How to buy Pirate Chain (ARRR)

Henry Aung / 2 years ago

What is Pirate Chain?

From the Pirate Chain's website:

Pirate Chain (ARRR) is a 100% private send cryptocurrency. It uses a privacy protocol that cannot be compromised by other users activity on the network. Most privacy coins are riddled with holes created by optional privacy. Pirate Chain uses ZK-Snarks to shield 100% of the peer to peer transactions on the blockchain making for highly anonymous and private transactions.

It is similar to Monero but instead of shuffling the addresses to hide the user's transactions, Pirate chain shield the transactions in the first place which prevents any prying eyes from even attempting to track and trace.

In other words, Pirate Chain is "privacy by default" instead of "privacy as an after-thought"

Monero (XMR) vs PIRATE (ARRR). A technical comparison between the… | by  Flexatron | PirateChain | Medium

Source: Monero (XMR) vs PIRATE (ARRR)

The ticker for Pirate Chain is ARRR (the sound that pirates make on affirmations).


As of current writing, ARRR is not available to buy directly on major exchanges yet. To buy ARRR, one needs to buy Bitcoin (BTC) and then swap it to ARRR using crypto swapping services.

This article will explain how to use one such service called TradeOrge to obtain some ARRRs.

Step 1: TradeOgre

Go to:

You will see the loading page:

After that click on "Sign In" page from the top-right corner of your screen:

After that log-in with your TradeOgre account (or Create new one by clicking Register Here):

You will need to enter the 2FA Authentication by using Google Authenticator on your phone:

After that it will take you to your "Balances" page:

This is essentially your wallets list with balances on it.

Step 2: Deposit BTCs to TradeOgre

Click on "Deposit" link on your Bitcoin wallet to deposit some BTC:

You will be presented with your TradeOgre BTC Wallet address. Click "Copy" to your copy your address:

You can then go your existing BTC wallet and send some BTC to this address.

If you do not have any BTCs yet, you can buy BTCs at an exchange of your choice and enter the above BTC address as your receiving address.


ALWAYS and ONLY use "Copy" feature to copy your addresses to avoid typos.

Once you have sent BTCs to your TradeOgre BTC address, wait for the BTCs to show up in your TradeOgre account (it can take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes).

Go to to see status. Once the deposits are in, you will see something similar to the screen below:

Step 3: Swap BTC to ARRR

After that click on "Markets" on the top-left of the page:

Then click on "BTC-ARRR" on the Market list:

After that, as shown on the screenshot below:

  1. Click the #1 link to add all the BTCs you have in your TradeOgre wallet to the BTC box
  2. Click on the BUY button

Immediately, your BTCs now would have been swapped to ARRR coins!

You now own ARRR coins but they are stored online in the TradeOgre wallet.

In the next article, I will explain how you can withdraw your ARRR coins from TradeOgre online wallet to your local computer using ARRR Lite Wallet.


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