Where Can You Buy CEL Tokens?

Celsius Network’s native token is called CEL and it can be purchased on a number of exchanges (centralized & decentralized), through the Celsius app via 3rd party providers or via the Celsius OTC desk. Please note that purchasing CEL tokens may not be available to all users as this is based on jurisdictions and applicable laws.

Here are all the places where you can trade and purchase CEL in addition to CEL trading pairs supported (from most volume to least). In addition, the exchanges in BOLD are listed on the Celsius website (which may not be up-to-date).

Centralized Exchanges (CEX)

ExchangeCEL Token Trading Pairs
FTXUSD*, BTC
LiquidBTC, USDC, USDT, ETH
Gate.ioUSDT, ETH
BitfinexUST, USD*,
BittrexBTC, USDT, USD, ETH
OKExUSDT
IndodaxIDR
Bancor NetworkBNT
AAXUSDT
BitmartETH
HooUSDT
HotbitBTC, USDT
HitBTCBTC, ETH
Bitcoin.comBTC, ETH
CoinWUSDT
LCX ExchangeLCX, ETH
*For many exchanges, ‘USD’ is equal to a number of stable coins including USDC, TUSD, BUSD, HUSD, USDP, PAX, GUSD and others

Decentralized Exchanges (CEX)

ExchangeCEL Token Trading Pairs
Uniswap (V2)WETH
Uniswap (V3)WETH, USDC
1inch ExchangeUSDC, ETH, USDT, RARI,
SUSHI, DYDX, WETH
QuickswapWETH, QUICK, USDC,
WMATIC, LUSD
Sushiswap
(Polygon POS)
WMATIC, WETH
DemexETH, BUSD, USDC
LoopringETH
ParaswapETH
Serum DEXUSDT, USDC
IDEXETH
HoneyswapWETH

CEL Token Purchases via the Celsius App

CEL tokens can be purchased within the Celsius app via 3rd party providers. You can use fiat (both bank transfer or credit/debit card) to purchase CEL tokens. The availability of this method is based on your jurisdiction and applicable laws.

Please note that it may take up to 5 – 10 business days for your order to get processed and for your digital assets to be deposited into your wallet.

CEL Token Purchases via the OTC Desk

If you would like to purchase -or- sell CEL tokens directly through the Celsius OTC Desk, the process is simple and quick. There is currently a minimum purchase of $5,000 USD worth of CEL tokens for a limited time offer (from the normal $25,000 USD minimum).

What are the requirements for an OTC Celsius purchase?

If you have a verified Celsius account, you are able to buy as well as sell CEL tokens via the OTC trading desk. You need to pass KYC and other verification process prior to requesting a Celsius OTC trade.

Normally, the minimum buy limit is $25,000 USD worth of CEL tokens. However, for a limited time offer, the minimum purchase has been reduced to $5,000 USD OTC purchase. There is no timeframe on how long this special offer will remain in place.

With a verified Celsius account, you can make your OTC trade via fiat currency -or- crypto. Currently, the only accepted digital assets for a CEL OTC purchase is USD, BTC, ETH and stablecoins. No other digital asset (even if supported by Celsius Network) will be accepted as payment.

In order to request a purchase or sale of CEL tokens, you will need to contact the Celsius OTC team via email at otc@celsius.network.

Currently, US users are NOT eligible to make OTC purchases of CEL tokens unless you are an accredited investor. In addition, accredited US investors who purchase CEL tokens via the OTC desk will have their CEL locked for one (1) year. This is due to US regulations. The good news is that any locked CEL token purchased via the OTC desk will accrue rewards. However, they cannot be used as loan collateral.

Any ‘international’ user (i.e. non-US user) can also purchase CEL tokens via the Celsius OTC desk. Unlike accredited US investors, there is no lock on the CEL tokens unless there is a promotion attached to the purchase (like a discount or special promo). If there is a promotion attached to your CEL OTC purchase, then there is a 30-day lock period.