How To Buy
How to Buy Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Bitcoin Contant at an Athena ATM
Wij also have a helpful movie of this process at the bottom of the pagina!
Note: Litecoin and Bitcoin Specie purchases require a wallet compatible with those currencies.
Step One: Get a Wallet App On Your Clever Phone.
Wij recommend downloading the Athena Bitcoin smartphone wallet app (Bitcoin-only).
WHAT IS A BITCOIN WALLET?
A bitcoin wallet is a software application that stores your bitcoin. It can be a smartphone, PC, or hardware wallet. This application stores a collection of private keys that permits you to spend and transfer bitcoin across the bitcoin network to other bitcoin addresses. The Athena Bitcoin Wallet is encrypted with a password protects the private keys within the application (wallet) from malicious actors. Unlike the Bitcoin network, the Athena wallet is managed by only you, the proprietor. It’s significant to keep your bitcoin wallet safe and to write down your username and password on paper stored ter a safe place! Unluckily, wij have seen cases of customers losing their bitcoin because they couldn’t reminisce their passwords and did not setup password recovery.
Step Two: Bring your Wise Phone To One of Our Machines
Touch the screen to start and select “Buy Bitcoins” on the menukaart of the ATM. Come in the adequate amount of bitcoins that you wish to purchase ter USD from two price range options. The machine will then ask for your cell phone number. Input your phone number using the keypad. The system will text you a six-digit code that you will type te using the keypad.
The ATM may ask you to provide an ID card such spil a State ID or a Driver’s License. Go after the onscreen instructions to scan your ID. If you are not asked to provide an ID, proceed with your transaction.
Step Three: Choose “Scan QR Code”
After injecting your code, you will now be asked where you want your Bitcoins to be sent to, If you already have a mobile wallet, such spil an Athena Bitcoin Wallet, select “Scan Wallet QR Code.” After you have done that, also press the “Request” button te the Athena Bitcoin Wallet or an omschrijving receive button ter any other wallet app. Once your public address is displayed spil a QR code (see pic to the left), you may hold your phone’s screen ter vooraanzicht of the scanner’s crimson light near the keypad. When the ATM recognizes your address it will vertoning it spil a long string of characters embarking with “1”. You may compare the very first and last digits of that address with the one on your phone to verify the address is onberispelijk. An example address is shown to the left under “Waiting for Payment. “
If you have a wallet but wish to input your address by hand, select “Come in Address.” If you do not presently have a mobile wallet, you can generate a fresh paper wallet by selecting “Create Fresh Wallet” and then straks transfer the funds to your mobile wallet. See instructions below for further details.
I GENERATED A PAPER WALLET. WHAT NOW?
IF you generated a paper wallet either intentionally or accidentally.
Step 1: Download the Athena Bitcoin smartphone wallet app (see top of this pagina). Once you have the Athena Bitcoin Wallet, create a wallet account. Significant: Write down your username and password!
Step Two: Once you’ve logged ter and are inwards the wallet, tapkast the blue Send button.
Step Trio: This will open up your camera. Scan the private key QR code on your paper wallet (the 2nd QR code on the bottom of the slip).
Step Four: Spil soon spil the Athena app recognizes the private key it will speelpop up a white opbergruimte titled “Bitcoin Private Key with Public Address”. Below that will be an option to Invoer Funds. Press Invoer Funds to transfer the balance of the paper wallet into your Athena Bitcoin Wallet. A fresh transaction will be generated that will remain pending until confirmed. Confirmations may take anywhere from a few minutes to a duo hours te the worst case due to Bitcoin network congestion.
Step Five: Once your paper wallet transaction has confirmed you may send your bitcoin off again to a fresh address or keep it te your wallet until you need it. You’re done!
Step Four: Insert Money, Receive Bitcoin
When the machine prompts you to insert metselspecie, it is ready for you to start buying bitcoin. Commence inserting your money. Bitcoin ATMs don’t take debit or credit cards. Bring contant! When you are done touch the “Finish” button on the screen and a receipt will print demonstrating you exactly how much you have bought and the address it wasgoed sent to. Your wallet app should also tell you that you have received bitcoin.
I DON’T SEE MY BITCOIN?
Athena Bitcoin transactions are broadcast within 30 minutes from the time you finish at the ATM. Please wait at least that long to see your transaction emerge te your wallet. There are infrequent occasions where this may take longer. Refreshing or rescanning your wallet may be needed. Websites, especially, may not recognize a payment even tho’ they have likely received the bitcoin. You can verify if your transaction has bot sent by checking your address on a block explorer.
Your transaction is not finalized until it confirms on the Bitcoin network. Transactions from our ATMs may take Ten minutes up to a few hours to confirm. The Bitcoin network is often congested, but wij pay fees high enough to confirm relatively quickly.