Horizon Platform Step 6 – Your First Transaction

Once the blockchain has downloaded, you are ready to make your first transaction and you can do this by visiting our special faucet which will send you a few Horizon to get you started. Your first transaction is very important because it’s also how you announce yourself to the Horizon network, and as such, there is an additional one-time only process which involves broadcasting your public key. To open up the faucet in a new tab, click the button below.

Using the faucet is really easy, simply copy and paste your Horizon address (it begins with NHZ-) into the ‘Horizon Account ID’ box and paste your public key into the ‘Horizon Public Key’ box. Both of these can be found at the top of your wallet.

Finally, click the ‘I’m Not A Robot’ box and then click the ‘Request’ button.

After a few minutes, the transaction will show up in the ‘Recent Transactions’ tab of your Horizon Wallet and shortly afterwards, it will show up in your ‘Account Balance’.

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE NOW UP AND RUNNING AND READY TO USE HORIZON. WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!