Are you new to NFTs and interested in buying or selling on OpenSea?

We know the process can be daunting, especially when managing digital currencies and crypto wallets. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

We’ll guide you through the process of setting up your OpenSea account, step by step. I’ll explain the need for digital currency and a crypto wallet, tell you why a wallet is necessary for using OpenSea, and provide the solution by walking you through the setup process. By the end of this article, you’ll feel confident diving into the world of NFTs on OpenSea.

To begin purchasing or selling NFTs with OpenSea, you’ll need digital currency, a crypto wallet, and an account. Let’s get going!

  1. Buy digital currency (ETH)
    ETH, the digital currency that powers transactions on the Ethereum blockchain, can be purchased from a digital currency exchange such as Coinbase. To “mint” an NFT, purchase an NFT, and pay gas fees to complete transactions, you’ll need ETH.

    Let’s get a crypto wallet now that you have ETH.
  2. Set up a crypto wallet
    A crypto wallet, such as MetaMask, holds your ETH and processes Ethereum blockchain transactions. You will be assigned a unique wallet address, which you will use to execute transactions.
Source: OpenSea

To install a cryptocurrency wallet and connect to OpenSea, view our tutorial.

An independent blockchain explorer called allows you to view all transactions related to your wallet address. Checking Etherscan after finishing each transaction is a good idea.

Why do I need a wallet before I can purchase or sell on OpenSea

You may communicate with the blockchain by using OpenSea. We never take custody of your belongings or keep your NFTs in storage. Instead, we offer a system for peer-to-peer transactions. You’ll need a wallet to convert your browser actions into blockchain transactions since you’ll be utilizing OpenSea to communicate with other users directly on the blockchain. The available wallets are listed in our help center guide. What crypto wallets are compatible with OpenSea?

You can link your wallet address to OpenSea now that you have a cryptocurrency wallet set up.

3. Connect to OpenSea

Let’s link your wallet to OpenSea and update your profile so you may start communicating on our site. Go to and click the Profile button.

Connect to OpenSea

You will then be prompted to connect your wallet.

Connect Wallets

You will proceed through several prompts before arriving at the connecting screen. You’re almost done when you notice “Connecting…” OpenSea to your wallet.

Connecting Wallet to OpenSea

To change your username, go to the three-dot menu on the right side of the screen and choose Settings. You will receive an extra security prompt, click Sign and you can begin changing your profile.

OpenSea Settings

You can now change your bio, email address, profile photo, and other details.

If you have any problems displaying your products, make sure your wallet is properly linked. OpenSea is a window into your wallet address that displays all of the NFTs contained within.

The wallet is properly linked

The Browse page and search functions are at the heart of OpenSea. OpenSea allows you to buy, sell, and create NFTs.

OpenSea allows you to buy, sell, and create NFTs.


OpenSea is a prominent NFT marketplace where users can buy, trade, and discover digital goods such as artwork, collectibles, and gaming stuff. The platform has grown dramatically in recent years, with increasing users and transactions.