OpenSea’s New Wallet Can Be Created With an Email Address

BY nft now Staff

January 09, 2024

In a move aimed at easing the onboarding experience, OpenSea has unveiled a new self-custodial wallet to help newcomers dive into the world of NFTs.

There’s no need for wallet extensions, cryptic seed phrases, or transferring crypto. Now, users can create a wallet simply using their email address.

This streamlined onboarding experience, powered by Privy technology, is focused on removing the complexities that have long been a barrier to entry for countless potential NFT enthusiasts.

With OpenSea’s email-based sign-up, users can create a self-custodied wallet in a few clicks. This wallet empowers users to buy, sell, transfer, and manage both crypto and NFTs directly within the platform and is functional across all nine EVM-based chains supported by OpenSea.

Credit and debit card support paves the way for frictionless buying and selling, further reducing the barriers that could previously alienate potential investors and collectors.

In a statement on their company blog, OpenSea outlined next steps like simplifying checkout flows, expanding wallet functionality, and more.

Learn more about OpenSea’s platform in our ultimate guide here. Still need to use MetaMask for other platforms? We’ve got you covered with our comprehensive onboarding guide.

Editor’s note: This article was written by an nft now staff member in collaboration with Google’s Bard.

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