Step by Step Thread on How to Buy and Lock MahaDAO

Hey Everyone!

I decided to create a step by step thread to walk people through the process of buying and locking MahaDAO. While there are various articles that teach people how to download MetaMask or connect it to the Polygon Network, there is nothing comprehensive. Each one of these articles address a different aspect of the entire process. However, if you a new to cryptocurrency or not familiar with the process, it can quickly become confusing and overwhelming. Thus, leading to people becoming frustrated and asking multiple questions in Discord or Telegram groups seeking help.

This guide will hopefully solve this issue. This step by step guide is broken into five different steps. This will allow new and experienced cryptocurrency investors to quickly identify what they need help with and follow the process from that step. Furthermore, creating a guide specifically tailored to purchasing and locking MahaDAO will hopefully increase the amount of Maha that is locked and also result in a growing community do to simplifying a complex process.

If you have any critiques to enhance the accessibility of this content, please let me know! I really hope this thread helps everyone within the MahaDAO community!

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Step 1: Downloading MetaMask

• In order to purchase Maha you need to have a MetaMask Wallet.

• Using Google Chrome go to https://metamask.io/.

• In the upper right corner click “Download”.

• The window will transition and display three different options for you to download.

• Click “Chrome” and it will be highlighted in blue. Now click “Install MetaMask for Chrome”

• After clicking “Install MetaMask for Chrome”, a new tab or window will open and you will be taken to the “Chrome Web Store”.

• Now click “Add to Chrome”.

• A small block box will appear. Please click “Add Extension”.

• After clicking “Add Extension” a new tab or window will open. In this new tab or window click “Get Started”.

• Now click “Create a Wallet”. Once again, the web page will transition.

• You are now on a page that says “Help Us Improve MetaMask”. On this page MetaMask is asking if they can track your usage data.

• If you do not want MetaMask to track your usage data, click “No Thanks”. If you want MetaMask to track your usage data, click “I agree”. You will be taken to the same page regardless of the option that you pick.

• You will now be asked to create a password. This password will be used to access your wallet in the web browser. Please create a password.

• After you have created a password, please ensure that you click the box immediately to the left of “I have read and agree to the Terms of Use”.

• Now click “Create”.

• Once again the web page will transition and you will arrive on a page that says “Secure you Wallet”

• Please take a moment to watch this video and read all the information on this page. This video informs you about your secret recovery phrase or seed phrase. Now click “Next”.

• You are now on the “Secret Recovery Phrase” page. Click the box that says “Click Here To Reveal Secret Words”.

• Write this phrase down on a sheet of paper in order from top left going right sequentially until you reach the final word at the bottom right. If you record these words out of order, you will not have access to your wallet.

• Do NOT take a picture of this phase or save it on any electronic device, because you will be at risk of having your cryptocurrency stolen. Furthermore, you should never give someone this phrase because you will be at risk of having your cryptocurrency stolen.

• After you have written down this phrase on a sheet of paper, click “Next”.

• You will then transition to a page that requires you to confirm your secret recovery phase. Click each word of your secret recovery phrase in order. Now, click “Confirm”.

• Congratulations! You have successfully set up your MetaMask Wallet!

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Step 2: Purchasing MahaDAO

• You can purchase MahaDAO on centralized exchanges such as KuCoin or Gate.io. However, for the purpose of this guide, we are going to utilize a decentralized exchange called Uniswap.

• Go to Uniswap Interface.

• In the upper right hand corner click “Connect to a wallet”.

• A list of different wallets will appear. Please click “MetaMask”.

• A pop up window will appear asking you to “Connect With MetaMask” click “Next”.

• This same pop window will transition and then ask you to “Connect to Account 1”. Click “Connect”.

• In order to purchase MahaDAO (MAHA) you need have Ethereum. You can get Ethereum in your wallet by sending it from a centralized exchange or by purchasing it directly in the MetaMask wallet using a credit card or debit card. However, this option may not be available depending on where you live.

• To purchase Ethereum (ETH) from your MetaMask you need to open your MetaMask Wallet.

• You can locate your MetaMask wallet by clicking the puzzle icon located to the right of the web address bar in Google Chrome.

• A box will appear that displays all of the extensions that you have in your Google Chrome browser. Please click “MetaMask”.

• Your MetaMask Wallet will appear. Click, “Buy”.

• Please utilize whichever method you would like to purchase Ethereum and follow the steps in that process.

• Once you have Ethereum in you MetaMask Wallet, you are ready to switch Ethereum to MahaDAO.

• Click the option that states, “Select a token”.

• A pop up window will appear that displays various cryptocurrencies. Copy and paste 0xb4d930279552397bba2ee473229f89ec245bc365 into the space that states, “Search name or paste address” and press enter.

• The bolded series of letters and numbers above is the smart contract address to MahaDAO. This address can be found on coinmarketcap or on MahaDAO’s website. Getting the smart contract address from one of these locations ensures that you have the proper contract address.

• Now, input the amount of Ethereum (ETH) that you would like to swap to MahaDAO (MAHA). You will be able see approximately how much MAHA you will be receiving.

• Click “Swap”. An additional pop up window will appear informing you about the transaction details. Now click “Confirm”.

• You will once again receive another pop up window. This window is your MetaMask Wallet asking you to confirm the transaction. If you have enough Ethereum (ETH) to complete the transaction, you will be able to click “Confirm”. After a short wait, you should receive a notification from MetaMask that your transaction is confirmed.

