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Top NFT minting platforms

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Aug 29, 2022

An NFT is a unique digital asset representing ownership of a digital item, such as a piece of art, collectible, or even virtual real estate. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are built on blockchain technology, which allows for secure and verifiable ownership and transfer of digital assets. Today we have decided to evaluate the Top NFT minting platforms.

Minting an NFT refers to creating a unique NFT and making it available for purchase or trade on the blockchain. This can be done through a minting platform, which provides the necessary tools and infrastructure for creating and managing NFTs.

NFT Minting Platforms essentially convert a digital file into a digital asset by publishing it on the blockchain. The platform then offers a marketplace where these NFTs can be bought and sold. With so many NFT minting platforms available these days, minting NFTs is easier than ever at a meager cost.

Do you want to mint your NFTs but don't know where to start? We've got you! Here's a quick overview of the process, which is similar across most of the platforms listed below:

This process typically involves the following steps:

  • Creating the digital asset:
  • This could be a piece of art, a collectible, or any other digital items that you want to represent as your own NFTs.
  • Selecting an NFT minting platform:
  • You will need to choose one of the many nft minting platforms that provide the necessary tools and infrastructure for minting and managing NFTs.
  • Connecting your Wallet
  • In order to register on an NFT marketplace, you'll need to first connect your crypto wallet. This is required by minting platforms to mint NFTs or to buy and sell NFTs.
  • Uploading the digital art or item:
  • Once you have selected a minting platform, you can upload your digital item to the platform and provide any additional information or metadata that you want to include with your NFT.
  • Setting the NFT's parameters:
  • This includes setting the NFT's price, the number of copies that will be minted, and any other parameters that you want to specify. Check if your platform supports detailed customization of your NFT artworks or digital assets.
  • Minting the NFT:
  • Once you have set the NFT's parameters, you can mint the NFT and make it available for purchase or trade on the blockchain. Check that you are happy with the gas fees, blockchain used (Eg. Ethereum blockchain) and the platforms' other settings.

Overall, minting an NFT involves creating a unique digital asset, selecting a minting platform, uploading the asset and setting its parameters, then minting the NFT and making it available on the blockchain.

Numerous online NFT marketplaces and wallets make creating a saleable digital artwork easy, and we've listed some of the top NFT platforms below to help you get started.

Things to Consider when Selecting Your NFT Platform

When selecting an NFT marketplace, it's important to consider factors such as fees, ease of use, reputation, support and resources, and compatibility with other platforms and services.

It's also essential to make your decision based on the specialist focus that the platform has - as an example, an art curation platform is not the ideal place to try mint NFT domain names. Minting in-game items happen mainly inside the game - although swops and sales may happen outside of the game.

Once you've done your research, check out the list to see if one of our top NFT marketplaces is where you will choose to mint your first NFT.

The List: Top NFT Minting Platforms

OpenSea

OpenSea

OpenSea is a reputable and reliable NFT marketplace incorporating all things NFT into one place; users may buy, sell, and mint NFTs there. A firm favorite with digital creators and the top site for NFT trading - OpenSea is a whole digital world supporting the NFT craze.

Given how huge the platform has become, it's probably one of the best places you can choose to sell an NFT.

Rarible

Rarible

Next on our list is Rarible - a community-based NFT marketplace that supports Ethereum, Flow Blockchain, and Tezos. While Rarible doesn't get the same traffic as OpenSea, it's a trusted platform and a solid option for turning your digital work into NFT assets.

Rarible enables you to mint, sell and buy NFTs.

In terms of innovation - Rarible's "lazy minting" feature, wherein your NFT won't be officially minted until someone chooses to buy it, allows you to create an NFT without paying the gas fee.

Binance

The World's biggest crypto exchange, Binance, has its own NFT marketplace as well. It's built on the BNB chain and on Ethereum, allowing users to sell and buy all types of NFT artworks and collectibles.

All registered Binance users who have completed identity verification and garnered at least two followers can start minting on Binance NFT.

The Fees are charged in either BNB or ETH. You can check the latest NFT minting fees and Smart Contract Deployment Fee to create an NFT collection on Binance here.

Binance

Zora

Zora

Zora started as an invitation-only NFT marketplace but has become an open platform that allows creators, collectors, and artists to buy and sell NFTs. They have creative tooling which assists with building and scaling NFTs and a focus on digital art.

