Minting art

How to mint art on KnownOrigin, ready to be sold with an auction mechanic

Updated over a week ago

Uploading artwork options

When creating new editions on KnownOrigin we offer a somewhat comprehensive set of configuration options, allowing you to customise certain aspects of your work. Below we cover some of these options in more detail.

First visit your profile, once you are enabled you will see a button like this, click it and then proceed to fill in the relevant information.

Minting Portal

Our Minting portal gives you two options to mint new NFTs. You can choose between the legacy Shared KnownOrigin Contract or Creator Contracts (your own customizable contract). Each will give you the ability to create a collection AFTER the minting process.

Below is our Shared KnownOrigin Contract. This contract currently has the most features including the ability to create embedded NFTs, 24-hour auction type and early access.

Select the type of NFT you want to create (shared contract)

Next you will need to declare what type of work you want to mint as they will have slightly different processes.

Uploading your work to IPFS

Here you will upload the piece that you are going to mint. You simply need to drag in the file you wish to upload or use the file explorer to find the file. Your work will then be uploaded to IPFS.

*note this page may look slightly different depending on what type of NFT you are trying to mint

**You must adhere to copyright, originality and KnownOrigin's terms and conditions when minting. Reputation is king in this space, so we ask those involved to respect other artists and collectors in these regards.

Adding your artwork details

This section allows you to set the details of your artwork. A good description can help collectors to understand the artwork more easily.

Here you will also set the edition size of your work which can be from a single unique edition (typically called a 1/1 or 'one of one') to an edition of up to 250, which will create multiple editions of your work as unique tokens.

You will also set the tags, format and themes of your work which we are vital to help people discover it so being accurate here is important.

Finally, you will set the auction type you wish to use to sell your work. These are also part of the ERC721 token specification and will be displayed in most wallets and other third party sites which support NFTs.

Setting a price and agreeing to our terms

Here you will need to set a buy it now or reserve price in ETH depending on the auction type you have chosen. You will also need to tick the boxes to agree to all of our terms and conditions

Pricing is hard from our experience, especially for newcomers

to the space, please reach out on Discord to speak to other artists on this subject.

There is currently a minimum price of 0.01 ETH.

Confirming your details and minting your work

Here you will get to see all the information you have filled in and confirm all the details. As you will not be able to alter it once you have minted here is your chance to make any changes. You will also be given a prediction of the gas fee for minting your work.

Once you are happy with everything you can click 'mint artwork' at the bottom of the page which will trigger a Metamask transaction, and it will be minted!

Sharing your new mint

Now that you have minted your work you need to share it! Artists typically share their new work on socials.

You will also be able to visit the page of your new work (please wait a few minutes for your work to appear).

You can also see how many uploads you have left in your 30 day period and even mint another piece.

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