Frequently Asked Questions about Book of Orbs
What is Book of Orbs?
‘Book of Orbs’ is a digital wallet and digital assets collection app for Android and and an online platform created to enable the interoperability of mobile games. It is our goal to enable the gaming platform to hold universally operable functionalities.
The key premise of ‘Book of Orbs’ centers around the CounterParty exchange of game items on the Bitcoin Blockchain.
‘Project Orb’ seeks to revolutionize the concept of true digital ownership for game players, everywhere.
So here’s what you need to know before downloading the app:
What is an ORB?
ORB is an acronym of our ‘Project ORB’ mission statement. It means ‘Ownership Revolution on the Blockchain’. Products of ‘Project ORB’ refer to game items that are tokenized for trading on the Bitcoin Blockchain.
What is CounterParty?
‘Counterparty’ refers to an open-source, tokenization platform built atop of the Bitcoin blockchain. You can learn more about CounterParty at the official CounterParty website.
Why do I need to pay bitcoin fees when I want to send and/or trade my ORBs?
ORBS on ‘Books of Orbs’ refer to tokens built atop of the Bitcoin Blockchain, using the CounterParty protocol. To send and trade ORBs, you have to pay a small fee to the Bitcoin miners; this allows for the timely confirmation of your transaction.
Why do I need to wait 10 minutes or more, to send or place an order?
As ORBs operate on the bitcoin blockchain, their transaction process follows the same procedure and resultant waiting periods.
I failed to create, send or order transactions. Why?
The most common reason for a transaction to fail is due to insufficient Bitcoin funds. Bitcoin funds are needed to pay the transaction fee. If you believe that there are other circumstances behind your transaction failure, please do not hesitate to contact our support services via our social networks or email.
Why are transaction fees expensive sometimes?
Higher transaction fees occur when the Bitcoin network becomes congested. This is often due to limited block capacity on the blockchain. To ensure that ORB transactions are still confirmed in a timely manner, a higher transaction fee will be incurred for users.
Can I send ORBs to other bitcoin wallets?
ORBs can be sent to other Bitcoin wallets and will not be destroyed even if they’re sent to non-counterparty addresses. However, retrieving tokens from these addresses may require the assistance of a specialized, cryptographic tool.
Can I cancel my order?
Orders can be canceled from the history page in the ‘Book of Orbs’ app. Please note that users will also be charged a transaction fee for the cancellation of orders.
Can I trade ORBs using tokens other than BitCrystals or WILLCOIN?
At this time, Spells of Genesis card trading is currently limited through BitCrystals and the same is true for Force of Will; through WILLCOIN. This is done to ensure ultimate game optimization for players. With increased app usage, we will respond to user needs and strive towards providing the best currency trading options for players in the future, including trading against XCP as a potential option.
Users can now trade ORBS using PepeCash in the RarePepe and Memorychain environments on ‘Book Of Orbs’.
I am changing my phone. How can I backup my account?
Backing up your ORBs is a simple process. After signing up to the app, please write down the 12-word recovery passphrase which is displayed. This is all you will need to recover your ORBs, on a new phone. It is of paramount importance that you to have a hard copy of your passphrase available, as we are unable to recover it for you. WRITE IT DOWN ON PAPER AND KEEP IT SAFE! This is to ensure that your ORBs remain secure at all times.
I’ve lost my 12-word recovery passphrase and/or phone. Can I still recover my ORBs?
Only the user can access their passphrase. As our servers do not store this information, only you will be able to recover your ORBs. Please see our advice as to how to back up your passphrase, above.
Can I use Book of Orbs for games other than SoG and FoW?
Book of Orbs is glad to announce that Takara, a geocaching app, is the first third-party application to allow users to pick up ORBs and other cryptocurrency tokens all over the world! As Book of Orb’s user-base continues to expand, we have every intention to invite other games and applications to join our journey to revolutionize ownership on the Blockchain.
How can I get bitcoins?
Check out http://www.bestbitcoinexchange.io/ to find the best Bitcoin exchange for you. You can also exchange your Bitcoin for BitCrystals and WILLCOIN to use within ‘Book of Orbs’ and its supported apps.