File Transfer Giant Wetransfer Joins NFT Industry, Partners with Blockchain Platform Minima for March Launch of Minting Product
File transfer service giant Wetransfer announced Monday it is collaborating with blockchain platform Minima to offer a non-fungible token (NFT) minting product in March. Wetransfer’s announcement details that users leveraging the Minima cooperative will be able to mint NFTs from a mobile device or computer.
Wetransfer and Minima Partnership Aims to Bring NFT Minting to Mobile and Desktop Devices
On Feb. 6, 2023, file sharing company Wetransfer, founded in 2009, revealed its entry into the NFT industry. Wetransfer announced a partnership with blockchain project Minima, a distributed communications network set to launch in March. Users leveraging the Minima cooperative technology will be able to mint NFTs for peer-to-peer sharing, and creators can collect royalty payments for their NFT creations.
“Wetransfer is thrilled to work with Minima, whose vision is aligned strongly with ours to seamlessly connect people and facilitate innovation and creativity without sacrificing privacy,” Damian Bradfield, the chief creative officer at Wetransfer stated on Monday.
Blockchain platform Minima and its team insist they are “the only mobile-native Layer 1 blockchain.” The platform’s website highlights the upcoming launch of a minima token (MINIMA) and claims to be a “fully distributed network with no single point of failure,” validated by “hundreds of thousands of nodes.” The company’s documentation provides step-by-step instructions on how to run a Minima node on Android 9 and above.
“We as a partnership look forward to supporting the development and acceleration of creativity in the digital age where individuals retain ownership and control of their work,” Hugo Feiler, CEO of Minima said during the announcement. “This partnership will explore the practical use of NFT technology, something which interests not only the crypto industry, but will be a test case to demonstrate the potential of wider adoption of this innovative digital tool.”
Wetransfer’s entry into the NFT industry follows Ebay’s recent acquisition of NFT marketplace Knownorigin and the company’s expansion into the digital collectibles space. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have been dabbling with NFT technology as well. While Wetransfer NFTs through Minima will be free, users will need to run a node. In addition to mobile phones running Android 9 and above, Minima nodes can be run on Windows, Mac (desktop), Linux (desktop), and Linux server.
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