How and Where to Buy Starname (IOV) – Detailed Guide

But we are not done yet, since IOV is an altcoin we need to transfer our USDT to an exchange that IOV can be traded, here we will use HotBit as our exchange. HotBit is a popular exchange to trade altcoins and it has a large number of tradable altcoins pairs. Use the link below to register your new account.

Founded in 2018 and holding Estonian MTR licence, American MSB licence, an Australian AUSTRAC licence and a Canadian MSB licence,HotBit cryptocurrency exchange is known as a cryptocurrency trading platofrm that continues to develop and integrate various forms of businesses such as spot trading, financial derivatives, cryptocurrency investment and DAPP into one platform. Hotbit allows US investors right now. Currently, Hotbit’s businesses covers more than 210 countries and areas. Based on its globalized and unified strategies, HotBit continues to focus on world’s emerging markets such as Russia, Turkey and southeastern Asia markets, and was ranked one of the top 3 most welcomed exchanges by Russian media in 2019.

After going through a similar process as we’ve done before with UpHold, you will be advised to set up 2FA authentication as well, finish it as it adds extra security to your account.

Step 4: Deposit USDT to exchange

Depends on the policies of the exchange you might be required to go through another KYC process, this should usually take you from 30 minutes to possibly a few days maximum. Though the process should be straight-forward and easy to follow. Once you’re done with it you should have full access to your exchange wallet.

If this is your first time making a crypto deposit, the screen here may look a bit scary. But don’t worry, it’s basically simpler than making a bank transfer. At the box on the right, you will see a string of random numbers saying ‘USDT address’, this is a unique public address of your USDT wallet at HotBit and you can receive USDT by giving this address to the person to send you the funds. Since we are now transferring our previously bought USDT on UpHold to this wallet, click on ‘Copy Address’ or right-click on the full address and click copy to grab this address to your clipboard.

Now head back to UpHold, go to the Transact screen and click on USDT on the “From” field, choose the amount you wan to send and on the “To” field choose USDT under “Crypto Network”, then click “Preview withdraw”.

On the next screen, paste the wallet address from your clipboard, for security consideration you should always check if both addresses are matching. It is known that there are certain computer malware that would alter the content in your clipboard into another wallet address and you will be essentially sending funds to another person.

After reviewing, click ‘Confirm’ to proceed, you should receive a confirmation email instantly, click on the confirmation link in the email and your coins are on the way to HotBit!

Now go back to HotBit and head to your exchange wallets, don’t worry if you haven’t seen your deposit here. It is probably still being verified in the blockchain network and it should take a few minutes for your coins to arrive. Depending on the network traffic condition of the USDT network, during busy times it may take even longer.

You should receive a confirmation notification from HotBit once your USDT has arrived. And you are now finally ready to purchase IOV!

Step 5: Trade IOV

Go back to HotBit, then go to ‘Exchange’. Boom! What a view! The constantly flicking figures might be a bit scary, but relax, let’s get our heads around this.

In the right column there is a search bar, now make sure “USDT” is selected as we are trading USDT to altcoin pair. Click on it and type in “IOV”, you should see IOV/USDT, select that pair and you should see a price chart of IOV/USDT in the middle of the page.

Below there is a box with a green button that says “Buy IOV”, inside of the box, choose the “Market” tab here as that is the most straight-forward type of buying orders. You can either type in your amount or choose what portion of your deposit you would like to spend on buying, by clicking on the percentage buttons. When you have confirmed everything, click “Buy IOV”. Voila! You have finally bought IOV!