How to Purchase HNS to buy Handshake Domains Outside of Namebase
To get things started, you will need an account on Bittrex, here is my affiliate account and I truly appreciate it if you decide to use it. Bittrex My affiliate code is AKC-EOU-31T
After you finish setting up your account, it’s time to add your funding source. This can be accomplished in multiple ways.
- Connect your Bank Account and make a deposit
- Connect your Debit Card and make a deposit
- Wire Transfer money into your account
- Transfer Crypto into your account
Since funding your account with a bank account, debit card or wire transfer is straightforward, I will focus my attention on transferring crypto into my account.
Transferring Crypto into the Bittrex
Step 1 is getting some crypto into your wallet to buy HNS. If you have USDT, BTC, or ETH you are in luck because you can directly convert USDT, BTC, or ETH into HNS.
In my case, I have some USDC. I transferred it in using the following steps:
Find the currency you are transferring in (in this example we used ETM)
Next click deposit, if this is your first time depositing into this account, you will need to create a wallet to receive your transfer. It’s simple to do:
Just click generate a new wallet, and voila… it’s done!
Let the transfers begin! Now that you created your wallet, next you will transfer your coin into your brand new wallet. (Don’t you feel special to have your own wallet??) Copy the wallet address, go to your wallet with your coins and start sending some coinage!
Let’s check to see if that sweet sweet crypto hit our account. We do this by clicking on “Holdings” in the upper right-hand corner.
As soon as your crypto hits, you will be able to see your balance.
If you have any other coin than USDT, ETH, or BTC you will need to convert your cryptocurrency to one of these 3 coins following the same process as outlined below.
Convert your coins to HNS
Now that you filled up that new wallet with some sweet digital chedda, it’s time to get converting! We do this by going to market. In the upper right-hand corner, click on “Markets”
Now you will need to scroll down until you see “Search All Markets”
Next type in HNS (1), Next select your cryptocurrency (2), and at last click “Trade”!
You will need to add a few things to make the trade, it was a little tricky, but I’ll do my best to explain it.
There is the bid, ask, and last – Bid will match the price to the current bid, last will match the price to the last traded price, and ask will execute immediately because you are willing to pay what the seller’s listing price.
Next fill in your quantity – if you click in the “Quantity” box, then click the amount above “Available for Buying” it will automatically fill in the max amount.
After you fill in the quantity and price, next click “Confirm Buy order”
After the order is submitted, you can check the status of the order at the bottom left-hand corner of the main window. On the right-hand side, you can edit, delete, or reload the order.
When the order gets filled, there will be a popup message in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
Now go back to your “Holdings” tab, and behold, you are the proud new owner of HNS!