How to Get a Flow Wallet• 6 min read
What is Flow?
Flow is a top performing blockchain dedicated to creating NFTs, web3 games and applications (like CryptoKitties and NBA TopShot). Compared to other popular blockchains such as Ethereum or Bitcoin, Flow is designed to scale efficiently for users to interact with NFTs in web3 gaming projects. Krikey’s new web3 game, SolarPups, will be built on Flow. To play SolarPups, you will need to get a Flow wallet.
Not sure how to get a Flow wallet? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.
How to create a Flow Wallet using Blocto (5 Steps)
Now that you understand what Flow is, let’s take a look at how to create a Flow wallet. It is important to note that creating a Flow wallet and buying Flow are two different things.
The distinction between the two is that $FLOW is a currency you can buy or sell with any wallet (ie; coinbase, metamask, etc., here’s a link if you’re interested in this) but to participate in a game built on the flow blockchain you must have a Flow wallet with Blocto (or one of these accepted Flow Wallets). In this post, we will focus on How to set up a Flow wallet with Blocto.
Blocto is a custodial web, iOS and Android wallet. A custodial wallet is a type of cryptocurrency wallet where a third party holds a user's private keys and cryptocurrency funds. In contrast, non-custodial wallets give you full control over your keys and therefore your funds. Blocto can be used to hold Flow through Flow Port or Blocto's mobile application.
How to create a Flow Wallet with Blocto's Mobile App
The process of creating a Flow account via Blocto’s Mobile Application is simple. It can be done by following these steps:
- Download the Blocto Mobile App here: https://portto.com/download Once downloaded, click ‘Create Account’ for a Blocto account.
- Follow the necessary steps of signing up and creating a new account. You will need to continue this process by signing up with an e-mail address.
- Once you have confirmed your email address, you’re all good to go! You should now be able to see your Flow Address if you click on your wallet again.
Check out this short tutorial here on how to get set up on Blocto’s Mobile App. This is the recommended method to set up a Flow Wallet so you can access everything straight off an app on your phone.
It’s also important to note that once you have your Flow wallet set up, you must buy Flow in order to buy SolarPups and participate in our game.
Here are 5 simple steps to get set up on Flow Port using Blocto:
Set up Flow Port if you want to be able to access your Flow Wallet off your laptop or computer. If you already have a Flow Wallet using the Blocto Mobile App, you can just sign into your existing account.
Here are steps to set up Flow Port if you are creating a new Flow Wallet account off your laptop:
- Go to Flow Port using Google Chrome (Chrome is one of the safest browsers for cryptocurrency. Chrome also has an extensive library of extensions, including crypto wallet plugins for buying, storing, and trading assets. )
- Click on 'Sign Up'.
- Click on Blocto.
- Follow the necessary prompts to create a new Flow Account Address.
- You’re all set! You should now be logged into Flow Port and able to see your account address in Flow Port.
It’s also important to note that once you have your Flow wallet set up, you must buy Flow in order to buy SolarPups and participate in our game. Remember to buy Flow in advance of the game’s launch date so your Flow Wallet is ready to participate in the game!
How To Buy Flow
Next, you will want to get Flow currency into your Flow Wallet.
Open the Blocto Mobile App or Flow Port and sign into your account.
Find the shopping cart icon or ‘Buy’ button and click that (more detailed steps below).
Follow the steps to set up MoonPay - then you can put Flow Currency into your wallet!
What is MoonPay?
MoonPay offers a fast and easy way to buy Flow with a credit card or your preferred form of payment. MoonPay makes buying and selling cryptocurrencies easy and it’s considered one of the best ways to buy FLOW. This payment service is encrypted in your Blocto wallet when you checkout while purchasing Flow. Just make a purchase and follow the on-screen prompts to complete your purchase with MoonPay.
Why is MoonPay the best way to buy FLOW?
MoonPay offers a wide range of benefits to users who sign up. For starters, Flow is available in more than 150 countries! Flow also offers convenient payment methods. Users can buy FLOW instantly with a credit or debit card, bank transfer, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and more. MoonPay follows strict security measures to ensure you have a safe FLOW purchase.
How to buy Flow using MoonPay on the Blocto Mobile App:
Now that you have an understanding of MoonPay and how it works, here’s how to buy Flow using the payment service on Blocto:
1) Click “Buy” on the bottom right hand corner of the screen on the Blocto Mobile App.
2) Enter the amount of FLOW currency in USD you’d like to purchase. (Min. Purchase - 30 USD)
3) Click “Purchase”
4) Complete checkout with MoonPay and follow the on screen prompts.
5) Congratulations! You now have Flow currency!
How to buy Flow using Coinbase
Buying crypto is now more convenient than ever. You have a variety of options, including Coinbase, MoonPay, PayPal, and Venmo to name a few. They are all quick, easy, and secure.
We will be demonstrating how to buy Flow using the Coinbase app:
1. Download the Coinbase app and follow the prompts to create an account
(You will need a valid ID. Verifying your ID may take longer than a few minutes, depending on where you live.)
2. Add a payment method
Connect a payment method in order to trade. You can make payments using a bank account, debit card or initiate a wire.
3. Start a trade
Press the double arrow icon, then select “Buy” from the list of options.
4. Search for Flow and select it from the list of assets
Search for Flow by typing "Flow" into the search bar. Click it to open up the purchase screen.
5. Enter the amount you want to buy and finalize your purchase
Use the number pad to enter the amount you want to spend on Flow. (The app will automatically convert that into a Flow amount.)
Tap “Preview buy” when you’re ready to finalize your purchase. You’ll be shown the details of your purchase before confirming your purchase. The last step is to confirm your purchase.
Now you have Flow Currency in your Coinbase Account.
You will need Flow Currency in your Flow Wallet in order to participate in SolarPups or other games built on the Flow blockchain.
You can also transfer Flow Currency from your Coinbase Wallet to your Flow Wallet (Blocto Mobile App).
In the SolarPups game, you will be able to connect your Flow Blocto Wallet to the game directly in order to buy, breed and sell SolarPups in the game. As of August 2022, the game only supports Flow currency using the Blocto Wallet.
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