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.
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Create a new Ethereum wallet
We recommend using a new Ethereum wallet address for Orchid that is not linked to other Ethereum products or services you use.
We test with Metamask, which is a great choice for an Ethereum wallet.
Load the Orchid DApp
Load account.orchid.com in your wallet’s browser or your preferred browser with a wallet plugin enabled. It’s a good idea to bookmark this page for the future.
You might be prompted to “connect” your wallet to the Orchid DApp so it can read the wallet account balances.
Add funds to your wallet
Adjust your account to see how much OXT you need for the efficiency you want. Also note the amount of ETH needed for network fees.
You will need both of those amounts in your attached wallet in order to create and fund the account. See our participating exchanges for acquiring OXT.
Create your account
A Signer address is needed to create the account. Generate a Signer in the DApp, or generate one in the app (Android only) and paste it in.
Hit Create account to submit both transactions to your wallet for approval. Approve both transactions and then wait for them to complete on Ethereum.