How to Buy NFTs on 5 NFT Marketplaces: Gem, Genie, OpenSea, LooksRare & X2Y2

This resource includes guides for the Gem, Genie, OpenSea, LooksRare and X2Y2 platforms.

There are many marketplaces to buy non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and this resource is a guide to navigating the process of acquiring an NFT.

Each video will outline the user interface (UI) of each NFT marketplace, as well as walk through the user experience (UX) all the way to clicking the ‘Buy’ button.

Related: What Are NFTs?


Gem is an NFT aggregator giving investors access to all Ethereum-based NFT marketplaces.

00:00 Intro
00:13 Gem Homepage Interface
00:55 NFT Collection page Interface
01:27 NFT Details page Interface
02:30 Buying an NFT process (checkout process)
03:26 Example: Buying a ‘Recon Ram’ NFT
04:13 MetaMask interface during purchase
05:25 Gas fees and NFT purchases
09:33 Sweeping NFT floors with ‘Sweep Mode’
11:25 Outro.
12:36 Fin.


Genie is the first NFT aggregator in the world.

00:00 Intro.
00:24 Application interface
01:04 Searching for NFTs
01:20 NFT Collection page interface
01:44 NFT details page interface
02:50 Filtering NFTs by type of metadata
04:27 Buying NFTs from multiple collections in 1 transaction
05:23 Example: Buying a ‘Town Star’ NFT
06:55 Example: Buying a ‘Slimhoods’ NFT
08:25 Buying an NFT using both ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens as payment
09:32 Outro.


OpenSea is the largest and most trusted NFT marketplace on Ethereum.

00:00 Intro.
00:14 OpenSea homepage interface
00:40 Searching for NFTs on OpenSea
02:10 NFT collection page interface
03:37 NFT collection activity page interface
04:12 Filtering NFT collection by metadata
05:17 NFT details page interface
06:08 Example: Buying a ‘Flipmap’ NFT
06:33 MetaMask interface during NFT purchase
07:21 Editing gas fees during NFT purchase
09:23 Auction listings (WETH) vs. Buy Now listings (ETH)
11:49 Outro.


LooksRare is the largest decentralised NFT marketplace on Ethereum.

00:00 Intro.
00:27 LookRare homepage interface
00:53 Searching for NFTs on LooksRare
01:55 LOOKS staking and rewards interface
02:35 NFT collection page interface
04:55 NFT details page interface
05:41 Example: Buying an ‘N Project’ NFT
05:53 MetaMask interface during approval
06:52 Editing appoval permissions
08:24 Outro.


X2Y2 is the second-largest decentralised NFT marketplace on Ethereum.

00:00 Intro.
00:25 April 2022 Promotion by X2Y2
02:15 NFT Marketplace User Interface (UI)
03:36 Rankings Page
07:19 Buying an NFT on X2Y2
10:03 X2Y2 Chrome Extension: OpenSea Sniper
12:42 Buying Multiple NFTs in a Single Transaction
16:01 Marketplace Statistics from Dune Analytics
16:57 Outro.

In case you missed it: We’ve covered NFT marketplaces elsewhere in Alternatives to OpenSea; Gem, Genie, NFTX & LooksRare.