$SOL is the Solana network token, the currency that drives transactions on the Solana blockchain. Put, $SOL is a blockchain CURRENCY with a fluctuating value – you will need it to purchase a Generation Zero racehorse ticket!
But first, you must set up a wallet to store your SOL and, eventually, your NFTs!
Phantom Wallet is a wallet application built for the Solana blockchain – it is the most widely used and accessible wallet application on SOL. Download it here. It is also mobile, so check it out on your phone’s app store. Here is Phantom’s set-up guide.
Multiple avenues exist to exchange your fiat currency (dollars, pounds, yuan, etc) for SOL. An easy way is to use MoonPay – a fiat onramp featured in the Phantom Wallet. Here is Phantom’s guide to onramping using MoonPay or another exchange.
Transferring SOL to your wallet
Provided you have set up your Phantom Wallet (instructions above if not!), you can withdraw your SOL to your Phantom Wallet if you used another exchange such as Coinbase, to make your SOL purchase. Here is Phantom’s guide to transferring funds into your wallet.
Connecting to an NFT marketplace
Here is our Photo Finish Generation Zero ticket page on Magic Eden. Ensure you have adequate funds, select your ticket of choice, and finalize the purchase! Congratulations, you now own a Generation Zero racehorse!