ICON (ICX) is a powerful blockchain that allows for instant transactions at a fraction of a cent. With recent developments, ICON now powers the minting and transacting of NFTs, all without gWei and minutes long waits.
It takes just a few moments to set up your first ICON wallet on either mobile or desktop. This article will breakdown how you can be the next ICONist.
Setting up a desktop wallet.
Start by opening up Chrome or Brave - either browser will work, but you'll want to visit the extensions store in order to find the ICON wallet extension. Chrome users will tap the three dots in the menu, select "more tools" and then click on extensions.
After accessing the store, you will want to do a search for ICONex and be sure that it's enabled once you authorize the download:
Now you should see the ICONex extension in your browser bar!
Simply open the extension and create a new wallet! You'll see the option to import and existing wallet too. Be sure to save your keystore file and private key in a safe location!
You can use your favourite exchanges, like Kraken and Binance, to upload some ICX to your brand-new wallet.
Setting up a mobile wallet.
Open up the Google Play or Apple App Store and do a search for MyICONWallet:
Once you install MyIconWallet, you'll be given similar options to the ICONex desktop extension: Create a new wallet, or import an existing wallet. To create a new wallet, you'll want to select the first option.
Be sure to save your keystore file and private key in a safe location!
Again, you can utilize exchanges, like Kraken and Binance, to upload some ICX to your brand-new wallet in seconds.
What's my next step?
Now that your wallet is set up, you can connect it to your Project Nebula account! Just visit the Login Page to sign in, and you can link your wallet from there with just a couple clicks.
You can learn more about ICON and How to Buy NFTs from our Medium account.