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

The Basics.

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 then 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 the need for 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. Create an Account

  3. Fund your wallet

1. Wallet Set up

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

Once your wallet is ready to connect you will be able to create your account.

2. Create an Account

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

How to connect your wallet:

  • Connect your wallet via the “Connect Wallet” button at the upper right hand corner.

  • Select the wallet type.

Signing up with a Metamask wallet?

  • Click the Metamask button

  • Click the “Sign Up” button

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

  • Click "Sign" - This step acts as your password and connects your account to your wallet.

  • Final step is for you to personalise your profile with the information you want fellow creators to see! You are able to choose any username that is available

Signing up with a Coinbase wallet?

  • Click the Coinbase button

  • Click the “Sign Up” button

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

  • Click "Sign" - This step acts as your password and connects your account to your wallet.

  • Final step is for you to personalise your profile with the information you want fellow creators to see! You are able to choose any username that is available

Signing up with a Rainbow wallet?

  • Click the WalletConnect button

  • Scan the QR code on your connected device.

  • Your account is connected and ready to go! Final step is for you to personalise your profile with the information you want shown on your profile. You are able to choose any username that is available.

3. Funding your wallet

Congratulations! your wallet and account are both set up 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 refers to a fee that is required to successfully conduct a transaction on the Ethereum blockchain.

  • You are able to 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 cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.


Finished all 3 steps and are ready to mint? Click Here for a step by step on how to mint you NFT

If you have any questions, please get in touch at [email protected]

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