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OpenSea introduces wallet creation using email, making NFT onboarding easier

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OpenSea introduces wallet creation using email, making NFT onboarding easier

Getting started with collecting and creating NFTs can be hard. You need to download a wallet extension, set up your wallet, deal with confusing seed phrases, and figure out how to fund your wallet with crypto — all before you can buy, sell, or create your first NFT. 

We want to help streamline this to onboard the next wave of users, so we’ve launched a new way to get started on OpenSea, where you can sign up and create a self-custodied wallet (meaning users will have full control over the items they own) in a few simple steps.

The new onboarding experience

Starting today, all you need to get started on OpenSea is an email address. With our new onboarding experience and Privy’s technology,  you can create an OpenSea account with a self-custodied crypto wallet using your email. This wallet is fully integrated with OpenSea: you can use it to buy, sell, add, send, and receive crypto and NFTs, manage your funds, and view transactions on the blockchain, all without a separate wallet extension. You can use it across all nine EVM-based chains compatible with OpenSea

Now, it’s easier than ever to collect or create NFTs using OpenSea — you can create a wallet with just an email address and buy, sell and transfer them easily with support for credit and debit card purchases. 

What’s next

We’ll continue to work on additional ways to improve the onboarding experience, including simpler checkout flows, expanded wallet functionality, and more. We’re excited to help onboard more people to web3!

The new OpenSea email sign up experience and self-custodied wallet is powered by Privy. 

To learn more, visit OpenSea's Help Center.

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