Monero, Support – The easiest way to buy monero

How to obtain monero

This is a guide to obtain your own Monero as of 20150919. This is perhaps the easiest way to purchase and hold Monero.

Step 1: Buy bitcoin

There are many ways to buy bitcoin. Perhaps the easiest way is through circle.com. Once you have purchased some bitcoin, you are ready to buy some Monero! Buying bitcoin is straightforward. Please goto circle.com and just go after the instuctions there.

Step Two: Set up a mymonero.com account

MyMonero.com is an online wallet for Monero, maintained by Monero Core Developer Riccardo Spagni (fluffpony). It is the easiest wallet to use. Simply goto MyMonero.com and click on the “Create an Account” button.

After clicking the button, you will see your private key. This key is what gives you access to your funds. Never share this key with anyone!

WRITE DOWN THIS KEY Instantly!

Type in your private key in the box below, and click the button.

On the next page, you will see your address.

Copy your address to the clipboard by highlighting the entire thing and hitting ctrl+c (or edit menu, copy), or clicking the little icon next to your address. Save your address somewhere. This is how others will send Monero to you, and what you will use to deposit Monero into your account!

Step Three: Buy monero and transfer the monero to your fresh address

Go to www.shapeshift.io . On the righthand side, of the screen, click icon under “Receive” to select Monero.

Paste your address into the field under the Monero logo. Select the “agree to terms” button, then hit “Embark”

In the fresh screen that pops up, copy the Deposit Address into your clipboard (select and hit ctrl+c or edit-copy)

Go back to your circle.com page, hit the “transfer” button, and paste the bitcoin address into the field Inject the amount of bitcoin you would like to spend.

You will get a text message verificaiton code. Come in code and hit send.

You will see the shapeshift switch to “awaiting exchange”

Then it will switch to Finish!

After a while you will see it in your Monero account

Circle no longer provides a service to purchase Bitcoin so here’s what I know as the current easiest method;

1) Buy Bitcoin at Coinbase.com.

Two) Download the paper wallet generator at: https://moneroaddress.org and copy it to a USB stick. Run the paper wallet generator on an air-gapped computer that hasn’t been used before or has had a clean installation of the OS. Backup and encrypt the paper wallet on numerous USB slams, or print it, and store them securely in numerous locations. If you lose access to your paper wallet the funds will not be available to you and you wont be able to recover them.

Three) Use Shapeshift.io to convert your Bitcoin into Monero. You will need the Public Address from your Monero paper wallet and a receive address from Coinbase.com (for refunds in case theres a problem with the Shapeshift transaction).

Shapeshift.io will generate a trade where you send a specific amount of bitcoin from Coinbase to a Bitcoin address they control. Shapeshift will then then send Monero to your paper wallet.

You now have a Monero paper wallet with funds in it.

To verify the funds are actually in your Monero cold wallet without making them hot, takes a lot of work and is a relatively sophisticated process. I wont go into it here, except to describe how to fountain the cold wallet funds into a hot wallet as goes after:

An effortless way to use the funds from the paper wallet is via the Monero GUI client. If you already have a wallet open, go to Settings->Advanced and click “Close Wallet”. Choose your Language and then pick the “Restore wallet from twenty five word mnemonic seed” option. Come in the twenty five word seed when prompted AND also come in a Restore Height of “1260000”.

Notes: If you dont come in a restore height the Monero client will spend hours or days scanning the entire blockchain to find your cold wallet transactions and hence permit you to spend your Monero. The “restore height” pof one million two hundred sixty thousand skips scanning the very first 1.26 million blocks of the Monero blockchain, which as of now, have already been generated — your paper wallet transactions will come after those blocks so there’s no point scanning them all.

Once they are in a hot wallet, that means they are (more) vulnerable to being stolen or accidently spent, etc.

Monero, Support – The easiest way to buy monero

How to obtain monero

This is a guide to obtain your own Monero as of 20150919. This is perhaps the easiest way to purchase and hold Monero.

Step 1: Buy bitcoin

There are many ways to buy bitcoin. Perhaps the easiest way is through circle.com. Once you have purchased some bitcoin, you are ready to buy some Monero! Buying bitcoin is straightforward. Please goto circle.com and just go after the instuctions there.

Step Two: Set up a mymonero.com account

MyMonero.com is an online wallet for Monero, maintained by Monero Core Developer Riccardo Spagni (fluffpony). It is the easiest wallet to use. Simply goto MyMonero.com and click on the “Create an Account” button.

After clicking the button, you will see your private key. This key is what gives you access to your funds. Never share this key with anyone!

WRITE DOWN THIS KEY Instantly!

Type in your private key in the box below, and click the button.

On the next page, you will see your address.

Copy your address to the clipboard by highlighting the entire thing and hitting ctrl+c (or edit menu, copy), or clicking the little icon next to your address. Save your address somewhere. This is how others will send Monero to you, and what you will use to deposit Monero into your account!

Step Trio: Buy monero and transfer the monero to your fresh address

Go to www.shapeshift.io . On the righthand side, of the screen, click icon under “Receive” to select Monero.

