5 best sites for minting NFTs in a proper way.
Over the past year, NFTs have taken the world by storm to say the least. Everybody’s doing it this way or another. Painters, designers, programmers, pop stars and even rap stars or school girls are minting NFTs like crazy.
And it makes sense because thanks to this amazing technology something that did not even exist yesterday and appears now as a non refungible token (some number of digits stored in blockchain) can easily cost millions of dollars by tomorrow.
Some NFT artworks are going much further than that and reach for tens of millions of dollars. Millions of artists and developers are racing to release their own pieces while the industry is still booming.
How long can it actually boom is a different question. We will discuss it some other time.
So what if you want to be a part of all this digital uproar? Without minting your NFT, you cannot make it a digital asset on legitimate platforms. Let’s take a look at 5 best sites for minting NFTs.
There is a thing called JumpNet, which is essentially a private version of the popular Ethereum blockchain.
Enjin has its own token, ENJ, and can charge a small fee for minting. But don’t you worry, ENJ only costs around two dollars. You don’t have to be rich to pay for minting NFTs.
What’s more, Enjin doesn’t charge any gas fees for minting, which is a definite plus. Especially if you compare this generosity to some other platforms.
One should know though that Enjin is more geared towards game NFTs rather than art NFTs. It might be important if you’re looking for an art NFT-focused experience.
Binance Smart Chain
Binance is the largest crypto trading platform in the world. Every week millions of people are trading billions of dollars there.
But Binance goes way beyond trading crypto. It created Binance Smart Chain, which runs independently alongside the original Binance blockchain. And it is possible to mint your NFTs here with ease.
There are a number of DApps to mint your NFTs here, such as Bakeryswap and AirNFTs.
Minting NFTs on Binance Smart Chain isn’t free. But the fee is quite minimal.
At the moment it only costs 0.05BNB per mint, which is roughly $2.60.
If you are to sell your NFTs minted with Binance Smart Chain you will be charged a 2.5% service fee.
It’s worth mentioning that there are no gas fees, unlike many other minting platforms.
Rarible is a popular NFT platform that often serves as a great alternative to OpenSea (yeah I know you guessed OpenSea would stay higher in our list).
Rarible’s minting comes in the form of something called “lazy minting”.
Through this process, your NFT will be minted, but not until someone decides to buy it. While this may seem a little weird, it’s actually a more eco-friendly way of minting digital assets, and costs users a lot less, too.
You don’t actually get a minted NFT until it is bought. So you don’t have to pay for minting. And you don’t loose any money in case no one buys your NFT at all.
But what’s even more important, Rarible’s lazy minting feature allows you to mint your NFT for free.
Forge is, much like Enjin, far better suited for those who want to mint game NFTs. If you are an artist you might want to go some place else.
But if you are looking for a place to mint game NFTs, Forge is really good. It’s a reliable and user-friendly platform for all your minting needs.
Forge has no independent blockchain of its own. But it supports all the major blockchains – Ethereum, Polygon, and Binance Smart Chain – up to your choice.
And finally, the elephant in the room.
OpenSea to NFTs is something like Google to web search. A reputable site that incorporates all things NFT into one place.
OpenSea allows you to buy, sell, create, and mint NFTs easily. It’s huge and vast, but it’s probably one of the best places you can choose to sell an NFT.
Minting NFTs here might be a good idea just because of the fact that OpenSea has the most popular and diverse NFT marketplace out there.
And OpenSea doesn’t charge a fee for minting (lazy minting again). That might sound charming, but remember that OpenSea takes a 2.5% cut of the price your NFT sells for. And it charges gas fees also which is sad. And that’s one of the reasons we have put some of the platforms higher in our list.
So now you know what are the best sites for minting NFTs, if you have any questions, please get in touch with us in the comments.