SOL token is required to do anything on the Solana blockchain.
How does Step.finance work?
First, you can visit the Step landing page from there you can click a link to be redirected to the current app. You can connect any supported Solana Wallet by hitting the 'Connect' button at the top right of the screen.
Choose your preferred wallet from the list
Once you have connected your wallet you will see the Step Finance Dashboard, Swap, NFT Gallery, Liquidity Pools and other locations in the Step Finance platform.
You must spend a fraction of SOL to do many interactions on the Solana Blockchain. Therefore to be able to buy coins on a DEX, Stake for yield, invest in Vault or anything else you will need a small balance of SOL otherwise your transactions will fail.
Via an Exchange
If you need to get some SOL and you only have a Fiat currency (bank account, credit card) then a good location is via FTX. You will be able to fund your account on FTX after depositing a fiat currency (requires KYC) or another cryptocurrency and exchanging it for SOL. Once you have your SOL you will need to withdraw it from your FTX account to your wallet address. You do not need much SOL to do transactions, 0.5 SOL will do for almost anything for a long time.
FTX.com is currently not available for US residents, we instead recommend FTX US for US residents and citizens.
Via FTX Pay on Step
At Step we have integrated FTX Pay as an option to fund your Solana wallet via Credit Card or another Solana balance in your FTX account. Please note you must have a KYC'd account at FTX to use this service. All credit card payments to buy crypto direct require KYC so this is not uncommon.
FTX Pay is a button on the top right of your app.step.finance page
Firstly youll want to login to https://app.step.finance/ with your wallet by clicking 'Connect' and you will be greeted by the Dashboard page. Here you will see an FTX Pay Icon which will open the FTX Pay window.
Enter an amount of SOL
Upon clicking the FTX Pay Icon you will see the FTX Pay window if you dont have enough SOL here you may press "Add Funds' to start the purchase process for Credit Card users.
'Deposit Via Card' to buy via a credit/debit card in FTX
Click the 'Deposit Via Card' button and follow the prompts to purchase SOL with a CC and have it send direct to your Solana wallet.
Once you have some SOL you are all Setup to use Step Finance!