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How to create and fund your wallet
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A crypto wallet is required to start minting. To mint an NFT on Ethereum or Base, you will need to fund your wallet with the cryptocurrency Ether.

What is a wallet?

A 'wallet' is software to store and trade your NFTs and cryptocurrency.

Why is a wallet required?

A wallet is required to manage your cryptocurrency, hold your NFTs, and send and receive transactions. Having a wallet means you have full control over the NFTs you create.

Setting up a wallet

Which wallet should I use?

Verisart supports MetaMask, Coinbase wallet and 100+ other types through WalletConnect.

Installing Metamask

Use the latest version of Chrome or Firefox. Go to and install the browser extension, and watch their intro video.

After MetaMask is installed, click on the fox icon in your browser extension panel and going through the welcome screens. You will be asked to create a new wallet, create a password, and accept the privacy policy, terms of service and several disclaimers to proceed.

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 your phrase, you lose access to your wallet and your NFTs..

MetaMask will ask you to confirm the phrase to prove you’ve saved it somewhere.

Link your wallet to Verisart

Joining Verisart

You can join using your wallet by choosing the wallet option. To complete the sign up you will also be asked to provide an email address.

Why do we need your email address?

You need to provide an email address to be able to create and view certificates for physical works. Any important communications will also take place over email.

If you already have an account

Log in to your existing account and click the circle in the drop right-hand corner.

  • Click 'Settings'

  • Under 'Wallets & Contracts'

  • Click 'Connect wallet'

Follow the steps in the wallet pop up, you'll be asked to sign the request your wallet to prove you have ownership of it

Fund your wallet

Before minting on Base or Ethereum or collecting Ethereum NFTs, you must add Ether to your wallet. You can use Coinbase to buy Ether. and this Coinbase Help Center article will get you started.

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”.

Note, some NFTs on OpenSea may require WETH (Wrapped ETH) and this Help Center from OpenSea will guide you through the process.

Do I need to buy MATIC?

MATIC is the currency used on the Polygon blockchain. Minting on Polygon is covered by Verisart as part of your subscription plan so you do not need to purchase any MATIC.

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