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 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.
$1 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, scan or copy your Orchid Account to your clipboard.
Start exploring freely!Play from: 10:44
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.