How to participate in the Aventus sale (Using the Mist Wallet)

Monday, 04 Sep 2017 08:42

In this guide, we are going to show you how to participate in the Aventus sale. We have created a basic guide on what you need to do in order to prepare for the AVT sale which includes creating a wallet, purchasing Ether and sending it to an address which will be provided publicly on Aventus website later on.

Aventus will only provide the ETH address on its website, type in the URL yourself to avoid any potential scam hyperlink redirects https://ico.aventus.io and ensure once entered that the website url has 'https://' in it. (Side note: Do not under any circumstances go to an ETH address sent out via slack, email, or any other medium, there are many scammers and Aventus will only provide the TRUE address on the aforementioned website.)

This guide is similar to the "How to participate in the Aventus sale" guide, but uses the Mist wallet, instead of MyEtherWallet.

How to prepare for the ICO (Buy ETH)

If you’re looking to join the Aventus sale, there are two things you’ll need:

  • Ether to purchase AVT
  • An Ether wallet to send ETH from and to receive the AVT token

First, let's see how to create a wallet. Then we'll learn how to buy ETH. Lastly, we'll learn how to send Ether from your new wallet to the Aventus ETH address which will be provided on the official website https://ico.aventus.io.

Part 1 - Download and Install Mist

Step 1: Click here to go to the Mist download page
Step 2: Scroll down, choose your OS and download

Step 3: Extract the .zip file downloaded

 

Part 2 - Create an Ether wallet

Step 1: On the extracted folder click the file named "Ethereum Wallet"

Step 2: Choose the Main Network

Step 3: Click "Skip" to create a new wallet 

Step 4: Enter a strong password for your wallet and click "Next"

Step 5: You will receive a warning regarding the backups, read it and click "Ok"

Step 6: Click "Next" and wait for the blockchain to download fully.

Once it does, you can click "Launch App" to open your wallet. You can see your wallet as seen below. Click it to get your Ether public address

Part 3 - How to Buy Ether

We're going to show you how to buy Ether with your debit card on the Coinbase exchange. However, you can use a number of exchanges like Kraken, Bitstamp and many others. Click here to see exchanges where you can buy ETH.

Part 2.1 - Create an Account 

Step 1: Click here to go to Coinbase and click "Sign Up". Fill out your information and click "Create Account" 

Step 2: After filling out your personal info, you need to verify your email adress. Open your inbox and click the "Verify Email Adress" button. 

Step 3: Click "Next"

Step 4: Choose your country (1) and cellphone number (2), then click "Next" (3).
Then, click "Send SMS" (1). You will receive an SMS with a 7 digit code, type the code into the correct field (2) and click "Verify Phone number" (3) 

Step 5: After you phone has been verified you will need to verify your identity using an ID. Click "Start Verification" and choose the document you want to use.

Step 6: This is going to open a window for you to take a picture of your document with a webcam. Allow Adobe Flash (1) and Your Browser (2) to use the camera. 

Your account is now created and verified. Time to buy some Ether 

Part 2.2 - Add your debit/credit card

Step 1: Once you've confirmed your identity, you'll be prompted to add a new payment method. 

Step 2: Choose the second option and dd all your credit card information (1) and click "Next" (2). Check the example below if you have any questions 

Now it's time to buy some crypto using your credit card. If you don't want to your a card, you can also choose the "Bank Account" option and follow the steps provided by Coinbase.

Part 2.3 - Buy Ether using your debit/credit card  

Step 1: After your debit/credit card has been added you can click "Buy Digital Currency

Step 2: Choose Ether and fill in the amount of ETH or fiat equivilant you want to buy. (1) and click "Buy Ether Instantly(2)

 

And you're done. You are now an official Ether holder. Now we need to send ETH to the wallet we previously created in Part 1.

Part 3 - Send ETH from your new walletOnce you have your wallet you can now send and receive transactions. All you have to do is open your Mist wallet and send ETH to (The Aventus ETH address will be provided on the official website https://ico.aventus.io)

Step 1: On the extracted folder click the file named "Ethereum Wallet"

Step 2: Click "Send"

Step 3: Choose the wallet you want to send ETH from

Step 4: Enter the amount of ETH you wat to send

Step 5: Enter the address you want to send ETH to  (The Aventus ETH address will be provided on the official website https://ico.aventus.io)

Step 6: Choose the fee you want to pay

Step 7: Click "Send"

Watch the AVT token

Once you receive your AVT tokens (on the same wallet you sent from), you’ll need to “watch” them in order to see the balance and interact with said tokens. To learn how to watch a token on MyEtherWallet, read this guide.

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