How to buy and earn LQTY on Bancor

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Bancor now offers exceptionally low slippage on large trades of LQTY thanks to having the lowest trading fees (0.2%) and an ever-growing liquidity depth as LQTY holders flock to Bancor to take advantage of single-sided staking and full impermanent loss protection. Here, we will show you how to buy $LQTY and stake it on Bancor to earn low-risk, passive yield on your $LQTY.

This is the first step to making transactions on any Ethereum-based protocol. If you haven’t already installed Metamask, please follow the instructions here.

You can transfer your existing ERC-20 tokens from Coinbase or Binance to Metamask.

Or you can purchase $ETH with your credit card on Bancor using its supported credit card gateways or use a credit card gateway in Metamask.

A video tutorial explaining how to connect your wallet to Bancor

Visit https://beta.bancor.network/ and click on Connect Wallet (highlighted in the yellow box below), then select Metamask from the list of wallets that appears thereafter:

You may be prompted to enter your password into your Chrome or Firefox Metamask plug-in. Once connected, you will see your wallet address appear on the UI as below (in the yellow box):

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Select the token you are using to buy $LQTY by clicking on the ETH logo underneath “You Pay” (in the yellow box below) and selecting or searching for the token you wish to sell from the drop-down menu that opens up:

Ensuring that Market (and not Limit) is selected, enter the number of the chosen tokens you wish to sell:

Now select $LQTY from the drop-down list that appears when you click Select a token (shown in the yellow box below), and you will see how much $LQTY you can buy with the tokens you are selling:

Click Trade, and you will be prompted in Metamask to pay a small network fee (giving you permission to create a transaction) if this is your first time trading on Bancor in a while. Once confirmed, you will then be asked to pay the gas fee (highlighted in yellow below) to enact the transaction.

Click confirm, and wait for the transaction to be completed.

Once complete, you need to display your new LQTY tokens in Metamask. To do this, open your Metamask plugin and click on “Add token” at the bottom of the menu:

Then, click on Custom Token and insert the following token contract address: 0x6DEA81C8171D0bA574754EF6F8b412F2Ed88c54D

Select Next, followed by Add Tokens, and your $LQTY tokens will now appear in Metamask every time you open it.

Done! Now to stake your $LQTY in Bancor for passive yield and full impermanent loss protection.

Wanted to place a limit order instead? Find out how to do so here.

A video tutorial explaining how to stake a whitelisted token on Bancor for passive yield

Passive yield from trading fees with impermanent loss protection has been Bancor’s killer feature since the launch of v2.1, and the LQTY pool has grown rapidly following its community’s recognition of Bancor’s unrivalled offering to liquidity providers. Here we’ll show you how to earn passive yield on your $LQTY.

  1. Ensuring Bancor is connected to Metamask, visit https://app.bancor.network/eth/data/ and search for the LQTY pool in the search box (in the yellow box below).

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