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Connecting to a PayNym contact


In order to create a connection you will need a small amount of bitcoin in your wallet to cover the connection fee.

You also need the Payment code you would like to connect to in either text or QR code form. This code always begins with 'PM8T'. 

Step 1 - Open the PayNyms screen

From the main screen of the wallet press the blue '+' button located on the bottom right of the screen. Tap the purple PayNyms button.

Step 2 - New connection

On the PayNyms screen, tap the blue '+' button located on the bottom right of the screen. You will be taken to the "Add New PayNym" screen. Icons at the bottom of this screen allow you to select whether you want to scan the payment code from a QR code, or paste from the clipboard.

Step 3 - Add details

If the scan/paste was successful you will see a screen with the PayNym bot profile for the PayNym you have scanned. To connect to this contact, simply tap 'FOLLOW'.

A pop-up box will appear where you can edit/add a label for your PayNym. The PayNym's PayNymID will be used as the default label if no label is added. When you've confirmed these details, tap 'FOLLOW' in the pop-up box to proceed. 

Step 4 - Confirm connection

Before the connection is made you will be asked to review the connection fee via a pop-up message. Press "OK, FOLLOW" to accept the fee and broadcast the connection to the bitcoin network.

If you do not have enough bitcoin in your wallet, simply deposit more bitcoin, then return to the PayNym screen. You will see the payment code added to your list. Tap on it to resume the connection process.

Step 5 - Wait for blockchain confirmation

You must wait for 1 confirmation on the bitcoin blockchain before the connection is considered established. Once established you can easily send bitcoin to your new connection without asking for a bitcoin address.

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