Getting Started on Gamma

Carole
Carole
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Get started in three steps

Are you looking to join the world of NFTs and the Web3 ecosystem? Welcome to Gamma, the open marketplace for Bitcoin NFTs. Get started in just a few minutes.

 

What are Ordinals?

Ordinals are essentially Bitcoin NFTs you can mint directly on the Bitcoin blockchain. Each sat (the smallest unit of Bitcoin) can be inscribed with data, such as JPGs, GIFs, PDFs and more, creating a Bitcoin Ordinal Inscription, which is then held in a wallet. Ordinals are interchangeably referred to as Bitcoin Ordinals, Ordinal inscriptions, Bitcoin NFTs, and inscriptions.

 

What's Stacks?

Stacks is a smart contract layer for Bitcoin, allowing you to buy, sell, and create NFTs secured by Bitcoin. Stacks is a separate blockchain that settles key information back down to Bitcoin, or a "layer 2" blockchain. To learn more about Stacks, watch this video or join the community on Twitter or Discord.

 

1. Set up a wallet

You'll first need a digital wallet: that's how you'll engage in Web3 and store all of your assets and data. You can take your wallet and its things with you to whatever app you're using! 

Leather (formerly Hiro) and Xverse are both compatible with Stacks and Ordinals. Unisat wallet is compatible with Ordinals.

 

Leather wallet

Browser extension
Chrome, Firefox, or Brave

 

Xverse wallet 

Browser extension or mobile app
Chrome, Brave, iOS, Android

 

Unisat wallet 

Browser extension
Chrome

 

2. Buy Crypto

Now that you have a wallet, you have a BTC address and/or a STX address and all you need is some cryptocurrency!

You can purchase BTC or STX on cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase and Binance.

You can also buy BTC within the Gamma app with a credit card or bank account via Stripe / Link by clicking the hamburger menu and then "Buy Bitcoin," or you can buy STX with a credit or debit card from within Leather or Xverse wallet.

Another option is to use a non-exchange method such as SimpleSwap.io or LNSwap.org which allows you to exchange other cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, for STX.

 

3. Connect wallet to Gamma

If you're looking to join the Ordinals ecosystem, go to gamma.io and click "Connect wallet" in the top right corner. You'll be given the option to select the wallet you'd like to use.

For Stacks, go to stacks.gamma.io, click on connect wallet and your wallet extension will prompt you to choose an account to connect. That's it! 

Now you can mint recently released collections on Gamma, explore our create portal to launch your own collection, or buy NFTs on the marketplace, it's that simple! 

 

What to do next?

  1. Buy a .btc domain
    Get your decentralized identity and use it to transfer NFTs and view your profile and someone else's on the Stacks blockchain.
  2. Set up your profile
    On your Ordinals or Stacks profile, change your avatar, update your description and add your social links.
  3. Buy your first NFT
    Time to start collecting!

If you have several STX addresses and/or ETH addresses you can also combine your profiles.

 

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