Solana blockchain is well-known for its speed and low gas fee.
Recently, OpenSea included Solana NFTs on its platform.
To buy Solana NFTs on OpenSea, you need to connect your Solana wallet.
Also, you need to have enough SOL on your Solana wallet to buy NFTs.
SOL is also needed to pay the gas fee as well.
OpenSea currently supports two Solana wallets: Phantom and Glow.
Steps to Buy Solana NFTs on OpenSea
- Install Phantom or Glow Wallet
- Load Your Wallet with Some SOL
- Connect Solana Wallet to OpenSea
- Explore Solana NFTs on OpenSea
- Buy Solana NFTs
1. Install Phantom or Glow Wallet
To access Solana NFTs on OpenSea, you need a Solana crypto wallet.
OpenSea supports Phantom and Glow Solana wallets.
If you have already installed Phantom or Glow wallet, you can skip this step.
To install the Phantom wallet, you need to download it: Extension and iOS.
To install the Glow wallet, you need to download it: Extension and iOS.
Then, you need to create an account.
The process of creating a Phantom/ Glow wallet account includes setting a password and storing the secret recovery phrase.
You can refer to this guide for further clarification: How to Create a Phantom Wallet: A Step by Step Guide or How to Create and Set Up Glow Wallet.
2. Load Your Wallet with Some SOL
You need SOL cryptocurrency to buy and pay the gas fee.
First, you need to buy SOL from any of the cryptocurrency exchanges.
SOL can be purchased on Binance, Coinbase, FTX, Kucoin, Kraken, Gate.io, Crypto.com, and more.
After purchasing SOL, you need to transfer it to Phantom or Glow wallet.
To transfer SOL to Phantom or Glow, you need to copy the wallet address.
Then, paste it into the Withdrawal window of the cryptocurrency exchange that you have purchased SOL.
Refer to this guide if you have SOL in Binance: How to Withdraw/ Transfer Solana (SOL) from Binance to Phantom Wallet.
Refer to this guide if you have SOL in Coinbase: How to Transfer Solana from Coinbase to Phantom Wallet.
Refer to this guide if you have SOL in Crypto.com: How to Transfer Solana (SOL) from Crypto.com to Phantom Wallet.
3. Connect Solana Wallet to OpenSea
Once you have installed the Solana wallet and loaded it with some SOL, you are ready to connect your wallet with OpenSea.
To connect your wallet, you need to visit the OpenSea website or mobile application.
Then, click on the wallet icon or the profile icon.
Choose Phantom or Glow according to your comfort.
Lastly, allow OpenSea to connect with your Solana wallet by clicking Connect on your wallet.
4. Explore Solana NFTs on OpenSea
Once you have established the connection, you need to go to the Solana section on OpenSea.
There you can navigate across many Solana NFT collections.
You can make use of filters to easily find NFTs of your requirements.
To use the filter, click on any of the collections.
After clicking any collection, on the left side of your screen, you will be able to see the filter.
Trending Solana NFTs on OpenSea include SolPunks, Monkey Baby Business, Famous Fox Federation, The High Society, and more.
5. Buy Solana NFTs
If you have found a Solana NFT that you wish to buy, you can buy it now or participate in the auction.
To buy it now, click Buy now.
Then, the checkout window will appear and click Confirm checkout.
Now, you will need to authenticate the purchase by signing in.
Click Approve on your wallet pop-up.
Make an Offer/ Place bid
Some of the Solana NFTs will have additional options near Buy now.
That is Make an offer or Place bid.
This means these NFTs are also can be bought via auction.
Some NFTs have only been listed on auction.
If you would like to make offers, click on Make an Offer/ Place bid.
Then, enter your offer in the amount of SOL.
Set the expiration date and time for your offer.
Lastly, select the check box and click Make Offer.
Once the seller received your bid, he will decide further.
If he accepts your offer, you will get an email notification.
Note: You must have entered your email address on the OpenSea. To enter your email address, go to Settings and then, click Profile.
In the case of Make an Offer/ Place bid, sellers will sign in from his/ her side and will pay the gas fee.
1. How to view my active offers in OpenSea?
Once you have made an offer for a particular NFT that remains active until the seller denies it or your expiration date and time.
To view your active offers, you need to go to your Profile by clicking the profile icon.
Then, click the Offers tab and click Offers Made.
2. Can I buy/ sell Solana NFTs on OpenSea?
Yes, you can buy/ sell Solana NFTs on OpenSea. OpenSea launched support for Solana NFTs in April 2022. The first launch is a beta one; there is a limited collection of Solana NFTs available. The second launch in the near future will include more collections of Solana NFTs.