Non-fungible tokens or NFTs are the buzzword for this year. I’m sure you’ve seen the term being thrown around by crypto bros on Twitter, and there’s a chance you’ve also looked a little into them. 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 me move ahead, let’s refresh your understanding of NFTS with this excerpt from one of our courses.
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’re 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 NFTs, I’ve 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 once you’re coding – don’t watch the video at the same time. Otherwise you’ll just be copying, you won’t fail and you won’t learn properly.
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 NFT ERC-721 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 your first smart contract. Then you’ll implement your ERC-721 smart contract. And lastly, you will learn to program your own decentralized app or 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 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. For smart contract, you’ll require Remix-IDE and Moralis. You will also learn to use OpenZeppelin, making your life very very easy.
3. Write a smart contract and mint Elon Musk NFT on OpenSea – metaschool.so
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 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 helps get how massive NFT collections are minted to different NFT platforms and marketplaces.
Learn👇🏼 to write a smart contract and mint NFT on OpenSea, rn.
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 tutorial you’ll get this 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. Ship your own custom NFT collection on Solana w/ Metaplex in a weekend – Buildspace
This project by Buildspace will help you learn how to generate custom NFTs. Once done, you’ll learn how to build a storefront for someone to come and connect their wallet in order to mint your dope NFTs.
This project requires you to have knowledge of React, so make sure you have it before you start.
6. 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, that’s 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.
7. Create a Horoscope Web3 NFT Application – metaschool.so
This project is hands-on and super interesting. The outcome of this could be that you build your first ever minting application. How? You’ll learn to create a react app that takes a users’ 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 Hogwartz 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 have created 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?
Create web3 NFT application 👇🏼
8. 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. 😉
These are some of the best resources online. 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.