What are NFTs and how to participate in an NFT mint

Guest post by Boba Town

Whether you’re a newbie looking for your first NFT investment or a long-time NFT enthusiast seeking a fresh and exciting NFT collection, you will surely find the right one for you by simply looking at the large pool of digital assets available on different marketplaces. This July, another exciting NFT collection is about to come. Boba Town is a collection of 10,000 generative boba NFTs launching on the Boba Network.

Here’s everything you need to know about NFTs on the Boba Network and how you can prepare for the Boba Town NFT launch.

What are NFTs?

Non-fungible tokens or simply NFTs, are digital assets that represent real-world objects like art, music, in-game items and videos. They are generally created using the same type of programming used for creating cryptocurrencies. But unlike cryptocurrencies that are fungible and can be interchanged, NFTs cannot be exchanged or traded equivalently as they have unique properties.

You will need a crypto wallet connected to the Boba Network in order to trade and mint NFTs.

Prepare Your Metamask Wallet

Metamask is the most popular browser wallet extension with more than 10M downloads. Boba has a comprehensive article on how to set up a Metamask wallet.

If you have your Metamask wallet ready, you will now need to get connected to Boba Network. The easiest way to connect to a new network is to use Chainlist.org and search for boba.

Then click the Connect Wallet button to connect.

And then click the Add To Metamask button to add the network.

After getting your wallet connected to Boba Network, you will need to top up the wallet with some ETH and Boba tokens. ETH tokens are used for gas (transaction fee) and Boba tokens are used to pay the purchase price of the NFT. Boba Network allows users to pay gas with Boba tokens as well; there is a comprehensive tutorial here.

Here’s how you can top up your wallet with ETH and then swap some Boba tokens.

Buy ETH from a crypto exchange. Transfer the ETH to your Metamask wallet (Ethereum network). Use one of the bridges here to bridge the ETH tokens from Ethereum network to Boba Network. After you get your ETH tokens to the Boba Network, you can now swap some of the ETH for Boba tokens at https://oolongswap.com/#/swap

Explore the Boba NFT Scene

TofuNFT is a multi-chain NFT marketplace for NFT trading. There are some Boba Network NFT collections already listed for trading here. TofuNFT will allow you to buy NFTs at the price listed for sale or also make an offer to buy at another price. NFT trading for Boba Network at TofuNFT is based on ETH for both gas and payment.

Boba Town is a 10,000 NFT collection that will start minting on the Boba Network in July-August 2022. Follow Twitter for the latest updates https://twitter.com/bobatown.

To celebrate Boba Network going multi-chain, we are doing a pre-launch mint for 168 Boba Town NFTs at 25 $BOBA each. Holders of the first 168 Boba Town NFTs will also provide access to exclusive boba promotions.

Here’s how you can mint a Boba Town NFT

First, visit Boba Town website. The website link may or may not be up yet depending on when you read this article. Check our official Twitter to be sure.

Select the number of Boba Town NFTs you want to mint using the — and + buttons.

Click on Connect to connect your wallet to the Boba Network.

Once your wallet is connected, click on the Mint button. Metamask will popup for you to confirm the transaction.

Ensure the amount of BOBA to spend is correct for the number of NFTs you are minting. And confirm the transaction.

Visit tofuNFT.com and connect your wallet to view and trade your Boba Town NFTs!

What to Look Out For When Getting into NFTs

With NFTs growing in popularity and driving thousands and millions of dollars, crypto-based scams have now become more sophisticated than ever. Unfortunately, the lack of NFT regulation is one of the many reasons why the world of NFT has become an enticing asset for cybercriminals. Despite the list of anti-fraud barriers, different types of scams still exist. Be wary of common NFT scams including counterfeit NFTs, social media impersonation, phishing fraud, pump-and-dump scams, rug pull scams and more.

Wrapping Up

We are still at the beginning of the NFT era. Like any other NFT project, no one knows how things will turn out for NFTs. Despite this, we look forward to a better future ahead as we build a powerful community of like-minded people who share the same interests in boba, milk tea and NFTs.

About Boba Town

Boba Town is a NFT collection on the Boba Network. The goal of Boba Town is to bring 10,000 members to the Boba Network through NFTs. Boba Town will collaborate with boba shops to do boba promotions and giveaways in real life. All in for Boba lovers!

Boba Town mint will happen in Q4 2022. Follow Twitter for the latest updates.

https://twitter.com/bobatown

https://medium.com/@bobatown

About Boba Network

Boba Network is a blockchain Layer-2 scaling solution and hybrid compute platform offering lightning-fast transactions and fees up to 60x less than Ethereum.

Our Hybrid Compute brings the power of Web2 on-chain, with smarter smart contracts that allow developers and creators to leverage off-chain compute and real-world data to offer an enriched experience unlike anything else on the market today.

We’re delivering a faster, cheaper, smarter experience for blockchain’s next billion users.

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