How To Connect Coinbase Wallet To OpenSea

Ethereum was created in 2015, but the rise in popularity of Ethereum has been due to the NFTs becoming popular in the social world. You can realise this by looking at the ethereum gas price history, which only cost a few bucks just 5 years ago. As more individuals buy and search for NFTs, websites like OpenSea are becoming increasingly popular. But before going ahead to NFTs we will require a Coinbase wallet to explore this world. 

To use OpenSea, you must also link your Coinbase wallet to your OpenSea account. If you’re looking for information, this article has everything you need to know. If you’re a newbie, we’ll walk you through both services first. It’s important to be cautious before getting involved in the cryptocurrency world because it involves money.


How To Connect Coinbase Wallet To OpenSea

What Is OpenSea?

A decentralized NFT marketplace called OpenSea is the first of its kind. When Alex Atallah and Devin Finzer thought the world was ready for an NFT marketplace, they launched it in January 2018. When NFTs grew in popularity and prominence in 2021, the marketplace wasn’t a household name.

You can find plenty of NFTs in OpenSea including Pictures, Digital art pieces, Domain names, Music, Trading cards and many more.

You’ll need a cryptocurrency wallet like Coinbase to purchase, sell, or trade NFTs on OpenSea. On OpenSea, Ethereum is the primary currency, however other currencies can be used. You don’t even have to trust the other person to buy or sell on OpenSea. The NFT is yours if you pay. 

When you sell your NFT to OpenSea, you’ll receive your ethereum, and vice versa, thanks to the “Wyvern Protocol“, a set of smart contracts that helps you trade and exchange assets without the involvement of any centralised authority. Also, these major transactions have been thoroughly tested and found to be safe using this method.

What Is Coinbase Wallet?

Popularly we refer to Coinbase as a cryptocurrency wallet, it is also a Chrome or other Chromium-based browser extension.

Ethereum-centric, Coinbase is a cryptocurrency wallet that accepts ETH-based tokens. Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies can be purchased and stored without any issues. You can begin acquiring NFTs after connecting Coinbase Wallet to OpenSea.

 Also, there are trust wallet alternatives such as metamask and Trust wallet. If you are interest in other wallets, you can check our guides to How to connect MetaMask to Opensea and How to connect Trust wallet to Opensea.

How To Connect Coinbase Wallet To OpenSea On Chrome

You can connect Coinbase to OpenSea but before that, you will have to Create a Coinbase Account in the Coinbase Wallet. If you already have an account on Coinbase, you can skip these steps.

Installing Coinbase Extension on Chrome

Installing Coinbase wallet on your browser is the first step in this procedure. All the procedures should be the same regardless of the browser. Coinbase wallet can be obtained in the following ways:


1. Goto CoinBase Wallet. Or Search for “Coinbase Wallet” on Google. Click on “Download Wallet” on Top Right or Below.

Download coinbase wallet


2. This will redirect you to Coinbase Wallet Chrome Extension, click on “Add to Chrome”.

Coinbase Wallet Chrome Extension


3. When the Extension has been installed on the browser, it will redirect you to Coinbase wallet . Click on “Create a New Wallet”.

Create new wallet in coinbase


4. Create a unique username. Also, if you want your username to be publicly searchable then you can check on the “Allow other wallet users to search for my username”, if not then let it be unselected. Click on “Submit”.

coinbase wallet username


5. Click on the “Copy to Clipboard”. It is the Secret Recovery Phase, make a copy and keep it safe as you will require it in the next step.

coinbase security phase


6. Enter the Secret Recovery Phase that you have already copied in the previous step. Remember you will have to enter the Phase’s first and the last letter only. When you are done, click on “Submit”.

re enter phase coinbase


7. Create a Strong Password for you Coinbase Wallet, then click on “Submit”.

create a password for coinbase wallet


8. The Coinbase Wallet has been created, you can find it’s extension in the extension tab.

coinbase wallet is created


9. You can view your Coinbase Wallet in the Chrome Extension Tab.

coinbase wallet extension created


It is very important that you keep your Security Phase and Password secure and safe, you will require both of them to login back again.

If you want to buy Ethereum, you’re free to leave and return at a later time. You can re-login to your Coinbase account by clicking on the Coinbase icon in the URL bar to the right of your address bar. 

To sign up for an OpenSea account, you must first have Ethereum stored in your Coinbase wallet. A Coinbase or other cryptocurrency exchange account is required to purchase Ethereum. You can get your new Ethereum by connecting your Coinbase wallet to the platform.

Coinbase wallet is where you save your Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. However, Hardware wallets for Coinbase wallet are also available. Private keys are stored on hardware wallets that later can be used to connect to Coinbase wallet on a web browser or app.

In Hardware Wallets, your data is not transmitted via a public network as is the case with software wallets. Hardware wallets can only be stolen only if someone physically obtains the stick device that has the hardware wallets installed with private keys.

Trezor and Ledger wallets are both compatible with Coinbase Wallet’s encryption technology. For the time being, this feature is only accessible to PC users.


Signing Up for OpenSea: Link Coinbase to OpenSea

To register for OpenSea, you must first link your cryptocurrency wallet, such as Coinbase, to the website. Because you don’t need an account to sign up for a wallet, you can follow these instructions.


