How to Get Verified in OpenSea
OpenSea is the marketplace to be in if you want to sell and discover rare digital items secured by blockchain. Before you can start making real money on the platform, your account or collection will need to be recognized as trusted with a blue stamp of approval. To get that, you’ll need to apply to be verified. Verification is a stringent process, and your account will need to meet some requirements to be accepted.
Read on to learn what those requirements are, plus how to set up and sell NFTs.
OpenSea How to Get Verified
Next, we’ll discuss what will make your account eligible for a blue stamp.
Account verification is down to OpenSea’s discretion. Before they review your account, it will need to meet the following minimum requirements:
- Be active. You should have bought or sold at least one NFT within the last three months.
- Have a profile picture, an email address, and a banner configured.
- Have no previous restrictions for infringing OpenSea’s terms of service.
According to OpenSea, review suitability is expedited for accounts in the following four categories:
- Accounts either created by or strictly involving people or businesses distinguished in:
- Accounts with unusually rare technical, artistic, or social inventions or value
- Accounts with a pressing and exceptionally severe risk of being imitated for commercial gain
- Accounts already verified via established social media platforms
Some accounts will be unsuitable for verification evaluation. Here are some account types that will not be considered:
- Accounts that participate in or show a willingness to engage in devious or dishonest buying, selling, bidding, buying, and offering
- Accounts that produce collections that use trademarks or copyrighted material without a license
- Accounts that use material that breaches protected rights of publicity
- Accounts that are regularly controlled by a user under 18 years old
An account might be deemed ineligible for verification despite not meeting the ineligible criteria listed above. OpenSea also reserves the right to update the ineligibility list at any time.
How to Apply for OpenSea Verification
If your collection or account meets the positive criteria detailed above, click here to submit an account verification request.
Once you’ve submitted your request you’ll need to wait at least five business days for OpenSea to review it. If successful, you’ll receive a blue checkmark beside your OpenSea collection or profile. Subject to the type of verification you’ve applied for.
How to Make Money on OpenSea
First, you’ll need to create a collection. Follow these steps to do so:
- Navigate to and sign in to your account via opensea.io.
- Click on your profile icon, then in the upper right, “Create.”
- You can upload your NFT file and add a description on the creation page. To learn about accepted NFT file formats, click here.
- Once you’ve completed the fields, you’ll have the option to customize your NFT further. For example, adding properties, stats, levels, and unlockable content. In addition, you can choose which blockchain to mint your NFT on.
- After personalizing your NFT, click “Create” to create your NFT.
How to Sell an NFT
- Go to opensea.io and sign in to your account.
- Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner, then “Profile.”
- Via your wallet, choose the NFT you want to sell.
- At the top right, click “Sell” to go to the listings. There you can select the kind of sale and price on the listing page. A “Fixed Price” sale means the charge is permanent.
- You can set a period for the trade. Select one of the default days or set a custom period via the calendar.
- You can also preserve an item for a buyer by pasting their address in the text field beneath “Reserve for a specific buyer.”
- You’ll be prompted to confirm the deal by signing a contract to complete your sale.
- If this is your first time selling on OpenSea, you must initialize your wallet first.
- If your item was not minted on OpenSea but via a routine contract, there might be additional verification and a signature needed to let OpenSea exchange the item on your behalf.
When your listing is finished, a confirmation message will display. Your new listed item will be labeled with the transaction “List.” To see your item’s listing, click on the “Activity” tab.
Finding Your Way in OpenSeas
OpenSea offers a simple way to buy and sell digital collectibles. The marketplace is robust, innovative, and fun to use, with a growing active user base of 1.8 million at the time of writing. As considerable sums of money are involved and perfect opportunities for cyber-crime, having a blue-stamped account is a great way to stand out in a sea of sellers. This proves that your account or collection is notable and legit. You can kick off the verification process with a simple click of a link. However, strict pre-requisites must be met before you can be considered.