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How do we use Changelly to buy or sell Steem with other cryptocurrencies at a 0.5% fee? Would you read this post for the complete tutorial or watch the original video from YouTube because seeing how we use Changelly might save you a lot of money in fees?

New to Changelly?

Changelly works so good for me to make exchanges that I stopped using two other websites which do the same thing but at a higher fee! If you do not have a Changelly account yet, would you please use my link at to sign up because you might feel good knowing that Changelly gives me 50% of the fee you pay? Thank you to the 30 of us using the link in the YouTube video with earnings equal to about $12 in the first month!

Changelly Tutorial for Fast Cryptocurrency Exchanges!

I'll show you everything in this post so you can see exactly how Changelly works. I will actually do this from my Steem wallet over here one payout at a time.

The first thing I have to do is to redeem my rewards.

Then, what I do is take my Steem Dollars payment and transfer my Steem Dollars over on to Changelly. Note that when I originally did this SBD was working but today it is just Steem. If we have SBD, we can easily convert them on the Steem Market at

I hit "Transfer" on this menu.

A window opens up and I put the balance in, which is 360.774.

I need now to go to Changelly and see what it will give me.

Now to check the exchange rate I can compare how much I might get on another exchange, but the Changelly rate is one of the best I've found so far after using several other exchanges and it's been recommended by others.

What I'm going to do is use the exchange here.

I hit "Exchange" because I want more Steem in my account for the "Steem J" prize I'm about to pay out.

Now what it does, it gives me an estimated arrival and it gives me the total amount of time. It tells me the exact fee included, and then it goes and actually gets the transaction done.

I hit "Next," and then it gives me the Steem address.

I need to put in my exact Steem address that I can copy from Steemit and paste here. That way I don't accidentally send it to someone else. I don't need to do the "memo" for this transaction because l just send it to my Steem address, but if you're sending to Bittrex or Poloniex, you do need to put a memo in there.

Now if you're doing this with something else like Bitcoin, Litecoin or Ethereum, then it will show you what you need to put in for that.

Then, I hit "Next" again.

Now what I've got is an order field essentially.

I've got the balance and I've got the estimated amount. It can actually give me more or less than what it's saying on here.

I hit "Confirm & Make Payment."

Now what I need to do is send the exact amount over here. I do need to make sure to put the "memo" in because this is automated.

I copy and paste the address "Changelly" over here in the transfer option on Steemit. If you're withdrawing from another exchange, it works the same way, and I do need to put the memo in here because that's how they know I sent it.

Now for Steem, I actually do not use my password, I use my active key for this transaction, because in using my active key then I am not risking my entire account essentially.

I hit the "Submit" button to complete the transaction.

Now if you got my active key you could clean out my liquid Steem and start a power down, but you would not be able to clean my entire account out unless I wasn't paying attention. I would then use the owner password or the master key to change the active keys, and then you wouldn't be able to do anything after that. On Steem, I highly recommend that you use the active key and the posting key for transactions.

If I go ahead and reload the page right here, then what you can see is that I sent the money over to Changelly here.

Waiting for the transaction to confirm I can also go to the Changelly wallet and verify that they got the transaction. Below you can see that one minute ago it got that Steem Backed Dollars from Jerry Banfield.

I've got confirmation on Steemit now that Changelly has the address. It will go right to the next page when it's processed the transaction on its end. If it takes a minute, there's no need to panic right away.

I've already tried this on a smaller amount and I feel good about this because I've already sent another transaction with Changelly before.

I recommend that if it's your very first time using it to send a smaller amount of the transaction. That way it's not nerve-wracking. Whereas, if you send something that's a lot the first time, you might have a lot of anxiety. It depends on the exact currency as well, so check how the currency is working.

Now what it did is move over from sending to exchanging. Steem is so fast. It's faster than any of the other currencies I've used. This goes about as fast as possible with Steem.

Now if you use something else that takes a bunch of confirmations, it could take a lot longer than Steem. This is why I use and love Steem, it goes so fast.

