Pay My Future Self

How to Buy Hex in 2022

Follow this guide to start earning self-custody yield

Mati Allin
3 min readApr 18, 2022


This article has instructions for how to buy Hex, a cryptocurrency.

You Decided to Buy Hex — Congrats! Now what?

Step 1: Buy Ethereum (ETH) — Create an account on CoinBase or Gemini (unlimited amount) or use a Bitcoin ATM (up to $700). It can take minutes to days to get money from your bank into your centralized exchange wallet. Most people start with $200–$2000.

Step 2: Get on Chrome Desktop or on mobile Apple, Google. Record your “Secret Recovery Phrase” on physical paper, twice, putting each list of 12 words in a safe place and never ever share them with anyone (or you could lose your funds). Send ETH from Step 1 to your MetaMask ETH address starting with “0x…”. Never lose funds by not sending to unknown addresses.

Tap on address to copy it and send funds from your centralized exchange to your MetaMask wallet.

Step 3: Trade ETH for HEX — Use the Swap Button in MetaMask wallet tab. Leave about $50 of ETH for swap fee plus $20 of ETH for staking transaction fees.