How to Buy BlockStar Crypto (BST)
What is BlockStar BST?
According to Coingecko, BlockStar is : BlockStar is an immense decentralized ecosystem of user-centric platforms redefining how people engage in social media, create and share content, and transact in cryptocurrency worldwide. With a philosophy rooted in data privacy, BlockStar introduced an ecosystem that ends the traditional business model of unfettered access to user data, and brings about a realm where the pendulum of content monetization is shifted to favor the content originator. BST Token is BlockStar’s native token, which is ERC-20 compliant, powers the BlockStar ecosystem and fuels the BlockStar blockchain. BlockStar’s BST Token is used for transaction fees, ecosystem advertising pools, platform user rewards, and to secure the BlockStar network. A flagship component of the BlockStar ecosystem is their third generation blockchain, which bedrocks all the BlockStar platforms. This powerful dyad of Byzantine Fault Tolerant consensus protocols is a hybrid model blockchain secured by two settlement layers that were developed simultaneously. The BlockStar Layer 2 solution is a sidechain of the Layer 1 base layer and utilizes a Proof of Stake methodology where individual transactions are organized into blocks and confirmed by validators. BlockStar's Layer 1 protocol is a trustless Proof of Work mechanism that verifies sets of blocks previously generated and confirmed by randomized Layer 2 validators. This interaction produces an exceptional combination of workflows which delivers top-tier security, speed, and scalability. In addition, Layer 2 of the BlockStar blockchain is Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible allowing for seamless interoperability to and from other blockchains and provides a phenomenal arena for developing Layer 3 dApps or state channels.
Where can I buy BST Crypto?
You can buy BlockStar on Uniswap.
Why should you buy BlockStar?
BlockStar is really one of a kind project. The roadmap is incredibly promising and if the dev team can keep up with the with it, it's only a matter of time for the market to catch up. It's a very risky play but one that can yield amazing profits. Do you own diligence and research the project further so you can make your own decision.
How to Buy BlockStar Crypto?
Step 1 - Setting up a Metamask Wallet
Metamask is by far the most used walled in the world of Ethereum. Whenever you want to buy and sell cryptocurrencies or even use blockchain apps that run on the Ethereum Network, Metamask will be your best friend. Setting up the wallet is also very simple and easy.Head over to metamask.io and click Download. You'll need to use Google Chrome, Brave Browser, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge for this to work. So make sure you are using one of these four browsers. Now at the end of the page, click on the browser you're using and install the extension.
You are now the Welcome Page of Metamask. Click on 'Get Started.' Now click on 'Create a Wallet.' Choose a strong password for your Metamask wallet and continue.
Very Important Part! Keeping your backup phrase safe is the difference between having millions in your account or be that guy on the landfill looking for his old hard drive.
Click on reveal your backup phrase and write every word down on paper. Make sure you don't save your backup phrase on anything digital. This is for your security. After you wrote down your backup phrase, you'll be asked to confirm it. Click on every word in the correct order, and you should be done.
Step 2 - Buy Ethereum on Simpleswap
Simpleswap is the easiest way to buy crypto today. Free from registrations, KYC and third-party custody. With Simpleswap we can buy ETH and receive it directly on our on-chain Metamask wallet, skipping most of the steps we'd have to take through a traditional exchange.
Just click the Buy/Sell Crypto tab, insert the USD amount you want to trade for ETH, and click "Exchange", just like this:
Now all you have to do is click the Metamask fox logo to directly copy and paste your Metamask Ethereum address. It should add it automatically.
You can now choose between Google Pay or card to complete the payment:
Once you complete the payment, all you gotta do is wait a few minutes for the payment confirmation, and for the on-chain transaction to complete. Once all that is completed you should see your updated balance in Metamask.
Step 3 - Buy BlockStar on Uniswap with ETH
Uniswap is currently the number one Decentralized Exchanged in the world, and it's simply the best place to buy cryptocurrencies that aren't available on sites like Coinbase or Binance.
Before we head over to Uniswap, we need to prepare your Metamask Wallet to receive BlockStar. Open Metamask, scroll all the way down, and click here:
Select Custom Token and paste this token contract address there:
The rest should autofill, and you need to click next and then add tokens. Your account is now ready to receive BlockStar (BST).
You can check the price and confirm the correct token address of BlockStar on Coingecko.
Let's buy some BlockStar!
Go to Uniswap. On the upper right corner, click on Connect Wallet and select Metamask. A confirmation popup should open on Metamask (click on the "little fox logo" if you don't see it). Now you need to accept, connect, and your wallet should be connected to Uniswap.
Select a token and paste the Token contract address: 0x4e4bffaa8df6f0dc3e5600bbacf7da55f37134fc
Click Import and accept the terms.
Now you have to select the amount of ETH you want to trade for BST. After you confirm it, another popup will appear from the Metamask extension and you should approve the transaction.
Wait a few minutes, and your BST should appear on your Metamask Wallet.
Congratulations! You are now a proud Investor of BlockStar!
In case your transactions keep on failing, adjust your slippage tolerance. To do that, click on Uniswap's gear icon, and put 5% here:
Step 4 - Store BlockStar on Ledger
Check out our guide on how you can store BlockStar on Ledger's Hardware Wallet
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