Opensea is one of the most popular NFT marketplaces around at the moment and has some pretty good features in addition to hosting some of the most popular NFT collections.
The platform uses Ethereum and Polygon and supports several different wallets. In this article, we’re looking at how you can change your wallet on Opensea.
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Changing Opensea wallets
Since Opensea accounts are tried to their respective wallet addresses, changing your wallet would mean you will have to create a new account.
Step 1: Head over to Opensea and log out of your current account by clicking your profile picture in the top right and selecting Log Out.
Step 2: Now, click the profile icon again to create a new account.
Step 3: Select the crypto wallet of your choice, and you’re good to go.
Keep in mind that you’ll have to manually transfer your assets from your old account to the new one. You’ll also be starting afresh, meaning that any verification badges on your profile will not transfer to the new account.
Why switch wallets?
Your wallet is an essential part of your NFT or crypto ecosystem as, eventually, everything gets stored there. While browser-based wallets such as MetaMask or CoinBase are easy to use, they’re also more prone to being hacked if an attacker gains access to your browser or computer.
Hardware wallets like Ledger or Trezor are much more secure in this regard as they require you to physically connect a key to your device before being able to access the wallet. Wallets on exchanges are also more secure as they require multiple-factor authentication.
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