To use Alchemy, you will need:
- MetaMask (or Gnosis Safe, or a similar service) installed and set up. Make sure it is connected to your Ethereum account and is pointed to the mainnet. Guide: How to use Metamask like a wizard.
- Some ETH in your account to pay for gas costs when voting, predicting, or creating a proposal.
- Some GEN in your account for predicting.
- To vote you will need Reputation in a DAO. To receive reputation in most DAOs, you need to submit a proposal requesting it. See an example proposal in Genesis Alpha here.
For a brief overview of how get started with Alchemy, check out this hands-on article by Daniel Bar.