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Buy Bitcoin and Ether

We know buying cryptocurrencies can be a complicated experience, so we have made it as simple as possible. CXI offers a convenient, concierge experience with our tellers ready to help you. Choose from Bitcoin (BTC) or Ether (ETH) cryptocurrencies at select CXI branch locations and you can have your crypto in less than 10 minutes.

Buying Bitcoin and Ether at CXI branch locations is a secure, trusted way to get your digital currency.

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Why is CXI the best place to buy Bitcoin and Ether?

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Walk-in with your ID and payment and walk out with Bitcoin or Ether in less than 10 minutes. No technical knowledge, account registration, or device set up is needed.

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Our highly-rated team is ready to help answer questions you might have about Bitcoin and Ether. We don't provide any investment advice.

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Unlike online cryptocurrency exchanges, you won't need to upload your ID on a website, provide bank account details, set up a virtual wallet, or search for answers on your own. 

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CXI has partnered with two standouts in the cryptocurrency space - Cyclebit and CEX.IO - to provide you an easier, faster way to safely purchase cryptocurrency in person.

What are the benefits of buying Bitcoin and Ether?

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Seamlessly transfer money - Fast peer-to-peer payments, like handing cash over in-person.
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Greater access to payments - A vast portion of the world's citizens has limited or no access to payment systems like banks.
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Independent and global - No central authority or government issues or maintains these cryptocurrencies.
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Securely control and store value - All records are validated and encrypted on a blockchain.
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Diversify how you hold funds - Similar to gas prices, their value can change a lot over time as supply and demand go up and down.
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Pay for goods and services - More than 15,000 businesses worldwide accept Bitcoin. 
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How to buy Bitcoin and Ether in person

No account creation, linking payment details, uploading your ID on a website, or any other setup steps are needed. You can have crypto in your hand in less than 10 minutes when you buy at a CXI branch location.

  1. Bring your valid US driver's license or passport and cash or debit card.
  2. Buy up to $1,000 USD worth of crypto per day.
  3. Your Bitcoin or Ether are loaded on your Cycle card and you're on your way!

Not available at all branch locations. See the FAQ section, contact the branch directly, or visit the branch location web page to confirm if crypto sales are available there.

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Managing your cryptocurrency

When you purchase cryptocurrency at a CXI branch, you will receive it on a Cycle card. This secure hardware is your crypto wallet and allows you to pay merchants accepting Bitcoin or Ether. With an NFC-enabled phone and the Cycle App, you can verify your balance and extract your assets if you want to move them to another wallet. Treat your Cycle card like cash. If the card is lost or destroyed, access to your funds is gone.

Cycle cards are considered cold wallet, which means they are not attached to anything online. This provides a unique level of self-custody. Each Cycle card has an embedded chip that creates and holds your unique and uncopyable key for the most secure way to hold your cryptocurrency.

  • Embedded EAL6+ SecureCore microchip from Samsung
  • Uses 3DES, AES, RSA, & ECC cryptography
  • Arm SecureCore SC000 Processor
  • Compatible with Android 5.1+ or iPhone with NFC (select models)
  • Firmware audited by Kudelski Security to ensure your protection

Learn more about the Cycle card and app in our FAQs. The Cycle app is available on:

Download on the Apple App Store   Get it on Google Play

Cryptocurrency Products

Bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC)
History

Bitcoin (₿) is a cryptocurrency invented in 2008 by an unknown person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto and started in 2009 when its implementation was released as open-source software.

Background

It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries. Transactions are verified by network nodes through cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoins are created as a reward for a process known as mining. They can be exchanged for other currencies, products, and services. Research produced by the University of Cambridge estimates that in 2017, there were 2.9 to 5.8 million unique users using a cryptocurrency wallet, most of them using bitcoin.

Symbol
BTC, XBT
Ether
Ether (ETH)
History

Ethereum was initially described in a white paper by Vitalik Buterin, a programmer and co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine, in late 2013 with a goal of building decentralized applications. Buterin had argued that Bitcoin needed a scripting language for application development. Failing to gain agreement, he proposed the development of a new platform with a more general scripting language.

Background

Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency platform by market capitalization, behind Bitcoin. It is a decentralized open-source blockchain featuring smart contract functionality. Ether (ETH) is the cryptocurrency generated by Ethereum miners as a reward for computations performed to secure and add blocks to the blockchain. Ethereum serves as the platform for over 1,900 different cryptocurrencies and tokens, including 47 of the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.

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ETH

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How did we make buying crypto in person so easy?

CXI led the brain trust of three companies to design an easier and faster way to safely access cryptocurrency in person.

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CXI’s cryptocurrency services are provided by CEX.IO Corp., a regulated cryptocurrency exchange. The CEX.IO group started in 2013 and has served more than 3 million customers worldwide with zero customer’s funds lost.

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Cyclebit allows for the simple issuance of cryptocurrency on a Cycle card through a point-of-sale terminal and ensures the collection of KYC data. Cyclebit processes a million transactions a month with all data encrypted to PCI DSS standards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fees/Exchange Rates

When you purchase Bitcoin and Ether at our branch, you will receive the cryptocurrency on a Cycle card, which we provide. We charge a $5 loading fee for all cryptocurrency purchases. Cycle cards retail up to $19.99 when purchased directly from their online shop

We use real-time market rates provided by the CEX.IO digital exchange. CEX.IO calculates the price and freezes it for a short period of time in order to lock in your price during a transaction. The service exchange rate is adjusted to mitigate the risks connected with price fluctuations. The final exchange rate may differ from other digital exchanges.

When comparing other services to ours, you should factor in all fees that may not be included in the exchange rate (purchasing fees, wire transfer fees, and time).

Limits/Verification

Just like currency exchange transactions, "Know Your Customer" (KYC) regulations (mandated by federal and state law) requires all cryptocurrency providers to collect certain information. For transactions up to $1,000, we must collect your name and details from either a valid US driver's license or a passport. 

Minimum transaction amount: $50
Maximum transaction amount: $1,000

Branch Locations/Availability

CXI - MainPlace Mall 
2800 North Main Street 
Santa Ana, California 92705  
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CXI - Ontario Mills Mall 
1 Mills Circle 
Ontario, California 91764  
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CXI - San Jose Great Mall 
447 Great Mall Drive 
Milpitas, California 95035 
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CXI - Cherry Creek Shopping Center 
3000 East 1st Avenue 
Denver, Colorado 80206  
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CXI - Aventura Mall 
19501 Biscayne Boulevard 
Aventura, Florida 33180 
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CXI - Dolphin Mall 
11401 Northwest 12th Street 
Miami, Florida 33172  
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CXI - Sawgrass Mills Mall 
12801 West Sunrise Boulevard 
Sunrise, Florida 33323 
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CXI - The Florida Mall 
8001 South Orange Blossom Trail 
Orlando, Florida 32809 
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CXI - Arundel Mills Mall 
7000 Arundel Mills Circle 
Hanover, Maryland 21076 
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CXI - Copley Place 
100 Huntington Avenue 
Boston, Massachusetts 02116  
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CXI - MacArthur Center 
300 Monticello Avenue 
Norfolk, Virginia 23510  
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CXI - Westfield Southcenter 
2800 Southcenter Mall 
Tukwila, Washington 98188  
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Education/Knowledge

Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptography for security. Bitcoin and Ether, two types of cryptocurrencies, aren’t issued and maintained by any central authority or government. Instead, they’re facilitated on a public database called a Blockchain. Records on a Blockchain are validated and encrypted for every account and transaction made. Similar to gas prices, Bitcoin and Ether can change a lot over time as supply and demand go up and down.

We currently offer Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). 

Cycle cards let you hold a cryptocurrency on a highly secure "cold storage wallet" hardware. A cold wallet means it's a hardware device holding your digital asset offline. This is considered the most secure way to store cryptocurrency as the only way to access your private key is directly from the card.

With this, the Cycle card lets you maintain full control of your cryptocurrency. The card features an embedded chip that creates and holds your unique, uncopyable key within the card itself. Cycle guarantees the card will never disclose your private key.

Each Cycle card can hold only one digital asset (ie Bitcoin or Ether). They are reusable and extremely durable. See Cycle's FAQs for more details about the card.

A Cycle card is like a "bearer instrument", if you hold it, you own it. Treat it like cash. You can use the Cycle card to pay merchants that accept Bitcoin or Ether, transfer your digital asset to others, or use it with the Cycle app to view your balance and extract the assets to a digital wallet. 

 

All product names and brands are property of their respective owners. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. The App Store® and Apple logo® are trademarks of Apple Inc. The information on this website for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. CXI does not provide investment advice or guarantee any gains in value. Cryptocurrencies may lose value. See a teller at a CXI branch location for full terms and conditions.