Minting Platforms Overview

Foundation

Can create custom Collections with your own smart contract https://help.foundation.app/hc/en-us/categories/4419488061083-Collections

Walk through of collections, including “splits” where funds go to other accounts https://help.foundation.app/hc/en-us/articles/4419002081051-A-complete-guide-to-creating-a-Collection-and-minting-an-NFT

You need to verify a Twitter and/or Instagram account and fill out your profile, and get an invite to be allowed to create

Set royalty of 10%, 5% to Foundation on every sale.

Rarible

Supports Ethereum, Flow, Tezos, Polygon

Supports single ERC721 or multiple ERC1155, using either the shared Rarible contract or a custom contract.

Supports “free minting” — where the buyer pays the gas fees for minting.

Custom royalty from 0-50%

Custom metadata

Unlockables on purchase — for example a coupon code or additional benefit.

Test minting on Rinkeby or Ropsten Ethereum testnets https://rariblecom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/4406495352205-How-to-test-features-on-Rarible-free-of-charge-

Zora

Royalty from 0-100%

Manifold Studio

https://studio.manifold.xyz/

Manifold Studio combines the power of a Manifold Creator Contract with a seamless user interface to mint your own NFTs with zero coding required. As our next step in building for top creators, Manifold Studio allows you to mint original high-quality NFTs while retaining true ownership and provenance of your work.

Being worked on by forum member @jtgi and founders are from Vancouver. Here’s his plug:

“Sovereign contracts” means you own / deploy your own smart contract vs a “shared” contract with less customization.

Async Art

Very unique platform for a lot of generative art

Has the concept of layers and blueprints and artist to artist collaboration built in.

OpenSea

Self plug for Manifold Studio.

We support Ethereum 721 and 1155s. All sovereign contracts.

You can use Studio to deploy your own contract, configure metadata, upload assets, mint tokens, take snapshots, configure royalties, and other things. Free to use, including Arweave stored assets and metadata.

If you can code a bit, Manifold’s contracts also allow for extensions to hook into the mint, royalty and token uri lifecycle. You can build dynamic NFTs like we did for pak’s Merge, as an example.

I’m working on this daily so feel free to reach out with feedback or any feature requests :sweat_smile:

Thanks @jtgi — I made the top post a wiki and will add others.

Doesn’t seem to work on mobile / no Wallet connect? Not a huge deal for minting, but it’s very useful to be able to manage on mobile.

I’m excited about HTML minting on Manifold. Although I think y’all should call it “apps” or “interactive” or similar Minting HTML Pages - Manifold Docs