Turn your contribution into a piece of history and explain the context behind your masterpiece (or just your mood at the time!)
Your NFTs are automatically listed on OpenSea and immortalised on Arweave's permaweb. Minting costs are on the house 🍺
NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are blockchain-based records that uniquely represent pieces of digital media (say, a digital art piece, a tweet, or a code commit 👀). In more practical terms, an NFT can be seen as a digital autograph created by the author of the piece of media the NFT represents. By signing it, the author is guaranteeing its authenticity.
The GitNFT app (built by Quine) enables users to create NFTs of their commits on GitHub. To do this, users prove authorship of a commit via GitHub OAuth and cryptographically sign the commit with their Ethereum wallet. Then, the app creates ("mints") an NFT representation of the commit on the Polygon/Matic blockchain. Once the commit has been minted as an NFT, the author can choose to keep it, transfer it, or sell it using an NFT marketplace such as OpenSea. GitNFT's contract address is 0xe7ea2e2be12c257d376400cb231d8ee51e972bd6.
Buying a GitNFT is a way to: 1. Show appreciation for a piece of code by compensating its author. 2. Start a fan-creator relationship with the author. We expect social networks and content gated on NFT ownership to grow in popularity. 3. Curate your own collection of legendary commits.