How to Mint an NFT on Ethereum - Which Wallet to use to Mint an NFT

How to Mint an NFT - Which Wallet to use to Mint an NFT

So you want to mint your first NFT? How does it work? Where do you go to get started?

Let's dive in on some of the basics.

First you will need a hot wallet, such as metamask or coinbase wallet. The most popular Ethereum wallet is metamask. It's easy to create a wallet. First download metamask on your chrome browser. I do not recommend using the mobile app, as it is not as user friendly when minting NFTs.

Next you will need to transfer from Ethereum from an on ramp such as Once you purchase some Ethereum, you will need to transfer it from coinbase to your metamask wallet. You will need a little extra to pay for the gas fees (transaction fee to use the Ethereum network). 

Once the funds show up on your metamask wallet, you will need to go to the website of the NFT project you want to mint. Be very careful when clicking on links. Make sure that it's the correct link and not a scam site. You will need to connect your metamask wallet to the website in order to proceed with the mint process. Imagine your wallet is now plugged into the "contract" and now you can interact with it.

Normally you will need to locate the button that says "mint" or "mint now". Once you clicked on the mint button, you will see your metamask window pop up and ask you to confirm that transaction. Once you confirm, you will need to wait for the transaction to process. Depending on the network's speed and congestion, this can take 30 seconds to a few minutes for the transaction to be processed. Once the goes through, you will see a confirmation window pop up at the bottom of your screen. 

You can check your wallet using or connecting to a secondary marketplace such as opensea, to see what NFTs you have in your wallet.

Now you have completed your very first mint on the Ethereum blockchain.