How To Pay
We accept payment by Bitcoin for most research chemical transactions. There are no exceptions to this unless you'd like to order the small sample quantity with credit/debit card. In which case, you do NOT use Paypal as the processor for credit cards. Be sure to click "Checkout" as normal and choose the credit card option to be able to use this method. This is to prevent fraud from happening. If any fraudulent activity happens we will go to using bitcoin only. Any messages asking for other payment methods will be ignored. Your order WILL be canceled and refunded if you fail to follow these rules. Do not waste our time and yours attempting otherwise. To learn more about Bitcoin, how to use it, and how to purchase it continue reading.
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency where the funds can be transferred instantly and securely between people. You can think of it as electronic cash on the computer that you can use to pay people. There is no need go into the technical details of how Bitcoin works. If you are interested in that, there is a lot of information here.
How To Use Bitcoin
First, you need to understand what a 'Bitcoin Wallet' is. This is similar to your bank account storing your cash but is used to store your Bitcoins instead. Each wallet is assigned a Bitcoin address (or many them). This is a seemingly random string of characters that is unique to your wallet. For example, it will look similar to this: 1YEHkMxfY7rgMzba9zDwkSrPXVc1nVD98Fe
When transferring Bitcoins to another person or entity all you need is their address to do so. Bitcoins are divisible to 0.00000001BTC so you do not need to purchase whole Bitcoins at a time, you can purchase just the right amount for your order at Causing Color.
Video Tutorial On Purchasing With Bitcoin
Easiest Way To Setup This Wallet?
- Go to Blockchain.info and click 'Start a New Wallet'.
- Fill in the relevant details and create a SECURE password.
- Write down the Wallet Recovery Mnemonic. This is used to restore your account in the instance you forget your password.
- Click continue and now your wallet has been created.
- Enter your password and click 'Open Wallet' to access your wallet.
- You have successfully created your Bitcoin wallet!
Note: Whenever sending your Bitcoins to Causing Color or any other vendor, you should always make sure you first transfer the BTC to your OWN wallet from the exchange you use (see below), otherwise your account with the exchanger may be disabled due to discrimination against the RC industry.
The next task is to purchase some Bitcoins! This can be done through a number of ways, but these will not all be described in detail here as each exchanger has slightly different criteria and full details are published on their websites. Below is a quick brief on some reliable exchangers.
LocalBitcoins - The best method for anonymity and one of the only places with no ID verification. You can purchase Bitcoins from thousands of different vendors in your area and pay via a variety of means, including: bank wire, cash deposit, cash in mail, cash in person, PayPal, MoneyGram, store cards etc.
Coinbase - A large US-based exchange that requires ID verification and deposit via bank wire. Instant verification is possible with some banks.
Bitstamp - The best exchange if you are within the SEPA zone (most of Europe). Quick deposit via bank wire with some of the lowest fees in the industry. ID verification required.
Circle - Buy Bitcoins with a credit card with a very quick turn around. ID verification required.
LibertyX - Purchase Bitcoins with cash at many stores located throughout the US.
For a complete list of exchangers that accept credit card please click here.
The Bitcoin prices are in constant change, therefore it is best practice to purchase slightly more coins than you need (around 3-5% more). To calculate how many BTC you need please use the rate on the exchangers website that you plan to use.
Once you have purchased your BTC you should transfer them to your Blockchain wallet and then on to Causing Color or your vendor of choice to purchase your items!