Update December 18th, 2017:
Bittrex is currently closed to new users while they upgrade their systems. In the interim, you can buy OmiseGo from Binance with Bitcoin. I’ll let everyone know when Bittrex is back up for new registration. As always, you can grab Bitcoin on Coinbase. Happy trading!
Hey there. I wanted to talk about the latest technology to really interest me, so I thought I’d share some thoughts & show you how to buy OmiseGo. OmiseGo is an Ethereum-backed, flexible SDK wallet technology that is seemingly looking to disrupt the private banking sector.
OMG huh? That sounds kinda fun.
It is! Following a massively successful ICO, they have been crushing the market volume rankings on marketplaces and exchanges. Unlike a lot of other shiny, sleek coins to ICO this year, I find OmiseGo to be very accomplished and well-t0-do. Having direct support of Vitalik doesnt hurt the cause either. Primed for a full release of their product in Q4 of 2017, the OmiseGo team has put out great information for investors & could have a breakthrough on their hands.
Here’s some of the details I really like about OmiseGo:
- Ethereum Partnership: This one is really huge for me. Not only does public support from Ethereum help them in terms of sheer number of eyeballs, but it will likely keep their tech stack cutting edge compared to competitors.
- Multicoin Support for Storing & Trading: While I can’t confirm through product use just yet, their information is confirming that users will be able to store & trade most adopted altcoins. It’s definitely annoying to have to download a new wallet & write down a new set of keys for every coin I decide to invest in.
- Bank Rewards Without the Red Tape: The product page on their website outlines a number of user perks — namely rewards points, contests, etc. Right out of the big bank playbook, but no contracts or centralization of a big bank. Could be pretty cool.
- Payments Processor: If you’re into web development, you’ll know what sort of stranglehold that Stripe has on the online payments game at the moment. If OmiseGo can take this role in the crypto space, this alone could make this thing a unicorn coin.. er .. Unicoin.
Anyways, definitely take a look at their website for more details. Now, let’s figure out how to buy OmiseGo.
– If you already have Bitcoin, copy down your address and head to step 4.
– If you’re looking for a hardware wallet, I recommend Ledger
I. Create A Coinbase Account
Go to the the Coinbase Signup Page. Coinbase is a super easy-to-use wallet for buying Bitcoin, Etherium & Litecoin with your local currency. We’re going to buy Bitcoin to trade for OmiseGo. Note: you DON’T have to buy full Bitcoins. You can get small amounts of them.
It’s not currently possible to buy OMG straight up with centralized currency. Hoping that will change someday soon, but for now we’ll have to operate through Coinbase or your preferred exchange. Note: If you want to use Ethereum, that’s fine too. The process is the same, just use the Ethereum wallet & marketplace on Bittrex.
- Create your account & connect either a bank account or credit/debit card
- Confirm your identity and payment option you have connected
- Coinbase will post two test charges to your account for some amount between $0.01 – $0.10, you will just have to log into your bank and confirm those two values — they will not be approved or your account charged.
IV. Transfer Bitcoin to Bittrex
This part get’s more complicated, so stay with me. Follow the screenshots below for a step-by-step show. Note: This same process will work for Ethereum, just make sure you are depositing into the Ethereum wallet, not BTC.
- Go to Wallets on Bittrex
- Find BTC row, and click the “+” button
- Generate an address then copy it
- Go to the Accounts tab on Coinbase
- Note, there used to be a “Send/Receive” tab — this has all been consolidated into the Accounts tab
- Look for Bitcoin, select “Send”
- Paste the wallet address that you have generated & copied from Bittrex
- Select the amount of Bitcoin you wish to transfer, then send it!
The transfer usually takes around 30min to an hour. It should show up as pending on Bittrex within 5-10 minutes.
Hard part over!
OMG! I have OMG! What now?
Personally, I gain 1% per month on my Bitcoin holdings by using Bitconnect. Basically, you lend your Bitcoin to Bitconnect to trade, and they pay you dividends, simple as that. If you’d like to try it, sign up for Bitconnect here.
As Q4 2017 approaches we’ll get a better trajectory of where this coin is headed. So I’m stocking up now before the public catches better wind of it. Now that you know how to buy OmiseGo, you can do so at your leisure — or buy any other coin on the Bittrex exchange as well.
Recommended OMG Wallet:
Download: Exodus Wallet for OMG
If this guide helps you, small tips are very graciously accepted:
Good luck & BasedGodspeed.