What Is Pixura?
Pixura is a tool kit for non-fungible marketplaces that makes it easy for users to launch a crypto collectibles marketplace in a very short time. The protocol provides the tools and infrastructure to power the next generation of tokenization.
With Pixura, users can deploy smart contracts, create tokens, search and get analytics on the crypto collectibles community, all in one place—and just in minutes. Pixura works with SuperRare, which is the first Dapp that operates on the Pixura protocol. SuperRare is a social platform that discovers artists and collects digital art on the Ethereum blockchain.
Pixura offers the following benefits:
- Users can monitor any smart contracts for events
- Users can easily get data out of the blockchain to power app
- It is possible to query with GraphQL or connect with Websocket
- Dashboard for easy analytics
- The platform also comes with smart contract blueprints
- It supports ERC721 and ERC20 tokens
The SuperRare platform, which runs on the Pixura protocol, helps users find their creation. With it, they can be able to discover, buy, sell, and collect unique digital creations by artists worldwide. The platform is secured by Ethereum, which gives it transparent, permanent record of authenticity, and provenance.
Importantly, the platform supports creators by providing a new revenue stream for artists, helping them to finance their creative projects. The smart contract platform allows artists to release limited edition digital artwork, which is traded on the blockchain to make them rare, verified, and collectible.
What Is Rare Digital Art?
Rare digital art, also known as crypto art, refers to limited-edition collectible art that is cryptographically registered under a token on the blockchain. The blockchain technology provides unique and provably scarce tokens to be owned and traded by one collector to another. Such tokens represent a piece of digital art, which is transparent and auditable.
How Does Rare Digital Art Work For Artists
When a user adds a digital asset such as an image or a GIF, the SuperRare smart contract generates a token, which is then deposited into the user’s Ethereum wallet. SuperRare permanently links the generated token to the piece of artwork, which is a unique digital asset that signifies ownership and authenticity of the original artwork. When that happens, the artwork begins a new life on the blockchain, where it becomes available for a fan or collector to purchase it. On the blockchain, other collectors can hold or trade the token just like any other work of art.
The Advantage Of Buying Art On SuperRare
The main advantage of purchasing a piece of art on the SuperRare platform is that you get a unique artwork from the original source. This is similar to purchasing a print or painting from an artist. While you own the product as a buyer, the creator retains the copyright and IP.
Once you purchase an artwork, you get a token in your Ethereum wallet that is linked to the product. You also obtain an immutable record of the origin of the piece. In future, SuperRare plans to introduce certificate of ownership and authenticity, which is downloadable and easily verifiable. All the transactions on the SuperRare platform are done in Ether, the native cryptocurrency on the Ethereum network, on which SuperRare operates.