How to Make your Own NFTS
Ever wonder how you can start your NFT journey? First things first, ask yourself these questions, which blockchain network should I consider using? Or what’s the website where I will post these collections I have in mind?
Albeit said that researching what Web3 is and the blockchain technology is the most necessary thing to do in order for you to put your NFT collections online.
Altcoins such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are from different networks. Ethereum at some point couldn’t be used inside a Bitcoin network unless the user knows how to use CEX or centralized exchange like FTX, Coins.ph or PDAX to trade different cryptocurrencies from different networks.
Some Altcoins or tokens that can be found on subnetwork can be traded using DEX or Decentralized Exchange such as Uniswap, Sushiswap and Pancakswap.
In conclusion, tokens can be different from coins when it comes to the fact that tokens don’t have their own network, but still depend on coins to have their own network. Polygon (MATIC) token is on the network of Ethereum, coins are used to buy a token that will act as a utility for a certain project.
Crypto wallets will become the storage for cryptocurrencies and will be used to transact with other wallets and DApps or Decentralized Applications too. Expect two different types of wallets, software and hardware. Software wallets are the ones that are being added to our Internet browsers and are also downloadable on our mobile phones. Examples are Metamask and Trust Wallet which have more users and are widely used since they support various cryptocurrencies from different networks.
Hardware wallets on the other hand are being manufactured by companies such as Trezor and Ledger. These are the devices that can store and support cryptocurrencies outside the computer. Hardware wallets are secured and the owner is the one who’s going to be responsible for their seed phrase which is 12 to 24 chronological word code. Seed phrases will act as a backup in case one needs to use another device to access the wallet.
There are a lot of crypto wallets to choose from, Phantom and Solfare are some allets that can be used in Solana. Temple Wallet for Tezos. Research more about these wallets and understand which wallet will work more for you.
Websites that Caters NFT collections
Opensea is the most widely used platform by artists who display NFT collections, Opensea uses Ethereum (ETH) and Polygon (MATIC) as the means of transaction. ETH based platform, Rarible, for ADA is CNFT.io, NEAR for Paras and many more.
Creating accounts on your chosen platforms will automatically ask the users to connect their crypto wallet and allow access.
What art materials to use to create NFT art?
When creating artworks, there is no actual differences between crypto, traditional and digital art. Traditional artworks will be needing paints, canvases, different kinds of papers and then brushes. While in the digital art realm, artists use their computers, phones and tablets that can have drawing softwares.
Photography can also be an NFT, the artist can capture something that might raise support or awareness about a certain topic.
In some instances, mixing videography, spoken words, even handicrafts can be also a good thing to try on when starting an NFT.
In short, anything that can be considered as an art material can be the stepping stone on starting your crypto art collection. Everything will just fall down to the skill of the artist and how they will be able to create artworks online.