O3 Labs has taken its first steps to supporting non-fungible tokens in the NEO ecosystem through deployment of an NFT explorer, token foundry and improvements to its dAPI. Users are now be able to mint their own TestNet NFTs using animated images from Giphy and send them to a specified address.
The O3 team opened by extending their thanks to City of Zion technical project manager and Splyse developer, Joe Stewart (hal0x2328), for his work in developing an NFT standard and contract template for the NEO blockchain.
The NFT explorer is designed to allow users to view all NFTs on the NEO blockchain that follow the proposed NFT standard. Users can search by public address or contract to view NFTs owned by that address or minted by the chosen contract.
The token foundry allows users to mint their own NFTs on the NEO TestNet. The process requires O3’s dAPI, so the O3 Desktop Wallet is required.
To mint a token, users provide a contract (the O3 NFT contract is the default), a Giphy image link, and a receiving address. After the token has been minted, it will be viewable on the NFT Explorer, with the transaction showing up on TestNet compatible block explorers such as NeoScan.
These tokens are unique and can only be owned by one person at a time, though they can be sent between NEO addresses like any other token via any wallet that supports the NEO TestNet.
According to O3, a core motive behind the release was to enable developers to interact with the NEO dAPI without requiring any investment. As a result, the team has updated their O3 dAPI testbed, providing developers with easy access to the NFT contract.
Documentation for getting started with the O3 dAPI is available here.