Popular Ethereum NFT platform OpenSea has released a new toolkit for creators, in line with its suite of Drops features which it has been releasing phase by phase.
According to OpenSea, creators (and thus, by extension, the whole creative economy surrounding NFTs) now have the opportunity to unlock the potential of NFT creations with multi-stage minting phases, allowlist support, as well as personalized artist profiles for their NFT releases. This does attract some scrutiny though, but it also lets new creators ease into the whole NFT scene with better flexibility. This latest phase in the Drops feature set from OpenSea gives creators a new level of control over their digital assets, while also helping introduce more people into the NFT token economy.
"Over the past few months, we worked closely with 20 amazing teams to build a best-in-class drops experience that includes features like multi-stage minting phases, allowlist support and rich storytelling elements," OpenSea shared in a press release.
Designed with both Web3 developers and NFT creators in mind, the new toolkit offers creators a streamlined process for setting up crypto assets. The kit includes an asset template that allows creators to define the look, content, and formalized categories of each NFT minted on the platform. OpenSea details that, as part of the Drops roll-out, creators will also be able to manage their very own minting experience through expanded functionalities such as smart contract deployment across supported EVM chains, per-piece configuration for drop mechanics (tiering capabilities).
"Our vision is to expand this product so that ANYONE can easily drop collections across any chain on OpenSea with an immersive, safe storefront, without needing access to robust technical resources or expertise!" OpenSea continued.
The toolkit isn't open to the public just yet, though. OpenSea says that it will be rolling these features out to "select creators [...] in the coming weeks" before a public alpha release.
For some time now, OpenSea has experimented with customizable landing pages, but this also wasn't made publicly available. This feature includes videos, image galleries, utility or allocation details, as well as project roadmaps (when applicable). What's good about OpenSea these days is that it's one of the few NFT platforms that enforce royalties for assets created through its platform. Previous releases from omgkirby, CLOUDMACHINE, Probably a Label, and Anthony Hopkins were able to utilize these features, but other than those, we've yet to witness a critical mass of NFT artists and creators actually using it.
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