How cool is this?

I think it's really cool that they have an affiliate program that gives a 50% commission because I've been sending a bunch of referrals to other websites, like Bittrex, Poloniex, BlockTrades that I use that don't have any referral program and this one actually does. This is motivating me to actually use it as well.

If you watch the video you can see in real time the exchange, the actual time it takes and how fast this is.

Now it estimates the Steem and this may not be the actual amount I get, but it will be pretty close. Right now it also appears to actually exchange it. Some other systems use a predicted exchange rate and just have the money on hand. This one appears to actually make the buy order, but it goes really fast. Not as fast as some others like ShapeShift, which goes a little faster, but then at the same time I believe the fee is a bit higher as well. Changelly has one of the lowest fees I've seen.

If I click on the "Details," it pulls out even more details about the transaction. You can see the address, the amount sent in, the address it will put out and if you want the extra details, it's got that.

It's exchanging at the best rate now and the nice thing is Steem is so fast that it could actually hit my wallet before the Changelly interface is done. I could even get the amount of Steem back in my wallet before it even tells me it's done. That's how fast the Steem blockchain is.

There we go, the exchange just completed.

I sent about five minutes ago, we are looking at a very fast transaction. You can do this with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and a bunch of other currencies it's got on there.

Now it's sending to my wallet and if I reload my wallet here I see that I got the Steem before it even finished and realized it sent me the Steem. Actually I got the Steem 47 seconds ago.

So you can see that this transaction only actually took four or so minutes. Although, it probably felt like an eternity in the video because I talked so much.

So the whole transaction is complete now. I got 223 Steem out of it. You can see the exchange rate I got and the fee I paid. I like how transparent Changelly is.

Some websites don't show you exactly what you paid in the fee. They take a big fee and they don't tell you that.

You can see exactly the exchange rate and what I paid here. The exchange rate is where a lot of websites just make their money by giving you a lower exchange rate. Changelly tries to give you the very best exchange rate, and then they show their fee.

I paid a one Steem fee and I got 223 Steem today, and I've got that in my account now. I'm very grateful for that.

Then I've got a system, I put in all the Steem that I received into my spreadsheet and then I'm able to pay taxes on having received that today. How exciting!

Thank you very much for going through this tutorial with me. I hope this is helpful for you if you want to quickly exchange anything in almost real time at one of the best exchange rates through Changelly.

This is one of the main things I'm using now because it's so fast, the exchange rate is transparent and they've got an awesome affiliate program.

I appreciate you reading this.

I love you.

You're awesome and I hope to see you again soon.

If you found this post helpful on Steemit, would you please upvote it and follow me because you will then be able to see more posts like this in your home feed?


Jerry Banfield with edits by @gmichelbkk

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Is this a joke? Do you advice people to use it...
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Not for buying with USD into BTC no! For exchanging cryptocurrencies directly, yes! The disclaimer on their website also says they are having a problem with the transaction rate at the moment!

I don't like it. It's too expensive.
Only in an emergency, but I can't imagine such a scenario.

Thank you very much for this Jerry! I've heard of Changelly but never used it before. I've always used Block Trades for all my transactions, and it appears much to my detriment have lost out on quite a few extra Steem in the process. The lower fees will really add up over time. Thanks again brother! Great information!


You're welcome @orionschariot because I had the same experience which motivated me to share after readers saw my transactions and suggested I try Changelly!

It's pathetic. The crypto exchange industry is plagued by thieves. Changelly is nothing but a den of thieves that should be hung from the nearest tree. They stole 700 pivx from me.

Why dont you use the market directly? With 360 sbd using the internal market at 1.25 you may have got 288 steem. I dont understand?


There is an internal market?


Yes, at
You can find it in your wallet if you click on the sum of your SP (when you Power up or Transfer) and you have "Market" at the bottom.

