Cool Cats NFT have quickly become one of the most popular and sought-after NFTs available. The collection consists of 9,999 unique cats. Are you interested in learning how to buy Cool Cats and add them to your NFT collection? Keep reading below, and we’ll guide you through the process.
If you’re just looking for a general guide, have a look at our tutorial on how to buy an NFT.
What Are Cool Cats?
Cool Cats are a set of randomly generated images. Each image is created from over 300,000 total options. The cats will have a distinct face, color, outfit, and accessories. Blue cat skin is one of the rarest traits for any of the NFTs.
For the first release, 9,999 cats were generated and sold. Cats were sold at a flat rate of .06 ETH.
While purchasing any cat is cool, some of the cats are cooler. Your cat’s coolness depends on its outfit and accessories. The more unique the outfit, the more “cool” the cat will be. Items range from standard hats to ape outfits, TV heads, and much more.
The coolness will range from cool (3 – 4 points) to exotic (9 – 10 points). Cats with higher coolness ranks can contribute to contests and raffles and will be helpful in breeding more cats in Gen 2.
Like other non-fungible tokens (NFT) projects, buyers use Cool Cats images as profile pictures to show they are part of an elite club.
How to Buy Cool Cats
Are you ready to own your Cool Cat? The original release drop is sold out (this is a pretty high-end project, similar to the Bored Ape Yacht Club), but you can still find plenty of Cool Cats on OpenSea. Let’s go through the steps on how to buy a Cool Cat.
Buy Ethereum (ETH)
The OpenSea NFT marketplace runs on the Ethereum network. This means you’ll need ETH to pay for your NFTs and transaction fees. There are plenty of safe, secure, and reliable crypto exchanges available to purchase ETH online.
- Coinbase is one of the most popular crypto exchanges and is beginner-friendly. You can also use traditional payment methods like credit cards to purchase ETH. Unfortunately, Coinbase does have higher fees than many other cryptocurrencies.
- If you have experience with cryptocurrencies, Gemini can be a great option. It offers low fees and excellent security.
- BlokFi is another beginner-friendly exchange option. It has lower fees than Coinbase, but you will need a bank transfer to deposit money into your BlockFi account.
- Finally, Bittrex is another excellent option for experienced users. It gives you access to the top markets, superior security, and advanced trading capabilities.
Once you choose an exchange, you’ll need to purchase ETH to complete your Cool Cat purchase.
Create a Web3 Wallet Using MetaMask
Now that you own ETH, you will need a Web3 wallet. These wallets let you perform transactions on decentralized apps like purchasing NFTs or accessing Web 3.0 apps and games. MetaMask is by far the most popular and easy-to-use Web3 wallet on the market. It’s free and easy to set up.
To set up your Web3 wallet, goto to the MetaMask home page and download the extension for your browser. MetaMask is currently available for Chrome, Firefox, Brave, iOS, and Android.
Once downloaded, follow the installation instructions onscreen. MetaMask will provide you with a secret recovery phrase. This phrase is essential and is the only way to regain access to your wallet. You need to keep the recovery phrase in a safe and secure location to avoid losing control of your wallet.
Transfer ETH to Your MetaMask
Next, it’s time to transfer your ETH to MetaMask.
- Click on the MetaMask extension in your browser.
- There you will see the wallet’s ETH address. Click the address and copy it.
- You will then return to the exchange where you purchased ETH. Locate your ETH in your portfolio.
- There should be an option on the screen to send the cryptocurrency. Click send and paste the MetaMask address into the “to” field.
When sending, always double-check the address. Once a transaction is complete, it cannot be undone.
Connect Your MetaMask to OpenSea
It’s almost time to purchase your Cool Cat. Since all the originals are sold out, you will need to purchase your NFT on the external market. OpenSea is the largest and safest NFT marketplace in the world. At the time of writing this article, there are currently over 9,900 Cool Cat NFTs available for sale.
You will use the ETH in your MetaMask wallet to purchase anything on OpenSea. If you don’t have an account, you will need to sign up for one. Follow the sign-in process to create your account and profile.
Next, you can go to your profile and select “connect wallet.” Simply follow the instructions to finalize your wallet connection. During connection, you will have to follow several prompts from OpenSea and MetaMask. Once complete, you’re now ready to purchase your first NFT from the marketplace.
Find the Collection on OpenSea
At the top of your browser window, OpenSea has a search bar. Simply search for Cool Cats NFT, and the website will take you to search results showing all the available Cool Cat NFTs for sale.
Alternatively, here’s a direct link to the collection on OpenSea. The search results offer a wide range of filters so you can narrow down your search and find the perfect NFT.
Once you pick the coolest cat, you will be brought to the purchase page. Prices are shown in ETH and USD.
OpenSea offers “buy now” and auction listings. You can also “make offers” on some NFTs. Auctions can have reserve prices set that will need to be met before you can finalize a sale.
Approve on MetaMask
Once you click “buy now” or win an auction, it’s time to check out. MetaMask makes checking out simple. Follow the on-screen instructions from MetaMask and OpenSea to complete your transaction.
Again, all transactions are final. Please verify you are purchasing the right NFT and always double-check your prices.
Congratulations, you now own a Cool Cat. To view your new NFT, simply go to your wallet in OpenSea.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions about Cool Cats? Here are answers to some of the most common questions about the Cool Cats NFT.
Why are Cool Cats so expensive?
NFT projects like Cool Cats and Bored Ape Yacht Club have become increasingly popular in the past year. The limited release of each project tends to attract investors and collectors that are willing to pay top dollar and increased pricing for a chance to own a unique collectible.
Many high-profile investors, collectors, and celebrities are excited about these NFT projects, helping the collectibles increase value quickly.
Once you own a collectible from any popular NFT collection, it can be used as a status symbol and show you’re part of a club. Many owners proudly display their Cool Cat as their Twitter profile image.
All 9,999 original Cool Cats sold out in less than eight hours. Some of the most exotic Cool Cats are currently priced over 10,000 ETH.
How Many Cool Cats Are there?
The first drop of Cool Cats consisted of 9,999 unique and trending NFTs. Plans include an ecosystem with interactivity, communities, and the breeding of new pets. If you can afford to, investing in a Cool Cat is an excellent idea.