Participate in a A2ZPad IDO: a step-by-step guide

3 min readDec 29, 2021

This is your in-depth guide explaining the exact process on how to join IDO on the platform.

Step 1: Prepare your wallet

A2ZPad currently supports most of the current popular wallets for both desktops and phones. This is a utility that not all launchpads can provide.

Start off by checking which network the IDO is on (e.g., ETH, BSC, or MATIC) and make sure that you have enough of the corresponding tokens to cover volatility and network fees. While fees on BSC and Polygon range from a few cents to a couple of dollars, these can be painfully high on Ethereum in particular.

Volatility: Cryptocurrencies change in value fast. We recommend having at least a 10–20% buffer of what you need to participate. For example, let’s say the allocation is $200, have $210–230 of ETH, BNB or MATIC in your wallet.

Network Fees: We recommend having at least $5–10 dollars worth just for network fees on Polygon and BSC, and up to a 100–150% buffer on Ethereum. You’re unlikely to need them, but to be safe it’s best to keep that much.

All in all, here is what we recommend:

Ethereum: keep a 120–150% buffer minimum
Binance Smart Chain/Polygon: 20–25% buffer minimum
This should do it!

You can see the wallet on the Projects page. Every project has a little icon showing which network the sale is on. Some projects might have sales on multiple chains, so be sure to check carefully!

Every project has a little icon showing which network the sale is on.

Step 2: Prepare for the Token Sale

On the day of the IDO, head over to the official page of the project you were whitelisted for. You can find it on our website, where all IDOs are hosted and you can find all the up-to-date information about upcoming IDOs, too!

Make sure to connect your MetaMask wallet and double check the network your wallet is set on while waiting. You should be on the appropriate network for the sale you participate in. It might be Ethereum (ETH), Binance Smart Chain (BNB), or Polygon (MATIC)…

Step 3: Join the Sale

When the IDO is ready for sale, the page will automatically refresh. A “Buy” button will appear and clicking it will take you to another page where you can make your actual contribution through your wallet.

Mind you that you always have to accept a disclaimer before you can participate. After accepting, you can enter the amount you would like to contribute. You can also utilize the MAX (MIN) button.

Once the transaction is confirmed on the blockchain, you have successfully secured your tokens and are now the happy owner of whatever project you chose to support.

Step 4: Enjoy your new tokens!

Once the sale is finished and the tokens were distributed, you can claim your tokens, you are all set! Make sure to also follow the IDO project on their social media to stay up to date with their development and continue supporting them along the way.

And that’s all.

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