[NEW YORK] – With this pioneering move Grammy winner, multiple Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping artist, and international reggae icon Buju Banton continues to make history by becoming the first Grammy Award-winning reggae artist from Jamaica to mint an NFT on the OpenSea Marketplace – https://opensea.io/bujubanton.
Buju Banton has created a collection of rare NFT Art pieces that will come in both digital and autographed canvas print. “The intention is to provide fans with a rare 1 of 1 digital Buju Banton asset/collectible, which can grow in value, creating an economical opportunity for NFT holders. We have to keep up with the technological advancements of our times or get left behind…embrace the space, pure love” says Buju Banton.
A Non-fungible token (NFT) is a digital asset that represents real-world objects like art, music, in-game items, and videos. These digital assets are bought and sold online, frequently with cryptocurrency, and they are generally encoded with the same underlying software as many cryptos.
Artists and musicians have been making their musical offers available worldwide through an alternative space that is quickly becoming the trend of the future.
Fans will be able to purchase a digital copy of the installation as an NFT, which includes digital artwork designs of famous Buju Banton portraits, programable features and unlock-able content for the NFT owners to enjoy. (The digital works sold as NFTs can still be copied and shared themselves, but ownership of a token is unique. Think of it as something like a copy of a popular book autographed by the author. There are lots of copies of the book and more can easily be made, but the NFT version is one of kind.)
Anu El the C.E.O. of CrimsonTide (www.crimsontide.co) has been working to help others build their own projects on blockchain. “CrimsonTide wants to be ‘the concierge’ to the web 3.0 experience for Jamaican artist and musicians. Our company and team have the time, skill set and knowledge to engage the NFT community and develop product-to market strategies consistent with the values of the community” says Anu El.
OpenSea is the first and largest NFT marketplace which has a physical place where fans could go see the digital assets, leading up to the final countdown of the launch. OpenSea is a peer-to-peer marketplace for NFTs, rare digital items and crypto collectibles. Anyone can Buy, sell, auction, and discover new NFTs. Anu says his company educates artists on how they can navigate this new digital space of cryptocurrency, NFTs and blockchain technology.
GUIDE ON BUYING OR SELLING on OpenSea
This guide explains the three things you’ll need in place to open your account and start buying or selling NFTs on OpenSea.
1) Digital Currency (ETH)
You can get ETH, the digital currency that fuels transactions on the Ethereum blockchain, from a digital currency exchange like Coinbase. You will need ETH to purchase an NFT, and for gas fees to complete transactions. Now that you have ETH, let’s get a crypto wallet.
2) Crypto Wallet
A crypto wallet, such as MetaMask, stores your ETH and processes transactions on the Ethereum blockchain. A unique wallet address will be generated, and you will use this address to complete transactions.
- Why do you need a wallet before buying and selling on OpenSea?
OpenSea itself is another tool you use to interact with the blockchain. We never take possession of your assets or store your NFTs. Instead, we provide a system for peer-to-peer exchanges. Since you will be using OpenSea to interact directly with others on the blockchain, you will need a wallet to help you turn your actions in the browser into transactions on the blockchain. Now that you have a crypto wallet installed, you can connect your wallet address to OpenSea.
Let’s connect your wallet to OpenSea, edit your profile, and begin interacting in the space. When you arrive to opensea.io , head to the top right profile icon, select “Profile”.
You will then be prompted to connect your wallet. You will continue through multiple prompts, finishing with the connection screen. When you see “Connecting…” OpenSea to your wallet, you’re almost done.
Your account will default to “Unnamed”, showing only your wallet address below. To personalize your account, select the gear icon on the right side of the screen. You will receive an extra security prompt, select “Sign” and you can begin updating your profile.
Now you can customize your profile, including username, bio, and email address. Your profile photo and cover banner can be customized on your account as well. Now you’re all set! If you ever have trouble viewing your items, make sure your wallet is connected correctly. OpenSea is a window into your wallet address, showing all the cool NFTs inside. OpenSea doesn’t store your digital assets, it’s only a fun place to buy, sell, create, and trade NFTs.