Buy Axie Infinity (AXS) UK

Axie Infinity (AXS) has been gaining popularity and is widely available against multiple trading pairs and exchanges. But the best approach is to buy Bitcoin and trade it for AXS.

What is Axie Infinity?

Axie Infinity is a blockchain game that is powered by AXE tokens. The game is made up of creatures known as Axies. Players can collect, breed, raise, trade and battle Axies. Each Axie is an NFT token on the Ethereum platform. Axie Infinity is also governed by its own players. For this, the game uses another token, Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) for governance.

Buy Axie Infinity (AXS)

For this guide, we’ll be using Bitcoin to trade for AXS. So the first step is to buy Bitcoin. If you already have Bitcoin, head on to Step 2.

Step 1: Buy Bitcoin

You may wish to trade Bitcoin for AXS on another exchange. This is also a great option if you’re looking to buy other cryptocurrencies, as having Bitcoin makes trading on exchanges easy. In this guide, we will use Binance exchange. Note that you can achieve the same result in an easier manner by depositing GBP to Binance, in accordance with Option 2.

This guide assumes you already have Bitcoin. If you don’t, you can buy Bitcoin at any of the following options:

  • BC Bitcoin (recommended; buy with £GBP or €EUR)
  • CEX.io (recommended; buy with £GBP)
    • Sign up for an account and buy BTC straight away with your debit or credit card, or bank transfer.
  • Local Bitcoins (buy with £GBP)
    • Buy BTC from other Brits using bank transfer.
  • Coinbase (buy with EUR)

or, click here for a detailed guide on buying BTC in the UK

Waiting for a bank transfer or verification? Get a head-start by signing up for your Binance account while you wait…

Step 2: BTC -> AXS

Now, we will use Binance (the most popular crypto exchange) to buy AXS with Bitcoin…

  1. Register for a Binance account here
  2. Deposit Bitcoin to your account (your Binance Bitcoin wallet) by heading to Funds -> Deposits in the top menu
    1. Select BTC from the drop-down menu, and copy your BTC Deposit Address

    2. Send your Bitcoin to this address.
      i.e. if you purchased BTC from CEX.IO, use their ‘withdraw’ page to send BTC to your Binance BTC wallet.
  3. Once Bitcoin has reached your Binance wallet, head to Exchange -> Basic via the top navigation bar.
  4. Use the panel to the right side of the screen (which shows many currency pairs alphabetically, starting AMB/BTC, ARK/BTC, etc.)
    1. Type AXS in the search bar
    2. Click the AXS/BTC link to reach the market page
  5. Using the Buy AXS panel, set your Buy parameters, and click the green buy AXS button
    1. This places an order, which can be monitored via the Orders tab in the top navigation bar, or directly below the Buy box in the Open Orders pane
    2. When your order is filled, the exchange is complete, and your AXS will appear in your AXS wallet under the Funds -> Balances page