This feature was powered by QuickNode and is available to Behance creators that have Phantom wallets.
Users can now connect their Phantom wallets to their Behance accounts and display Solana (SOL) nonfungible tokens (NFTs) on their profiles, according to Behance, an Adobe-owned creative showcase site. Phantom is a Solana wallet designed for decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fiat transactions (NFTs). QuickNode, a Miami-based Web3 infrastructure platform, assisted Adobe on Solana in developing this capability.
Creators on Behance may now show off their NFTs minted on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain in their profiles. Many of Behance’s users, however, may no longer want to engage with Ethereum because to concerns about its high energy usage and gas expenses, according to William Allen, the Adobe vice president in charge of Behance.
Allen tweeted that Solana is a proof-of-stake chain that overcomes these issues, claiming that a single Solana transaction “needs as much energy as a Google search and costs a fraction of a penny.”
Our mission at @Behance has been steadfast for over a decade: help creatives build their careers on their own terms. Some choose to freelance, some want full-time gigs, some offer subscriptions, some sell templates, some livestream, and others sell NFTs. (1/8)
— williamallen.sol (@williamallen) March 7, 2022
Phantom agreed, tweeting that this connection is “important” for the Solana creator economy because it lets artists to “experiment with NFTs in an eco-friendly and low-cost method.”
In October 2021, Behance became the first platform to allow artists to link their crypto wallets and NFTs to their Behance profiles. At the time, Adobe also teamed with the NFT marketplaces Rarible, OpenSea, KnownOrigin, and SuperRare to safeguard digital artists by publishing provenance data as part of its “Content Authenticity Initiative.” On Twitter, Allen stated that Solana addresses will be added to Photoshop’s Content Credentials tool to prevent NFT artwork from being copied and to guarantee due attribution is provided.
Rather of installing and maintaining its own node, Adobe can rent access to the Solana blockchain through QuickNode. QuickNode is the top Solana node service provider, according to the company’s website, and it powers more than half of the Solana ecosystem.
Disclaimer: These are the writer’s opinions and should not be considered investment advice. Readers should do their own research.