Before you start minting, you’ll need to complete a few steps to get set up.
To start minting on Verisart, you will need a crypto wallet. If you’re planning to mint an NFT on the Ethereum blockchain, you will also need to fund your wallet with the cryptocurrency Ether.
This guide provides an overview of how to get started:
Create a MetaMask
Fund your wallet with cryptocurrency
Link your wallet to Verisart
Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies
Verisart allows creators to mint on Ethereum and, very soon, on Polygon as well.
To mint on Ethereum, creators will need to pay a ‘gas fee’ that covers the computational power needed to register the NFT on the blockchain.
Gas fees are paid in the cryptocurrency ether (ETH), Ethereum’s natvie currency.
If you are minting on Polygon, Verisart will cover the gas fees.
Each user has an Ethereum account, also known as a wallet. Your wallet is where your ETH and your NFTs are stored.
1.Setting up a wallet
What is a wallet?
A 'wallet' is software to store and trade your NFTs and cryptocurrency.
Why is a wallet required to sign up?
OpenSea is a non-custodial platform, which means you have full control over your funds, art, or any other tokens in your wallet at all times. A wallet is required to manage your Ethereum account, hold your tokens, and send and receive transactions like bids on OpenSea.
Which wallet should I use?
For the time being, Verisart only supports MetaMask, an Ethereum account/wallet manager for browsers.
Next, you’ll see the “Secret Backup Phrase” screen. It is VERY IMPORTANT you save these 12 words in a private, secure location. They are the only way to restore your account if you get locked out or lose your password. IF you lose this, you will lose access to your NFTs and there is nothing we can do to help you.
MetaMask will ask you to confirm it to prove you’ve saved it somewhere.
2. Funding your Wallet - Buying Ethereum
To send Ether to your wallet, you need your wallet address. Here’s how to find it:
Click on the MetaMask browser extension
To copy your Ethereum address (aka public key), hover over “Account” and click “Copy to clipboard”.
Some NFTs may require WETH (Wrapped ETH). This is equivalent to ETH but will just require a few extra steps which you can do directly through OpenSea. Here is a Help Center from OpenSea to guide you through the process.
3. Link your wallet to Verisart
Sign in directly with the Metamask wallet that owns the NFT
You'll have to sign the transaction on
Log in with email and then connect your wallet
Click on the person icon in the drop right-hand corner
Click “Connect your wallet”
Click connect with Metamask (Please note: for the time being we only support connecting your Metamask through the browser extension.)
Follow the steps in the Metamask pop up