Getting started on the EarthFund platform
How to create a crypto wallet and get started with EarthFund
The first step to getting started in crypto — getting a crypto wallet — is often a big barrier to entry. Seed phrases, scary warnings, new processes… But it’s actually super simple. Here’s how to get yours.
👋 We’re EarthFund, the decentralized platform using blockchain, DAOs and crypto to give you more of a voice in the shape of tomorrow.
This week, we’re diving into crypto wallets, how to create them and how to start making a difference with EarthFund.
All you need is a wallet to get started on the EarthFund platform 🙌
EarthFund is live!
After a year of development, countless UX tweaks and improvements and plenty of coffee, you can now join our decentralized crowdfunding platform and connect with other people who want to make the world a better place just as much as you do.
(If you’re new to EarthFund, here’s the lowdown.)
EarthFund is a crypto crowdfunding platform designed to give everybody a voice in how the crypto donations are used.
On EarthFund, you can:
- Crowdfund to raise money for the causes that matter most to you.
- Start a DAO dedication to a specific cause, like mental health and wellbeing, carbon removal or something entirely different.
- Join communities of like-minded people to vote on which projects get funded.
- Get rewarded in crypto for making a difference.
In short, EarthFund was designed to give everybody a hands-on way to make a difference (and get rewarded in crypto for getting involved).
And it’s super simple to get started.
All you need is a crypto wallet and 1Earth tokens. And here’s how you get ’em 👇
ELI5: What are cryptocurrency wallets?
A cryptocurrency wallet is a digital wallet that stores, sends, and receives digital assets and currency like 1Earth. Cryptocurrency wallets are different from traditional wallets because they can’t be used to store government-issued currency.
Instead, they only work with cryptocurrency. Most wallets are free to download and are available for desktop or mobile.
Setting up a crypto wallet is no more difficult than setting up an email address
If you’re new to the world of crypto and blockchain, it can be a little daunting to start, but a lot of it is far less complicated than it first seems.
And setting up a crypto wallet is just as easy as setting up a new email address. (Maybe even easier.)
Here’s how to do it 👇
Step 1: Choose your crypto wallet
This step is easy. The first thing you need to do is choose which crypto wallet you want to use.
At the moment, EarthFund accepts these wallets:
(We’re working on adding more wallets in the future.)
Which wallet you choose is entirely up to you, but all four of these wallets have good reputations and super-simple setup.
CryptoNews has a great article on how to find a wallet that suits you. You can read it here.
Step 2: Download the crypto wallet app
Once you’ve chosen your wallet, head to the wallet website and download the app.
(👀 Most websites will have an obvious “create a wallet” button — usually in the top right-hand corner.)
Once the app is downloaded, follow the instructions to set up your wallet.
Step 3: Write down your 12-word phrase
OK, this bit is super important.
During the sign-up process, you will be given a 12-word phrase. It’s really, really, really important that you write this down and keep it somewhere secure.
Your 12-word seed phrase is a secret recovery phrase that’s the master key to your crypto wallet and funds.
Unlike other things you sign up for online, you won’t be able to select “I forgot my password” for your phrase, so if you lose it, it’s gone forever with all of your cryptocurrency.
Because DeFi is decentralized, that means that you — and you alone — have access to your account. There’s no recovery. No third-party access. No calling up your bank and giving them the third letter of your first dog’s middle name.
If you lose access to your account, your crypto is lost.
That’s why it’s absolutely crucial that you write this phrase down, keep it secret and keep it safe.
Whoever has access to this 12-word phrase has access to your wallet and funds, so don’t share it with anyone.
Step 4: Enter your 12-word phrase
To set up most crypto wallets, you’ll need to enter your 12-word phrase correctly to open your wallet.
Take your time doing this, and make sure you put every word in the right place and with the right spelling.
Once you’re happy it’s in the right order, hit “confirm”, and voila, you’ve got yourself a crypto wallet.
Step 5: Import or buy your 1Earth tokens
The last step is to either import or buy your 1Earth tokens. This is a slightly different process depending on whether you already hold 1Earth or not.
If you’ve already got 1Earth tokens:
If you’re already the proud holder of 1Earth tokens, you can now import them to your wallet.
Open your wallet and find a button that says something like “Import tokens”.
A form will pop up, and you’ll need to enter the 1Earth token address:
Once you’ve entered the token address, hit “add token”, and you’re good to go. Your wallet will automatically import your 1Earth tokens.
If you don’t have any 1Earth tokens yet:
If you don’t have any 1Earth tokens, don’t panic. It’s easy enough to get some.
In fact, you can get 1Earth directly from our website.
Head to our token page and hit “Buy 1Earth Token”.
You’ll have the option to get 1Earth tokens through:
- Credit or debit card
Next, you’ll be taken through to the EarthFund platform, where you can connect your wallet and get your tokens.
Joining EarthFund with your crypto wallet
Once you’ve got your crypto wallet all set up, all that’s left to do is join EarthFund and start making a difference.
To do this, head over to earthfund.io.
In the top right of the page, you’ll see a “Connect Wallet” button.
Click that, and surprise, surprise, you’ll be able to connect your wallet.
Badabing badaboom, you’re now a part of the EarthFund community.
All that’s left to do is find a cause you believe in, get involved with the community and start earning your rewards.
New to EarthFund? Here’s everything you need to know 👇
Start a world-changing DAO with its own token.
Join a community of like-minded people.
Donate crypto to change the world.
All from one place.
EarthFund takes power from centralized organizations like governments and global charities and gives it to communities dedicated to causes.
It allows everyday people like you to affect change. And using crypto and the blockchain, it lets you have a voice in decisions and fund the causes you believe in.
Powering it all is the 1Earth token, an ERC-20 token that can be staked in exchange for governance tokens that give you a voice on the platform.
By buying the token and joining the EarthFund DAO, anybody in the world will have a vote on how the EarthFund treasury is used to fund planet-saving projects around the world.
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