On our main page you learned about the valuable opportunities and access offered by Founders Live NFTs.
So now it’s time to learn how to buy them!
Essentially you need:
An Ethereum wallet - to store funds and manage transactions
An OpenSea account - to navigate purchases and manage NFTs
Ethereum-based funds - to pay for NFTs
You still may need to learn about funding your wallet with Polygon-wrapped ETH.
Don’t worry, you’re like most people. We’ll help get you set up.
The steps below are not complicated but they are important to follow precisely.
If you need help, you can ask a question in the NFT Q&A channel on our Discord.
Crypto wallets are your primary tool in this space, offering:
Purchase and trade agency
You can choose from many wallet options, but the most popular software wallet is MetaMask.
We highly recommend setting up your account using a desktop computer before adding the mobile app.
How to set up your wallet:
IMPORTANT: Copy and paste these rules we’ve pasted in from the MetaMask support site and place them within your computer or mobile device, and/or write these down and place them next to you.
Never share your 12 words Secret Recovery Phrase (seed phrase) or private keys
Beware Impersonators! Make sure to see their trust level 4.
Never DM with someone offering to help.
Never enter your secret seed phrase or private keys into any website online.
Never trust someone asking you to “authenticate your wallet”
Never import to your wallet a private key or a seed phrase someone gave you
MetaMask Support will never DM to help you.
DO NOT use MetaMask info to join Discord servers, WhatsApp groups, WeChat groups, Telegram channels, or Twitter DMs. These are all scams. MetaMask does not support these.
Report scammers. You can help the community be safe.
Beware fake MetaMask websites → Official Website: https://metamask.io
Official MetaMask Help → https://support.MetaMask.io
As the most popular NFT marketplace, OpenSea is where we are hosting our NFT collection. You’ll need an account here to make your purchases.
It’s very easy to set up by connecting your MetaMask wallet and choosing a username.
Set up OpenSea (skip to step 3 on that page) then come back here to continue.
You will use cryptocurrency, specifically Polygon-wrapped Ethereum (wETH), to buy Founders Live NFTs, so you’ll need to get more than enough wETH in your wallet to buy the NFTs you want (pricing below), including a bit more to cover fees (.002-ish) if you’re using Option B below. It’s way better to over-fund than under-fund and have to add more.
Founders Live NFT prices:
Company Colors - .0028 wETH
Community Support - .0005 wETH
Note: Setting up funding accounts requires some customer verification steps (known as KYC - Know Your Customer) that increase in specificity depending on how much crypto you are buying, so allow some time for this.
It’s very easy to buy Polygon-wrapped ETH directly at OpenSea with a debit card via MoonPay. Their ETH exchange rate includes a slippage fee, and they add a small service fee.
Set up MoonPay then skip to the Buy Founders Live NFTs section below to continue.
You can choose from many exchange options to buy your ETH, but for this example we will use Coinbase.
Set up Coinbase (this link gives you $10 USD or local equivalent after your first $100 USD or local equivalent purchase), then come back here to continue.
Follow Coinbase’s instructions, then come back here to continue.
Funds may take seven or more days to become available for spending, so give yourself plenty of time before you expect to make your first purchase.
ETH purchased on most exchanges including Coinbase is on the Ethereum main net and needs to be wrapped to be usable on the Polygon net. This allows you to save $100-$200+ per transaction in gas fees vs main net ETH, so it’s worth the extra step !
Umbria Narni Bridge
This bridge offers a much faster and much less expensive experience than the official Polygon bridge.
Select “Ethereum Mainnet” from the Network menu in Metamask
Enter the amount you want to send from the Ethereum Network to the Polygon Network
Convert ETH using the Send (MetaMask) button
There’s also a way to bring in Polygon assets directly from Crypto.com, bypassing the bridge. We haven’t tried it, but you can learn about it on YouTube.
After the funding transaction has completed (this may take five minutes or so), click the wallet icon in the upper right of an OpenSea window and you should see the funds appear under ETH Polygon (see pic)
Your ETH should also show in MetaMask when Polygon Mainnet is selected in the Network menu. If you don’t see it there, scroll down to “Add Token” and add this address: 0x7ceB23fD6bC0adD59E62ac25578270cFf1b9f619
Go to our collection on OpenSea to find the startups you want to support!
You’re the proud owner of a Founders Live NFT.
To claim your benefits enter your public wallet address below and we’ll hook you up.