How to Buy or Sell Ark (ARK)

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Trade Ark with Lowest Fees

Ark tokens are best bought and sold on Binance

Ark has been gaining steam for over a year, having ICO’d back in November, 2016. This guide will walk you through how to quickly and safely buy, store or sell Ark (ARK) tokens.
Ark

Ark

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How to Buy Ark

Ark is an established cryptocurrency and is tradable on a number of exchanges. These include Binance, Bittrex, Cryptopia and COSS. We recommend you buy Ark on either the Binance or COSS exchanges. Our favorite is Binance, as they have the highest volume, the lowest 0.1% trading fees, fun trading competitions with great prizes, and easy to set up accounts.

To buy Ark, follow these simple steps:

  1. Ensure that you have some Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) to use to purchase Ark. Binance does not accept fiat currency deposits. If you need BTC or ETH, read our quick guide to buying cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin or Ethereum.
  2. If you do not already have one, open a new account with Binance. It is free and easy to setup. On Binance, click the Create Account link to get started. If you like, read our full Binance review.
  3. (OPTIONAL) After opening your account, setup Two-factor Authorization (2FA) to add another layer of security. You can skip this step if you want to buy ARK immediately, but we highly recommend setting it up afterwards to better secure your account.
  4. After successfully confirming your account via the email you receive from Binance, log in with your account details, and navigate to the Funds > Deposits Withdrawals menu option.
  5. On this page, click the Deposit link for either BTC or ETH and copy the Deposit Address that is shown. Note that is very important that you select the correct currency deposit address. Be careful to not send BTC to your ETH deposit address for example. We recommend using ETH currently since confirmation times are much faster (meaning your ETH will be ready to be used to purchase ARK more quickly than a BTC deposit).
  6. Utilizing your wallet or exchange where you hold BTC or ETH, request a withdrawal or transfer to the Binance deposit address you just copied. Double-check the address before sending!
  7. Wait for the deposit to be confirmed. You can monitor the status in the Funds>History menu tab. For ETH deposits, assuming there are no issues with the Ethereum network, they will typically be confirmed in 10-15 minutes. For BTC, the wait can be considerably longer currently!
  8. Once confirmed, navigate to the Exchange>Basic, enter ARK into the search box on the top right and click either the small BTC or ETH button as appropriate. This will display the ARK/BTC or ARK/ETH trading pair. Click the pair. If you like, also click the star icon next to the ARK/BTC or ARK/ETH pair to mark it as a Favorite for easy access in the future.
  9. You will now see the trading view for either ARK/BTC or ARK/ETH. Look for the Buy ARK box that is below the chart of recent trade activity. Enter in the price you would like to pay, and the number of ARK you would like to purchase and click the green Buy ARK button. Your trade will now be placed. Depending on the price you set it may be fulfilled immediately, or it may take some time if you set a price lower than the market.
  10. Once your trade has completed, you can find the details under the Orders>Trade History menu option, showing the exact number of ARK you have purchased and their price in BTC or ETH. Congratulations, you are now the proud owner of Ark tokens. Be sure to move them off the exchange to the Ark Wallet, vote for a delegate, and earn Delegated Proof-of-Stake rewards!

How to Safely Store Ark Tokens

Ark has it’s own blockchain (not an Ethereum token) and can be stored directly in the Ark Wallet. However, we very strongly recommend that you purchase and utilize a hardware wallet such as the Ledger Nano S, which greatly improves your security and reduces the chance that your tokens can be stolen or lost through human error. The Ledger Nano S is easy to set up, supports ARK, and makes managing your holdings quite simple while giving you great peace of mind. Be sure to only purchase the Ledger Nano S directly from¬†Ledger. Do not purchase from Amazon, eBay or another reseller, since it is possible the security of the device could be compromised before you even receive it. Purchasing directly from Ledger ensures that nobody has accessed your device other than you.

How to Sell Ark

This section assumes you already own some Ark tokens and have them stored on another exchange or in an ERC20-compatible wallet such as MyEtherWallet. To sell Ark follow these simple steps:

  1. If you do not already have one, open a new account with Binance. It is free and easy to setup. On Binance, click the Create Account link to get started. If you like, read our full Binance review.
  2. (OPTIONAL) After opening your account, setup Two-factor Authorization (2FA) to add another layer of security. You can skip this step if you want to sell ARK immediately, but we highly recommend setting it up afterwards to better secure your account.
  3. After successfully confirming your account via the email you receive from Binance, log in with your account details, and navigate to the Funds > Deposits Withdrawals menu option.
  4. On this page, click the Deposit link for ARK and copy the Deposit Address that is shown. Note that is very important that you select the correct currency deposit address. Be careful to not send ARK to your BTC deposit address for example.
  5. Utilizing your wallet or exchange where you hold Ark tokens, request a withdrawal or transfer to the Binance deposit address you just copied. Double-check the address before sending!
  6. Wait for the deposit to be confirmed. You can monitor the status in the Funds>History menu tab. Since ARK is an ERC20 token on the Ethereum network, assuming there are no issues with the network, they will typically be confirmed in 10-15 minutes.
  7. Once confirmed, navigate to the Exchange>Basic, enter ARK into the search box on the top right and click either the small BTC or ETH button based on what currency you would like to sell your ARK for. This will display the ARK/BTC or ARK/ETH trading pair. Click the pair. If you like, also click the star icon next to the ARK/BTC or ARK/ETH pair to mark it as a Favorite for easy access in the future.
  8. You will now see the trading view for either ARK/BTC or ARK/ETH. Look for the Sell ARK box that is below the chart of recent trade activity. Enter in the price you would like to sell for, and the number of ARK you would like to sell and click the red Sell ARK button. Your trade will now be placed. Depending on the price you set it may be fulfilled immediately, or it may take some time if you set a price higher than the market.
  9. Once your trade has completed, you can find the details under the Orders>Trade History menu option, showing the exact number of ARK you have sold and their price in BTC or ETH. Congratulations, you have sold your Ark tokens!