• However, if you do not have enough Ethereum to complete the transaction, you will get a red box on the transaction screen that states, “Insufficient Funds”. To resolve this issue you can either reduce the total amount of Ethereum that you would like to swap into Maha or you add more Ethereum (ETH) to your MetaMask.

• If you go into your MetaMask Wallet after you have successfully purchased MahaDAO and do not see it under assets. Please follow the next step.

• In your MetaMask Wallet scroll to the bottom and click “Import Token”. Now copy and paste 0xb4d930279552397bba2ee473229f89ec245bc365 into the area. Then click “Next”.

• Congratulations! You have successfully purchased MahaDAO!

• Even though you have successfully purchased MahaDAO, to successfully lock it on the Polygon Network you will also need to have Matic. You also need to have the Matic token because you will be required to pay network fees on Polygon using this token.

• Please complete the following steps above again, but instead of swapping for MAHA you will swap for MATIC. The address for MATIC is as follows: 0x7D1AfA7B718fb893dB30A3aBc0Cfc608AaCfeBB0

• Finally, ensure that you purchase enough Matic to conduct all transactions on that network. Due to Polygon having substantially cheaper transaction fees then Ethereum, you should not need to purchase a lot.

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Step 3: Adding the Polygon Network to MetaMask

• Go to Polygon Web Wallet v2.

• You will arrive on a page that displays multiple wallets. Click “MetaMask”.

• A MetaMask pop up window will appear asking you to input your MetaMask password. Please input your MetaMask password. I would like to reiterate that this is NOT your secret security phrase.

• After you input your MetaMask password, the window will transition to a “Signature Request”. Click “Sign” to continue.

• You will then arrive on the Polygon Wallet main page.

• In the upper right hand corner of the web page click “Switch to Polygon”.

• A new window will appear that states, “Allow this site to add a network?” Click “Approve”.

• This window will transition and it will state, “Allow this site to switch the network?” Click “Switch network”.

• Congratulations you have successfully added the Polygon Network to MetaMask!

• However, there may be some cases in which the directions above do not work. Thus, you will have to manually add the Polygon Network to your MetaMask. If the directions above did not work for you, please continue to the next step. However, if the above directions did work, please skip to Step 4.

• To manually add the Polygon Network to your MetaMask began by opening your MetaMask.

• Click the multicolored circle in the top right corner of MetaMask.

• Then go to and click “Settings”.

• Scroll down and click “Networks”. Then click “Add Network”.

• Please input the information into the boxes as shown in the picture below.

*For New RPC URL the address is: https://matic-mainnet.chainstacklabs.com. Due to the text size the “m” is cut off at the end of the URL.

• Now click “Save”. Congratulations you have successfully added the Polygon Network to MetaMask!

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Step 4: Moving MahaDAO from Ethereum to Polygon

• Please use the link in at the beginning of Step 3 to access the Polygon Web Wallet v2.

• Even though you only want to lock Maha, you will need to transfer both Matic and Maha to the Polygon Network. You will also need to ensure that you have enough Ethereum to approve two transactions during the bridging process.

• On this page there is a box that contains “From” and “To”.

• Please select click the downward pointing arrow next to the word “Ether”.

• A window with all the coins that you have in your wallet will appear. In the search box type “Maha” and click “MahaDAO”.

• Next, type in the amount of Maha that you would like to transfer to the Polygon Network. Then click “Transfer”.

• You will receive a pop up window informing you about how long it will take to transfer your funds to Polygon. The average time is typically between 7-8 minutes. However, this time can change due to high network activity.

• Press “Continue”. You will receive another pop up window informing you approximately how much it will cost to complete this transaction. Click “Continue” again.

• The same pop up window will transition asking you to confirm your transfer. Click “Continue” again.

• You will now transition to a screen that states, “Transfer in Progress”. Once again, click “Continue”.

• You will now receive a pop up window from MetaMask. Click “Confirm”. If you are not able to click confirm, you need to add more Ethereum to your MetaMask.

• After this initial transaction is confirmed, you will see a checkmark in the circle above “Confirmed”.

• Now be prompted to authorize another transaction. During this transaction, your Maha will be moved from Ethereum to Polygon. Once you authorize this transaction there will be a timer that shows you approximately how long that transaction will take.

• Once you see a checkmark above the “Completed” circle, you have successfully transferred your MahaDAO token to the Polygon Network!

• Please repeat this same process for the Matic token. You need to do this same process for Matic because all transactions on the Polygon Network utilize the Matic token. Thus, if you do not have Matic tokens, you will not be able to move funds on the network.

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Step 5: Locking MahaDAO

• Now that you have MahaDAO and Matic tokens on the Polygon Network you are ready to lock them in order to receive MahaX.

• Go to https://gov.mahadao.com/.

• Click “Open Governance”.

• If your MetaMask is not currently on the Polygon Network, click “Switch Network”. This is located in the upper right corner of the web page. Your MetaMask will then switch to the Polygon Network.

• Click “Lock Maha”. Then select the amount of Maha you would like to lock and then select the time period that you would like to lock. Then click “Lock Maha”.

• This screen will transition to a screen that states, “Confirm Lock Maha”. Click “Submit”.

• You will then receive a pop up window from MetaMask requesting you to authorize the transaction. Click “Submit”.

• Congratulations! You have successfully completed the process for locking MahaDAO!

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