BitCats unique, handmade Pixel Art NFTs. Each BitCat comes in a different rarity ranging from 1 to 13 editions per BitCat.
A NFT or non-fungible token, is a token that exists on the Blockchain. It is open for everyone to see, who created it, who owns it and who sold it to whom. NFTs allow ownership of digital art, digital collectibles and a variety of other digital media.
The Blockchain is a decentralized computer network, that allows everyone to see everything what is happening. All data and transactions are transparent, and you can always see who owned what token. There are many Blockchains with different tokens. BitCats exist on the Ethereum Blockchain and you need Ethereum to purchase BitCats. To purchase Ethereum, you need a Crypto Wallet.
To purchase BitCats or any other NFT you need cryptocurrency. To hold and transfer cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, you need what is called a wallet. It's a unique address that allows you to send, receive and store cryptocurrencies and NFTs. You can have the same wallet on your phone and computer. You can even have offline wallets and store them in a bank safe. Personally I use the Coinbase wallet, which I can warmly recommend.
To purchase BitCats, you need a Wallet and funds on that wallet. With that wallet you can sign in to OpenSea, a NFT marketplace where BitCats are being minted and sold. Once signed in you can simply purchase your desired BitCat through the OpenSea marketplace. Here you can learn more about that.
Minting a NFT is the process that creates the individual token on the Blockchain. Once its minted, its open for everyone to see.
For every action that is happening on the blockchain, like buying a token, sending a token, minting a token and everything else, there is a gas fee, that needs to be paid.
NFTs are a great way to support artists directly and over the long term. Certain NFT can also hold a great investment potential comparable to valuable art pieces. Overall NFTs are an exciting new Market and worth exploring.
You can see your purchased BitCats in your Wallet or on marketplaces likes OpenSea.
Firstly, you can truly own them. That's something that was no possible for digital art and the blockchain is allowing this now. Then you can just collect them, like trading cards or toy figures. You can trade and sell them. You can just look at your BitCats and be happy. :3