How to make a Cryptocurrency and or NFT Wallet

How to make a Cryptocurrency and or NFT Wallet

When I started up, I didn't know how to create wallets for cryptocurrency or non-fungible tokens. Now, I don't want to be the last generation with credit cards.

Examples like this tend to make people think that dealing with cryptocurrency is inconvenient and slow. However, that is not true with the proper steps and the correct information. Making a cryptocurrency or NFT wallet is simple, but steps need to be taken in the right order to ensure success. We are talking about creating a wallet that is used for buying/selling cryptocurrencies and NFTs.  

I'm not saying you shouldn't have a wallet. I mean, do you need a cryptocurrency wallet? No. But if you have a friend that might need one someday, or want a quick way to buy some tinfoil at the well, or just want to be able to spend money on something without worrying about the banks, step right up.

What is a cryptocurrency wallet?

A cryptocurrency wallet allows you to store and manage your private keys securely. Your private/public key is a unique identifier used by cryptocurrency wallets to communicate with the blockchain network securely. Wallet software plays a vital role in protecting cryptocurrency users' communications and assets, thus acting as a foundation for the decentralized economy.

Unlike traditional digital wallets that store your crypto on a piece of software installed on your computer or mobile device (i.e., Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum), NFT (Non-Fungible Token) wallets store your digital assets on a decentralized network used to create digital cash.

However, you'll have to decide which waller is right for you because it depends on what you want to do with your crypto and the level of security you want to have.

Custodial VS. Non-Custodial

Custodial wallets store your private keys on a physical device (hard drive, USB stick), while non-custodial wallets store them on your computer. Because of this, they have often been considered a better option because they offer more security. But that isn't the only reason to consider a custodial wallet. If backed up regularly, it can be much harder for thieves to steal from a custodial wallet than it would be if they stole the private key from your computer. 

Custodial Wallets

What does a Custodian do?  They are the third party (or custodian) of a cryptocurrency. The first part is the consumer, and the second party is the company that has created the cryptocurrency. A company called Coinbase handles the consumer's cryptocurrency balance for them, but what does a custodian do? In this post, I will explain the role of a custodian and why it's important to start playing with cryptocurrencies now!

If you have never bought cryptocurrency, you may wonder if there is an easier way to acquire it. One answer is online exchanges where you can buy and sell your local currency. These exchanges allow people to buy cryptocurrencies from the convenience of their homes using local currency. That's why they are called custodians.

Custodians are intermediaries between buyers and sellers where they can become financially powerful entities over time. Like an investor, a custodian has incentives to function as a good steward of economic resources. As a user or trader on a custodial exchange, you are represented by an address (a string of 64-90 alphanumeric characters). This address is based on which wallet was used to start your account and may be known for having less risky crypto transactions such as deposits or withdrawals. When sending coins to another

Non-Custodial Wallets

What is it, and what does it mean? In a nutshell, Let's say you have a Coinbase account, but you now want full control over your crypto. These are secure online wallets that don't store your private keys — they immediately give you access to your assets should the need arise. The Non-custodial wallets can be used with Bitcoin and Ethereum (the other two cryptocurrencies). If you've ever purchased anything from an online store, you know how important it is to have your private keys with you. Having them on hand also protects you against hackers who might try to steal from you if they have access to your online assets without your knowledge.

Here's how to do it on OpenSea

Have you ever wondered how someone could make a whole cryptocurrency? Well, someone did. OpenSea is the first company to create a whole cryptocurrency ecosystem. Most cryptocurrency users hold bits of the Blockchain — basically, a list of transactions — which they can sell, donate, or invest in whatever way they like. In OpenSea, you're not limited to buying tokens or using them to mine. You can use your tokens to create new applications on top of OpenSea and earn rewards for doing so.

It would help if you had ether to use OpenSea, a cryptocurrency you'll need to buy. Think of it as an arcade. First, you'll need to buy ether, which is used to purchase Robux. OpenSea is an ethereum-based token marketplace. Optionally, you can download a Chrome plug-in called MetaMask.  Installing the NFT wallet and setting a password took me about 30 seconds. Let's do it...

  • Tap the profile icon on the top right of the OpenSea website.
  • Click "Get MetaMask."
  • Choose "Install MetaMask" for Chrome or the supported browser of your choice. This installs a Chrome plug-in.
  • Choose "Get Started."
  • Select "Create Wallet."
  • Choose "No thanks" for sharing feedback.
  • Create your password.
  • Please write down the secret phrase it gives you. This is super important and is your backup to access your account. Please don't lose it.
  • Tap "Next" and confirm the secret phrase.
  • Click "Next" to connect your OpenSea account with the MetaMask digital wallet you've just created.
  • Click "Connect" again.

Conclusion

Ight, now you have a digital wallet that's connected to OpenSea. Now you need to buy some ether you can spend on NFTs. And, you need to do these steps exactly as they are described above for your wallet to be successful. You're in luck; have a read of the NFT: Non-Fungible Tokens Explained blog post.

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