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Non-fungible tokens have become integral to the blockchain ecosystem. Almost every crypto enthusiast or user has collected at least one NFT. But the fever has not broken yet. Almost 12,000 NFT sales take place every single day. If you are curious and on the lookout for a great NFT tutorial to move forward with your understanding, you’re in the right place.
Before we move on, here is an excerpt from one of our courses on NFTs:
NFT stands for non-fungible token. These are tokens we can use to represent ownership of unique items. Basically, they let us tokenize things like art, collectibles, even real estate.
NFTs can only have one official owner at a time and they are secured by the Ethereum blockchain. No one can modify the record of ownership or copy/paste a new NFT into existence.
To get you more familiar, and even get you to the point where you can mint an NFT, I have put together the best NFT tutorial projects to start with for beginners.
By beginners, I don’t mean people who have zero coding knowledge. For most of these projects, you need to have some experience in programming languages.
Out of these NFT tutorials, some videos and the other are written projects. I urge you to go through both, but avoid coding while you watch the tutorials. Otherwise you’ll just be copying the code which won’t result in any learning. It is recommended to go through your own share of trial and error.
You can browse through the following NFT tutorials, pick what suits you, and get started.
1. Coding an NFT Crypto Collectible in 3 Days – Kie Codes
If you’re looking for a weekend challenge, this could be the one. The 3-day playlist is on learning to code an ERC-721 NFT smart contract for EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine). If you have no prior knowledge, no problem. The explanation is quite comprehensive.
You’ll learn and set up your development environment for the Ethereum blockchain to develop a smart contract. Then you’ll implement your ERC-721 smart contract.
And lastly, you will learn to build a dApp in order to interact with the smart contract on the blockchain.
2. How to Make a Binance Smart Chain NFT – Moralis
This project will demonstrate how you can create an NFT on the Binance Smart Chain. This tutorial works with any EVM chain, but it’ll be great if you use the Binance Smart Chain.
3. Write a Smart Contract and Mint Elon Musk NFT on OpenSea – Metaschool
Step right up, beginners. This epic project will help you write a Solidity smart contract and then show how you can use the standard for non-fungible tokens i.e. ERC 721 to mint an image of Elon Musk programmatically.
This is a super important project because not only does it demonstrate how smart contracts function, but it also helps understand how to mint NFT collections to marketplaces and platforms.
4. Build an NFT Lootbox with thirdweb – Pointer.gg
We’re going to build a cool full-stack quiz app that rewards correct answers with lootboxes that can be opened to reveal fancy NFTs! When you complete this NFT tutorial you’ll get a badass NFT, plus 5 $MATIC.
You’ll need to be familiar with web development. If you’re already a web developer, it should be pretty straightforward to follow along!
5. How to build an NFT game – Moralis
In this tutorial, you’ll get to see and learn how to build a simple multi-player NFT game over Moralis, a web3 development platform. The coolest thing about this program is that it is just 119 lines of code which is nothing compared to the lines and lines of code some other projects may involve.
More so, this Aavegotchi game ensures one can’t cheat, hack the front-end or the website. The game-logic is on the backend because the server is in control – so don’t worry about losing real NFTs to hackers and cheaters.
6. Create a Horoscope Web3 NFT Application – Metaschool
This project is hands-on and super interesting. The outcome of this could be that you build an NFT minting application. How? You’ll learn to create a react app that takes a user’s date of birth, connects their MetaMask account and then mints an NFT to their address.
You can use this to create super engaging apps like:
- A Harry Potter quiz app that tells you which Hogwarts House you belong to ?♂️
- A quiz app to see if you are a Drake fan or not (I love Drake ?)
For you the sky is the limit. Once you create the react app, it’s up to you what fun and cool app ideas you can come up with. Get others to try it out too. Dope, right?
7. Build a WEB3 app to mint unlimited NFTs – Fireship
This NFT tutorial will walk you through the process of writing a smart contract from scratch. Then it’ll take you through how to interact with it on the web using Ethers.js and React.
This web3 dapp will allow you to mint an unlimited quantity of NFTs, if that’s your goal. 😉
8. A Masterclass on How to Create an NFT Collection – Hashlips.io
While you may not be aware of Hashlip.io, you must have definitely come across HashLips NFT, the famous and super informative YouTube channel run by Daniel Botha.
In this 2-hour long masterclass, Botha teaches you everything that you need to know to create and upload an NFT collection on the Ethereum blockchain.
These are some of the best online web3 resources. And the best part is, they’re free. I would recommend picking from the ones above as there are several on the internet that aren’t properly explained and will only confuse you further.
And that’s all for today, hope you found this helpful. I’ve got plenty more for you to learn from, some of which I’m mentioning below. Take these web3 tutorials out for a spin.
You must have heard of minting and creating an NFT. Well, they are two different processes. Minting an NFT means deploying an NFT, that you created, on a blockchain. Once it is minted, it turns into an asset that can be easily bought, sold and exchanged on any marketplace. It basically refers to the process of uploading the digital asset to a blockchain and creating a unique token that represents it.
The average cost of creating a token depends on different factors such as demand and supply, gas fees, complexity of the NFT smart contract, the primary blockchain used to deploy the NFT, etc. However, an estimated cost of creating an NFT ranges between $0.05 to $150.
First, create an OpenSea account and connect a wallet. You can use MetaMask, Coinbase Wallet, or another supported wallet. Now, choose a blockchain. OpenSea supports Ethereum and Polygon. Consider creating a collection. This is a way to group your NFTs together. Now, upload your NFT file. The file size must be less than 30MB. The next step is to set the price and royalties. You can set a price for your NFT and choose how much of the sale price you want to receive in royalties. Now, mint your NFT and voila, you have a unique asset with you.