Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to play MOGULS?

Here’s what you need to get started:

  • A computer or laptop running the desktop version of Chrome or Firefox
  • MetaMask, a digital wallet used specifically with web apps
  • Ether, the cryptocurrency that powers MOGULS.

What is MetaMask? Why do I need it?

MetaMask is a digital wallet. You can install it here. You will need to put ether in it to buy cities. Please note: Don’t forget your MetaMask password. It cannot be retrieved.

How do I add ether to my MetaMask wallet?

If you already own ether, you can send it from your current wallet to your MetaMask wallet's address. You can do the same with the ether in your Coinbase account (go to "Accounts" → "Send" → enter your MetaMask address and the amount of ether you want to send).

If you don't currently own ether, you can either:

  • Buy Ether directly in MetaMask (only allowed for US citizens) OR
  • Buy Ether through Coinbase OR
  • Search here

How do I buy a city?

Go to the Marketplace, scroll through the cities, and click on "Buy" when you see a city you want. You'll need to have enough ether in your MetaMask wallet to cover the purchase price (which is listed on the city card). As soon as your transaction clears, you're officially the only person in the world who owns that city on the blockchain!

How much do cities cost?

Depends on how many times a city has been traded. As a city is bought and re-bought, the price goes up. A city’s current price is always listed on its card.

Can I decide not to sell my City?

No. Anyone can buy any city from you at any time, as long as they’re willing to pay you a 20% premium over what you paid. You can take your gains and head back to the Marketplace to buy more cities. Psst! You can always buy back the city you lost if you really want it :)

Can I use a Credit Card to buy Cities?

No. Since MOGULS is run on the same blockchain technology as Ethereum, ether is the only currency you can use to purchase cities. You can use your credit card to buy ether (depending on where you live).

Are MOGULS a type of cryptocurrency?

They're more like collectibles. Their value goes up in tandem with their demand.

How does MOGULS make money?

When someone buys your city from you, they pay you a 20% premium over what you paid, plus a 6% fee to us.

Can I play on my phone or tablet?

The beta release is for the desktop only. However, we're furiously working on iPhone/Android/Tablet apps so you can play from anywhere :)

Why did my transaction fail?

When multiple users try to buy the same city, it becomes a race. Whichever transaction gets recorded on the blockchain first, wins. The rest get their ether back. To increase your chances of winning, you can submit a higher amount. Simply change the bid on the text field prior to purchasing with MetaMask and select a higher value. Don’t worry, if you bid higher than the actual price of the city on the Blockchain, the difference will be refunded automatically to your MetaMask wallet.