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How to Set Up and Fund Your NEAR Wallet

This guide will break down every step you need to know about creating a NEAR wallet and funding it with NEAR.

Charlie Gardener
Charlie Gardener
May 10, 2022
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We’ve designed SeatlabNFT to redefine the event ticketing experience. We want our platform to create meaningful relationships between artists and fans, offering event-goers a ticketing solution that rewards loyalty with truly incredible experiences.

To help with this goal, we’ve built our platform around a series of tiered utilities for those who hold our $SEAT token. Holders receive a discounted buyers fee structure, access to an exclusive Rewards Centre and the opportunity to stake their tokens in exchange for a cut of the collected buyers fee. To get your hands on $SEAT, you'll need to use the decentralised exchange Ref Finance to swap $NEAR or other NEAR-based assets for $SEAT. If you don't have any $NEAR to swap, please follow the guide below that will explain how to create a NEAR wallet and fund it with $NEAR before connecting it to Ref Finance.


To create a NEAR wallet and fund it with NEAR:

  1. Head to the NEAR wallet website
  2. Create an account (keep a record of your secure passphrase in a safe place!)
  3. Click "Top Up"
  4. Select one of the options to buy $NEAR. We recommend MoonPay or an exchange
  5. If you selected an exchange, send the funds to your NEAR wallet

The NEAR Wallet

The first step is to head to the NEAR wallet website. From here, users are prompted to enter their details to establish the basis for their very own NEAR wallet.

You must fund the wallet with $NEAR tokens to activate it.

$NEAR tokens can be bought on several leading cryptocurrency exchanges. CoinMarketCap has a full list here.

Alternatively, the NEAR wallet is integrated with MoonPay, a fiat currency on-ramp, making buying cryptocurrency as simple as any online transaction.

Going through the NEAR wallet setup process, users will be asked how they wish to fund their wallets. Select whichever option is right for you and follow the instructions.

The last step is optional but can make sharing your new NEAR wallet address easier in the future. You can claim a unique human-readable wallet address such as seatlab.near that makes giving out your address much simpler than a long string of random letters and numbers.

Once you’ve set up, funded your NEAR wallet, and claimed your unique wallet address, you’re good to go!

Wrapping Up

Buying $NEAR tokens is the first step towards getting your hands on some $SEAT. Ref Finance automatically connects to your NEAR wallet, meaning all you have to do is sign in on the same browser you used to set up your wallet, and your $NEAR tokens will be available to swap for $SEAT.

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