Paste your address into the field under the Monero logo. Select the “agree to terms” button, then hit “Begin”

In the fresh screen that pops up, copy the Deposit Address into your clipboard (select and hit ctrl+c or edit-copy)

Go back to your circle.com page, hit the “transfer” button, and paste the bitcoin address into the field Come in the amount of bitcoin you would like to spend.

You will get a text message verificaiton code. Inject code and hit send.

You will see the shapeshift switch to “awaiting exchange”

Then it will switch to Accomplish!

After a while you will see it in your Monero account

Circle no longer provides a service to purchase Bitcoin so here’s what I know as the current easiest method;

1) Buy Bitcoin at Coinbase.com.

Two) Download the paper wallet generator at: https://moneroaddress.org and copy it to a USB stick. Run the paper wallet generator on an air-gapped computer that hasn’t been used before or has had a clean installation of the OS. Backup and encrypt the paper wallet on numerous USB catapults, or print it, and store them securely in numerous locations. If you lose access to your paper wallet the funds will not be available to you and you wont be able to recover them.

Three) Use Shapeshift.io to convert your Bitcoin into Monero. You will need the Public Address from your Monero paper wallet and a receive address from Coinbase.com (for refunds in case theres a problem with the Shapeshift transaction).

Shapeshift.io will generate a trade where you send a specific amount of bitcoin from Coinbase to a Bitcoin address they control. Shapeshift will then then send Monero to your paper wallet.

You now have a Monero paper wallet with funds in it.

To verify the funds are actually in your Monero cold wallet without making them hot, takes a lot of work and is a relatively sophisticated process. I wont go into it here, except to describe how to stream the cold wallet funds into a hot wallet as goes after:

An effortless way to use the funds from the paper wallet is via the Monero GUI client. If you already have a wallet open, go to Settings->Advanced and click “Close Wallet”. Choose your Language and then pick the “Restore wallet from twenty five word mnemonic seed” option. Come in the twenty five word seed when prompted AND also come in a Restore Height of “1260000”.

Notes: If you dont come in a restore height the Monero client will spend hours or days scanning the entire blockchain to find your cold wallet transactions and hence permit you to spend your Monero. The “restore height” pof one million two hundred sixty thousand skips scanning the very first 1.26 million blocks of the Monero blockchain, which as of now, have already been generated — your paper wallet transactions will come after those blocks so there’s no point scanning them all.

Once they are in a hot wallet, that means they are (more) vulnerable to being stolen or accidently spent, etc.

Monero, Support – The easiest way to buy monero

How to obtain monero

This is a guide to obtain your own Monero as of 20150919. This is perhaps the easiest way to purchase and hold Monero.

Step 1: Buy bitcoin

There are many ways to buy bitcoin. Perhaps the easiest way is through circle.com. Once you have purchased some bitcoin, you are ready to buy some Monero! Buying bitcoin is straightforward. Please goto circle.com and just go after the instuctions there.

Step Two: Set up a mymonero.com account

MyMonero.com is an online wallet for Monero, maintained by Monero Core Developer Riccardo Spagni (fluffpony). It is the easiest wallet to use. Simply goto MyMonero.com and click on the “Create an Account” button.

After clicking the button, you will see your private key. This key is what gives you access to your funds. Never share this key with anyone!

WRITE DOWN THIS KEY Instantaneously!

Type in your private key in the box below, and click the button.

On the next page, you will see your address.

Copy your address to the clipboard by highlighting the entire thing and hitting ctrl+c (or edit menu, copy), or clicking the little icon next to your address. Save your address somewhere. This is how others will send Monero to you, and what you will use to deposit Monero into your account!

Step Three: Buy monero and transfer the monero to your fresh address

Go to www.shapeshift.io . On the righthand side, of the screen, click icon under “Receive” to select Monero.

Paste your address into the field under the Monero logo. Select the “agree to terms” button, then hit “Embark”

In the fresh screen that pops up, copy the Deposit Address into your clipboard (select and hit ctrl+c or edit-copy)

Go back to your circle.com page, hit the “transfer” button, and paste the bitcoin address into the field Come in the amount of bitcoin you would like to spend.

You will get a text message verificaiton code. Inject code and hit send.

You will see the shapeshift switch to “awaiting exchange”

Then it will switch to Accomplish!

After a while you will see it in your Monero account

Circle no longer provides a service to purchase Bitcoin so here’s what I know as the current easiest method;

1) Buy Bitcoin at Coinbase.com.

Two) Download the paper wallet generator at: https://moneroaddress.org and copy it to a USB stick. Run the paper wallet generator on an air-gapped computer that hasn’t been used before or has had a clean installation of the OS. Backup and encrypt the paper wallet on numerous USB wedges, or print it, and store them securely in numerous locations. If you lose access to your paper wallet the funds will not be available to you and you wont be able to recover them.

Trio) Use Shapeshift.io to convert your Bitcoin into Monero. You will need the Public Address from your Monero paper wallet and a receive address from Coinbase.com (for refunds in case theres a problem with the Shapeshift transaction).

