NFTs are becoming extremely popular due to their collectibility and scarcity.
Crypto enthusiasts are flocking to the biggest NFT markets to buy their favorite tokens, gaming items, and art.
This list will help you decide where to buy non-fungible crypto collectibles.
The largest market by far is on OpenSea. Their site has been established for years and the offer the ability to buy, sell, and auction off your items. You can find art, gaming items, digital land, digital trading cards, and more.
You can also buy or sell bundles items which is a great way to pick up some package deals.
You are going to need Metamask and Ethereum to buy or sell the majority of items.
Download the Metamask extension for your browser (Chrome, Brave, Firefox, etc.). If you are new to this, make sure to save your seed phrase and never share it with anyone.
The Metamask wallet is your Ethereum address. NFTs are actually assigned to an ETH address. That’s how ownership works!
You first need to purchase Ethereum from a reputable exchange. We recommend:
Once it is available to withdraw, send your Ethereum from the exchange to your Metamask Wallet. Click on the fox icon to reveal your address in the browser dropdown.
Now you have “gas” in the form of Ethereum currency to purchase an NFT on OpenSea.
OpenSea accepts a wide variety of cryptocurrencies, but these listings are often project specific. ETH is by far the most common way to pay.
Gas fees can be high but many people want to make sure they secure the items they want.
Because you have to pay the gas fee in addition to the cost of the item, you must have extra ETH in your wallet to pay the fee.
If an item costs $100 in ETH, you might want to purchase $500 or more of ETH to have enough to pay for fees.
Another large and highly active market is Wax.io. Here you can mint your own NFTs easily while also buying, selling, or creating auctions.
WAX currently has little to know fee for transactions. If you do not want to pay the gas fees on Ethereum, try using WAX.
You will need to use the WAX protocol token to participate in the sales.
It can be a little difficult to get WAX for a beginner. The best thing to do is trade another cryptocurrency for it.
First, you must purchase cryptocurrency one one of the following exchanges. We recommended buying Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, or another major crypto with high liquidity.
Next, visit WAX.io, sign up by creating a cloud wallet, and visit https://wallet.wax.io/dashboard.
On the right side, click “Buy Wax”. Use the ChangeNow widget to swap crypto.
Copy your WAX address and use it as the recipient in the trade.
It is found in the top right of the wallet dashboard and ends in .wam.
The cost of the item is listed in WAX:
We still believe Enjin will become a giant in the NFT gaming space. They have a beautifully designed marketplace where anyone can trade Enjin coin backed crypto tokens.
First download the Enjin Wallet from your phone app store, which is an amazing wallet that not only stores the top crypto currencies, but also has an entire display for NFTs, tokens, and collectibles in the “Assets” section.
Next, buy Enjin Coin (ENJ) to trade on the marketplace. You can send the crypto from the exchange to your Enjin Wallet.
ENJ is available on the following exchanges:
Next, browse the marketplace on desktop here. When you find an item you like, scan the QR code with the Enjin wallet to make the purchase!
For example, you can buy this Golden Sword which is currently useable in Minecraft.
We’ll add some more reputable NFT marketplaces where you can buy crypto tokens as we discover them.
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