All about The Big Whale 2022 collection
To create a web3 wallet, we recommend Metamask, a digital and decentralized wallet that is among the easiest to use and the most widely used today.
By holding a Metamask account, you can store, receive and send crypto-assets, namely cryptocurrencies or NFTs.
2 key information to create a web3 portfolio with Metamask:
👉 By creating a metamask account, you have a public address that you can think of as the equivalent of a RIB in the traditional banking system.
We need you to provide us with your public address to send you your Founder NFT.
👉 You also have a secret phrase: make sure to keep it safe and never share it. This secret phrase allows you to retrieve your password in case you forget it, but also to connect to your wallet from a new device.
In this article, here are the points we will detail:
- The different steps to create a metamask account
- The addition of the polygon network on Metamask
- How to share your public key to receive assets?
- How to send us your public address and receive your NFT?
👉 Install Chrome or another browser that supports the Metamask extension
👉 Download the Metamask chrome extension here
👉 Click on "start" to begin the process of creating your wallet
👉 Click on "I agree."
👉 Click on "Create my portfolio."
⚠ We recommend that you use a unique password that you do not use on other sites. Also, be sure to write this password down on paper and store it in a secure place to avoid any risk of hacking.
Example: storing your password on an icloud note is absolutely not secure. Choose a paper that you keep warm :)
👉 Take the time to watch the video + read the tips on the right. Then click on "Next."
👉 Reveal your secret phrase and write it down on a piece of paper
⚠ We do not recommend downloading the key to your computer if you do not have a hard drive or encrypted external storage media
👉 Click on "Next."
👉 Put the words back in order to confirm your mnemonic phrase
To perform the operation, you need to click on each word and they will be added in the dialog box just above.
👉 Once the operation is done, click on "Continue"
👉 Then click on "Done."
👉 To make using Metamask easier, you can click on "Extensions 🧩" and pin your metamask to your browser.
By default, Metamask creates an address on Ethereum. The Polygon network is complementary to Ethereum. Clearly, polygon works on the Ethereum blockchain and therefore your public address is the same for both networks.
The Big Whale chose Polygon to create our NFT collection.
👉 Click on "Main Ether Network..."
👉 Click on "Add a network."
👉 Click on "Manually add a network."
👉 Add the network information and then click "Save."
Name of the network: Polygon
New RPC URL: https://rpc-mainnet.matic.network
Channel ID: 137
Currency symbol: MATIC
URL of the block explorer: https: //polygonscan.com/
👉 Click on "Got it."
👉 To navigate between your different networks, click on "Polygon" at the top right...
👉 Then choose the network you want
👉 To view your portfolio activity, click on "Portfolio Site". This will allow you to view your holdings and the list of transactions.
You have a public address, which you can think of as the equivalent of a RIB in the traditional banking system. In other words, this public address is used to send you your Founder's NFT.
👉 Click on "Account" to copy your public address.
👉 Your address is now copied and you can paste it by pressing ctrl+V (computer) or cmd+V (mac).
👉 Click on this link and fill out the form
At the end, our team will send you your NFT to the public address provided in the form.
Do you need help? Don't hesitate to join us on discord!
We have created a special channel to help you get your Founder NFT back.
Otherwise, you can also contact us by email email@example.com!
We will answer you within 48 hours 🙂