How to mint an NFT?
This page describes the entire flow in minting an NFT.
A first step in creating your NFT is creating the smart contract on the blockchain that will hold all your NFTs.
You can compare the smart contract with a "Collection" of NFTs. This contract will accomodate all your created NFTs. On NFT marketplaces, the NFTs belonging to one contract are typically visualised as one collection. For example, our very own Metaring-smart contract is represented on different marketplaces as follows:
Therefore, decide carefully on how you want to "group" your NFTs. For each group or collection, you can create a new smart contract.
A second step is defining the NFTs that you want to create in the collection. Here you define the images, media, attributes, etc. for the tokens that you which to create. This means that, for each NFT with a distinct image and attributes, you need to create a separate token-type.
For each token-type, you can mint one or more NFTs.
A basic token-type configuration consists of:
- A name
- A description
- A main image
- Indication of
- Additional attributes
The last step in NFT-creation is the actual minting of the tokens. These create a token on the blockchain, using the template (token-type) defined in the previous step.
When minting an NFT, you can immediately provide a destination. The freshly created NFT will be immediately send to the requested destination.