Welcome to ZORA! This guide will be your A - Z(ORA) on what we do and how you can get started!

What is ZORA?

ZORA is a universal media registry protocol. It’s a way for creators to publish creative media, earn money on their work, and have others build and share what they create. Our platform has recently been made open to the public, meaning you don’t need an invite to get started.

What is an NFT?

A Non-Fungible Token (NFT) is a cryptocurrency token that is indivisible and unique. One NFT cannot be interchanged with another NFT, and the whole cannot be broken down into smaller parts and used. They act as a non-duplicable digital certificate of ownership for any assigned digital asset.

NFTs are useful for proving the scarcity and provenance of rare assets, both digital and real-world. Once the code is written, it is minted or permanently published into a token. Non-fungible tokens are mainly built on Ethereum using the ERC-721 token standard, which the Zora protocol extends.

What does it mean to mint your NFT?

When an NFT is minted, its ID is registered on the Ethereum blockchain and becomes its identifier, enabling users to see and verify its history (ownership, creator, price) without needing an intermediary.

Checklist for creating your profile

Before minting your first NFT, you will need to have the following set up:

  1. Wallet Set Up

  2. Connect Wallet

  3. Personalize your profile

  4. Fund your wallet

1. Wallet Set up

ZORA currently supports Metamask, Rainbow, Coinbase Wallet and any WalletConnect compatible wallet. You must have a crypto wallet set up to create an account on ZORA.

Once your wallet is ready to connect, you can create your account.

2. Connect Wallet

Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to create your account.

To connect your wallet, follow the two steps below:

  1. Connect your wallet via the “Connect Wallet” button in the upper right-hand corner.

  2. Select the wallet type.

Signing up with a Metamask wallet?

  1. Select the Metamask button.

  2. Click the “Sign Up” button.

  3. A “Signature Request” will pop up in your connected wallet.

  4. Click "Sign" - This step is your password and connects your account to your wallet.

  5. The final step is personalising your profile with the information you want your fellow creators to see! You can choose any available username.

Signing up with a WalletConnect?

  1. Click the WalletConnect button.

  2. Scan the QR code on your connected device.

  3. Your account is connected and ready to go! The final step is to personalize your profile with the information you want to be shown on your profile. You can choose any available username.

3. Personalize your profile

Step-by-step guide on how to personalize your profile

Personalize your profile by adding a username, display name, profile picture and links to your social media accounts!

4. Fund your wallet

Now that your wallet and account are both setup and ready to use, It is recommended that you fund your wallet with sufficient ETH to cover the gas fee before attempting to mint.

Why do I need to fund my wallet before posting?

Every user who mints an NFT will have to pay a gas fee. Gas is essential to the Ethereum network. It is the fuel that allows it to operate in the same way that a car needs gasoline to run. Gas is a fee required to successfully conduct a transaction on the Ethereum blockchain.

  • You can read more information on gas fees here

  • You can also track current gas prices here

How do I buy ETH?

You can use this tool to find the best platform based on where you live to purchase ETH ➡️ https://ethereum.org/en/get-eth/

Exchanges such as Coinbase provide an easy-to-use interface to convert your fiat currency into cryptocurrency. Coinbase is a secure platform that makes it easy to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more.

If you don’t already have an account set up with Coinbase, you can do this by these few steps:

  1. Head to www.coinbase.com, and you will be prompted to enter your email address to get started.

  2. Follow the instructions on the Coinbase website to create your account.

  3. Once your account has been approved and finalized, this is the place where you can buy ETH and send it to your connected wallet.

  4. You can follow the steps provided by coinbase on how to send your crypto to your wallet here ➡️ How do I send crypto to another wallet?

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