It's a zero-fee protocol, meaning users won't be charged for listing and selling their NFTs on Zora. You can also trade NFTs here.

Known Origin

Known Origin

The KnownOrigin platform is an Ethereum-based NFT art platform where artists can mint, virtually exhibit, and sell their work. Known Origin currently has a restriction of 30 uploads every 30 days to stop collectors from being overwhelmed, and to give some exposure to new creations.

Crypto.com NFT

Crypto.com NFT

Well-known for its exchange, Crypto.com launched an NFT marketplace in 2021. It's a mixed marketplace featuring multiple NFT categories and offers various payment options, including credit cards and over 20 cryptocurrencies.

Magic Eden

Magic Eden

With low fees and high liquidity, Magic Eden has become a popular NFT Marketplace, allowing users to mint, buy, sell, and explore the NFT world.

Summary

With these and many other NFT marketplaces available - we're confident you'll find one with the right NFT market for your new NFTs to be minted. Whether you're looking to represent physical art, use token in virtual worlds or just mark art NFTs - there's something from these platforms for everyone.

If you have a platform you've used that we can add to this list - send us a message with the details - we are always looking to update our lists with the latest information.

Looking for NFT marketing tips?

After successfully minting your NFT, your next step will be trying to get it sold. We've got some great resources for you if you've chosen to launch a collection - or if your NFT is part of a larger ecosystem.

One option is to launch a PR campaign - or connect with an IDO launchpad.

The Lunar Strategy team is focused on crafting digital marketing strategies to enable our clients to achieve the best results out of their NFT launches.

Feel free to check out our 3 tips on promoting NFTs on Instagram or schedule a free discovery call with us today!

Tim Haldorsson
CEO
CEO of crypto and Web3 marketing agency Lunar Strategy, involved in the crypto scene since 2017. Provides forward-thinking Web3 marketing insight as a contributor to Cointelegraph, Rolling Stone, Daily Coin, NFT Plazas, and Finance Magnates.
Jack Haldorsson
CMO
CMO at Lunar Strategy. Been in the crypto space since 2017. Jack leverages his know-how of the blockchain ecosystems and strong KOL relationships to execute result-focused strategies that amplify brand storytelling, drive awareness and grow the project sustainably with the help of Influencer relations.
Adam Westerén
Head of Sales
Adam's passion is to create self-sustainable communities in the Web3 world. He enjoys when you create a Web3 community that can grow by itself. This is what he does in his current role as Head of sales.
William Rejström
COO
As a Community Manager at Lunar Strategy, I'm passionate about finding new ways to connect people, add value and build strong community relationships.
Shann Holmberg
COO
As head of growth at Lunar Strategy, I understand the significant shift away from traditional marketing strategies that Web3 projects require.
Nick Ballanutsa
Crypto Content Creator
Crypto Content Creator, Nick is creating engaging Twitter threads & posts for leading crypto & NFT companies.
Vide Haldorsson
Influencer Manager
Influencer Manager at Lunar Strategy.
Johnny Pedro
Head of Partnerships
Head of Partnerships at Lunar Strategy, creating win-win solutions for Web3 companies. You might have heard his music on Tomorrowland from his previous ventures in the music industry.
Jarrod Frankel
Head of Community
Jarrod is responsible for the teams that provide both engaging social media content and enticing and informative articles for our clients.
Tayler McCracken
Editor at Coin Bureau
Tayler McCracken is the Editor-in-Chief of the Coin Bureau, a leading publication that provides cryptocurrency education.
Vineet Nair
Writer
As a web3 storyteller, Vineet brings a wealth of experience in content, journalism, and management, with hands-on knowledge of metaverses, NFTs, AI, and finance.
Hassan Shafiq
Lunar Strategy
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Mairead Finlay
Writer
British writer specialising in NFTs, luxury lifestyle & travel based in Portugal. Previous publications include Business Insider, LoveEXPLORING, The Guardian and My French Country Home Magazine. Previously the SEO Editor of tech & startup website TechRound.
Sandra Vukovic
Content & Marketing Specialist
Content & Marketing Specialist at Lunar Strategy.
David Kevin Jeppesen
Lunar Strategy
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Julieta Ose
Crypto Content Creator
Crypto Content Creator at Lunar Strategy.
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