How to Buy Maker (MKR)

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How to buy MKR

Just 3 easy steps to start investing in Maker

Create your account
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Select a payment

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Choose MKR, select how much you want to buy, and make your first investment.

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Learn more about Maker

What is Maker ?

Maker is an open-source Ethereum-based blockchain created in August 2015. It is known as one of the most popular and oldest Ethereum-based platforms available. The Maker project is known as MakerDAO, which is an open-source project whose operation is based on the Decentralized Independent Organization (DAO) system. A DAO is considered an organization that is defined based on clear and codified rules, the control of this organization is in the hands of its members. Maker was created as a lending platform. People can use Ether as collateral in a smart contract called Collateralized Debt Position (CDP) to create DAI stable coin through MakerDAO.

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What is MKR ?

Maker Protocol uses a two-token model in which the first token is a stablecoin (called DAI) backed by collateral, and the second token is the native token of this protocol called MKR. People who own MKR tokens are like Maker’s stakeholders; they can use their coins to vote for changes to the Maker platform. That’s why MKR is known as the utility and governance token. Maker coins are not minable; they are generated by market demand. Thus, there is no fixed number of MKR tokens out there.
DAI coin, which is known as the stablecoin of the Maker blockchain, works alongside MKR on the same platform. The main reason for creating such a coin was to correct the issue of cryptocurrency volatility. Although the MKR coin price is changeable, the DAI coin is always equal to $1.

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Is Maker reliable

MakerDAO is a large and important project created on Ethereum and is one of the pioneers of decentralized finance. This project has always had a large share of locked funds, and its major use is lending and savings. Since Maker digital currency is based on the Ethereum network and has the ERC20 standard, all wallets that support this standard are suitable for keeping this coin. Meanwhile, Ledger and Trezor hardware wallets are considered more reliable if you want to keep your coins for a long-term investment. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t choose a software wallet. But always keep your information protected and safe. Furthermore, the Maker platform is as secure as the Ethereum network is.

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After you've bought MKR

Maker coin (MKR) is mostly used as a governance token. MKR holders can propose upgrades to the system, leverage collateral assets, create smart contracts, or simply use their coins as payment for purchasing something online or inside games. DAI coins can be used in the same manner, but since their price is stable, it is not considered an option for investment. However, MKR can still be used as an investment because its price changes over time. People who want to keep this digital asset as an investment should check different factors, from its history to MKR price predictions; there are many things you need to consider while buying Maker coins as an investment.

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Where can I buy Maker

If there is any crypto ATM near you, it is possible to buy some coins with these machines and you should check to see whether it sells Maker or not. However, the process is not as simple as it seems. Furthermore, the ATM rates are somehow more than other methods.

Direct Purchase
You can buy Maker directly from another person over the web.

Crypto Exchanges are the safest places for buying Maker. You can use Blocktrade as a cheap, secure, and global exchange to buy MKR. You don’t need to pay any trading fee while using Blocktrade exchange. Sign up for free, create an account, and purchase MKR with a few clicks.

How to sell Maker

Sell on Blocktrade

Sign up and verify your Blocktrade account

You’ll need a username, email address and a strong password to sign up on Blocktrade. Then, you'll be guided to verify your account.

Deposit MKR to your Blocktrade account

To sell Maker on Blocktrade, generate a deposit address and transfer the desired amount - just as simple as sending it to any Maker address.

Start selling Maker!

Once you deposited your Maker in your Blocktrade deposit address, you’ll be able to sell your MKR.


Frequently asked questions

MKR tokens are used like most of the cryptocurrencies as a transaction fee or payment. However, it provides voting rights to its owners so they can propose upgrades or changes to the Maker platform.

Almost 100 exchanges support MKR tokens. Since they may have different fees, check their information and find the right exchange. We can suggest you the Blocktrade exchange which doesn’t contain any trading fee.

The cost of buying Maker can vary depending on where, how, and when you purchase it. Typically, the price is determined by supply and demand in the cryptocurrency market. The price can also be influenced by market sentiment and news about the cryptocurrency. To find the current price of MKR, you can either log in to our website and see the real-time price or check our Maker Calculator to see the price of Maker in your desired currency.

The MakerDAO protocol was founded by Rune Christensen. After being introduced to Bitcoin in 2011, Christensen sold his business and invested in Bitcoin, then became interested in stablecoins and eventually founded MakerDAO.

There are several options to buy MKR such as cryptocurrency exchanges, Peer-to-peer marketplaces, Maker brokers, etc. However, cryptocurrency exchanges are among the most popular ways to buy Maker for beginners. You can easily buy Maker without any buying fees from our exchange.

No one can tell you when is the right time to buy a coin. Because the cryptocurrency world is so volatile and its future is unpredictable. Therefore, buying Maker depends on your choice. That’s why it is recommended to read the Maker whitepaper, check the social media, read the analysis, and in the end, choose an exit point for your investment to avoid any loss.

There is no right time to buy Maker, as the price is highly volatile and can fluctuate rapidly. Some experts believe that the best time to buy is when the price is low and predicted to rise, while others believe in buying and holding for the long term.
It is always recommended to do your own research, understand the risks, and have a clear investment strategy before buying Maker or any other cryptocurrency.

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