Mint an NFT

Follow these steps to create and mint an NFT. Have a go. Enjoy the adventure.

Already have a digital wallet? Go to next step.

A digital wallet is a software application for making financial transactions. Currently, there are two types.

Your bank account may be linked to a digital wallet on your mobile so that you can bank on the move and also make payments by tapping the device to a terminal. The second type is sometimes called a crypto wallet to distinguish it from the first type. It allows a user to store and retrieve their crypto coins and tokens. Each wallet has a unique address on a blockchain.

Install wallet app

A wallet is a software application that generates a unique address on a blockchain when you create it.

Click on this image to go the Metamask wallet site, choose your browser or mobile, then download the extension.

Create wallet password

The little fox face should appear on right side of toolbar. If not, then click the little jigsaw piece to make it visible.

Create a password for your wallet. You can reset as long as you have your Secret Recovery Phrase. No phrase = no wallet recovery.

Get recovery phrase

The Secret Recovery Phrase is a 12-word phrase that is the ‘master key’ to your wallet.  If you lose this, you lose all crypto and NFTs in this wallet.

Watch the video about the importance of keeping this secret.

See wallet contents

This is the newborn wallet. In top left, it shows that it is not connected to the page that is currently open in your browser.

The account number is at the top in the middle. There is no ETH (Ethereum currency) and no US dollars in it.

Check network

There are many blockchains, which are often referred to as ‘mainnets’ or ‘networks’. Think of them like toll roads.

You need to know which one you are using. See the drop-down list. You can add to these options.

Understand transactions

This wallet is currently linked to the Polygon network and is also connected to the currently open web page.

It has 10 MATIC in it ( currency used on Polygon network) and there was a free transaction on 5 July.

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