Minting Selfies as NFT: A New Way to Own and Share Your Personal Memories
Have you ever wanted to own a unique digital asset that represents a personal memory or moment in your life? Now you can, with "Minting Selfies as NFT" - a new application that allows you to turn your selfies into one-of-a-kind digital assets that are stored on a blockchain.
I recently built a demonstration project for the Salesforce Architect Summit 2023 that shows how "Minting Selfies as NFT" works. The application allows registered guests to upload their selfies, add a caption, and mint them as NFTs. Once you've minted your selfies as NFTs, you can explore a variety of popular marketplaces to showcase, trade, or sell your unique digital assets. Here are some of the most popular platforms where you can view and engage with the NFT community:
- Opensea: Opensea is one of the largest NFT marketplaces, offering a wide range of digital assets, including artwork, collectables, and more.
- Rarible: Rarible allows artists and creators to mint, buy, and sell NFTs directly on the platform, fostering a vibrant and decentralized marketplace.
- SuperRare: SuperRare is known for its curated selection of high-quality digital artwork, providing a platform for artists to showcase and sell their creations.
These marketplaces offer unique opportunities to discover, collect, and engage with the NFT community. Visit their websites to explore the diverse range of digital assets and immerse yourself in this exciting new world of digital ownership and value.
The project uses a combination of technologies to ensure the security and uniqueness of each NFT. The Crossmint API is used to mint the NFT, while the Infura API is used to store the images on IPFS. Firebase is used to store guest emails, and NestJs is used for the Frontend. NextAuth is used for admin login.
One of the interesting features of the project is the hidden /admin link, which allows authorized users to manage guest registration and mint NFTs for them if needed. The CSV uploader and form for minting NFTs are also great features, as they make it easy to manage a large number of guests.
"Minting Selfies as NFT" has a wide range of potential applications. It could be used as a new form of digital art, where people can collect and trade unique self-portraits. It could also be used as a way to raise money for charity, by selling limited-edition NFTs to raise funds for a good cause. The possibilities are endless!
Overall, "Minting Selfies as NFT" is a fascinating new application of blockchain technology, and has the potential to change the way we think about digital ownership and value. Try it out for yourself and own a unique digital asset that represents a special moment in your life!
Checkout the NFTs created at the event
Here is one selfie that was taken there,
How It Works
"Minting Selfies as NFT" is an application that allows registered users to upload their selfies and mint them as NFTs. Here's how it works:
- Users enter their email addresses to register with the application.
- After registering, users can upload their selfies and add a caption.
- The application uses the Crossmint API to mint the selfie as an NFT.
- The NFT is stored on a blockchain and is now a unique digital asset that represents the user's selfie.
- Users can view their NFT on Opensea and share it on social media.
"Minting Selfies as NFT" uses a combination of technologies to ensure the security and uniqueness of each NFT. Here's an overview of the technologies used:
The Crossmint API is used to mint the NFT. Crossmint is a platform that allows users to mint, trade, and sell NFTs. It provides an easy-to-use API that developers can use to mint NFTs programmatically.
The Infura API is used to store the images on IPFS. IPFS is a peer-to-peer protocol that allows files to be stored and shared in a decentralized way. Infura provides a reliable and easy-to-use API for developers to store files on IPFS.
Firebase is used to store guest emails. Firebase is a mobile and web application development platform that provides a real-time database and authentication services. It's an easy-to-use and reliable platform that makes it easy to store and manage user data.
NestJs is used for the frontend of the application. NestJs is a progressive Node.js framework for building efficient, scalable, and reliable server-side applications. It provides a modular architecture that makes it easy to build and maintain complex applications.
NextAuth is used for admin login. NextAuth is a library for authentication in Next.js applications. It provides a simple and easy-to-use API for implementing authentication in your application.
"Minting Selfies as NFT" has a number of additional features that make it easy to manage a large number of guests and NFTs:
The application has a hidden /admin link that allows authorized users to manage guest registration and mint NFTs for them if needed. The admin panel has a number of features, including:
- A CSV uploader that allows users to upload a list of guest names and email addresses.
- A form to mint NFTs for the remaining guests.
- A component that shows all the registered guests.
Limiting to One Selfie per Guest
One guest can only mint one selfie. This feature ensures that each NFT is unique and guests can't mint multiple NFTs of the same selfie.
"Minting Selfies as NFT" is a fascinating new application of blockchain technology that has the potential to change the way we think about digital ownership and value. With its simple registration process, easy-to-use interface, and powerful features, it's a great way to own and share a unique digital asset that represents a special