Join the privacy network
To start using Orchid, you need an Orchid account. Steps 1-3 show you how to create an Orchid account using an Ethereum wallet and Orchid's digital currency, OXT. Step 4 is how you connect the app to your account.
If you have a QR code for an existing account, you can skip to step 4 and simply open the app and scan/paste in the code to add the account. Your VPN service will then be paid for from that account.
Create a new Ethereum wallet address
We recommend these wallets:
Privacy note: we recommend using a new Ethereum wallet for Orchid that is not linked to other Ethereum products or services you use. (learn more)
Add at least $4 USD of OXT and $1 USD of ETH into your web3 browser.
- $4 of OXT is estimated to provide 60 GBs of VPN service
- $1 of ETH should be enough for 2-3 transactions (learn more)
We recommend buying OXT using a large exchange for transaction privacy (learn more). Buy OXT and ETH right now on Coinbase.
Create your Orchid account
Load account.orchid.com in your wallet’s browser. It is a good idea to bookmark account.orchid.com. Read the directions on the screen and add any OXT or ETH that you need to create the account. Tap the “Create account” button and then confirm two prompts from your wallet to move the OXT into the Orchid account.
Once complete, scan or copy the Orchid account to your clipboard for step 4
Add your account to the Orchid app
Open the app and tap "New Hop". Scan or paste in the Orchid account. The app will automatically use that account to generate a hop, and the app will be ready.
Start exploring freely!
On the Orchid app’s main screen, switch the toggle in the top right to “on” to enable Orchid on your device and activate your configured hops. That’s it! You’re ready to start exploring freely.
Stay curious out there!
Note: If you notice your Internet connection stops after turning Orchid on, simply turn it off and back on again to recycle the connection and connect to a different server.