Frequently Asked Questions on Mintbase
Way more than an NFT marketplace, we enable developers & creators to build products using us as an engine. People can create their stores to sell music, art, tickets, memberships and much more. In a nutshell, anything can be tokenized. Whatever it may be, we're building the perfect toolkit for it and for others to build off from.
Anyone is welcome to apply for a grant. The projects funded through our program are broad in scope, but our focus lies on strong technical projects that add value to the ecosystem. Go to our Github to check full requirements and submit applications.
We initially built on Ethereum but decided to stop and rebuild on NEAR Protocol: a sharded, proof-of-stake, scalable, green, WASM blockchain. Our ETH fork is still up, but we’re no longer updating it.
NEAR protocol is a developer-friendly, proof-of-stake, scalable blockchain. NEAR is its native token. It is used for incentivizing nodes on the NEAR network and to power transactions and smart contracts.
After creating your NEAR wallet, you can load it up by transferring NEAR from an existing wallet, an exchange trading NEAR or fund it with fiat directly, using one of the methods listed in the NEAR wallet.
To mint on Mintbase, you'll either need to deploy a store (=your own smart contract) or be added as a minter in someone else's store.
The 6.5N covers storage costs as you are paying to reserve space on the chain. This goes to the NEAR blockchain and not Mintbase.
The initial 6.5N storage allows about 800 tokens to be minted. To add more storage to your contract, simply send NEAR to your store contract address (yourstorename.mintbase1.near). 1 NEAR equals around 400 tokens.
Top stores feature the stores with the highest transaction volume so far that month. The counter starts fresh on the 1st of every month.
You are responsible for determining what, if any, taxes apply to the selling and purchasing of NFTs. If you are unsure about whether you must pay taxes, please contact a professional tax advisor.
Make sure you’re using the right wallet to connect to Mintbase. Clear cache & cookies in the browser you’re using. Google Chrome usually works best. If none of this helps, get in touch with us.