We have seen a big uptick recently of artists who are brand new to crypto joining NFT Showroom! One of the trickier aspects is figuring out how to get HIVE in your wallet so here is a handy guide with some of the possible ways to get HIVE.
WALLET AND KEYCHAIN
Before you buy HIVE you need to have a wallet! Create an account at https://hiveonboard.com/
The Hive keychain browser extension is needed to login and manage your funds, it is currently available for chrome/brave and firefox.
Now that you have a wallet you are ready to go.
Your wallet address is the same as your username so it is very easy to remember!
Going from crypto to crypto is much simpler than buying with cash/debit/credit.
HIVE is available for trading at a number of popular exchanges, Binance, Bittrex, houbi etc. You can see a full list of exchanges that support HIVE at https://hive.io/
Many of these exchanges require KYC, if you prefer not to go that route we have a few recommendations that have no KYC (usually just an email to sign up) and are fast and reliable:
We also have a HIVE based DEX called tribaldex.com, check out this tutorial for more info: Tribaldex tutorial: How to deposit ETH, BTC, LTC and more and exchange for SWAP.HIVE!
A word of warning, if possible we recommend going through a coin like Litecoin (LTC) with lower fees than Ethereum to get the most out of your investment!
CASH TO CRYPTO
This one is not as straightforward as each country has different laws regarding crypto so depending on where you live you may need to do some research! You will also likely need to do KYC if you would like to connect your bank account for direct deposits. Depending on which exchange you are with you may need to buy BTC or another crypto then exchange for HIVE.
https://cash.app/ has recently added support for BTC purchases, available in the US and UK only/
https://www.coinbase.com/, https://www.binance.com/en and a number of other exchanges offer the option to do bank transfers. Each one has it's own rules and restrictions so you will have to check for your country.
Depositing to your HIVE wallet
As mentioned above your USERNAME is your WALLET ADDRESS
To send HIVE to your account simply send it to your username, no memo needed.
You only need to enter a memo if you are sending to an exchange.
NFT Showroom runs on a second layer to HIVE so we use a pegged currency called SWAP.HIVE. It holds the exact same value i.e 1 HIVE = 1 SWAP.HIVE.
To deposit your HIVE on NFT Showroom go to your wallet tab and click deposit, choose the amount to deposit and accept. You should have SWAP.HIVE in your wallet in less than 30 seconds!
If you are so inclined there is a fun way to earn HIVE. https://peakd.com/ is a DAPP that runs on HIVE. It is a blogging platform where users can blog and earn some crypto (You are reading this on PEAKd right now). There are many artist who share their art and process who earn all their minting fees through blogging. You can login using the keychain extension and get started right away :) We suggest making a nice post introducing yourself to the community (use the tag #introduceyourself) and sharing some of your art ✨
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