supports a host of stablecoins, including USDT, and has hundreds of crypto assets paired against it. Buying USDT on OKEx gives you access to hundreds of digital assets listed for trading, including BTC and ETH.

Moreover, OKEx users can buy USDT directly against their preferred fiat currencies using the options on this page. Simply select your fiat currency, USDT and your preferred mode of payment (such as a credit card) and click on "Buy USDT".

Your USDT will be deposited in your account almost instantly after your order is complete. You can then use USDT to trade and buy other digital assets or earn passive income with the OKEx Earn program.


How to buy usdt with OKX

  Secure and reliable

Buying USDT on OKEx is a secure and intuitive process on both the app and web interfaces. Users benefit from our industry-leading security protocols that ensure the safety of funds.

  Flexible payment methods

OKEx supports buying USDT through major payment methods such as credit cards, debit cards and a large number of trading pairs with other cryptocurrencies. Our P2P trading service also allows you to buy USDT from other users.

  Easy staking for high APY

USDT holders can start earning passive income with their tokens on OKEx Earn. This service has varying offers with fixed and flexible terms and attractive APYs.

More than an exchange

OKX provides spot, margin, futures, options, perpetual swaps trading, DeFi, lending, and mining services.

Why buy USDT?

Buy Cryptocurrencies with USDT

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Trade USDT pair

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HODL USDT and use it as a hedge against crypto volatility

High interest on USDT with OKX

Earn high-interest yields on USDT using OKX Earn

Pay using USDT

Pay or receive remittances instantly in USDT


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What can I do after I buy USDT?

Hold USDT as a hedge against crypto volatility

Cryptocurrency markets can be volatile. Using your OKX wallet, you can securely store a portion of your crypto portfolio in USDT as a hedge against crypto volatility. You can also transfer your USDT tokens to ERC20 compatible wallets.

Buy and sell cryptocurrencies

With OKX, you can instantly trade all major cryptocurrencies with USDT. OKX provides advanced charting and analysis tools for intermediate traders.

Earn high-interest yields

OKX Earn offers unmatched high-interest yields on your USDT holdings. Navigate to OKX 'Earn' from the 'Finance' menu at the top navigation bar and select a USDT earning pool based on your risk profile and investment period.

Pay remittances with USDT

You can instantly send USDT to anyone in the world or yourself using our "Withdraw" option.

Why buy USDT?

USDT enables users to transact with fiat-like stability in the volatile crypto market. Users can buy USDT and sell or trade cryptocurrencies using it without worrying about the price fluctuations of a typical crypto asset.

Furthermore, USDT is a multi-blockchain asset. It is available on leading blockchains like Ethereum, Solana, Tron, Algorand, Avalanche, Bitcoin Cash’s Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), EOS, Liquid Network, Omni.

Tether's stable fiat peg and a multi-blockchain presence have made USDT a popular stablecoin choice among crypto traders. All major cryptocurrencies have trading pairs with USDT and therefore you can access high liquidity transactions if you buy USDT.


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How to buy USDT with OKX


Where can I buy USDT?

You can seamlessly buy USDT on OKX using popular cryptocurrencies such as BTC, ETH, SOL, OKB, among others as well as fiat currencies like USD, GBP, EUR, and INR among 30 others.

Can I buy USDT with my local currency?

OKX allows you to buy USDT using over 30 fiat currencies including USD, CAD, GBP, INR, and many others. Navigate to OKX's Buy Crypto page and buy USDT using your preferred fiat currency.

Can I buy USDT using my credit card?

Yes. With OKX, you can buy USDT using your VISA, MasterCard, and ApplePay credit card. To purchase USDT using your credit card, go to the OKX "Buy Crypto" page, enter the amount of fiat you wish to spend, and complete the payment using your credit card.

How to buy USDT with ETH or BTC?

With OKX, you can swap your ETH or BTC holdings for USDT at zero fees and no spreads. To buy USDT using ETH or BTC, select "Convert" from the "Trade" menu on the top navigation bar, select the cryptocurrency you wish to swap, and complete the trade.

What is the cheapest way to buy USDT?

OKX charges one of the lowest fees in the crypto market making it the cheapest place to buy USDT. Using our Convert feature, you can buy USDT at zero fees.

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