Introducing Altura’s lazy minting functionality

Altura Team
3 min readJun 7, 2023

TL;DR

Altura introduces lazy minting functionality, allowing NFT creators to avoid upfront gas fees.

  • Our platform supports multiple blockchains for lazy minting, including Ethereum, Binance, Polygon zkEVM, Avalanche, Fantom, Arbitrum, Optimism, and Cronos.
  • NFT creators can give early access to community members with whitelist spots, sell multiple versions of the same item, and retroactively apply lazy minting to existing collections.
  • NFTs minted on Altura follow the ERC-1155 standard, enabling the creation of smart NFT assets with dynamic properties.
  • You can integrate NFT assets into your games using Altura’s developer APIs and SDKs.

We invite our users to explore the potential of lazy minting. Please follow this link to schedule a meeting with the sales team.

Lazy minting refers to the process of creating NFTs in a way that doesn’t require immediate, upfront payment of gas fees.

With lazy minting, an NFT is created off-chain, and the actual minting process on the blockchain only occurs when someone purchases that NFT. This way, gas fees are covered by the buyer, making the process cost-efficient for NFT creators.

At Altura, we’re committed to pushing the boundaries of NFT game asset creation to propel the Web3 gaming experience to new heights.

Today, we’re excited to announce that you can now use lazy minting features on our platform designed to amplify the balance of ease-of-use, multi-chain options, and community-focused features.

Altura’s multi-chain support for lazy minting

In contrast to platforms like Rarible and OpenSea, we provide an extensive array of blockchain choices for lazy minting, including Ethereum, Binance, Polygon zkEVM, Avalanche, Fantom, Arbitrum, Optimism, and Cronos.

This means you can create any number of NFTs and diversify your NFT collections across these networks while benefiting from lazy minting.

Whitelist spots: special access for your gaming community

We allow you to create exclusive whitelist spots to grant your community members early access to NFT drops before public minting. In this respect, you can offer free mint options for presales or distribute airdrops to encourage engagement.

Multiply your game asset sales.

Furthermore, if you use Altura’s lazy minting functionality, you’ll have the flexibility to sell multiple versions of the same item, each governed by its own set of rules. You can, for instance, set different prices and supply quantities for each version.

Our lazy minting is backward compatible.

Do you already have NFT collections created on Altura and like to benefit from lazy minting in the future for those collections? Since we enable adding extra NFT supply for every existing collection on Altura, it’s possible to mint assets from the previous collections using lazy minting functionality.

Create smart NFTs

All NFTs minted on Altura, whether using lazy minting or not, follow the ERC-1155 standard. This allows you to create smart NFTs that provide additional features.

Smart NFTs enable the creation of dynamic and programmable game assets, paving the way for game developers to create games with complex mechanics that are more interactive. Smart NFTs allow changing the attributes of an asset after minting. Consequently, you can design assets that modify over time, for example, the health level of a hero.

In addition, with smart NFTs, you can still set static properties that cannot change after minting, such as the rarity of an asset and the edition number.

Embed NFTs into your games using Altura’s SDK.

Our comprehensive developer kit includes Rest API, Javascript SDK, and Unity SDK, allowing game developers to seamlessly incorporate NFT assets into their gameplay.

Please visit developer documents to learn more about this process:

Getting your API key

Installing Javascript SDK

Installing Unity SDK

Harness the power of lazy minting with Altura.

Our lazy minting functionality offers more than cost-saving measures because it opens the door to many possibilities to add more Web3 features to your projects. We provide the flexibility of launching collections on multi-chains and the ability to add dynamic attributes to game assets. Moreover, you can benefit from community-centric features like whitelists and incorporate all your assets into gameplay using our SDK.

Are you ready to explore the potential of lazy minting? Please follow this link to schedule a meeting with Altura’s sales team.

We can’t wait to hear about your specific objectives and how our expertise can help you achieve them.

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