What’s a Blockchain Wallet and Why Have One?
A blockchain wallet is a digital wallet supported by blockchain technology with a unique url that allows users to securely transfer, store, and manage their assets.
Your wallet functions as your digital identification, passport on the blockchain. The URL is used to connect your wallet to your bank account. Your url should be kept very private and secure, just like you would protect your social security number. Having a wallet is what will allow you to purchase your rare pizza as well as any other crypto art aka NFTs from digital marketplaces like opensea.io and rarible. When you buy an NFT you’re voting with your choice to support artists, small businesses, and DAOs, and we think all of those things are pretty cool 😎Setting up Your Blockchain Wallet
Your wallet functions as your digital identification and passport on the blockchain. The provided URL is used to connect your wallet to your bank account. Your URL should be kept very private and secure and should be protected just like you would your social security number. Having a digital wallet is what will allow you to purchase your rare pizzas as well as any other crypto art aka NFTs from digital marketplaces like Opensea and Rarible. When you buy an NFT you’re voting with your purchase to support artists, small businesses, and DAOs, and we think all of those things are pretty cool
When you set up your digital wallet you’ll be provided with what’s called a “seed phrase,” or highly secure password, that you should never share with anyone else and should be kept in a secure physical location, not on your computer or cell phone. Consider writing your seed phrase down on a piece of paper and storing it in a safe place where only you know it’s location.
Your wallet can store any crypto currency from Bitcoin to Ether to Mana to Dogecoin. Transfer funds from your cryptocurrency exchange (Coinbase, Kraken, etc) to fund your wallet and begin making transactions in digital marketplaces like opensea, rarible, mintable, and others! Copy and paste your wallet URL into the “send” window address of your coinbase or Kraken exchange to transfer funds into your new wallet. Resources
One of the unspoken tenants of the DAO is democratization of information. We strongly encourage anyone who is interested in the developing NFT and cryptocurrency space to educate yourself and get involved! Watch YouTube videos, listen to podcasts and Clubhouse rooms, or join our Discord server.
Here are some links to get you started so you can buy your first NFT pizza!
Metamask Beginners Guide