Which blockchain should I create my NFTs on - Polygon or Ethereum Mainnet?
It is essential that every artist knows understands what they are getting themselves into, and today we will be taking a deep dive into at minting on Ethereum Mainnet or Polygon (formerly MATIC Network), and why it is important to choose where your smart contract and NFTs are minted.
Knowing your minting and selling strategy ahead of time will help ensure that you have a smooth process from creation to sold NFT.
Let’s compare Ethereum and Polygon side-by-side so we can see the pros and cons of each.
Ethereum vs. Polygon
Ideal For: Committed Minters
More Popular Blockchain
Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency to Bitcoin, but popularity comes at a price.
More congestion = Higher overall cost
Higher gas prices and slower transaction processing times.
Easier to resell NFTs
Supported on Opensea, Rarible, and Cargo App
Costly climate impact - for now*
Until Ethereum 2.0 is released, Proof-of-work (PoW) transactions are costly and increases carbon emissions.
Ideal For: Budget and earth-conscious pioneers
Small but might layer-2 blockchain with growing audience and support
Less congestion = Cheaper overall cost
Lower gas prices and quicker transaction times
Limited resell support
Supported on Opensea, but not yet supported on Rarible
Proof-of-stake (PoS) transactions are less demanding (like by 99.99% less), yet just as secure.
Purchase Smart Contracts and Credits to Mint Single NFTs on Ethereum
In addition to unlimited Polygon minting, you can purchase add-ons for the Ethereum mainnet with a NiftyKit membership. Each smart contract is a one-time purchase and creation. You own the contract and you’ll connect your metamask wallet when you create the smart contract on our platform.
Each individual Ethereum mainnet NFT must be purchased separately as mint credits purchased using Stripe when you purchase on NiftyKit.
Below is the Smart Contract and Single NFT mints add-ons for members.
Ethereum Mainnet Smart Contract
What it is: Custom Token for NFT Collection
One-time Creation then Yours Forever
Purchasing a Smart Contract is a 1-time payment and creation of your custom collection. It's yours to keep regardless if you are a paying member
Gas Fees Covered
NiftyKit handles the fees needed to deploy your custom branded smart contract to the blockchain.
Start Minting NFTs in Your Collection
Purchase an Ethereum Single NFT Mint to create NFTs inside this custom collection. Each NFT gets minted with your branded token ID
Manage Royalties on Opensea
Our smart contracts are interoperable with Opensea and will allow you to set your secondary sales royalties while getting the benefits of a custom contract
Ethereum Mainnet Single NFT Mint
What it is: Credit for 1 NFT mint on Ethereum
Gas Fees Covered
When you mint, list, sell, transfer, or burn an NFT on the NiftyKit platform, we pay the gas fees on your behalf as part of this mint credit cost.
Pay Only For What You Need
NFT mint credits are sold individually so that you can purchase and mint only what you need for your NFT collection
Sell Branded NFTs
After purchasing a smart contract, you can mint NFTs using your custom token ID and manage all your smart contracts and collections
Sell On Multiple Marketplaces
Smart contracts and NFTs minted on Nifty
Kit are interoperable with secondary NFT marketpalces like Rarible, Opensea, and Cargo. Makes marketing and selling easier
Learn more about NFTs and Smart Contracts
Read more about creating NFTs and smart contracts and how you can leverage the blockchain to create a sustainable minting campagin.
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Create Your NFT Storefront and Start Selling
Create a Polygon or Ethereum smart contract for your NFTs and start selling on your storefront today.
Get Started Today By Signing Up For A NiftyKit Membership
Create a whitelabel storefront today by signing up for a monthly membership to NiftyKit where you get access to the latest tools to customize and create smart contracts and NFTs that you can sell or use to build community.