Managing your NFT collection with OpenSea

This tutorial describes how to connect your Ledger Ethereum or Polygon account to OpenSea via Metamask or via WalletConnect. OpenSea is a popular NFT marketplace and interface for managing Ethereum NFTs directly from your Ledger device.

A quick note regarding NFTs

  • NFTs can live on multiple networks including Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, or Tezos.
  • The following tutorial describes how to manage Ethereum and Polygon NFTs via OpenSea.
  • To mint NFTs from your Ledger accounts in OpenSea, you will need to enable Debug data and Blind Signing in the app settings

Before you start

  • Ensure the latest version of the Ethereum (ETH) app is installed on your Ledger device.
  • Ensure the latest version of the Polygon (MATIC) app is installed on your Ledger device.
  • Ensure blind signing is enabled in the Ethereum and Polygon apps on your Ledger device. You can learn how to do this here.
  • Ensure that your Ledger device runs the latest firmware version. You can learn more here (Nano S users) or here (Nano X users).
  • If you wish to connect to OpenSea via Metamask, ensure that Metamask is updated to version 10.5.2 and above. More on this here.

Connecting your Ledger device to OpenSea

You can connect your Ledger account to OpenSea via either Metamask or WalletConnect.

Connecting via Metamask
  1. Connect your Ledger device to Metamask using this tutorial.
  2. Go to OpenSea.
  3. Open the Metamask extension and unlock it using your password.
    Your Ledger Metamask account opens in your browser.
  4. On the OpenSea website, click the 'wallet' icon and select Metamask.
    Connect with Metamask window appears.
  5. Select your Ledger account then click Next and Connect.
    OpenSea connects to your Ledger account through Metamask.
  6. On the OpenSea website, click the colorful favicon and select Profile.
    Your Ledger NFT collection appears.

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Connecting via WalletConnect

 WalletConnect is currently not available for Polygon accounts . To connect your Ledger Polygon account to OpenSea, please use Metamask as described in the tab above.

  1. Go to OpenSea.
  2. Click the 'wallet' icon and select WalletConnect.
    A QR code appears.
  3. Click Copy to clipboard.
  4. Open Ledger Live, navigate to the Accounts tab, and select your Ethereum account.
  5. In your account, click the Manage button and select WalletConnect.
    A WalletConnect window appears in Ledger Live.
  6. Paste the QR code link into the field then click Continue.
    OpenSea Connected appears in Ledger Live.
     Please note that Ledger Live must remain open to ensure that your Ledger device stays connected to OpenSea.
  7. On the OpenSea website, click the colorful favicon and select Profile.
    Your Ledger NFT collection appears.

Next Steps

  • Buy or sell NFTs directly from your Ledger device. Learn more here.
  • Learn more about how to secure your NFTs here.

 I'd like to transfer an NFT from a standalone Metamask account to my Ledger account

  • It's a good idea to move your NFTs to a Ledger-protected account to add extra security to your collection.
  • This tutorial will show you how to do just that.

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