Before you go down the road of setting up your own tokens, you are going to need to understand a bit about how Stellar operates and the way in which it uses "Lumens" to fund activity.

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Creating a Stellar wallet

There are many ways to create a Stellar wallet. If you are a Task user with an active wallet, you already have a wallet! Just backup your wallet keys, and you can utilise this wallet elsewhere.

Often though you will not want to "mix" your Task user wallet with a wallet you are using to fund a project. There are lots of Stellar wallet providers listed here, we have found Lobstr to be pretty good. 

Funding your wallet with Lumens

Without Lumens in your wallet, you cannot create new tokens or fund the creation of new wallets (which you'll need when creating your custom token).

Managed service

If you want a managed service, you can purchase Lumens from the Task shop. However, if you plan to purchase large numbers of Lumens you'll probably want to manage this yourself.

Exchange purchase

To purchase Lumens yourself, you'll need an account on an exchange like Binance, Bittrex, Kraken, or any other exchange that supports XLM trading.

You'll also need to exchange Fiat funds to Bitcoin or Ethereum to then send to the exchange so you can purchase Lumens (Coinbase is a good place to do this).

With a Stellar wallet created and funded with Lumens, you are now able to add your account to and then create your own token.

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