NFT Showroom is a digital art marketplace built on the Hive blockchain. Hive is a fast and feeless blockchain, that scales, is globally accessible, and unlocks an entire ecosystem beyond art. Our aim is to provide a platform that is easy to use and less expensive to transact for both the creator and collector and solve exisitng problems in the crypto art sphere.
Attaching art to a token (NFT) has several benefits, most importantly it creates a record of provenance. A token can be compared to a certificate of authenticity as it is cryptographically signed by the artist. Upon creation, ownership and trade history can be tracked on a publically verifiable ledger (blockchain). This helps combat issues like plagiarism and can be used to verify copyright of images. Tokenization also permits the art to be efficiently and securely traded. Secondary market royalties allow the original artist to be rewarded on subsequent sales which is a huge revolution in the art industry.
To begin creating and collecting you will need a Hive account and Hive keychain. Hive keychain is a browser extension that securely encrypts your keys and allows you to safely and easily authorize transactions on the platform.
Get a free account here: Hiveonboard.com
Get a Hive account and install keychain, quick tutorial:
Hive has zero gas fees but in order to transact smoothly it helps to have a minimum of 5 HIVE staked to your account. Services like giftgiver will give you a small delegation for a week to help you get started. Feel free to inquire in our discord if you need any assistance.
NFT Showroom uses a pegged token called SWAP.HIVE to tokenize and purchase art. Simply go to your wallet page on nftshowroom.com and click deposit. Choose the desired amount you would like to deposit and click deposit hive. The wallet will import the HIVE and convert it automatically to SWAP.HIVE for a fee of 1%.
For more information about the Hive blockchain such as wallets, dapps, exchanges and more please visit https://hive.io.
Artists are the backbone of NFT Showroom and we welcome all art styles and levels of experience. Hive also has a popular blogging DAPP with several vibrant art communities! During our early launch phase we are looking to onboard passionate artists and will be verifying each applicant.
While you are awaiting verification you can get up to speed on our current features and progress by visiting our Hive blog.