Minting Your Yat On OpenSea
There are a few steps involved in minting your Yat on OpenSea. It is important to note that as of July 31, 2021 you are required to connect an ETH wallet known as MetaMask to mint. You will use this wallet to mint your Yat and you will get paid into this account if your Yat is purchased.
You can follow our instructions here to download and install MetaMask on your browser or mobile device.
Note: In order to mint your Yat, you will need at least some ETH in your MetaMask wallet in order to pay your gas fees.
Visualizing Your Yat
Our full article on how to Visualize your Yat is available right here.
The Visualizer can be found on your Yat Dashboard. It will say "Not yet Visualized" at first. After you click the box the Visualizer will open. Be sure to try all the different cool options, and check back later. You can revisualize your Yat as many times as you'd like until you mint it, at which point your decision is finalized.
Notice the green dot on the "Visualizer" tile as is mentioned below.
Completing the Visualization
When you click the "Finish" button, you can download your visualized Yat to share. It is not minted on the ETH network yet at this point. The little green dot next to the word "Visualized" indicates that you are good to go to the next step. If the dot is blue, the visualization is still in process. You will need to refresh the Dashboard to see if this color changes.
Visualizer Hint: If you choose spinning emojis OpenSea may take a picture to display with one of your emojis sideways where it cannot be seen.
Are You Sure You're Ready to Mint Your Yat?
Minting Yats carries an additional cost.
Currently, Yats can be minted on Ethereum Mainnet only. Yats On the ETH network Gas fees may be more than a Yat is worth. Gas fees can vary wildly depending on how busy the network is and can be as little as just about $5 and as much as $50. The Ethereum network charges gas fees to prevent bad actors from spamming the network, thereby keeping the network secure.
Gas / Approximate Dollars
20 / $15
35 / $25
50 / $40
65 / $50
Minting on the Polygon (AKA Matic) network is not supported right now but will be available in the near future though we do not have an ETA. We anticipate that this will drastically cut down on the fees associated with minting. Note that Polygon is a different network on the Metamask wallet.
Minting Your Yat
On your Yat Dashboard are three dots in the upper right-hand corner, next to your Yat's links. Clicking on the three dots opens a drop-down menu that allows you to either transfer or mint your Yat. Click on "Mint this Yat" and a window will open asking you to link your MetaMask wallet to Yat (if you have not yet) or to log in and confirm that your MetaMask wallet is connected and you are ready to continue.
You can now name the NFT that you are creating, and you will be required to check an "Are you Sure" box to continue. Make sure that your name is descriptive and that you are sure of the name. Much like your visualization, you cannot change your NFT's name once it has been inputed.
Once you have selected your NFT's name and confirmed it, you can click "Mint my Yat". This will open your Metamask wallet and show you the cost in dollars associated with minting.
You can adjust the amount of Gas used by clicking "EDIT", but if you adjust it too low it is possible your Yat will not get minted for a long time and may even fail.
PLEASE NOTE: Your transaction needs to be minted within 10 minutes or else it may fail. If it fails, the gas fees that you spent will be lost, and Yat will not be able to refund you in any way. Keep this in mind when setting your Gas amount.
Clicking "Reject" at this point will return you to your Yat Dashboard without minting. Click "Confirm" to agree to pay the Gas cost. If you confirm and your Gas fee is high enough this step should be quick.
You will see the message below as the process of minting is taking place.
Next you will see a confirmation message and you will get an email confirmation sent to your address on file.
Sell Your NFT
After the minting is complete you will be able to see your new NFT on OpenSea. It can be easily listed there for sale. The Seller's screen looks like this.
Click the Sell button on the top right. There are a few options, such as bundling with other NFTs you own, but typical practice is to enter the price (in ETH) that you want to sell the NFT for and then click "Post Your Listing". The first time you do this there is another smaller fee to be paid to approve selling a Yat token. This fee was about 20% of the first Gas fee paid in the "Minting Your Yat" step.
Your Yat is now listed for sale and can be seen as part of the Yat collection.