In the same way that a painter signs a canvas to confirm its authenticity, you can do the same with your wallet. When you sign an artwork, it will link the NFT to your unique Ethereum wallet address forever, which allows collectors to verify the work is yours. When your wallet prompts you to confirm the transaction, you’ll need to “Sign” the transaction.
Now you will be submitting an Ethereum transaction, which will incur a small gas fee. (Unsure of what this means? Read more about gas fees here.)
After you’ve signed your NFT and paid the gas fee, the minting process begins. While you’re waiting, our smart contract runs code to deploy your artwork to the Ethereum blockchain. If you’d like to view the status of the minting process, click “View on Etherscan” and get a time estimate on when it will be completed.
Etherscan is a useful resource to track all transactions on the Ethereum blockchain. It’s free to use and is one of the many ways that Ethereum is making data more open and accessible to all.
Next, learn how to list your newly minted NFT for auction on Foundation. Read our full guide here.