I can't see myself use this either, they take a cut out of it and why should they make money on me when I can just not pay someone for doing what I do myself?? INSANE! :D

Great tutorial!
Thank you!

Thanks for sharing

Thanks @jerrybanfield for this tutorial about changelly.
Will use it pretty soon.

Thank you for a very nice tutorial on Changelly.

For exchanging STEEM or SBD into some external currency, I'm sure it's a great option.

I must assume you only made a SBD to STEEM transaction because you didn't wish to send it outside the steem-platform.

A quick comparison of exchange rates:

Changelly: 1 SBD = 0.782 STEEM
Internal Market: 1 SBD = 0.812 STEEM (3.8% higher return)

I will keep checking, but currently the internal market gives a better exchange, and it's hard to beat it on simplicity and speed also.


You're right I did the exchange for the sake of doing the tutorial and would have used the market to make the SBD to Steem transaction normally! Changelly is great for selling Steem and SBD out to Coinbase, Bitstamp, etc! Thank you for making sure readers are aware of this!


Can I still use this or are there better exchanges other than changelly for steem

Thanks to your enthusiasm for blogging about security last month, I’ve been using my Posting Key only, followed up by my Active Key for Transfers and profile updates. All my Keys backed up on external usb-drives.

I use Blocktrades for my transfers. Really fast, saves me 6 hours from going the exchange route. But the fee is slightly higher. I’ll checkout Changelly again next time, but I do love the ease of use with Blocktrades.

Need a way to buy Market price Steem with cash. Will someone please make a Multi-Platform-Crypto-ATM and then dash it out in all the major cities of the World.

That’s all for my Bitcoin to Steem, otherwise I just use the internal market as the Minion that I am.

Nice work @jerrybanfield hope you florida meetup went will!

I just found out how to BUY Crypto on coinbase with no fees using GDAX..CHECK IT OUT!!!


Thank you for this excellent post and for sharing this @jerrybanfield something now I can use and create to help others as well :)


Seems efficient enough!

More great information jerry good work, cheers


Hii I followed u can u plz follow back.


Just have, cheers

Great tutorial as always. Thanks for sharing. Resteemed


Did they recently add Steem, because I don't remember it being there the last time I checked?

Great tutorial! Thanks Jerry!

I love this concept! I think itt will help us to enjoy more the steemit life!

Thanks for breaking down Changelly step by step for everything STEEM related...great info and good stuff...ty

Btc-e like all the Bags are a pyramid scam.
Only Bitshares is the only Crypto that can be traded directly in your EXCHANGE for Fiat money

is Changelly better than Bittrex and Blocktrades ?

I tried that earlier today, did not work using XRP. May not be their fault but Bittrex, the balance did not get transferred. You may also want to cross read about exchange rate issues of that particular exchange that do not really encourage usage of it.


Hii I followed u can u plz follow back.

never showing any love to the small fish,

Do not get me wrong @jerrybanfield I keep reading your posts and watching your videos. Between doing exacting research for blog posts and comments and all this study connected with Steemit, I am at information overload of epic proportions. I still upvote your posts, however, if you don't hear from me for a couple of days then you know that I am taking break.

Gracias @jerrybanfield, siempre aportando y entregando tus conocimientos de manera solidaria y transparente, gracias amigo por compartir esta valiosa información, soy un fiel seguidor de tus post, he aprendido mucho con ellos y también he traducido algunos, para así dar de gracia lo que de gracias recibo, un abrazo y felicitaciones para ti.

Great informative post.
Keeping the market alive and flowing is a healthy part of growing the Steem Ecosystem.

Waooo! That will be very fast to buy steem instead of waiting for 3.5 days on steemit conversion to steem. Good one @jerrybanfield

A very useful post , thanks for sharing!

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High quality tutorial as always.

