How to Buy VeeFriends
What are VeeFriends
VeeFriends.com is a trending NFT project helmed by Gary Vaynerchuk (or GaryVee). It is supposed to help show online creators how to leverage NFTs to build up themselves and their followers in the crypto marketplace.
Gary has already created over ten thousand NFTs (non-fungible tokens) that, when you buy them, give you access and admission to VeeCon, an annual conference that only VeeFriends token holders can attend.
The superconference holds panels and discussions on things like entrepreneurship, social media, marketing, leadership, creativity, and more.
While the idea is to build up influencers in the cryptocurrency community, VeeFriends also intends to build a community of business owners and entrepreneurs in the crypto world, specifically utilizing NFTs for long-term utility.
The tokens purchased through VeeFriends are all divided into groups that give VeeFriends token holders various perks. These include a Facetime call, a one-on-one dinner, attending a keynote lecture, or any number of fun games. All of these events include GaryVee himself.
Even if you do not get those perks, you can always join the VeeFriends Discord, where collectors and creators hang out.
How to Buy VeeFriends
As you will see below, there are many ways to buy VeeFriends and start earning your way to a VeeCon admission and an NFT collection.
ETH is the only kind of currency you can use within crypto marketplaces. It is decentralized, like the rest of Ethereum platforms, so no central bank authorizes it. Weird as that sounds, it is entirely secure for regular use.
Remember that ETH does not directly equate to US dollars. While you can buy ETH using your account, 1 US dollar will not equate to one unit of ETH. You can always calculate how many dollars equals how much ETM with a conversion tool.
Create a web3 wallet using MetaMask
MetaMask is a digital crypto wallet that provides all the tools needed to buy and collect NFTs safely. It is pretty much a universal gateway to all apps used on the Ethereum blockchain. On MetaMask, you own all the data you create and can only access your account on your devices.
Transfer ETH to your MetaMask
After you have bought legitimate cryptocurrency, you should transfer your ETH into a digital wallet. We recommend MetaMask, but other digital wallets like Portis or WalletConnect work fine too. These wallets connect to the VeeFriends website, which will make it easier and safer to purchase an NFT.
Connect your MetaMask to OpenSea
OpenSea currently has the most NFT activity in general on the web, and VeeFriends NFTs are only available there since VeeFriends’ original collection NFTs sold out earlier this year. Thus it is a good idea to connect your MetaMask wallet to the app.
When you create an OpenSea account, you will see a wallet button in the top right corner. You will select “MetaMask” from the wallets available to you to link your MetaMask wallet to your account.
Find the collection to OpenSea
You can easily find VeeFriends NFTs by searching “VeeFriends” in the OpenSea search bar. Make sure you have enough ETH in your wallet before you make any purchases.
When buying NFTs on OpenSea, you will notice that some artists have set a floor price on their pieces, while others are open to holding auctions.
When buying pieces that have fixed prices, you should review all the details about the work. OpenSea may sometimes prompt you to do so before finalizing your purchase. However, you will always get asked to review the terms of service before you check out and review the applicable fees with your purchase.
Approve on MetaMask
When you make an NFT transaction, you sometimes pay a gas fee for the energy it will take to complete the transaction. In some cases, these fees can help speed up the process. Etherscan has a gas fee tracker that shows you how long specific gas fees take to complete transactions.
Even if you have not paid a gas fee, keep an eye on your MetaMask wallet to see when the transaction shows up in your wallet. No purchase is immediate, however, so have patience with each one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before we wrap up, let us look at a few common questions people have about VeeFriends:
Who owns the most VeeFriends?
There is currently no information available as to who owns the most extensive VeeFriends collection. Technically, GaryVee himself owns the first 200 or so characters drawn on the VeeFriends tokens.
Why are VeeFriends so expensive?
If you have seen the current prices of VeeFriends, you may have been surprised. Some of them have gone for thousands, and a few have even sold for a couple of million.
VeeFriends is a new enterprise, so the NFTs are in limited supply, which might explain why they cost so much money. They also come from GaryVee, one of the most influential people in business today, so his VeeFriends characters come at a high value.
Add those factors on top of the other fees that come with buying an NFT, such as a commission fee, a transaction fee, and a gas fee, and you could pay thousands of dollars for one VeeFriends NFT.
How many VeeFriends are there?
Currently, there are over ten thousand VeeFriends tokens available for purchase. They come in one of three categories: Admission Token, Gift Token, and Access Token, resulting in time spent with GaryVee.
The admission token acts as an admission ticket to VeeCon for the next three years. The gift token allows at least six gifts to be sent to the token holder for the next three years while also acting as admission to VeeCon. Access tokens give you, well, access to up to five virtual hangout sessions with GaryVee for three years.