After the long-awaited airdrop for validators and liquidity providers on Cosmos, the team behind AssetMantle is getting ready to launch the platform’s first two applications. AssetMantle will provide the Cosmos ecosystem with an entirely new toolset for creators and collectors to securely mint, own, and trade NFTs and other digital assets. Key to the platform’s unique value is an exceptional user experience that will enable non-technical individuals and teams to innovate and play around with NFT technologies without having to navigate code or compile complex smart contracts.
Aside from being able to design and mint NFTs, creators will be able to build their own store (marketplace), meaning AssetMantle supports the same store-in-a-box business model as Shopify.
What can I do with AssetMantle?
Short A: Much, much more than you can do with any other NFT builder or marketplace.
AssetMantle is committed to offering much more diversity for NFT application and utility compared with existing products. Doing away with previous-generation platforms that only allow for cookie-cutter NFTs of images, music, and gear/characters for use in gamefi, creators on AssetMantle can turn just about anything into an NFT. The implications of this are difficult to appreciate initially, but essentially this increase in scope will bolster the capacity for creators to innovate and lead to much more rapid and radical levels of innovation. Creators thrive in the open, and AssetMantle will greatly expand the coverage of NFT applications to create an even broader sandbox for people to explore.
The platform also better supports open innovation. Before now, dividing royalties between contributing parties was either done through awkward manual transactions or complicated smart contracts. AssetMantle features a royalty split function which makes creative collaborations easier, more secure, more transparent, and a lot cleaner.
Shopify for NFTs
Shopify almost single-handedly fostered the dropshipping industry. The pure ease and cost-effectiveness with which individuals could launch high-quality consumer-facing websites with ultra-secure payment terminals enabled a generation of e-commerce innovators to leverage the power of the internet, global supply chain networks, and cheap manufacturing to build profitable businesses.
Presenting a very similar business model, MantleBuilder is a no-code, fully customizable NFT marketplace builder that helps creators build their own custom-branded NFT storefronts or marketplaces. Super easy to work with, the drag and drop builders means that creators can not only have complete control over the type of NFTs that they sell but also full customizability on how they want their marketplace to look based on their NFTs. Additionally, MantleBuilder comes with premade templates that can be used permissionlessly and off-the-shelf by creators.
These custom-built storefronts will actively reduce the ecosystem’s dependence on large centralized and heavily-siloed platforms like OpenSea that provide very little innovation from legacy Web 2.0 marketplaces. Moving forward, the semantic web will reduce the concentration of activity from websites, and MantleBuilder will be able to facilitate flexible and customizable online stores from the next generation of domains.
Redefining Digital Asset Ownership
The blockchain space has come a long way in just over a decade. Starting with the reinvention of ‘money’ with bitcoin, the reimagining of finance with DeFi, and now as we move into the third phase of consumer-facing applications, blockchain is redefining digital asset ownership with NFTs.
NFTs are the first of many “Killer Dapps”, and innovators and visionaries are quickly flocking to this next biggest thing in the evolution of the internet. From very early on in 2018, the team behind AssetMantle saw and understood the enormous potential of NFTs and sought to build something that would enable and accelerate the innovation of this technology. For a team with the insights to see where this incredibly fast-paced space is moving and then act with conviction to support its growth, success in one form or another is almost inevitable.