1. Navigate to the OpenSea website. Click on the Profile icon located at the top-right of the page.

opensea profile



2. You can select the required wallet. In our case we are going with Coinbase wallet.

connect coinbase wallet to opensea


3. The Coinbase Extension will pop up asking you to Connect with Coinbase wallet. Click on “Connect”.

connect to coinbase


4. Your Opensea Account has beeen Created.

opensea connected to coinbase


5. To Modify you bio click on “Settings”. And then Sign in to your Coinbase Wallet.

edit profile on opensea


6. You may always edit your OpenSea profile later to make changes to things like your profile image, username, and so on.

reset your profile on opensea


Buying an NFT on OpenSea with Coinbase Wallet

OpenSea will let you browse the marketplace when you’ve connected your Coinbase wallet. Using OpenSea, NFTs can be classified into several different groups. If you’re on a tight budget, you may also search by price. The steps to buying NFT are as follows :

  1. On OpenSea, you may get started by clicking the “Shop” button.
  2. Visit get started, go to the OpenSea website and sign up for an account.
  3. Go to “Experiment.”
  4. Select “All NFTs.”
  5. Try to find something you like.
  6. NFT should be clicked.
  7. “Buy Now” will be the next option you see.
  8. To accept OpenSea’s terms, click the checkbox.
  9. “Checkout” is the final step.

The confirmation message will then show on Coinbase wallet. As with other purchases, you’ll notice the associated gas expenses. 

To keep the Ethereum network working, you must pay “gas charges” (also known as “gas fees”). Before you make a payment, you’ll often see an indication of how much the transaction in ethereum will be the cost in gas fees. You’ll have to wait a while after accepting the purchase before you can check for the transaction on the Ethereum blockchain.

When you click on the Etherscan link provided by Coinbase wallet, you’ll be taken to the blockchain where the transaction is been proccessed. 

Your new NFT will appear in your OpenSea profile and Coinbase wallet within a short period as the transaction is completed.


How to connect Coinbase to OpenSea on Android & iPhone

The adoption rate of both Coinbase and OpenSea has been increasing exponentially. Both Coinbase and OpenSea are easily available on Android and iPhone. 

Let’s go step by step for connecting Coinbase to OpenSea on Android and iPhone. 

Creating an Account on Coinbase [ Android + iPhone ]

First of all, let’s work with setting up Coinbase. If you already have an existing wallet with an account setup then you can proceed to connect with OpenSea, for the rest just follow a couple of steps to set up the Coinbase App.

1. Download the Coinbase App.

coinbase wallet app

For Android on PlayStore – Coinbase Wallet on PlayStore.

For iPhone on AppStore – Coinbase Wallet on AppStore.

2. Click on “Create a New Wallet”.

create a new coinbase wallet

3. Click on “Accept”.

accept coinbase wallet terms

4. Create a unique username for your wallet.

enter username for coinbase app

5. You can keep your username private or public as per your need. Click on”Next”.

public or private username on app

6. Create a good password and also remember it for later, as if you want to access the Coinbase in the browser then you will require the same password and seed phase.

7. Now, Coinbase will give you “Secret Recovery Phase”, please copy it somewhere because in the next step you will be required to re-enter the same “Secret Recovery Phase” in the correct order of the words.

This Phase is also important for login into a browser or app, that’s why keep it safe and secure. Anyone with this phase can log in to your wallet.

Re-enter the “Secret Recovery Phase” in the exact order from one to twelve, if you mess up the order the Phase will become incorrect.


Security Phase setup for coinbase app

8. You are now successfully logged in to your Coinbase App from Android or iPhone.





Connecting Coinbase to OpenSea [ Android + iPhone ]

Before proceeding to OpenSea make sure that you have the Coinbase app on your phone and have created an Account. If not, check the above steps.

1. Download the OpenSea App.

For Android on PlayStore – OpenSea on PlayStore.

For iPhone on AppStore – OpenSea on AppStore.

Download opensea app

2. Click on the “Continue” button.

OpenSea App

3. You are now in OpenSea, on the lower right you can find the Profile. Go to the Profile Section.

OpenSea Account

Select the wallet that you want to connect with OpenSea in our case we will select “Enter the Ethereum Address”.

add more wallet on opensea

Find the Ethereum Address By Selecting “Receive” on Coinbase.


receive on coinbase app.     ethereum address on coinbase

Copy the Ethereum Address to Opensea.

ethereum address of wallet

Paste the Ethereum Address on OpenSea.

enter the ethereum address

VOILA! You have successfully connected Coinbase with OpenSea on Android or iPhone.

opensea account has been created on app


Buying an NFT on OpenSea App

The OpenSea App is available but you cannot buy NFTs from the app, because OpenSea payments are largely ethereum which cannot be supported by in app purchases. Also Google and Apple take 30 percent of in app purchases which can cost a lot to OpenSea.

You have more queries related to OpenSea or Coinbase App drown down a comment we will reply ASAP.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why Won’t OpenSea Connect to Coinbase?

If you try to connect to Coinbase wallet over OpenSea, you may be denied. Incorrect data entry may result in this. Check to see that all of your data is valid before moving on to the following options:

  1. Your browser should be closed.
  2. Clear your cache.
  3. Turn on your computer and go online.

If the issue is confined to the network, then following these procedures may be sufficient to resolve it. Contact customer service if you don’t get the answer you’re looking for.

Does OpenSea Have an App?

For both iOS and Android, OpenSea has apps. The software does not allow you to purchase NFTs; you can only see them. It is necessary to first log into your account on a computer before you can purchase NFTs. Because Apple and Google take a percentage of all software purchases made through their app stores, this could be a factor. It’s also not possible to use Ethereum on any platform.

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