StepN the new crypto sensation is making rounds all across the internet, it’s gaining a good amount of popularity because it enables you to earn money while keeping yourself fit. It gamifies our fitness goals, you earn crypto tokens called GST or GMT, for some amount of walking, jogging, or running. It might feel too good to be true, but it actually exists and people are making a large deal of money from it. I hope you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity, so here in this blog, you will get to know everything about this amazing game to get you started.
Just what is StepN?
StepN is a move2earn based NFT game, a somewhat similar concept to the play to earn. The game is based on Solana blockchain and is aimed to promote a healthy lifestyle to the world. Game is quite intuitive, it gamifies the metrics of our runs, which helps us not only tracking our progress, but also letting us earn crypto tokens based on those metrics.
For now you only have the Solo mode in this game, but later a multiplayer mode is also expected to come to this game. Which will make it even more interesting. Their is also going to be a background mode and also the Marathon mode.
GST – Green Satoshi Token
GST is the in-game currency of the game and it has unlimited supply. But It also has wide variety of uses in the game, which helps in stabilizing the prices of the token in long-run, we can use it in leveling up your sneakers, repairing your sneakers and it is also required to mint new Sneakers or NFTs.
GMT – Green metaverse token
GMT is the governance token in the StepN , it earns you the voting rights on how the Stepn can use its treasury. It has a limited supply of 6 Billion coins.
How to Get Started with Stepn
To get started with Stepn, you will need to follow a series of steps. These steps are simple but it’s a bit tedious. They have made it a little difficult to get started, to prevent their servers from overloading. Their server can get easily overloaded in case they let everyone to come onboard. They have set various mechanisms to prevent that from happening.
Download the application for your smartphone
Stepn has a mobile application available for both Android and iOS devices. You will need to get the application for your device. Which can be easily downloaded from the android play store or the webstore. Just key in the Stepn in the search box and search for it and download the application.
Create an Account On Stepn
After downloading the application on your smartphone you will need to create an account on Stepn. Which is looks quite simple but is quite difficult to do in reality. Creating the account itself is fairly straightforward, but you need to have an activation key to get started. Getting an activation code is the only difficult part.
Stepn, is so popular that you barely have any code left for you to use. But worry not their are multiple ways to get the activation code. Before entering the activation key you will need to enter the email and enter the verification key sent on your email.
From Official Discord Channel
In their official discord channel, they release one activation code every 12 minutes, but to be able to use that code you will need both a bit of luck and a super fast typing speed to key in the activation key quickly into your device before someone else do. They also release 1000 activation keys once per day on their discord channel. Which are used fairly quickly.
From a friend or an acquintance
Every StepN user who has consumed 10 energies in their accounts, receive an activation code in their account. They can store only a single activation code at a time. So, you can ask your friend for the code. In case, they are not planning to sell it.
Buying it online
It is the quickest way to get the activation code for the StepN. If all above doesn’t work for you , you can look for someone who is willing to sell their key to you. You can find many Individuals trying to sell the activation code on twitter and discord, But beware of being scammed, their are really a lot of scammers out there, so it in your own discretion.
Getting it from Social Media
You can even get the code from social media platforms, some posts their activation keys for free, or some might ask you to do something as liking their post and following their account, which is a fairly simple thing to do.
After getting the Activation key, the next step is fairly easier. You enter the activation key into the application and you are ready to get started.
Creating a Stepn Wallet
You will need to have a Crypto wallet with Stepn to transact on Stepn. Creating a Stepn wallet is fairly easy. Once you are logged into your Stepn application, click on the logo of Solana (S icon) on the top right corner, that will take you to your wallet. There are two options there one is Spending, and other is Wallet.
Wallet is where you actively store your tokens, and In Spending tab are the tokens that you will need to use In-game. If you want to move money in and out of the Stepn you will need to have a wallet created here. Here you will need to create a new wallet, you will be given 16 words paraphrase which you will need to store somewhere safe.
Only with this 16 words paraphrase you will be able to login from a another device, or recover your wallet in case you forget the login pin. Remember to keep note it and keep it somewhere safe. If case it’s lost all your money in Stepn will also be lost forever.
Adding Money to Wallet
You can add money to the Stepn Wallet from Binance or any other major crypto exchanges, but for today I will be using the binance wallet. You will need to add SOL’s to your Stepn wallet, to buy a sneaker. To transfer the SOL’s from Binance to Stepn. Go to your wallet in Binance, from their click on withdraw button, their you will need to enter the address of your Stepn wallet that you have created earlier.
You can find the address of your Stepn wallet account easily from the Wallet tab. You just need to do a single click to copy the address from there. Paste that address in the Binance Withdraw crypto page, select the Sol as the currency to be withdrawn. And select the network as Solana also. It will take less than 10 minutes for the transfer to be complete.
Once the money is added to your Wallet you will need to move that money to your spending wallet. Remember not to panic in case your Solana disappears for a few minutes it will start reflecting soon enough. Once it’s done now it’s time to move on the next step.
Buying a Sneaker
After adding the money to your account, now it’s the time to buy a sneaker, only after buying a sneaker (or NFT) you can start making money playing this game. There are four different sneaker classes to choose from depending upon the purpose – walker, jogger, runner and trainer. Other than classes , you also need to choose the quality of the sneaker such as common, rare, legendary and more. Common ones are the cheapest, but earnings from them is also on the lower end. But if you are just starting out and are short on the capital, Common Joggers can be your best bet.
You can choose the type of sneaker based on the speed you can run with. If you can run fast you can choose to buy a Runner sneaker, which will have slightly high earning rates then the Jogger which has a higher earning rate than the Walker.
The rate of energy regeneration is 25% of your energy cap once every 6 hours. And energy is capped at 2 when you have only one pair of sneakers. But once you got 3 sneakers in your account, you will have your energy cap increased to 4. Which will significantly increase the energy regeneration rate and thus increasing your daily earning.
Getting out for a run and earn
After all the above steps are done, it’s time to make money. You are paid to walk, run or jog. After you get your sneaker, you will need to wait for a whole day for your energy cap to fill. With full energy cap you can run for around 10 mintues.
You will need to maintain the speed according to the type of sneaker you have chosen for yourself. Remember to keep the GPS on during your run, if your GPS is not available you won’t be able to earn anything. And also do keep in mind running or walking on a tread mill doesn’t count. So, you will have to actually get out of your house to be able to earn money while playing this game.
How much can you expect to earn playing this game
How much you can earn is totally up to you. If you can invest more money you can directly start by owing more sneakers which will give you more energy per day. And you can also buy a more costly uncommon, or even rare NFT, it will give you significantly higher earning every day.
Key things to keep in mind
Other than these things their are other aspects and attributes to this game also, which are not yet relevant if you are only getting started. Their is a luck stat for your sneakers, which increases the chances of minting a better NFT or successfully getting better gems.
Their is also the Comfort stat, which is not applicable for now, it will be relevant when the multiplayer mode of this game will be here. By that time you will have enough money to buy a better pair of sneakers, so you needn’t worry about those attributes of your sneakers.
Other than this also remember to keep your durability of the sneakers to maximum, it help in maximizing your earnings. Every time you go out for a run, a little amount of durability is consumed, which can later be repaired by paying a small amount of GST tokens.
Try to increase your shoe count quickly. That will help you earn more per day. Energy cap is increased when you add more sneakers to your StepN account.