This article will serve as a tutorial on how to buy Gutter Cat Gang NFTs, but should not be interpreted as financial advice. Please invest and purchase responsibly!
This guide will cover:
- Setting up a MetaMask Wallet
- Setting up an OpenSea account
- Buying ETH and transferring it to your wallet
- Buying a Gutter Cat Gang NFT
The Gutter Cat Gang is a collection of 12,000 Gutter Species living on the Ethereum blockchain. Each Gutter Cat Gang NFT is unique and programmatically designed with various traits and combinations such as: background color, beard, earring, eyes, fur, hat, mouth, necklace, and shirt. Holding a Gutter Cat Gang NFT gives you full IP/Commercial rights to the asset, community access, and a wide variety of perks that pertain to each species.
Setting up a MetaMask Wallet
NFTs are bought with Ethereum, which is stored in a crypto wallet. MetaMask is generally referred to as the most popular and easy to use crypto wallet that allows you to buy, sell, and trade NFTs. A MetaMask wallet can be used to access, send, and receive crypto (i.e. Ethereum, BitCoin, etc).
To get started, on your desktop computer, download the MetaMask Chrome Extension and install it.
- Visit the website Metamask.io and click on “Download now”.
- After clicking on “Download now”, click on “Install MetaMask For Chrome”. This will re-direct you to the Google Chrome extensions page. Go ahead and click on “Add to Chrome” to begin installing the wallet extension onto your browser.
- Once the extension is installed, click on “Get Started”
- Next, click on “Create a Wallet” and then follow the prompts to create a password.
- Reveal Secret Backup Phrase. The Secret Backup Phase is a unique 12-word phrase that helps restore access to your MetaMask Wallet if you want to use a different computer/device or if you forgot your password. It is highly recommended that you write this phrase down and store it in multiple places that only you can access. Please make sure that you do not lose your secret backup phrase, as it is the only way to access your wallet if your computer or device is stolen or no longer functioning.
6. Finally, you will receive a “Congratulations” message on MetaMask which means your wallet has been successfully created.
For further questions on creating and setting up your MetaMask Wallet, visit their FAQ here.
Buying Ethereum (ETH)
You will need ETH to purchase a Gutter Cat Gang NFT on OpenSea. You can either buy ETH directly on MetaMask or transfer it from another existing wallet (i.e. Coinbase)
Buying ETH on MetaMask
You can use your credit or debit card to buy ETH through the MetaMask interface.
- Click on the MetaMask icon to bring up the interface (should be located to the right of Google Chromes address bar), and then click “Buy”.
- Click on “Continue to Wyre” and enter the amount of USD that you would like converted into ETH. On the next page, you can enter your debit/credit card details and ETH will be credited to your wallet. Note: Wyre has a limit of $1,000.00 USD but can be increased to $2,500 once your account is verified. Note, there will also be network and transaction fees added to your ETH your purchase. Wyre charges a transaction fee for currency exchanges, and the Network fee is to ensure transactions are processed on the blockchain network.
Setting up your OpenSea account
NFT marketplaces like OpenSea are where NFTs are sold and purchased. You will use your MetaMask wallet to purchase NFTs on OpenSea.
Go to https://opensea.io/ and create your account by clicking on the profile icon in the top right hand corner of your screen. Login in to your MetaMask wallet and follow the prompts to create your account. You will need to connect your MetaMask wallet every time you log into OpenSea to view NFTs that you own. Follow this link for the OpenSea account FAQ.
Buying a Gutter Cat Gang NFT
The moment you’ve been waiting for! Here is how to purchase a Gutter Cat Gang NFT:
- Go to OpenSea and type “Gutter Cat Gang”, “Gutter Rats”, “Gutter Pigeons”, or “Gutter Dogs”, into the search bar. Official collections are “Verified” with a blue check mark next to the name. Click on the collection you would like to purchase an NFT from. For this example, we will be buying a Gutter Cat from the original Gutter Cat Gang collection. Note: Please make sure to avoid fake collections, fake collections will use the official name and add additional wording to it or skew the lettering to make it seem real. Reference the photo below:
- Take a look and select your desired Gutter Cat from the collection.
- On the subsequent page, click on “Buy Now” to purchase the NFT.
- The transaction may a taken a minute to go through. Once you receive a pop-up message from MetaMask saying “Approved”, check your wallet to see your NFT! Note: it may take a few minutes for your NFT to appear in your wallet and OpenSea account. You may also view the “Activity” tab on your OpenSea account to verify that you bought the NFT.
If you have any questions about the purchase process, hop in the Gutter Cat Gang Discord, where the community is happy to assist!