Ethereum or Tezos are the most common cryptocurrencies tied to NFTs, so you'll need to have some of these coins if you want to own an NFT. The first thing to do is getting an Ethereum or Tezos wallet. A digital wallet is where you'll store your cryptocurrencies, it's also where you're going to interact with NFT platforms and keep all your precious crypto art safe in one place. These instructions will guide you through the process of installing and setting up Metamask wallet
which will let you operate, buy and sell art, on the Ethereum Blockchain.
1. Install the Metamask
extension for your web Browser or download it to your mobile device as an app (for iPhone
2. Be sure to keep your pass phrase safe and secure. If you loose it there is no account recovery, there are many dramatic stories about it
3. Locate the unique hashcode or address of your wallet
. This is how you are going to be buying and withdrawing crypto from your account.
4. Now sign up to any crypto trading platform available on your region (ie. Binance
) and follow the steps to buy some ETH and send it to your wallet. Try buying only $50, just to get a hang of it. There are going to be some fees involved to make any transaction and it might a little time to send crypto to your wallet address or to withdraw funds from it.
If you want to buy or sell NFTs on the Tezos Blockchain you should install Temple wallet
following these instructions
and then load some XTZ to it in order to be able to operate on the Tezos Blockchain.