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Dear Bankless Nation,
Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
One of the things I’m thankful for is having the opportunity to explore and work around NFTs, which offer new and more open ways for creators to advance their practices.
That said, one of my favorite NFT projects is Zora because of its impressive suite of creator resources. And I’m excited and grateful that the Zora team just released their new Drops tool, which makes it easier than ever to deploy large unique NFT collections.
Want to learn the basic ins and outs of this new resource? I’ve got you covered for today’s post!
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There are a range of do-it-yourself NFT solutions for minting 1/1s (unique standalone pieces), 1/x limited-edition collections (e.g. 1/10s, which have 10 copies of one piece), and Nounish drops (e.g. 1 NFT published everyday). However, Zora Drops is the first service anyone can use to create 1/1/x drops, where every piece is unique but part of a larger cohesive collection.
Zora Drops are user-controlled and user-friendly tooling. They offer:
Gas-efficiency — Minting costs are inexpensive
In-built sales — Native public and presale mechanisms available for dropping tokens
No-code UX — Deploy your own NFT metadata and smart contracts without being a programmer
Simple uploads — Batch upload prepared folders of unique files
To use Zora Drops you would follow these simple steps:
Navigate to create.zora.co/create and connect your wallet
Click the “Drops” button
Upload your desired metadata folder
Preview and tweak your prospective mints
Finish your collection parameters
Complete the mint transaction with a wallet signature, and that’s it!
Let’s say you’re a poet who wants to mint a collection of 100 unique poems all at once.
Previously, you could have gone to an NFT minting platform and manually minted one poem at a time. The process would’ve probably taken a couple of hours in requiring you to deploy each one of these NFTs individually with hundreds of clicks after all was said and done. This approach isn’t efficient.
With Zora Drops, though, now creators can simply upload a folder of unique pieces, e.g. 100 poems, and use a streamlined UI for preparing and publishing these works into a large NFT collection.
What would’ve taken hundreds of clicks otherwise now just takes a handful, so the UX leap forward is significant here. This leap forward is why Zora Drops is the latest great resource that NFT creatives should consider working into their web3 toolboxes!
William M. Peaster is a professional writer and creator of Metaversal—a Bankless newsletter focused on the emergence of NFTs in the cryptoeconomy. He’s also recently been contributing content to Bankless, JPG, and beyond!
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