Deep dive into our next-generation system for digital art auctions, secured by Ethereum

Our product and engineering team has been heads down for the past couple of months working on a complete redesign of auctions and bidding on SuperRare. We’re beyond excited to share it with you!

Early access launch for SuperRare Auction Week on Dec. 7th, 2020; Full public feature launch Dec. 14th, 2020.

Why timed auctions?

Since our launch in 2018, there have been two ways to collect and sell artworks on SuperRare: buy-it-now, and an open, passive bidding system. While this bidding system worked for the early phase of the cryptoart market and served to facilitate more than $5M in artwork sales, it…

Cryptography-backed digital ownership is fueling a digital collecting revolution

Last week, a single-edition digital artwork sold on SuperRare for over $10,000, setting a new record high for the digital art marketplace.

A collaboration between artists Trevor Jones and Alotta Money, ‘EthGirl’ is inspired by Picasso’s ‘Girl with Mandolin’ (1910) and in Jones’ words, “a 21st century portrait animated with modern iconography and infused with symbolism.”

EthGirl, a collaboration between Trevor Jones and Alotta Money. This single-edition digital artwork was purchased by collector Moderats for $10,000 on Dec. 15th.

While this sale was a historic milestone, it was not an isolated case or publicity stunt. Rather, it is part of an unmistakable trend: adoption of digital art collecting is real, and it is here to stay.

‘EthGirl’ was only one of 267 single-edition…

Step-by-step walkthrough on launching your first crypto-collectibles marketplace using Pixura

We recently launched the Pixura NFT platform, which lets anyone create and sell crypto-collectibles in just a few minutes, without writing any code. If you missed it, you might want to check out our launch blog post, which also details several use cases and ideas to build on Pixura.

This post goes step-by-step through creating a a NFT collection and marketplace using our beta platform.

What we’re going to cover:

  • Launching a new collection smart contract
  • Adding collectible ERC-721 tokens
  • Customizing the collection marketplace
  • Listing tokens for sale

Getting Started

Pixura is built on Ethereum, so you’ll need to install the MetaMask browser extension, which is both…

Pixura allows anyone to issue & sell virtual items on the blockchain, from video game goods to rare digital collectibles

We’re excited to announce the beta launch of Pixura Platform, a non-technical toolkit for anyone interested in launching any type of business idea based around digital items.

Unique items, authenticated on the blockchain

Known as crypto-collectibles, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or crypto-goods, this emerging blockchain phenomenon has a lot of different names and use cases, but the concept is simple: For the first time, we have the ability to issue own-able digital items that can be globally traded and integrated with a multitude of apps.

This means that a secure, trackable digital identity can be assigned to any unique item, whether the item is a tangible pair…

“Shopify for NFTs” from the team behind SuperRare

At Pixura, we think a lot about crypto assets and the rise of digital value.

Thanks to the digital scarcity of the blockchain, currency as we know it is being reinvented before our eyes: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have a collective market capitalization of $220 billion, even though the technology is still nascent and the vast majority of internet users have never used crypto.

We believe the next wave of digital value creation is going to be the tokenization of unique assets with non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and we’re excited to announce a new way for creators, entrepreneurs and businesses around…

We founded Pixura in the early months of 2018 with the goal of making it easy for creators and entrepreneurs to benefit from digital scarcity by tokenizing unique items on the blockchain.

‘a desert rose’ by SuperRare user @Roses

We launched SuperRare in April, and it’s been phenomenally exciting watching the CryptoArt community grow so fast over the past few months! Almost 2,000 transactions have gone through our smart contract, over 600 digital artworks have been created, and over 40 ETH has been earned by artists.

Additionally, we’ve completed the first release of our API & toolkit that makes it easy for anyone to build a marketplace…

Jon Perkins

Co-founder & CPO | SuperRare

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