Users can now mint NFTs in just a few clicks from the Opera Crypto Browser, with no platform usage fees.
Oslo, Norway — Anyone can now mint NFTs quickly using Alteon LaunchPad, a new tool exclusively available on Opera Crypto Browser. This groundbreaking tool demystifies NFTs for mainstream content creators, even those with little to no Web3 experience, allowing them to mint NFTs in just a few clicks.
There are no platform usage fees or special requirements: users can simply drag and drop their files into Alteon LaunchPad, found on the browser’s sidebar, to preview their NFT and review the details of their smart contract. Users pay a nominal minting fee (standard gas fee, costs may vary as prices fluctuate with market conditions) to ETH when publishing to the blockchain and will need to ensure they have sufficient Ethereum in their Opera Wallet to complete the minting process. Once approved, LaunchPad uploads the file to a blockchain, and users can view the NFT natively within Opera Crypto Browser. Users will then be able to share these media files with anyone they like (through dApps) or sell them on private marketplaces.
“Opera’s mission continues to be facilitating access to the emerging technologies of the Web – this includes Web3. We’re thrilled to be enabling direct NFT minting within the browser, with never-before-seen ease,” said Danny Yao, Senior Product Manager at Opera.
Alteon LaunchPad was created by Alteon.io, an all-in-one ecosystem for content creators whose mission is to democratize the creative process. With its comprehensive cloud-based content management system, proprietary media transcoder, desktop upload tool and array of other products, Alteon is leveling the playing field for creatives by delivering world-class tools that were once prohibitively expensive for anyone outside of large enterprises.
Alteon LaunchPad fits into that broader ecosystem by breaking down the barriers between traditional creatives and the Web3 creator economy, letting experienced artists and media professionals explore the burgeoning world of Web3.
“We wanted to capture the feeling of discovery and wonder that fueled the early days of the internet,” said Matt Cimaglia, co-founder of Alteon. “When minting an NFT is a simple process, it opens up new possibilities, new ideas and new opportunities for everyone. We’re excited that the team at Opera agrees—and we can’t wait to see what the community creates with Alteon LaunchPad.”
Despite the crypto winter, support for NFTs remains strong. Opera users can also track and explore NFTs using DegenKnows, an exploration tool that helps users discover and verify digital collectibles, launched in November 2022. Around the world, crypto hub cities—including Miami, Dubai, Tel Aviv and Singapore—are seeing boosts in NFT and cryptocurrency interest, as enthusiastic investors and supporters understand the long-term value of Web3 technologies. In the art world, leading museums have continued showcasing—and minting—their own NFTs, normalizing the technology’s presence alongside traditional artists.
To download the Opera Web Browser and try Alteon LaunchPad, click here.
Alteon.io is democratizing the media industry by creating professional-grade tools that are accessible to all. By empowering content creators of all backgrounds with a fully streamlined workflow that lets them upload, share, collaborate, review and store projects in a single space, Alteon can cut production time from days to minutes. Alteon is likewise focused on bridging the gap between traditional creatives and the Web3 creator economy by simplifying NFT minting for anyone to dive in. Alteon is a subsidiary of Third Summit. For more, visit alteon.io.
Opera is a global web innovator with an engaged and growing base of hundreds of millions of monthly active users who seek a better internet experience. Building on over 25 years of innovation that started with browser products, Opera is now leveraging its brand and highly engaged user base in order to expand its business into new segments. Today, Opera offers users around the world a range of products and services that include PC and mobile browsers, the newsreader Opera News, and apps dedicated to gaming, crypto, e-commerce and classifieds. In 2018, Opera introduced the first browser with a built-in crypto wallet and Web3 support. Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (OPRA). In January 2022, Opera released the first version of its Crypto Browser, a dedicated web browser tweaked to crypto-enthusiasts and the crypto-curious. In November 2022, Opera launched the deep NFT analytics tool DegenKnows.