minting an NFT (non-fungible token)

Minting NFTs on ScieNFT: What You Need to Know

ScieNFT Articles May 16, 2023

Imagine transforming your scientific research into unique, tradable, and collectible items on the blockchain.

That's precisely what minting an NFT (non-fungible token) offers you. It's a fascinating way to contribute to the open science movement by turning your scientific artifacts into NFTs. By doing so, you not only make your knowledge readily available to the wider scientific community but also protect your intellectual property.

With ScieNFT, the possibilities are endless. You can mint a diverse range of digital creations as NFTs, including:

  • Artwork
  • Research notes
  • Preprints of papers
  • Previously published papers
  • Captivating videos
  • Intriguing negative results
  • Raw data
  • Scientific Artifacts

Our platform is your gateway to showcasing your scientific journey in an innovative and engaging manner.

The process of minting an NFT involves creating a digital token that represents your digital asset, making it one-of-a-kind and verifiable on the blockchain. This adds value and allows your work to be bought, sold, and traded in the growing NFT market.

Marketplace Settings

When you mint an NFT on our platform, this NFT is not immediately added to our marketplace. Instead, it joins our open-access library, becoming viewable to anyone with an internet connection. This information is securely and permanently stored on the blockchain, along with information about who minted the NFT, what collaborators worked on the asset, who owns the asset, and the date and time of minting. Because of the nature of blockchain technology, this information cannot be erased or changed. That makes minting your assets as NFTs a great way for you to establish ownership of your ideas and a timeline for scientific thought. This enables you to prove the priority of your work and for our platform to become a permanent record of the scientific conversation.

If you choose to add your NFT to our marketplace, you have the ability to customize the parameters for the exact rights that are included within the NFT that is being sold, giving you control over what you put on the market. You also have the ability to customize.

Finally, NFTs provide artists and creators with new opportunities to earn royalties and maintain control over their work. When minting an NFT on SCIENFT, you can set a royalty percentage to be paid whenever your NFT is resold in the future.

Before minting an NFT, consider the implications and responsibilities of doing so. First, ensure you have the legal rights to the content you plan to mint. We encourage you to reach out to our team to ask any questions you might have regarding copyrights or intellectual property rights. Also, be aware that minting an NFT may involve fees, such as gas costs for blockchain transactions, as well as a potential platform fee for using the ScieNFT service. Although ScieNFT has waived these fees in its earliest phase, small fees might be implemented later.

In summary, minting an NFT on ScieNFT is a fantastic way to leverage the growing digital asset market while maintaining control over your unique creations.


Fekry Aiad

Co-Founder & Head of Product @ ScieNFT