How to Get Started with NFTs

Author: Jimmy Dendrinos
Date: December 1, 2021

In this week’s blog post, we are going to back to the basics. In an effort to help newcomers familiarize themselves with NFTs, we have written up a simple guide. By the end of this article, you will be well on your way to collecting all sorts of amazing digital art. While there are plenty of NFTs out there, be sure to check out NFT Concerts for our unlockable music performances.

Step 1: Open a Crypto Wallet

Don’t worry, this isn’t as scary as it sounds. In order to buy and own NFTs, you will need a wallet. A crypto wallet is a place where you can securely keep your crypto assets such as NFTs. To quickly and easily setup a crypto wallet use Google Chrome and add the plugin MetaMask to your browser.

Once added, MetaMask will launch a setup tutorial in a new tab. Click Get Started, then select Create a Wallet. Choose your data sharing preferences then set your password.

Watch the Video regarding your secret recovery phase. It is vital that you protect this phrase as anyone with access to it can steal anything from your wallet. There is no recovering this phrase if it is forgotten or misplaced. Be careful with your secret recovery phrase.

Save your secret recovery phrase as directed, then confirm you have saved the phrase by selecting the correct order on the confirmation screen. Once confirmed, you will be directed to your wallet interface. Congratulations, you’ve completed step 1.

Step 2: Receive Free NFT

At the top of your wallet, you will receive see “Account 1’ and below it a concatenated string (0xFBd…cCE3). That string is your wallet address. It is unique to your wallet and may be shared publicly without fear. Click on the Account 1 address to copy it. Submit your wallet address and email in the form below to receive your first NFT free of charge courtesy of NFT Concerts.

Welcome! Receive a Free NFT from NFT Concerts

Step.3: Fund Your Account

Congratulations, welcome to the start of your NFT collection. While there are opportunities to get free NFTs, if you want to purchase NFTs you will need to have cryptocurrency in your wallet. There are numerous options when it comes to purchasing cryptocurrency. If you live in the United States, one of the safest and most convenient options is CoinBase.

If you’re interested in purchasing NFTs, buy some ETH or MATIC and withdraw it to your MetaMask wallet. Please be aware that your MetaMask wallet can connect to different blockchains (think of blockchains like networks – like AT&T vs Verizon) and that any cryptocurrency purchased on CoinBase and withdrawn to MetaMask will be on the Ethereum Mainnet. This is important as many affordable NFTs are on Polygon. To transfer your funds to Polygon Network, you will need to use a Polygon Bridge.

 

Step 4: Discover the Metaverse

Welcome to world of web3. There’s a lot to discover here. Perhaps your first stop should be OpenSea – the eBay of NFTs. If you head to your account page, you will be able to view the NFT sent to you by NFT Concerts (please allow 24 hours for processing).

If you’re a music fan, be sure to check out Royal, MintSongs, and ROCKI. If you’re into horse racing, go try out Zed Run.  And as always, don’t forget to check out NFT Concerts for a full length concerts unlocked by NFTs.

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