Orchid Account Set-up
To start using Orchid, you need an Orchid account. There are three ways to get access to an Orchid account right now:
- Someone could share one with you
- You can buy an account on iOS
- You can create an account with OXT
This set-up guide will cover the process to create an account using our web3-based dapp and your own OXT. If you already have a QR code for an existing Orchid account, you can skip to step 4 of this guide.
Check out Coinbase’s Earn Campaign for an opportunity to earn OXT while learning about Orchid!
Create a new Ethereum walletPlay from: 01:06
We recommend using Metamask for your Ethereum wallet.
Privacy note: We recommend using a new Ethereum wallet address for Orchid that is not linked to other Ethereum products or services you use.
Add funds to your walletPlay from: 01:32
We recommend adding at least these amounts to your Ethereum wallet:
Estimated to provide ~38GBs of VPN service at current prices.
$2 USD of ETH
Estimated to pay the cost of 2-3 transactions.
* This amount is the minimum required for Orchid to work. Higher OXT deposits will provide better system efficiency.
Privacy note: We recommend buying OXT using a large exchange for transaction privacy.
Create your Orchid AccountPlay from: 04:28
Load account.orchid.com in your wallet’s browser. It’s a good idea to bookmark this page for the future.
Read the directions on the screen and add the OXT or ETH needed to create the account.
button and then confirm two prompts from your wallet to move the OXT into your Orchid account.
Once complete, copy your Orchid Account code or save the QR for scanning in the next step.
Connect your Account and appPlay from: 08:14
Open the app and tap Custom Setup in the "New to Orchid" dialog. Choose Link Orchid Account from the options shown and scan or paste in your Orchid Account code.
The app will automatically use that account to generate a configured hop, and the app will be ready use!
Start exploring freely!Play from: 10:44
On the Orchid app’s connect screen, tap “Connect.” This enables Orchid on your device, activates your configured hop and connects you to the Orchid network.
That’s it! You’re ready to start exploring freely.
Stay curious out there!
Note: If you notice your Internet connection stops after turning Orchid on, simply turn it off and back on again to recycle the connection and connect to a different server.