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Checklist for a Successful Drop on fxhash (for artists and collectors)

We know fxhash quite well because it is the main platform on which we drop usually. We are also collecting frequently pieces of other generative artists we like.
Drop after drop, mint after mint, we've discovered some good practices that every fxhash artists (and probably collectors) should know.

The art scene is complex, and I think you'll be able to find nice counterexamples for most of our points. Feel free to bend these rules 😉
Without further ado, here are the tips.

Technical aspects

Determinism

Your projects must be deterministic. Your work must produce the same result given the same transaction hash.

Dimensionless

In most cases, your work must produce the same artwork at different sizes. To test that, resize your window and compare outputs.

fxpreview()

To be sure to get a good thumbnail, please use the fxpreview() function.

High resolution outputs

It's always great to be able to get the output in high resolution if possible, for example to print it. Try to add a shortcut to download an high resolution image or generate them locally and add a link on your website.

For more information, please read this guide:

fxhash — Guide to mint a Generative Token
Learn how to create and publish a Generative Token on fxhash

Aesthetic Aspects

Beautiful by default

You can add shortcuts or interactivity, but I think your artwork must be nice by default. Think of the default output be the best to be displayed in a gallery, printed...

The Drop

Before

Meanwhile

After

Profile

On fxhash, I think the main goal of the profile should be to prove your identity.

Communication/Marketing

For example, here is how we've shared our process and WIP about our current collab:

Security

When you mint a project on fxhash (and it's the same on most of NFT platforms), you can earn royalties when an edition is sold on secondary market. As far as I know, your wallet address is set for ever in the smart contrat. You can't change it if the security of your wallet is compromised (ex: some one stole your seed).

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If you already started with a soft wallet (like Temple or Kukai), buy 2 hardware wallets. Initialize one with the seed of you software wallet to replace it (it's not a good practice, but it's too late :)), and use the other one for all the others wallets you'll create.

To go further, I wrote a more detailed article on good practices to follow with a hardware wallet :

Hardware wallet 101 for NFT artists (special royalties)
How to migrate from Temple/Kukai to hardware wallet like Ledger?

Good luck for your next drop! 🍀

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