How do I buy Blue Ocean Coins (BOC) and Blue Planet Coins (BPC) on the GBOI website as a Member?
Step one: Sign in as a Member and click on Wallet.
Step two: Click on the Add link of the coin you wish to purchase. Fill in the amount and Credit Card details for your purchase.
Additionally, we recommend you set up an account with a public exchange such as Coinbase, as this will provide even more options and flexibility. We will walk you through that process now, but first:
Why did we choose Coinbase?
Having our BOCs and BPC listed on Coinbase is a huge deal, as they are the most popular and globally well-known exchange. Based in the U.S., it is the most secure exchange, operating in full compliance with all the IRS and SEC rules and regulations. Coinbase lists only the best cryptocurrencies, so the fact that it has listed BOCs and BPC brings global awareness to our projects. This, in turn, will facilitate mass adoption and speed up the GBOI mission of transitioning the world to Green.
How do I buy Blue Ocean Coins and Blue Planet Coins on Coinbase?
First, you have to open an account with Coinbase
Visit the Coinbase homepage here, and click on Sign Up!
At this point, you will only need to enter your name and email address, and create a secure password.
You will then need to verify your mobile number. So, enter the code that is sent to your phone as requested on the Coinbase website.
You should now be able to log in to your Coinbase account! Now you need to verify your identity.
Verify your identity
First, click on Buy/Sell at the top of the page.
Coinbase will now tell you that you need to add a payment method to complete your account set up. Click on Add Payment Method.
You are given two choices. You can either add a credit/debit card or a bank account. The quickest way to buy BOCs or BPC is with a credit/debit card. So, we select that option
You will then need to upload your ID. This is a requirement at most exchanges when you want to use a credit/debit card. Click on Upload ID.
Coinbase gives you three options. You can upload your passport, drivers license or a government issued ID. Click on the one you want to upload.
Now you need to decide how you want to upload your ID. You can do this by either using your webcam, mobile phone or simply upload the file from your computer. Select the method you wish to use.
If you have uploaded your ID correctly, you will see the message below. If you get an error, this is probably because the image quality was not to a high enough standard. Try again until it is confirmed.
Congratulations! Your identity has now been verified. However, before you can buy BOCs or BPC, you will need to add your payment details.
Add your Payment Details to Coinbase
Here you need to enter your billing address. It must match the address associated with your credit/debit card, or you will get an error!
You will now be asked to enter your credit/debit card details. Don’t worry, Coinbase has high security, so your details are safe. Once you have done this
click on Add Card.
Congratulations! You have verified your identity, and you have also added your credit/debit card. Now you can buy Blue Oceans Coins (BOCs) and Blue Planet Coin (BPC)!
How do I Buy BOC-1 and BPC at Coinbase
First, click on Buy/Sell at the top of the page. Then click on Blue Oceans Coin 1 or Blue Planet Coin. [This graphic will obviously change!!]
As you will see in the below image, you need to enter the amount of BOC-1 or BPC you want to buy. In our example, we want to buy 100 Euros worth of BOC-1, so that is what we have entered into the box. You will notice that the BOC-1 box updates. At the time of our trade, we are receiving 0.12377315 BOC-1 in return for 100 Euros. However, this will change depending on the market price at the time of your purchase.
Once you click on Buy Blue Ocean Coin 1 Instantly, Coinbase will ask you to confirm your payment details. Click Confirm.
And that’s it. It’s as easy as that! You have just made your first BOC-1 purchase.
In addition to the best way to buy BOCs, which is through the GBOI Membership, there are many other brokers that you can buy BOCs from — some of them offer more coins, different fees, etc. You may be able to exchange your other cryptocurrencies for BOCs on them. If you want to investigate other exchanges, check out our guide: Alternatives to Coinbase.
It is also possible to buy BOCs or BPC from a crypto-for-crypto exchange. This is where you make a deposit using a different cryptocurrency (such as Bitcoin) and exchange it for BOC or BPC. Most major exchanges will list BOCs and BPC, as they become the most popular coins on the market.