Get Algo

Algo is the native token of the Algorand blockchain.
It powers a diverse range of applications across the Algorand ecosystem. 

How to get started with Algo

Download an Algorand wallet 

Many Algorand wallets have a built-in feature for buying Algo. Wallet holders can buy Algo directly in their wallet to participate in the Algorand ecosystem. For example, Pera enables users to buy Algo with Apple Pay, credit cards or a bank transfer depending on their region. 

Disclaimer: Pera Wallet is owned by the Algorand Foundation. This content is not directed toward US persons. The buy/sell functionality is not supported for or available to US persons.

Visit a decentralized exchange 

Decentralized exchanges (DEXs) allow users to buy and sell Algo directly with each other, without the need for a central intermediary. To access an Algorand DEX, users will need an Algorand wallet. 

Visit a centralized exchange

Centralized exchanges (CEXs) typically enable users to purchase Algo with a credit card or bank transfer. Users will need to create an account with the exchange and complete any verification steps before they can buy Algo and participate in the Algorand ecosystem.

Secure the network or participate in governance

Algo holders can stake their tokens by running a node or participating in governance. Running a node involves validating transactions and securing the Algorand network. Governance allows Algo holders to participate in shaping the future of the Algorand network. 

How to keep your Algo safe and secure

Store Algo in a wallet

Managing digital assets involves some risks, but your Algo is most secure when stored in a wallet, regardless of where it was bought. Algo holders can choose between mobile, browser, web, and hardware wallets.

Take wallet security seriously 

Scams and hacks are prevalent in the crypto space, so beware of phishing scams and suspicious links. Never share wallet details or private keys with anyone.


About the Algo

DISCLAIMER: The information provided herein is for informational purposes only and does not constitute financial advice. We do not recommend that Algo or any crypto assets be bought, sold, swapped, staked, or held by you. We make no warranties or representations about the third parties linked in this page, the information contained on their websites, the assets available through them, or the suitability, privacy or security of their products or services.  You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of third-party services, including risk of loss for assets.