If you are wondering how to buy an NFT, let's start connecting your crypto wallet to your Opensea account.
But first things first, what is a Crypto wallet?
Let's say that is a wallet, like the one that you use regularly, but instead of holding cash and credit cards, it is holding your digital cryptocurrencies and Non-fungible tokens, basically keeping all your private passwords that are giving you access to your crypto. It also allows you to send, receive and spend them.
Now that we have a little more clear how to manage our digital assets, let's begin with the NFT purchase preparation.
InvestingNFT uses Metamask on all the interactions with Opensea. Why Metamask?
It is a safe and secure way to store your cryptocurrencies and NFTs, being the world's leading crypto wallet.
Intuitive user interface.
Multi-purpose and secure.
Transparent gas fees with the use of EIP-1559.
Supports multiple account creation.
OPTION 1: USING YOUR BROWSER:
STEP 1. INSTALL METAMASK
Download and install metamask, either on your phone or for your browser. The steps are the same for both devices.
Once is ready, press on "Get started".
Select "Create a wallet".
Choose to send Metamask data or not.
Create and confirm a secure password.
Write down your backup phrase and be sure to keep it somewhere safe. You won't be able to get into your account if you forget it.
Confirm your secret recovery phrase.
Press "Done" and you will be all set to start purchasing some ETH.
STEP 2. BUYING CRYPTO
Before creating your Opensea account, you should buy some ETH. How?
Direct deposit through another crypto wallet.
Buy with Wyre
Buy with Transak.
STEP 3. SIGN UP FOR OPENSEA WITH METAMASK
Go to Opensea website, either through your phone or browser.
Click on the Profile icon at the top-right.
3. Link your Metamask Cryptowallet to Opensea.
4. Click "Next".
5. Add your personal information: email, username, etc. Those details can be changed later on.
STEP 4. BUY AN NFT ON OPENSEA
Once your Metamask is connected to your Opensea account, you can start browsing the marketplace, looking for an attractive NFT.
Click on the selected NFT.
Press "Buy now".
Check the box to accept Opensea terms of Service.
Confirm the Checkout.
Accept the Metamask pop-up to confirm your transaction.
Review the gas costs that come with all purchases.
Your new NFT will appear in your Opensea profile and Metamask wallet.
OPTION 2: USING YOUR MOBILE PHONE
Follow our step-by-step video tutorial