Set-up Guide

To start using Orchid, you need an Orchid Account. This set-up guide will show you how to create an Orchid Account and connect that account to the Orchid app using an Ethereum wallet and Orchid’s digital currency: OXT.

If you already have a QR code for an existing Orchid account, Play from step 4 and simply open the app to scan/paste in the code and add the account. Your VPN service will then be paid for from that account.

Check out Coinbase’s Earn Campaign for an opportunity to earn OXT while learning about Orchid!


Create a new Ethereum wallet

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We recommend using Metamask for your Ethereum wallet.

Alternatively, Trust Wallet, BRD Wallet and Coinbase Wallet are also compatible with Orchid.

Privacy note: We recommend using a new Ethereum wallet address for Orchid that is not linked to other Ethereum products or services you use.
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Add funds to your wallet

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We recommend adding at least these amounts to your Ethereum wallet:

38 OXT*

Estimated to provide ~38GBs of VPN service at current prices.

$1 USD of ETH

Estimated to pay the cost of 2-3 transactions.
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* 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.
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Create your Orchid Account

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Load 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.

Tap the
Create Account
button and then confirm two prompts from your wallet to move the OXT into your Orchid account.

Once complete, scan or copy your Orchid Account to your clipboard.


Connect your Account and app

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Download the Orchid app for Android and help us Beta test our app on iOS Testflight.

Google PlayiOS TestFlight

Open the app and scan or paste in your Orchid Account. The app will automatically use that Account to generate a configured hop, and the app will be ready use!


Start exploring freely!

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On the Orchid app’s main screen, switch the toggle in the top right to “on”. This enables Orchid on your device and activates your configured hops.

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.

Where to get OXT?

When we learn of new listings, they will be publicly announced. If you see OXT being traded on an exchange that isn’t listed here, please use the contact form to let us know, so that it can be added to our list.

Exchange Listings


OXT Contract on Ethereum


More questions?

Check out the FAQ

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