How to setup your first Tezos wallet and buy NFTs (with Temple & hicetnunc)

Art Min
4 min readApr 23, 2021

Tezos is an efficient and growing in popularity blockchain used by NFT marketplaces such as and Kalamint. But, in order to purchase a Tezos based NFT, you need a crypto wallet. One of the more popular Tezos wallets is which we’ll use for this tutorial.

Step 1: Go to with your Google Chrome or Firefox browser. Click on the “Install Now” button to install the Temple extension in your browser. You may get an alert reconfirming that you want to install it.

Step 2: Click on the Install button for the browser you’re using. In this case, I’m installing the Google Chrome version.

Step 3: You will get taken to the Google or Firefox extension store. Click on the “Add to Chrome” button to install it.

Step 4: Once it’s installed, you will get taken to a webpage asking you to either Import or Create a new wallet. Click on “Create a new Wallet.”

Step 5: Enter a password that you would like to use to login to the wallet, click the Accept terms box, and then the Create button.

Step 6: Super important! Temple will create a Seed Phrase for your account. Think of this as your Social Security Number that you never want to share with anyone. Even without a password, someone can login to your wallet and access your funds by entering the Seed Phrase. Click on the “Protected” grey box to view the seed phrase. You want to write the words down on a piece of paper and keep in a secure place. Do not save it in your Contacts or online application. Once you click on the “Continue” button, you will not be able to view the Seed Phrase again. Again, WRITE IT DOWN ON A PIECE OF PAPER AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE!

Art Min

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