Quickstart: Using Obi

Creating an Account

Obi allows the simplest account creation of any wallet. Not only do you simply use a Passkey – which some other wallets do, too – you only have to do this once in order to have an account on all chains.

Ethereum chains, Cosmos chains, – you name it.

To make an account, simply click Passkey in the account wizard.

CAUTION: Do not use Incognito or Private mode for this step, or your Passkey may not be saved by your local system. This may make wallet recovery difficult later.

Your device will prompt you to authenticate with your local Passkey – meaning Face ID, Touch ID, Windows Hello, or another typical system prompt.

Buying Assets with Ethereum

Use the Fast Travel (FT) tab to select assets you can easily obtain using an ETH deposit. Deposits from centralized exchanges work too!

After you select an asset and an amount you want, you'll see your very own address. Depositing ETH assets here will Fast Travel them right into the asset you want, in your account.

If you need assistance with a Fast Travel transaction, ask for help in the Obi Telegram group. Never send anyone assets directly or give anyone access to your account.

Buying Assets with Bank/Credit Card

Kado on-ramping is directly integrated into the Obi dashboard. You can automatically obtain assets directly to your Obi account. You will need to give some information to Kado, including KYC (Know Your Customer) information. Obi cannot observe this information in any way.

To begin, simply go to the Buy Crypto tab and interact with the Kado interface.

Receiving Assets

To receive crypto assets such as tokens and NFTs, use the Receive button and Receive Tokens, then select the chain you'd like to receive on.

For Ethereum and EVM chains such as Arbitrum, Optimisim, Polygon, Base, Avalanche, and Binance Smart Chain, your receive address is the same no matter what network you're receiving on.

For Cosmos chains, your address will be similar, but not identical.

Sending Assets

You can send assets to other addresses using the Send button and Send Tokens tab. Only addresses are currently supported – name services such as ENS will be supported soon.

Remember to include a memo if needed. Exchange deposits in particular often require transaction memos to identify your deposit.

Sending and Signing

When you sign a transaction, including a send, you will see the signature prompt.

Connecting to Web3 Applications with WalletConnect

You can connect to a web application in another browser tab or on another device using WalletConnect. The flow for doing this can vary; if you need to pretend to be a Cosmos wallet in order to coax an app to show you a connection link, select the Keplr Mobile option.

Keep your browser tab open during your session for the easiest experience.

Some applications provide Obi connection buttons directly.

When you start transactions in the connected application, a signing prompt will appear in your Obi web browser tab, allowing you to complete the transaction.

Enabling Extra Life

Extra Life's advanced non-custodial account recovery is in testing and will be available in the UI soon.

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