The NFT hype is only getting started. This innovation is revolutionizing how digital art marketing works. Like every facet of cryptocurrency, there are definite ways of minting NFTs

You may have come across headlines of NFT auctions going for tens of millions of dollars. These numbers certainly got the attention of online gambling enthusiasts, earning rewards on platforms like BC GAME. They grabbed everyone’s attention and showed the enduring potential of this unique form of code. 

NFTs are likely to become the standard channel for securing art. Notably, the world of exclusive art is rife with fakes and theft. The NFT era allows users to know the owner and history of any piece of digital art without relying on the dealer’s word.

The Role of IPFS in Minting NFTs

The Interplanetary File System (IPFS) is a popular decentralized data storage platform for blockchain platforms. 

IPFS provides secure storage without the risks that come with traditional webs servers. It is a reason why BC.GAME decided to store its prestigious Curacao Interactive Licensing N.V. license in IPFS before minting an NFT compliant with the ERC-721 standard on Ethereum. 

NFTs are a unique file ID. They are obviously much more than that in code, but that is a simple way of summing up their function. The digital id is unique to the metadata URL. This function is made possible inside a smart contract running on the blockchain network. 

Accordingly, tokens like ERC-721 have become standard for NFTs because storing data directly on the blockchain would bring its complications. 

The metadata URL is a reference point to the data off-chain.  Using a URL from traditional servers is possible. However, someone could replace the contents of the NFT, which would undermine the very essence of that asset. 

IFPS eliminates the possibility of such interference. The contents of an NFT rely on a hash function and not other server-generated processes. 

As such, the URL can only ever point to the contents to which the hash intends it to refer. Users may incur gas fees for using these Ethereum tokens, anything from minting to transfers. Regardless, they are negligible if the value of the NFT is significant.

How to Create an NFT on IPFS 

  1. Make sure you are the owner of the asset. For instance, ensure you have the source file (TIFF, AI/EPS) for a piece of art).
  2. Select a marketplace and authenticate the operation. 
  3. Upload the file to start the process of creating the NFT.
  4. Create an IPFS link. When storing an NFT on the blockchain, only the metadata about the NFT is on the blockchain.  IPFS provides a secure and reliable place for storing metadata. 
  5. Finish the process and either store the NFT or list the item for sale. 

Adding the file to IPFS can cost some money. The user gets an advertisement on the network, and participants can request the data directly from you. 

Other services like Piñata will pin your data and provide it from their well-connected IPFS nodes.

Minting NFTs on OpenSea

This platform is an NFT marketplace that eases the process of NFT creation. One will have to pay a small fee contingent on the final sale price of your NFT. However, the user incurs no fee for the actual mining, which has made the platform popular.

OpenSea accepts token payments for the sale of your NFTs. The platform recommends ETH, USDC, DAI, or wETH for crypto payments. Metamask is the ideal wallet for receiving and making payments, although other wallets are also helpful.

The process is similar to the one for other IPFS marketplaces. One only needs to set up a collection on OpenSea and create new items in that collection. The next step is to customize the NFT description and publish the information. One does not incur any minting fees and will only pay a charge depending on the final sale price.

Minting NFTs on Rarible

Rarible is another excellent NFT marketplace that facilitates mining. Users need to have ETH and a Metamask wallet containing the tokens. 

This platform is pretty straightforward and makes it easy for even non-sophisticated users to mint. The process is as follows:

  • Go to the Rarible homepage. 
  • Link your crypto wallet, usually Metamask.
  • Go to your Metamask wallet and click on “create collectible. “
  • There are options under the order option, “single” is suitable for creating an ERC-721 NFT.
  • Upload the image or file. 
  • Fill in the details about the NFT, which includes the price you need for the NFT.

The token creator sets a reserve price for instant purchase or lets the potential buyers bid auction-style. Bidding is a popular concept in NFT marketing because it can result in exponentially higher prices than the seller could ever get using a reserve price.

NFTs are assets for the future. Some of the purchasing is reliant on speculation, which helped fuel crypto surges.  There have been several NFT auctions, with high-value digital art garnering the most value. 

Rarible offers convenience for NFT creators. There is an endless list of potential NFT subject matters. These concepts mean that NFTs will have the diversity that NFT enthusiasts can curate. 

To Wrap It Up 

NFTs are certainly a force to reckon with in crypto circles. 

They are not a fad, as some have wrongfully stated. Instead, they offer a glimpse into the future of art security, a reason why BC.GAME is receptive to its capabilities. 

These methods show that everyone can participate in the NFT economy and create valuable tokens that have good trade value. 

The applicability of NFTs will likely extend to many other sectors beyond online crypto gambling. Everyone around the gaming and crypto scene should get their hands on deck before it becomes another one that got away.