How to buy Publica‘s PBL tokens?

In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to buy PBL tokens on Cryptopia exchange.

Follow this simple step-by-step guide to create a cryptocurrency exchange account and buy PBL and ETH tokens!

Step 1. Purchase BTC

The first step is to purchase Ethereum or Bitcoin. Skip this step if you already have ETH or PBL tokens.

If you are a beginner, we recommend to set up a Coinbase account where you can convert fiat money (like USD or EUR) into BTC. It is also possible to use any other exchange to buy BTC with fiat. Check out this tutorial if you are not familiar with Coinbase.

After purchasing BTC you will need to transfer your purchased coins to your Cryptopia exchange account where PBL can be purchased.

We recommend to have a little bit of Ethereum (ETH) as well since PBL token is working on the Ethereum blockchain and you will need to pay a tiny amount of ETH as transaction fee (also known as the “gas” fee). In case you own Bitcoin, you will still need a bit of ETH.

Step 2. Create an account on Cryptopia

If you don’t have an account on the Cryptopia cryptocurrency exchange, you need to create one to buy PBL tokens.

  1. Open Cryptopia.com exchange
  2. Click Create an Account.

3. Enter the required information and click Create Account.

4. Verify your e-mail address by clicking a link sent by Cryptopia to your mailbox.

We strongly recommend you to enhance your account’s security by setting up 2-step verification and security questions.

5. After verifying your account, open https://cryptopia.co.nz/Login to sign in.

Step 3. Make a deposit

Since it is not possible to buy PBL tokens with fiat money on Cryptopia, you will need to deposit previously purchased BTC (see step 1) to your Cryptopia account.

Once you are signed in to your account:

  1. Click on the “Bitcoin” icon in the upper right corner.

2. Open the Deposit tab and select a coin you want to deposit.

3. After choosing a preferred coin, click on the Next button.

3. You will see your exchange’s address. Send the amount you would like to deposit from the other exchange (like Coinbase) to the address you will see on the screen.

4. After deposing coins to your Cryptopia account, you will see your available amount in the “Overview” section.

Step 3. Buy PBL tokens with BTC

In order to buy PBL tokens with Bitcoins:

  1. Open Exchange section.

2. Choose a pair you want to trade (for example, select Bitcoin — BTC).

3. Insert “Publica” or “PBL” into the search box to easily find a pair. Note, Cryptopia is providing BTC/PBL and LTC/PBL pairs.

4. Click on the PBL/BTC pair.

5. You will be redirected to the trading page — https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange/?market=PBL_BTC

6. Insert the amount of PBL tokens you would like to purchase, specify the price in BTC and click Buy.

To get the best price, simply click on the highest sell order (all “Sell” orders can be seen below the “Buy PBL” box) — the corresponding price will appear in the “price” field automatically. Don’t forget to change the number of tokens you want to buy since it will also be copied! Once specified the number of tokens, you are ready for the purchase!

8. Congratulations! You have bought PBL tokens!

Step 4. How to withdraw PBL tokens from Cryptopia exchange

The withdrawal process is very similar to token deposit process described previously. Once you have purchased a necessary amount of PBL tokens on Cryptopia, you can make a withdrawal to your public wallet address

If you don’t have an Ethereum wallet to store your PBL tokens (not exchange wallet), check this tutorial.

Once you are signed in to your account:

  1. Click on the “Bitcoin” icon in the upper right corner.

2. Open the Withdraw tab and select a coin you want to deposit.

3. After choosing a preferred coin, click on the Next button.

3. Choose the number of tokens you would like to withdraw (mind the Cryptopia’s withdrawal fee).

4. Specify the wallet address you would like to send PBL to (enter it to the “Publica address” fields).

5. Enter your authenticator app code.

6. Finally, click Withdraw Funds.


What are PBL tokens?

PBL tokens or Pebbles are Publica platform’s native currency. Users need PBL tokens for two purposes — to buy books from Publica’s book catalogue, as well as to participate in Book ICOs.