Consider me a novice. I knew nothing about Bitcoin. And when the NFT (non-fungible token) craze started, I was considerably confused. What is an NFT?

An NFT is a digital asset that represents real-world objects like art, music, in-game items and videos. They are bought and sold online, frequently with cryptocurrency, and they are generally encoded with the same underlying software as many cryptos.


So I decided to challenge myself to create an NFT based on an art concept I conceived many years ago. I figured if I could do it, literally anyone on this planet could.

I started by researching and found this really useful CNBC article. I followed their advice, almost exactly. This one from Verge is really good too.

I created my own account on OpenSea. I felt like my nerd/tech street cred when up instantly.

I installed MetaMask on my Chrome browser. This allows you to create a digital wallet so you can operate in Ethereum currency or ether. You need to purchase ether to create your NFT – MetaMask will walk you through it and you can operate with your current Ether or connect to your bank account to use $.

Back to your OpenSea account. Here is where you create the NFT by uploading the digital asset and including your metadata for the asset. You set your Ether prices which then deducts the ‘gas’ fee for the transaction (via MetaMask) and voila!, it is listed. I’m skipping a number of steps but you’re all smarter than me and can follow basic web instructions. You’re now on your way to selling your unique, one-of-a-kind NFT – a drawing, photo, song, Tweet, and so on.

This process I just took your through, also puts you in the position to purchase NFTs – not just create. Which is important, because here’s the hook.

So who’s in the market for my NFT? The Roman Colosseum Hot Tub.

Head on over to OpenSea and spend some NFT

Thanks for reading. This was a fun project.