You will need a Tezos wallet and some Tezos to be able to do any minting/collecting on NFT platforms. I suggest the Kukai wallet as you will be able to login with an existing Twitter/Gmail/Reddit account.
Common alternatives for a Kukai wallet are the Temple wallet (browser extension wallet, Tezos equivalent to ETH based Metamask) and the Galleon wallet (desktop based).
DO NOT HOLD ANYTHING IN A WEB WALLET OF SIGNIFICANT VALUE, AS IF YOUR ACCOUNT IS COMPROMISED YOU WILL POTENTIALLY LOSE ALL ASSETS.
YOU CAN SECURE YOUR ASSETS WITH A HARDWARE WALLET SUCH AS LEDGER/TREZOR. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE A TUTORIAL ON HOW TO USE A HARDWARE WALLET PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE AND ON THE NFT HYPEMAN YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
DO NOT BUY HARDWARE WALLETS ON ANY THIRD PARTY SITES, EVEN AMAZON, ALWAYS PURCHASE DIRECTLY FROM MANUFACTURER.
🚀 Kukai Wallet Sign Up (via Direct Auth)
This is as simple as logging in with an existing social account that you own.
🚀 Temple Wallet Sign Up
This is a bit more complicated, however if you have a Metamask the steps should be familiar to you.
⚠️SEED PHRASE WARNING⚠️
YOUR SEED PHRASE IS YOUR PASSWORD AND USERNAME ALL IN ONE.
DO NOT FORGET TO SAVE YOUR SEED PHRASE.
DO NOT EMAIL YOURSELF YOUR SEED PHRASE.
WRITE YOUR SEED PHRASE DOWN ON PAPER AND STORE IT IN A SECURE LOCATION.
NOW WRITE YOUR SEED PHRASE DOWN AND STORE IT IN A SEPARATE SECURE LOCATION.
LAST PASS OR ANY OTHER ENCRYPTED PASSWORD MANAGER IS ALSO A REASONABLY SECURE WAY TO STORE YOUR SEED PHRASE.
IF YOU LOSE YOUR SEED PHRASE, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ACCOUNT. THERE IS NO ACCOUNT RECOVERY.