BUYER'S GUIDE


Do you already have Cryptocurrency?


YES: Great, you’re almost there.


1. First you need to connect your web3 wallet, we currently support Metamask, but will be adding a range of new wallet providers shortly.

2. You need to register your username and email address so that we can confirm your purchase and make sure you agree to the terms and conditions of our website.

3. If you don't have Polygon Network added in your metamask wallet - please do so here . Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on ‘add polygon network’ and follow the prompts.

4. You will need some of Polygon's native token (MATIC) in your wallet to pay for transactions. Don’t worry, Polygon is cheap (fractions of a cent) and you can get a small amount for free here!

5. You will need WETH in your polygon wallet to purchase CV NFTs. Bridge your existing ETH from ethereum to ETH on Polygon here . Or simply purchase some wETH on polygon using uniswap or quickswap.

6. You’re now ready to make a bid or buy an NFT. Happy days!


NO: Not a problem, we’ll get you set up in no time.

1. First you need to set up your web3 wallet, we currently support Metamask, but will be adding a range of new wallet providers shortly.

You will need a wallet to store your Ethereum and other tokens, including your NFTs. The extension is free and secure, and it allows web applications to read and interact with the Ethereum and Polygon blockchains.

The MetaMask extension will connect your wallet to the various NFT marketplaces, allowing you to bid, purchase and sell NFTs.

1.1 Click here using a secure browser such as Chrome

1.2 After installing, click on the MetaMask icon on the top right corner of the chrome browser. It will open up MetaMask, scroll all the way down and click Accept to agree MetaMask's terms of use.

1.3 MetaMask will now show you a 12 word recovery key. These 12 words are the only way to restore MetaMask accounts if you forget the password. It should be stored in a safe location, such as in a notebook or USB key kept in a safe. Then click on ‘I’VE COPIED IT SOMEWHERE SAFE ’. *this is really important, if you lose this key phrase - you may lose access to your wallet.

1.4 Last but not least, click “Create” for a new Ethereum account. *Make sure to keep your password secure as once it’s lost it can never be recovered.

1.5 You can find your wallet’s account number under ‘Account 1’ or by clicking on the MetaMask fox logo to the right of your address bar. This unique string of numbers and letters acts as an address with which you buy and sell NFTs.

1.6 Still find this all super confusing - watch this video to see a step by step tutorial on how to set up your Metamask wallet.

2. Now you’ve set up your Metamask wallet you’ll need to add some funds in order to purchase your first NFT.

2.1 You can add ETH directly into your wallet by using Wyre or another coin base exchange supported by Metamask, which lets you use a debit card to deposit ETH right into your MetaMask account.

2.2 Fill in your debit card details and the amount of US dollars you’d like to turn into crypto and hit the submit button. The transfer should happen instantaneously and show up immediately in your Metamask wallet.

2.3 The daily limit for Wyre is $1,000 USD, however if you verify your identity you can transfer up to $25,000 USD.

3. Now you need to connect your Metamask to Polygon (we know this is an extra step, but by using Polygon we are drastically reducing energy consumption so the impact on the environment is reduced).

3.1 You just need to connect your wallet (metamask) and make sure you are connected to the Polygon Network when connecting the wallet to Culture Vault.

3.2 If you don't have Polygon Network added in your metamask wallet - please do so here . Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on ‘add polygon network’ and follow the prompts.

3.3 You will need some of Polygon's native token (MATIC) in your wallet to pay for transactions. Don’t worry, Polygon is cheap (fractions of a cent) and you can get a small amount for free here!

3.4 You will need WETH in your polygon wallet to purchase CV NFTs. Bridge your existing ETH from ethereum to ETH on Polygon here . Or simply purchase some wETH on polygon using uniswap or quickswap . Alternatively, purchase some wETH on a centralised exchange such as binance, coinbase and send to your polygon wallet address.

3.5 You need to register your username and email address so that we can confirm your purchase and make sure you agree to the terms and conditions of our website.

3.6 You’re now ready to make a bid or buy an NFT. Happy days!

4. Once you have connected your wallet to Culture Vault and it has sufficient funds you’re ready to start bidding and buying.


We know this can be a daunting process for first time Crypto users, so feel free to contact us via gabi@culturevault.com for any issues. We’re here to help!


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