Buy MOB with Fennec Wallet

Buying MobileCoin in your web browser is as easy as following this guide to buy MobileCoin with the Fennec Wallet on the 4Swap Exchange. In this guide, we will show you how to get MobileCoin by first buying Bitcoin and then exchanging it for MobileCoin. You will learn how to use the Fennec wallet that works right in your browser.

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The easiest way is to buy Bitcoin is on an exchange like Coinbase.

To buy Bitcoin on Coinbase.com:

  • Register and go through the ID verification process. For more info and detailed steps of how to set up a Coinbase account and buy Bitcoin, check out Coinbase’s tutorial.
  • Once you have set up your account, a green button will appear to add a payment method. Coinbase will likely make two small deposits to your bank account, which appear immediately. Login to your bank account and enter the two deposit amounts when prompted. Once you do this, the green button will change to say BUY CRYPTO.

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You now need a wallet to hold your crypto. You can obtain a wallet by adding the Fennec desktop wallet extension to Chrome supported browsers and Firefox.

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After you add the extension, follow the instructions to set up an account. Make sure to backup the keystore to your computer when prompted or you could lose your crypto assets permanently. You also want to make sure you choose a strong password. Note: Passwords can’t be reset, so you need to make sure you remember your password.

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Now go over to your Fennec wallet (click the orange fox icon in your extensions bar to pop out your wallet). On the home screen you will see buttons for Send, Receive, and Swap. Below that you will see a box with tabs for Assets and Activities. Use the search bar in this box to search for BTC and click ADD ASSET.

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Once you have added Bitcoin as an asset you can go back and hit the RECEIVE button. Make sure the bar is showing BTC. You should see an address that looks like a QR code with a long string of letters and numbers and a small button to copy the address in the bottom right corner. That’s your wallet address. Copy it.

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Go back to Coinbase in your browser. Click the big button in the upper right corner that says SEND/RECEIVE. Make sure the SEND tab is active. At the bottom of the popup choose Bitcoin for the type of coin. Enter the amount you would like to send to your wallet. Choose a very small amount for your first transaction to make sure that you are doing everything correctly. Paste the address that you copied from your Fennec wallet into the TO field. Hit CONTINUE.

The transfer of Bitcoin into your Fennec wallet may take some time (could take up to an hour). When confirmed, you should see in your Fennec wallet that you have Bitcoin.

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You can do the first part of this step while you’re waiting for your Bitcoin to arrive into your Fennec wallet. 4swap.org is a decentralized exchange that currently lists MOB. Go to 4swap.org and click the big pink button that says USE 4SWAP.

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Click CONNECT WALLET (another pink button).  Since you have already installed the Fennec wallet on your browser, 4swap should ask you automatically if you want to connect your Fennec wallet to 4swap. Click CONNECT FENNEC.

Connect Wallet

Once you have Bitcoin in your wallet and your wallet is connected to a decentralized exchange that trades in MOB (4swap), this last bit should be easy. Make sure the top line on 4swap says BTC (Bitcoin). Enter the amount of Bitcoin that you want to swap. Make sure the second line says MOB (MobileCoin). Once you enter the amount of Bitcoin that you want to swap, the MOB line should auto-populate with the correct exchange amount and the SWAP button should activate and become pink. Hit SWAP.

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After a few seconds your MOB should appear in your Fennec wallet. Congrats! You now own MobileCoin!

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This is a really easy process. But first you have to download your MobileCoin desktop wallet and create an account. Once you’ve got your MobileCoin desktop wallet installed, it’s simply a process of sending and receiving money, which you’ve done before.

Open your Fennec desktop wallet and choose SEND.

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Choose ADDRESS.

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Make sure the top line says MOB and choose SELECT FROM ADDRESS.

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Here you will need to add your MOB wallet address. Click the + to add a new address. Open your MobileCoin desktop wallet and enter your password to unlock your wallet. Once your wallet is open, you will see your address (it is the square filled with lots of blue, white, and green letters and numbers). Click on the address block to copy it.

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Back in your Fennec wallet, paste your address into the address box on the bottom. Name your address something memorable. Click SAVE. Fennec will make your re-enter your password. After you do, you will see a green button pop up that says SAVED SUCCESSFULLY.

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Click on the address box. This will open the send screen. Click into the box that says MOB and enter the amount you want to send.

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Hit the big orange button that says SEND. You should see another green button pop up that says SEND SUCCESSFULLY! Your MOB should appear in your MobileCoin wallet within a few seconds. If you don’t see it appear automatically, log out and log back in to your wallet.

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