We’ve gone over NFTs, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and how to create your very own digital wallet HERE, so you’re ready for the next step: buying some Crypto that you can use to purchase a Bitverse NFT Hero! We recommend getting started with Ether (or ‘ETH’ for short), but other options are available if you’d like to use them. For the purposes of this guide, we’re going to show you the process for acquiring ETH with a MetaMask wallet. Note: you can also buy ETH directly from Immutable X via Moonpay during the checkout process on thebitverse.io if you'd prefer!
When logged into MetaMask, you’ll see three buttons: “Buy”, “Send”, and “Swap”. You’ll want to hit the “Buy” button to get started. When doing so, you’ll see the following screen:
You can use any of the above sites to purchase ETH! Follow the instructions on their specific sites and be aware of any stated fees that the platform may use. On the sites you’ll see your native currency listed and how much ETH it translates to. For example, if you opted to use Transak to purchase a Legendary Portal (approximately $1200 USD), your screen would look something like this:
In the image above, 1 ETH is currently worth $1656.61 USD (this changes with market fluxuations and is outside of Kongregate's control). Enter the amount in your currency that you’d like to purchase, and it will automatically convert to ETH. In the example above, we’d be receiving 0.745321 ETH in exchange for $1300 USD.
There may be a bit of a delay between your purchase and ETH funds being delivered to your wallet. Don't panic if it takes a few minutes to appear and check to make sure the charges actually went through.
- When purchasing Cryptocurrency, you may wish to contact your bank to let them know that you are legitimately spending your money. Some banking institutions will incorrectly flag cryptocurrency purchases as fraudulent but you can usually avoid this hassle by contacting them. You’ll typically need to provide the name of the site you are purchasing from.
- In the past we have heard that there can be extended delays when using MoonPay, but you are welcome to use whichever site you feel most comfortable with.
After you’ve bought ETH it should be delivered to your digital wallet. Once there, you can use it to buy your Bitverse NFT Hero!