# Top up your balance with crypto

Chainstack deducts your subscription and node usage costs from your account balance.

If your account balance is not sufficient, your credit card will be charged for the outstanding amount.

You can top up your balance with your Coinbase account or directly with cryptocurrency.

# Top up with a Coinbase account

To top up the balance with your Coinbase account:

  1. Go to Billing (opens new window).
  2. Click Top up with crypto.
  3. Select a predefined amount or type in your amount. Click Next.
  4. Click Pay with Coinbase.

This will sign you to your Coinbase account and use your account's crypto balance to top up the Chainstack account balance.

# Top up with a non-custodial wallet

You can top up the balance using your preferred non-custodial wallet. For example, MetaMask (opens new window), Coinbase Wallet (opens new window), and others.

To top up the balance with crypto:

  1. Go to Billing (opens new window).
  2. Click Top up with crypto.
  3. Select a predefined amount or type in your amount. Click Next.
  4. Select the cryptocurrency.
  5. Send the cryptocurrency to the respective generated address.