Pastel Network, the premiere NFT-focused blockchain bringing mission-critical infrastructure to the Web3 ecosystem, officially launched the beta version of its no-code consumer minting platform – SmartMint. SmartMint is the first-of-its-kind tool that will allow creators to mint NFTs on different blockchains like Ethereum or Solana by deploying easily customizable smart contracts with a few simple clicks, all while making sure their NFTs are protected by Pastel’s protocols for NFT security and storage.
In today’s market, it is extremely difficult for creators to mint custom NFTs because they are beholden to the smart contract standards and limitations implemented by marketplaces on their behalf. In many instances, marketplaces also remain owners of the smart contract that mint the underlying tokens – a practice that goes against the ethos of decentralization. On the other hand, most creators do not have the technical background required to code and deploy custom smart contracts on networks like Ethereum.
Pastel’s SmartMint bridges this gap by offering an intuitive, seamless minting experience for NFT creators. The latter no longer need a background in coding or smart contract knowledge to be free of the limitations imposed by NFT marketplaces when minting NFTs. For the first time, creators have the option to mint on different chains, using a custom smart contract deployed by Pastel’s platform. Creators can select their desired fields and SmartMint does everything else on the backend coding. Most importantly, creators maintain ownership and control of each smart contract after it’s deployed by SmartMint – meaning once they mint, they can list on any marketplace of their choosing.
“To date, Pastel has been heavily focused on becoming the market’s NFT infrastructure and security partner for projects in the Web3 ecosystem,” says Anthony Georgiades, co-founder of Pastel. “We’re thrilled to finally unveil our consumer-facing product that removes so much of the friction NFT creators face every time they want to mint an NFT. Now, creators can focus on doing what they love and leverage a user intuitive, no-code interface – all while keeping ownership and obtaining permanent storage and security features of a decentralized network.”
Through SmartMint, creators will be able to mint on Ethereum, Polygon, Solana and Pastel’s native blockchain. SmartMint also allows creators to directly benefit from Pastel’s groundbreaking protocols: Sense for near-duplicate NFT detection and Cascade for permanent NFT data storage. In other words, Pastel not only offers creators access to a seamless minting process through SmartMint, but also to an extremely secure one.
Pastel’s Sense Protocol is a unique near-duplicate detection system for NFTs that authenticates these rare digital assets by comparing them against all other NFTs in the ecosystem and on the Internet. Creators can take advantage of it to prove their NFTs are rare and guard themselves against counterfeit scams or copyright infringement. They can also store their NFTs on Pastel’s native network through Cascade Protocol, a permanent, lossless storage solution that prevents NFT disappearances and data loss.
Long-time NFT creators and novices alike can sign up at https://smartmint.pastel.network/ to unlock an exceptional minting experience.
About Pastel Network
Pastel Network is a fully decentralized, developer-friendly layer-1 blockchain serving as the preeminent protocol standard for non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) and Web3 technology. Pastel infrastructure enables existing layer-1 blockchains, decentralized applications, or third-party enterprises to protect creators and collectors. From digital collectibles & media to documents & applications, users and developers are able to certify asset rareness and truly store data forever. Lightweight protocols delivered by interoperable open APIs such as Sense and Cascade can be easily integrated across existing networks. A wide range of Web3 applications can be built directly on the Pastel Network, enabling developers to enjoy the scalable registration features, storage processes, and security of the broader ecosystem.
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