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Using the Manifold.xyz platform’s Manifold Studio feature, customers can create any blockchain-based digital asset they feel inspired to, all without needing any coding skills. NFTs created through Manifold Studio are minted as ERC 721 and ERC 1155 tokens on the ethereum blockchain, and each comes with a baked-in smart contract. The Studio solution automatically prepares the requisite blockchain Creator Contract for the customer, allowing users to then deploy a custom smart contract mainnet to take full ownership of their digital asset. Once deployed, all NFTs minted using Manifold are compatible with and can be sold on other NFT platforms, including OpenSea, Rarible, Foundation, SuperRare, Nifty Gateway, and Zora. By deploying creator-owned smart contracts to mint NFTs with on-chain provenance, and making them interoperable with all major NFT marketplaces, Manifest wants to democratize creativity.
The Studio feature is completely free to use outside of the gas fees of the minting process, and Manifold hopes to advocate a new economic model for web3 creators as well as help creators and artists interested in web3 build their presence in the NFT space. The Canada-based company recently raised $7.91 million in seed funding with venture and web3 heavyweights like a16z participating and plans to use the money to grow its team and pursue its mission of reshaping every stage of the creator journey and innovating at every level of the NFT stack, from the whitelisting, to the initial mint, to the final transfer.
Members of the Manifest founding team also founded A Thinking Ape, and the company’s executive leadership has extensive experience in both gaming and the blockchain. The Manifest Studio has been used by celebrities, artists, musicians, and designers to mint their own NFTs, including stars like Jay-Z, Steve Aoki, digital art darlings Fewocious and pplpleasr, and many more creators from both this generation and the next. .
This article originally appeared in the PSFK iQ report, Foundational Strategies For The Metaverse.