Welcome to the instructions page. This will provide a step by step guide to participating in our ICO.
- Make a Coinbase account (www.coinbase.com)
2. After you have made an account, the screenshot shown above is the main dashboard. From here you will go to the buy/sell tab shown in the box above.
3. Add payment account information
This is very similar to linking your bank to Venmo or Paypal. Press add payment method.
As shown below, there is a prompt to start syncing a bank account to coinbase.
4. Buy Ethereum
Go back to the Buy/Sell tab of coinbase. Make sure Ether is selected, shown in the top box below. Then tell coinbase how much money you would like to spend in USD or how much ETH you want to buy. Conversions in either text field is automatically computed for you. Then click buy!
Coinbase will then ask you to confirm your purchase.
5. Creating a wallet where you can store XIC
Exchanges, such as Coinbase, will not support customized coins. However, using MyEtherWallet.com, a web based Ethereum wallet client, Metamask, a Google Chrome Plugin, or Mist, Ethereum’s software wallet, allows for users to store new altcoins. For this demonstration, MyEtherWallet.com will be used. First create a password.
Save the file associated with your account and your password in multiple secure places on and off your computer.
6. Load the wallet using the JSON file you just saved
Go to the Send Ether & Tokens tab of MyEtherWallet. Load your wallet through the UTC/JSON option.
Enter your password after loading the file and click Unlock.
The following image will be the screen that you see. Your account address will be displayed in the black box shown in the image below. This one has been redacted for security. This address is what you will give to people so that they can send you tokens.
7. Send Ether from your Coinbase account to your MyEtherWallet account
Go back into Coinbase and go to the Accounts tab which is right next to the Buy/Sell tab. Find where it says ETH wallet, which is where the arrow is pointing in the image below. Click on send.
Enter your address that was shown in the MyEtherWallet page. Then send your Ether to that wallet.
8. Contribute to the ICO
First we need the address you will send Ether to. This can be found on https://github.com/DigitalCurrencyIndex/XIC and is shown in the following image.
After copying that address, go back to your MyEtherWallet account and paste the address in the To Address text box. Then determine how much you want to send and remember there is a minimum contribution requirement of 1 Ether. Then click generate transaction. Then the boxes in the red box in the following picture will appear. Click Send transaction. There will be one more confirmation prompt from MyEtherWallet. Confirm the transaction.
9. Check your balance
Go to digitalcurrencyindex.io and then click on the Index Coin icon at the top of the page.
Once on the page scroll down until you see what is in the following image. Enter your wallet address from MyEtherWallet into the text box and click XIC Balance and, once your transaction has processed, your balance will be displayed below the blue text box.
It is possible that transactions could take some time to confirm if multiple people are contributing to the ICO around the same time. Please be patient and, if you are concerned, reach out to our team on our Subreddit, Facebook, or Twitter and a team member will promptly help you with whatever you need.