How to buy your first Aavegotchi and join the Gotchi FArmy Community
Step 1 : Create your Metamask Account
Create a crypto wallet is the first step you need to achieve in order to enter in the crypto and AaveGotchi World. Metamask is directly integrated in your web browser and allows you to interact with nearly all the Decentralised Applications (Dapp) on the Ethereum Blockchain (Layer 1 or Layer 2).
This Tutoriel is here to help you create your account. Go to this link in order to follow the process of installation and configuration.
Some important information to remember :
- MetaMask requires that you store your seed phrase in a safe place. It is the only way to recover your funds should your device crash or your browser reset. We recommend you to write it down. The most common method is to write your 12-word phrase on a piece of paper and store it safely in a place where only you have access. Note: if you lose your seed phrase, MetaMask can’t help you recover your wallet.
- Never give you seed phrase or your private key(s) to anyone or any site, unless you want them to have full control over your funds. No one should ask you that kind of information.
Step 2 : Bring Money in Crypto space
✅ Create a Binance Account
Binance is one of the best marketplace to buy crypto. Others like Coinbase or kraken can also be used in order deposit Fiat money and trade for ETH.
You can find here a quick tutorial about how to create your Binance Account. You can follow that referal link in order to create your account and have 10% reduction on fees.
As you will have money or your beloved crypto on your account you need to secure it and be very cautions about the following topics:
✅ Deposit FIAT money
Congrats you have a Binance Account! Don’t forget to do your KYC ( Know your costumer) by sending your identification information.
Now you are ready to buy your first Crypto !
First you will need to desposite Fiat Money (EUR / USD / …) on the plateform. As you can see you have 2 main options to do that :
- Credit / Débit Card, the quickest option
- Déposit funds into your « Fiat & Spot » Binance Wallet
I recommend to you to use the « zero fee » method with bank transfer. You need to wait 1-2 days to receive your money transfer but you are not robbed. For those who can’t wait, you can use your bank card (1.8% fee). For this tutorial I choose bank transfer. Now you can choose the amount of money you would like to send and you obtain the complete bank details you need to use with you bank account to do your SEPA transfer. Be very careful not to forget to write your reference code in your transfer information. It allows to connect your transfer to your account.
NOTA : SEPA deposit are temporarily unavailable on Binance due to discussions with European regulators. As a consequence, Binance allows direct buy Crypto with your credit/debit card with zero fees (not 1.8%) !
✅ Buy some ETH (Ethereum)
Metamask operates on the Ethereum environnement.
The « fuel » in order to make transactions on Ethereum blockchain is … Ethereum token (ETH). So we will learn how to buy some ETH.
Nothing more simple than that ! look
There you are new Ethereum HODLer (Don’t worry, soon you’ll know about that … ).
You are now ready to send your ETH and crypto-tokens to Metamask.
✅ Send Crypto to Metamask
Now you need to check if the transfer went well and you received your crypto on your Metamask account. Metamask default setting on the Ethereum mainet network just display the amount of ETH you possess in your wallet. After few minutes you should be able to see the amount of ETH reveived on your account.
The other tokens you could hold in your metamask wallet have to be added manually as described there :
Ok FRENS !! We are ready now to take the bridge to the Polygon Network (MATIC) and to enter the Aavegotchi universe.
Step 3 : Bridge crypto to Polygon
What are Ethereum and Polygon ?
The Aavegotchi game is using the Polygon (MATIC) blockchain to operate. Polygon is a layer 2 solution … in other words polygon is a « sidechain » which operates much more transactions per block than ETH layer 1. It means quick transactions with low fees for users … perfect to play a game.
For those interested in learning more about how a blochain is working and the Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development, you can watch these videos.
Let's Bridge !!
We are gonna send our Stablecoins from ETH Layer 1 to Polygon Layer 2 Network. Thanks to the incredible Aavegotchi developper Team, the Aavegotchi game have an integrated bridging solution.
In this section, i will show you how to use that tool with your metamask account and how to configure the matic network RPC in Metamask in order to be able to see your crypto once there are gone to the other side …
Step 4 : Buy GHST using Quickswap
We are on Polygon !! Good work Frens !
The Aavegotchi game economy use the GHST (Ghost) token. You can buy portals / gotchis / wearables / potions / Lottery tickets / … with GHST. You can also stake GHST in order to earn « FRENS ». To learn more about that, you can visit the game section called « about the game ».
I’m going to show you how to trade your stablecoins with GHST on polygon with the QuickSwap DEX (Decentralized Exchange).
It’s important to notice that when you first use Layer 2 matic blockchain, you need fuel to do transactions (like ETH on L1 Ethereum). I’m gonna show you how to get a little amount of Matic token to be able to perform 1 or 2 transactions to get more Matic. Main links below :
- ⚡️ Aavegotchi 👉 https://www.aavegotchi.com/
- ⚡️ QuickSwap 👉 https://quickswap.exchange/#/
- ⚡️ Matic Faucet solution 1 👉 https://matic.supply/
- ⚡️ Matic Faucet solution 2 👉 https://macncheese.finance/matic-polygon-mainnet-faucet.phpttps://matic.supply/
- ⚡️ Polygon Gas Station 👉 https://polygongasstation.com/
Step 5 : Ready to play !
You need help to determine what to do next ?
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