NFTs make the internet ownable. But for them to do that the storage layer underneath must be as good as the creation on top of it.
Whether you are creating an NFT drop on Ethereum, Solana or Flow, storing your NFT's data and metadata on ArDrive means you do not have to worry about it ever disappearing. Permanence is part of the infrastructure of the storage system, Arweave.
Minting an NFT simply refers to the process of turning your digital art (or any other file) into part of the blockchain. In ArDrive’s case, your digital art will be stored on Arweave’s blockweave for permanent storage.
The great thing about minting an NFT, and storing it’s data on ArDrive, is that the media file is actually stored on a decentralized blockchain, as opposed to IPFS or a centralized server (such as Amazon). But unlike other blockchains, you only pay a fee to upload data to ArDrive and it is always free to read.
Storing your NFT data on ArDrive is a simple and straightforward process. Let’s see how this works.
At this point, we’re assuming that you have already created an account and are logged in to ArDrive. If not, get started with our Create a Wallet article first.
Check your NFT for the Permalink and ID numbers
Working with NFT marketplaces
Now you have an NFT on the Arweave blockweave where both the transaction and image will last permanently.
You can now upload your NFT to other popular NFT marketplaces like OpenSea with confidence that the NFT that you are selling will be around forever!
When listing your NFT be sure that you share your Arweave link with your file’s Data Transaction ID, eg
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