Shapeshift.io will generate a trade where you send a specific amount of bitcoin from Coinbase to a Bitcoin address they control. Shapeshift will then then send Monero to your paper wallet.

You now have a Monero paper wallet with funds in it.

To verify the funds are actually in your Monero cold wallet without making them hot, takes a lot of work and is a relatively elaborate process. I wont go into it here, except to describe how to geyser the cold wallet funds into a hot wallet as goes after:

An effortless way to use the funds from the paper wallet is via the Monero GUI client. If you already have a wallet open, go to Settings->Advanced and click “Close Wallet”. Choose your Language and then pick the “Restore wallet from twenty five word mnemonic seed” option. Come in the twenty five word seed when prompted AND also come in a Restore Height of “1260000”.

Notes: If you dont come in a restore height the Monero client will spend hours or days scanning the entire blockchain to find your cold wallet transactions and hence permit you to spend your Monero. The “restore height” pof one million two hundred sixty thousand skips scanning the very first 1.26 million blocks of the Monero blockchain, which as of now, have already been generated — your paper wallet transactions will come after those blocks so there’s no point scanning them all.

Once they are in a hot wallet, that means they are (more) vulnerable to being stolen or accidently spent, etc.

Monero, Support – The easiest way to buy monero

How to obtain monero

This is a guide to obtain your own Monero as of 20150919. This is perhaps the easiest way to purchase and hold Monero.

Step 1: Buy bitcoin

There are many ways to buy bitcoin. Perhaps the easiest way is through circle.com. Once you have purchased some bitcoin, you are ready to buy some Monero! Buying bitcoin is straightforward. Please goto circle.com and just go after the instuctions there.

Step Two: Set up a mymonero.com account

MyMonero.com is an online wallet for Monero, maintained by Monero Core Developer Riccardo Spagni (fluffpony). It is the easiest wallet to use. Simply goto MyMonero.com and click on the “Create an Account” button.

After clicking the button, you will see your private key. This key is what gives you access to your funds. Never share this key with anyone!

WRITE DOWN THIS KEY Instantly!

Type in your private key in the box below, and click the button.

On the next page, you will see your address.

Copy your address to the clipboard by highlighting the entire thing and hitting ctrl+c (or edit menu, copy), or clicking the little icon next to your address. Save your address somewhere. This is how others will send Monero to you, and what you will use to deposit Monero into your account!

Step Trio: Buy monero and transfer the monero to your fresh address

Go to www.shapeshift.io . On the righthand side, of the screen, click icon under “Receive” to select Monero.

Paste your address into the field under the Monero logo. Select the “agree to terms” button, then hit “Commence”

In the fresh screen that pops up, copy the Deposit Address into your clipboard (select and hit ctrl+c or edit-copy)

Go back to your circle.com page, hit the “transfer” button, and paste the bitcoin address into the field Come in the amount of bitcoin you would like to spend.

You will get a text message verificaiton code. Inject code and hit send.

You will see the shapeshift switch to “awaiting exchange”

Then it will switch to Finish!

After a while you will see it in your Monero account

Circle no longer provides a service to purchase Bitcoin so here’s what I know as the current easiest method;

1) Buy Bitcoin at Coinbase.com.

Two) Download the paper wallet generator at: https://moneroaddress.org and copy it to a USB stick. Run the paper wallet generator on an air-gapped computer that hasn’t been used before or has had a clean installation of the OS. Backup and encrypt the paper wallet on numerous USB slams, or print it, and store them securely in numerous locations. If you lose access to your paper wallet the funds will not be available to you and you wont be able to recover them.

Three) Use Shapeshift.io to convert your Bitcoin into Monero. You will need the Public Address from your Monero paper wallet and a receive address from Coinbase.com (for refunds in case theres a problem with the Shapeshift transaction).

Shapeshift.io will generate a trade where you send a specific amount of bitcoin from Coinbase to a Bitcoin address they control. Shapeshift will then then send Monero to your paper wallet.

You now have a Monero paper wallet with funds in it.

To verify the funds are actually in your Monero cold wallet without making them hot, takes a lot of work and is a relatively complicated process. I wont go into it here, except to describe how to stream the cold wallet funds into a hot wallet as goes after:

An effortless way to use the funds from the paper wallet is via the Monero GUI client. If you already have a wallet open, go to Settings->Advanced and click “Close Wallet”. Choose your Language and then pick the “Restore wallet from twenty five word mnemonic seed” option. Inject the twenty five word seed when prompted AND also come in a Restore Height of “1260000”.

Notes: If you dont come in a restore height the Monero client will spend hours or days scanning the entire blockchain to find your cold wallet transactions and hence permit you to spend your Monero. The “restore height” pof one million two hundred sixty thousand skips scanning the very first 1.26 million blocks of the Monero blockchain, which as of now, have already been generated — your paper wallet transactions will come after those blocks so there’s no point scanning them all.

Once they are in a hot wallet, that means they are (more) vulnerable to being stolen or accidently spent, etc.

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