Very informative article...i learnt something new today, thanks for sharing..

just resteemed so I can keep on my site to read in more detail later. I used coinbase to blocktrade, losing about 10 to 12 percent of my funds, but learning on small amounts ($400.00) first, so this is a big help before I use some serious funds

Hi Jerry. I saw your add on facebook and I must say I am very intrigued by this concept of making money and helping others make money too. Thank you for sharing this with us and providing us with tutorials. Cheers

PS You have an adorable daughter. Having them in our lives is a true blessing. Wish you and your family best

I'm so glad you do these tutorials because I was bold enough to use blocktrades and coinbase after one of your videos. Keep them coming.

@Jerrybanfield Your Tutorial videos always give as benefits .
i have a question how we Make more Many followers here. those who are New members. you such inspiration for us please follow as back as well thank

Thanks for sharing.

Bookmarked for later

I've just seen your add on YouTube. now I'm here.

Gotta be better than using poloniex for sure!


Hii I followed u can u plz follow back.

Excellent tutorial...Thanks @jerrybanfield for sharing another informative post for converting SBD to Steem.....

More options are always better, been using them them in the past, never had a prob 💪🏼🙌🏼💯

Jerry u r all time century man like Sachin . Nice useful post ...

The fees on changelly are pretty absurd imo, especially when getting FIAT for CRYPTO.

Just my two cents on the issue.


True like i said on the market you can have for the same amount 288 steem at 1,25 mean 360 sbd used.

Well done @jerrybanfield

1000 time thanks for helping people to know something new.

Specialy thanks from me @zubayer

i have tried changelly but i charges for more. or maybe for small transaction only.
In bittrex i need to make 2 swap let's but i think it still charges lower than Changelly.
And yeah bittrex is fast too.

Wonderful post @jerrybanfield ...your the best👋👋

Thanks for sharing @jerrybanfield. Will sign up with them soon. Blocktrades does take a huge fee in my opinion.

It's always good to know, thank you!

Thank you for posting . That's worth looking into .

Thank you for the information anda have a good day!!!!

Great your post. I am from Aceh.

And after that Steem dollar price goes down because it has gotten it out of the system and after that people see that and leave the platform until some rich dude invests in it and the cycle continues :)

thanks for keeping up the good work Jerry, keep us informed, keep posting! means a lot to many

Thankyou for sharing @jerrybanfield. . Your interesting post. .

Is an amazing tool, the first time I use changelly I had some fear because I delay the process, like two days to get my money, it's supposed to be the cheapest way to change..Good job! @jerrybanfield to resteem


Hii I followed u can u plz follow back.


Hii I followed u can u plz follow back.

Good job Jerry the super man ..
100 tymes salute u,
Somebody help me gain followers plz follow me I back in fast .

great guide, thanks for sharing

This is one of my favorite exchanges as well because it's fast and easy to use.

as usual jerry providing with updated info, thanks

Yay! I've been looking for a way to change USD to STEEM or SBD! Woot! Now all I have to do is reload my prepaid card and I'll be good! :D

Excellent information! Upped and resteemed! Thank you so much for sharing!

0.5% is way too expensive IMO.

dude the exchange rate is 0.6.. u send 360 and got 223 steem.. thats a super bad exchange rate..

Some steemers help me gain some followers, my happy birthday is coming soon . So book new bicycle for me my nearest shop . Thank u

thanks for your awesome info and i ussally loved your video i just loved and subscribe your video Thanks

OH! Changelly have re-enabled Steem again. They weren't accepting it for a loooong time.
BlockTrades seems to consistently support Steem and SBD. I think they are the better option.

Good tutorial, thanks for sharing

Changelly is good but their fiat exchange rates are very high. I enjoy their Minergate service for mining alt coins.

Thanks will do that if i have enough

nice information keep it

Really is a great post !!
Thanks a lot !

Thanks for the info!

I like changelly but sometimes is a great option. Both have their pros and cons

Oh God!
What to say!
Keep wonder post
Upvoted for you
Keep it up dear

Great work Jerry, this was helpful and I will remember this when it comes time. I upvoted and resteemed this post.

Thanks for the help.