Formed by well known collector and OG Caktux, Tux.art is an intriguing new offer in the space. It feels to some degree like it’s still in development… but that’s because unlike the more centralized platforms which takes shortcuts to ‘make things work’ out of the box… this is aiming to remain fully open source and decentralized and that means not everything happens all at once… the community help build it to some degree.
You can literally view the smart contracts and user interface on Github! Read the ‘About Us’
section to fully get to grips with this and I’d highly recommend people do because this is an important development to watch. Yes it means it will cost gas to even save your profile info (and unfortunately it’s launched in one of those permanently high gas weeks). I wouldn’t consider myself hard line on being fully decentralized but I really respect it and can clearly see the benefits long term.
Being fully decentralized you can even use the site completely web3 and run it entirely via IPFS by running IPFS Desktop and going to ipns://tux.art. For now the platform is very heavily featuring photographers most likely because founder Vince (Caktux) has been an avid collector of photography in the space. I did find one video based artwork on there and for now loading video direct via IPFS is slow so time will tell and by running a local node they say “…you’ll have faster access to previously downloaded images and files. You’ll also help the network get more decentralized, which should improve the speed for other users.”
Try it out or at least keep a close eye on this one I know I’ll be minting something as soon as I can afford gas.
The Known Origin team mentioned this a few weeks ago on their community call but in the last few days this became official with Adobe making news about new features for NFTs. This includes a core feature with a select few platforms including Known Origin that will show authentication on the NFT listing that verifies the artwork has been signed on export from Photoshop with the same Metamask Wallet address.
It adds all important provenance and ‘proof of creation to artworks, something that has been an issue in the NFT space with so many stolen artworks being minted and sold. The ability to signed exported work is expected to roll out to other Adobe products soon as well.
Another welcome feature also now allows users of Adobe’s Behance portfolio service to directly connect their Metamask and display NFTs they’ve created on the Behance portfolio. It’s currently only connecting Ethereum based work but will soon include blockchains like Polygon, Solana, Flow and Tezos. Read more on Techcrunch
about this as well.