How to buy Axies from the Axie Marketplace
Here is a simple guide on how to buy your own Axies in order to start playing Axie Infinity.
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At the end of the lesson, you will be able to learn the following:
How to buy Axies from the Axie Marketplace
If you want to buy your own Axies, you will be needing your software wallet and some cash that will be converted into cryptocurrency (this is what you will use to buy your Axies and to shoulder the gas fees or transaction fees). In this tutorial, we will use a Binance wallet, deposit cash (i.e. fiat currency, a type of currency that is issued by a government and controlled by central banks) in Philippine Peso, convert it into SLP then WETH, and finally buy Axies.
Step 1 – Go to the Binance website#Copy URL to this article section
First, head over to the official website of Binance, and log in to your account.
Logging into your Binance account
Note: Always make sure that you are on the right website! Be cautious of phishing websites, and always guarantee that you are in the right domain or website.
Step 2 – Convert fiat to SLP#Copy URL to this article section
Go to the P2P section#Copy URL to this article section
Next, point your mouse to the “Trade” tab located at the uppermost left of the site, and some choices will appear while you hover. Choose the "P2P" option.
Choosing the P2P option in the Trade tab
Select currency#Copy URL to this article section
Next, you will be redirected to the P2P section. Change your preferred currency in the search box under Fiat. In this tutorial, we will use PHP as the currency.
Changing preferred currency in P2P section
After choosing your currency, click the “SLP” button. A list of merchants selling their SLPs will appear. Choose your preferred merchant, then click the “Buy SLP” button.
Note: Check the total number of orders and percent completion. Choose a merchant with a high completion percentage and a high transaction rate.
Next, enter the amount you want to pay, and then the SLP equivalent of that payment will appear. Once you are satisfied with the amount you entered, click the "Buy SLP" button to proceed.
Clicking the Buy SLP button
Afterwards, you will be prompted to this tab where you can see the name of the merchant and its payment details. Transfer the exact amount you have entered to its bank account. After that, click the “Transferred, notify seller” button, and wait for the merchant to confirm the transaction.
Transferring payment and notifying seller
Next, a confirmation message saying "Order completed" will appear.
Confirming your order completion
Step 3 – Transfer SLP to your Ronin Wallet#Copy URL to this article section
Go to the Fiat and Spot section#Copy URL to this article section
Point your mouse to the “Wallet” tab located at the uppermost right of the site, and while you hover, some choices will appear. Choose the "Fiat and Spot" option.
Choosing the Fiat and Spot option
Withdraw your SLP#Copy URL to this article section
In the “Fiat and Spot” section, search for SLP in the search box, and then, click the “Withdraw” option.
Withdrawing your SLP in Fiat and Spot
Once you click withdraw, click the “Network” tab, and then, select the “RON” option.
Selecting the RON network
After you set the network to “RON”, copy and enter your Ronin address. Replace the prefix name of your Ronin address from “ronin:'' to “0x”, and then, enter the amount of the SLP you want to transfer. Afterwards, click the "Withdraw" button.
Transferring the SLP to your Ronin address
Note: Make sure that you are transferring your asset to the correct network.
Step 4 – Convert SLP into WETH#Copy URL to this article section
Go to the Katana website#Copy URL to this article section
To convert your SLP into WETH, head over to the official website of Katana and click the “Connect Ronin Wallet” button located at the upper-right corner.
Heading into Katana and connecting your Ronin Wallet
Connect your Ronin Wallet#Copy URL to this article section
Next, a message like the picture below will appear. Tick the checkbox on Terms of Service and press “Connect Ronin Wallet”.
Connecting your Ronin Wallet
Swap your SLP into WETH#Copy URL to this article section
After connecting your Ronin Wallet, click the RON token, and change it to SLP.
Clicking RON token and changing it to SLP
Next, click the “Select Token” button, and select the WETH token.
Selecting the WETH token
Enter the amount of SLP that you want to convert to WETH. Click “Approve SLP.”
Approving the amount of SLP you want to convert to WETH
Wait for the transaction to reflect on your Ronin Wallet.
Step 5 – Buy Axies (Video)#Copy URL to this article section
Now that you have WETH, you are ready to purchase Axies from the Axie Marketplace. In the video below, you will see how to navigate the Axie Marketplace by using the filters at the left side. Pick the Axie that you want to buy and proceed with the transaction using your WETH.
Congratulations on your first Axie purchase from the Axie Marketplace!
You are almost ready to play the game! The next steps are to install the Axie Infinity app on your mobile or PC. You may follow our guides: