How to receive and store DARTcoin
When Boston Trading co first launched, we had one product: the diversified crypto and stock fund known as Bostoncoin. It has been running for six years now, with some great results, outperforming Bitcoin with less volatility. However, sometimes the "one-size fits all" does not work out for everyone, so based on your feedback, we launched two new funds.
The POLLYcoin, with her musk-pink logo, is for those investors who want capital stability with a monthly income, just like an old-fashioned Term Deposit (TD) or Certificate of Deposit (CD). This may suit investors who rely on income, or those who wish to invest for the shorter-term. As there is no growth on this fund, the suggested investment timeframe is 1-3 years.
The DARTcoin is for investors who looked at Bostoncoin's 300% returns and said things like, "What if it could do better?", "What if it had more volatility?" or "Imagine a more roller-coaster version".
We have you covered. The DARTcoin is recommended for sophisticated investors who have a higher-risk profile and understand volatility. It is recommended to be a part, not the whole of a balanced portfolio, for those who can endure high volatility and have a 5-7+ year timeframe.
If this is you, then read on, otherwise, feel free to look more closely at Bostoncoin or POLLYcoin.
Here is how to receive and store your DARTcoin
Whilst Bostoncoin is an Ethereum token, running on the Ethereum (ERC) network, DARTcoin runs on the Polygon network. This network has faster transaction times and lower transfer costs than Ethereum, and whilst a 'Top Twenty' coin, Polygon is newer and may have some compatibility issues.
As at March 2022, we are unable to send DART tokens to wallets such as the ERC-compatible Eidoo, Trust, or Coinbase wallet where you may store your Bostoncoin and other ERC tokens.
As the Polygon network expands its network and use case, we trust that more options will become available soon. For now, we use MetaMask wallet, which is available for computers and mobile devices. Please double-check to ensure you are downloading the authentic MetaMask wallet from a legitimate source.
Instructions for setting up the wallet and receiving your DART or other Polygon tokens are below. Images you see may vary from those below, depending on if you are on a PC/Mac or mobile device. So long as you have the correct site Metamask.io you can follow the steps for any device.
First, and importantly, make yourself a strong hot beverage. This process will take a good ten minutes of concentrated effort, and then after that, you can relax.
From the main site, choose the correct download for your device: Chrome, iOS or Android.
Once you open the software, it will ask you to get started or sign in or create a new account.
For most users, this will be a new account, so press "Create Wallet". If you have used MetaMask before on another device, you can import the previous wallet using "Import" and your 12-24 word recovery phrase.
For some users, MetaMask will ask permission to request anonymous data. This does not allow anyone to see your balance, email address, seed phrase or any personal data. It is used for bug reporting and is anonymised so is safe to accept.
MetaMask will ask you to create a secure password to access your wallet, If using a secure device (eg. one that has fingerprint or facial recognition), you may choose to store your password on the device, otherwise use a password that is known only to you and keep it secure. If you lose your password, you may restore the wallet using the 12-24 word seedphrase (coming up next), but if you lose the seedphrase your funds are generally not recoverable.
Be sure you are in a secure location when accessing your seedphrase, so nobody else can see it. It is recommended that you do NOT screenshot your seedphrase nor store it on your device which may become lost or damaged. Ideally, write the seedphrase on a piece of paper, have it laminated to protect from moisture and store it in a safe or with your most secure documents.