Blockchain gaming is gradually emerging as one of the biggest categories in the crypto world. With Solana’s unmatched processing speeds, nominal transaction fees, and open-source code, it’s becoming one of the fastest-growing ecosystems in the space. Solana hosts hundreds of projects that span DeFi, NFTs, and now GameFi, so we’re really excited to be building with them.

As we carve out a category for FitnessFi by introducing the world’s first move-to-earn mobile game, we want to make sure that players are ready to onboard. Built on Solana, Genopets will make the transition from Web2 to Web3 a seamless experience for players around the world.

Plus, if you want to participate in the Genopets private beta, you’re going to have to get familiar with Web3. Let’s get started.

How to Game on Solana in 3 Easy Steps

STEP 1 — Get Yourself a Wallet

To begin your Web3 experience, you’ll need a crypto wallet. Having a wallet allows you to securely store the digital assets you earn from NFT games.

Solana uses many different wallets to interact with its ecosystem. We recommend that you use a Phantom wallet for all things Genopets. To set up a Phantom wallet, watch this video from Magic Eden and follow the steps below or check out Phantom’s create a wallet guide for more details:

  1. Go to phantom
  2. Install the browser extension
  3. Set a strong password


*Note: Do not lose your Secret Recovery Phrase (or seed phrase). Your seed phrase is like a backup of your private key. You need it in order to regain access to your wallet if you forget your password. We recommend that you physically write it on a piece of paper and store it somewhere private and secure.

STEP 2 — Add SOL and GENE Token to Your New Wallet

  • What is SOL?

SOL is Solana’s native cryptocurrency and the currency you’ll use for your transaction fees. Transaction fees on Solana are very low, generally less than $0.01.

If you don’t have SOL, you can buy some on an exchange like FTX / FTX.USCoinbaseBinance, or you can get a tiny amount of SOL for free using a SOL faucet like this one.

*Note: Please DYOR when using faucets. These are services provided by the Solana community, and we are not affiliated with any crypto faucets.

  • What is GENE?

GENE Token is the Genopets governance and staking token used to craft in-game NFTs like Refined Crystals and Habitats. You can swap USDC to GENE to use in the game on Jupiter. If you need Solana USDC you can get that on FTX / FTX.US.

STEP 3 — Understand Transaction Fees

Understanding the fundamentals of Solana blockchain fees begins with the realization that everything has its own value, and the crypto world is filled with it. You can look at transaction fees as the way that you pay to transfer and create value on a blockchain.

To verify your wallet and mint your Genopets NFTs, you will need a tiny amount of SOL in your wallet. On average, wallet verification is <0.001 SOL, and NFT minting is <0.03 SOL.

And there you have it! You’re a pro!

If you haven’t already signed up for your Genopets game account and you’re planning on participating in the Private Beta or Treasure Hunt, click here to get verified! And make sure to check out our socials below and join the community conversation on our Discord.

See you in the Genoverse!

Need help connecting your wallet to your game account? Head here.

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Summon your Genopet and start moving to begin exploring and evolving together. Stay tuned for future updates, and join the conversation in our community channels below. See you in the Genoverse!

About Genopets

It’s time to step up your game. Genopets is the world’s first Free-to-Play, Move-to-Earn NFT mobile game, making it fun and rewarding to live an active lifestyle. A Genopet is your digital pet whose evolution and growth are inextricably linked to your own. The steps you take everyday power your journey through the Genoverse as you explore, battle, and evolve — earning crypto while you play.

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