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How to Create an NFT Wallet for Yourself?

  • Ashesh Anand
  • Dec 13, 2021
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You've probably been hearing about NFTs everywhere nowadays, and you're probably wondering how you can get involved. However, you must have endured a high learning curve to get started. In this article, we'll go over the fundamentals of becoming a collector. Let's start with wallets!


Purchasing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is a terrific method to invest in digital assets while also supporting artists financially. Many NFTs also grant you the ability to build derivatives through usage rights. If you're interested in this, you'll be on the lookout for those elusive NFTs in popular collections like Cool Cats, On1Force, Sewer Rats, and Robotos.


With digital art selling for up to $70 million, Mike Tyson selling tokenized artifacts, and Lionel Messi recently announcing his own NFT crypto art collection, the market for NFTs has expanded in recent months.


( Explore the list of Top 10 NFT Platforms from where you can buy NFTs and Store them in your wallet. )



What is an NFT wallet?


You'll need a cryptocurrency wallet to buy NFTs. Isn't the name itself a little frightening? What is a cryptocurrency wallet? Yes, Dios mo! But don't worry; it will become more prevalent with time.


We'd like to clear up a common misconception right away: your crypto wallet does not hold any crypto, coin, or tokens! No, it's not full of the cute GIFs and PNGs you've seen on Twitter.


You'd be excused for believing they work as a traditional wallet with cash and coins, but they're more akin to a debit card or a bank in principle.


What do you mean by that? Each of your wallet's crypto addresses has a public and private key. You can provide the public key to anyone, just as you may give someone your bank account number to pay you or your email address to message you.


However, the public key alone will not allow you to access the funds within. The private key functions similarly to your debit card PIN in that it is needed to make payments and prove ownership of the address. 

( Want to get your own NFT Wallet and are confused about which one you should choose? Here’s a list of the Top 6 NFT Wallets. )


Types of Crypto Wallets


There are many various sorts of crypto wallets, but they all serve the same purpose, albeit with varying levels of ease and security.


Trezor and Ledger hardware wallets contain your private keys on a physical device that looks like a USB drive. You only connect the USB device to the internet while you're performing a transaction; otherwise, it's turned off. 


This implies that hackers will not be able to access your private key. This is the safest type of wallet, and it connects to Metamask with ease. It can be inconvenient, so have one on hand or use one for long-term storage.


Then there are desktop wallets like Electrum and Mycelium, which store your private keys on your computer. Mobile wallets like Argent and Rainbow, on the other hand, save your private keys on your iOS or Android device. However, you must verify that your computer and mobile devices are safe.

Custodial web wallets, such as Coinbase, Binance, and BitMEX, are third-party services that hold your private keys and have complete control over your cash. Although this is convenient and can result in lower fees, you must be concerned about data breaches and the fact that the custodian has the authority to freeze your cash for any reason.


You'll need a non-custodial wallet like MetaMask to buy NFTs. You always retain ownership and control of your private keys with these wallets. MetaMask provides all of the advantages of a web wallet while avoiding the drawbacks of custodial wallets. MetaMask has grown to over 5 million active monthly users as a result of this combination. Whoa!


( Do You Know? NFTs can also  be used in Gaming. Here are the Top 10 NFT games to explore )


Watch this: NFTs, Explained


Step By Step Guide to Create your NFT Wallet


Let's have a look at how to set up MetaMask so you can buy NFTs on internet marketplaces.


Step 1: Convert your funds to ETH


Using a cryptocurrency exchange like Coinbase to purchase cryptocurrencies with traditional currencies is a simple process. Coinbase is simple to set up, but it may take a few days for everything to be approved.


You'll need the following items to sign up with Coinbase:


1. Identification documents like a passport or a driver's licence


2. A payment method that has been approved, such as a bank account.


After you've been approved, you can use the site to purchase Ethereum, which you'll then transfer to your MetaMask wallet.


( There are many other Crypto Exchanges as well. You can choose any one you like, Here’s a list of the Top 5 Crypto Exchanges )


Step 2: Get a MetaMask wallet


We'll use MetaMask to store our ETH in a non-custodial wallet. MetaMask is available as a Chrome extension or as an iOS and Android app. In this scenario, we'll use the Chrome extension.


Click Add to Chrome and then Add Extension to install the MetaMask Chrome extension from the Chrome online store. To use the MetaMask setup procedure, click the fox head in your browser bar after it has been installed.


You'll be prompted to generate a password and a secret backup phrase, which you should save somewhere safe offline. You can use this secret phrase to back up and restore your account, but you should never give it out to anyone, much like your private key.


Step 3: Fund your MetaMask wallet with ETH


It's simple to deposit ETH into your account if you've set up Coinbase and MetaMask. Copy your MetaMask public address. 


Go to Coinbase and select the Pay option from the drop-down menu. Select ETH as the currency and enter the amount you want to transfer to MetaMask. Continue to the next step and confirm the transfer.


(Interested in Ethereum? Here’s everything you need to know about Ethereum Cryptocurrency)


Step 4 : Connect your MetaMask wallet to OpenSea


The largest online marketplace for NFTs is OpenSea. Now that you've set up MetaMask, all you have to do is sign in to OpenSea by clicking on MetaMask in the wallets list. You'll be asked to verify your account information.


Step 5: Purchase or place a bid on an NFT such as Roboto


You can buy fantastic NFTs and start collecting now that your funds are available for use on OpenSea. If you want a Roboto, you can purchase one from the Robotos official collection.


(Read here, about the History of NFTs and How they got started)




We hope you've gained a better knowledge of how bitcoin wallets function and the various alternatives available to you by now. Always put your safety first! Always secure your private keys and be aware of the people with whom you transact, regardless of whose wallet you use.

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