Buy $POLS Token
This article will detail all the options you have to purchase $POLS, the native Polkastarter token. Whether it is BTC, ETH, or USDT that you have access to, all three will enable you to get your hands on a POLS bag.
Why buy POLS? The Polkastarter utility token plays a critical role in the Polkastarter ecosystem, giving you access to the project sales - IDOs and INOs.
💡 Holding or staking POLS is a prerequisite for allowlist eligibility. To participate in a Polkastarter IDO, you must have at least 250 POLS Power. Click here to read more
Option 1 - Use Crypto.com and buy POLS directly with fiat money
You can directly buy POLS with fiat currencies (USD, EUR, GBP, etc.) on Crypto.com. Recently, Crypto.com enabled the feature of buying POLS directly with 20+ fiat currencies, including USD, EUR, and GBP. You don't need to pre-purchase any other cryptocurrencies to buy POLS this way. You can easily buy them with your credit or debit card by heading to the Crypto.com website.
Buy through MetaMask Portfolio
If you want to buy Ethereum, you can also do that through MetaMask. MetaMask is a cryptocurrency wallet and a web browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Brave. It is used to securely store, send, and receive Ethereum or ERC20 (Ethereum token standard) tokens. In other words, it allows you to participate in the Ethereum network and make transactions.
For that, head over to the MetaMask website and follow the easy instructions to set up your wallet. Once you’ve completed this step, open the extension and select ‘Buy’ from the menu of your newly created Ethereum address. You’ll then be redirected to MetaMask portfolio, where you can choose your preferred service to buy Ethereum.
Option 2 - Trade for POLS on Centralized Cryptocurrency Exchanges (CEX)
Centralized exchanges act as the middle-man for crypto transactions. Consider them as your crypto broker. You can easily deposit fiat money into exchanges and buy the leading cryptocurrencies with that cash. Polkastarter's POLS token is available on multiple exchanges, most notably Binance, Huobi, KuCoin and Gate. Here is a complete list:
- Binance - https://www.binance.com/en/trade/POLS_USDT
- Kraken - https://www.kraken.com/prices/polkastarter
- KuCoin - https://trade.kucoin.com/POLS-USDT
- Huobi - https://www.hbg.com/en-us/exchange/?s=pols_usdt
- OKX - https://www.okx.com/trade-spot/pols-usdt
- Gate - https://www.gate.io/trade/pols_usdt
- Poloniex - https://poloniex.com/trade/POLS_USDT/?type=spot
- MEXC - https://www.mexc.com/exchange/POLS_USDT
- Coinbase - https://www.coinbase.com/price/polkastarter
For the complete list of exchanges and trading pairs, you can also check Coinmarketcap and Coingecko, the two most reputable sources of token information.
- CMC - https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/polkastarter/markets/
- Coingecko — https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/polkastarter#markets
Option 3 - Buy POLS on a Decentralized Exchange (DEX)
Decentralized exchanges allow for peer-to-peer transacting to safely and securely take place on the blockchain. Unlike centralized exchanges, there is no intermediary, and the tokens you get are provided by another user like yourself. You have two options: Uniswap, Ethereum's largest DEX, and PancakeSwap, BNB Smart Chain's largest DEX.
💡 For either DEX, you'll need to have a MetaMask wallet set up.
Buy POLS on Uniswap (Ethereum)
To buy POLS on Uniswap, you'll need to have Ethereum or another ERC-20-supported token. Step 1 above details how you can purchase Ethereum in case this is your first time buying any cryptocurrency. Once your MetaMask wallet has ETH, head over to the Uniswap app and connect your MetaMask wallet to the app with the button in the top right corner. Make sure that the selected network on MetaMask is Ethereum Mainnet. Otherwise, you won't be able to complete the swap.
From the Swap menu, select ETH in the upper box and then POLS in the second box underneath. Can't find POLS? Manually import it to the list of tokens by pasting the Polkastarter Ethereum address into the search box.
Polkastarter Ethereum Address: 0x83e6f1e41cdd28eaceb20cb649155049fac3d5aa
Select the amount you want to swap, click on 'Swap', then 'Confirm Swap', and follow the steps in the MetaMask pop-up to complete the transaction.
Buy POLS on PancakeSwap (BNB Chain)
First things first - head over to the PancakeSwap website. The process here is vastly similar to the one outlined above. You'll notice that the interface of both DEXes is nearly identical too. The only difference is that you will be using the BNB Chain to complete the swap (learn how to add BSC to the list of networks on MetaMask here). For that, you will need to own BNB, the native token of the BNB Chain, similar to ETH, the native token of the Ethereum Network. To trade BNB or any other BSC-compatible token, you'll first need to Connect your MetaMask to PancakeSwap (top right corner).
Once you've added BNB Chain to the available networks, make sure you've selected 'BNB Chain' from the network list dropdown menu. Even if your MetaMask is set on Ethereum or any other network, by clicking on 'Connect Wallet, ' MetaMask will typically ask you whether you want to switch over to Smart Chain.
All good? Now head over to the 'Trade' menu on the left-hand side and onto 'Swap'. You should be seeing something like this:
Now, in the upper 'From' box, select BNB. In the lower 'To' box, search for POLS. If it is not there, you can import it manually by pasting our BSC address into the search box.
Polkastarter BNB Chain Address: 0x7e624fa0e1c4abfd309cc15719b7e2580887f570
You can now select the amount you wish to swap, then click 'Swap' and follow the necessary steps to complete the transaction.