BlockSpan NFT API platform is a revolutionary tool that enables blockchain builders to cache all NFT media, bringing unbeatable value to the blockchain industry and developers.
The platform offers a comprehensive suite of APIs, which are designed to simplify the process of integrating NFT functionality into blockchain projects. Simply put, by caching all NFT media, it offers a more efficient and reliable way to store, access, and manage millions of pieces of data.
Turning the World of Blockchain Development on Its Head
NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) are digital assets that are unique and cannot be replicated, and recent years have seen them grow in popularity.
The use of NFTs has increased significantly, especially in the art and gaming industries, where artists and gamers are creating digital assets that can be sold as NFTs – many of which hold specific use-cases (such as a utility focus within games and perks offered to a brand’s customer-base).
As the NFT industry has evolved, one of the greatest challenges is the storage and management of the media associated with these assets. This is where the BlockSpan NFT API platform comes in.
The platform is designed to cache all NFT media, ensuring that the media associated with each NFT is stored in a reliable and efficient manner. This approach offers several benefits to blockchain builders who are integrating NFT functionality into their app projects.
How Does It Work?
Because NFTs are usually stored and served by IPFS or third-party servers, loading media quickly and reliably can be difficult.
So, BlockSpan caches supported NFT images and videos and delivers them through a CDN in order to provide the best user experience possible. The cache also supports the option to return an optimized version of the original file up to 90% smaller size.
BlockSpan currently supports the following media types: png, jpg, gif, svg, tif, avif, webp, and mp4. Then, for convenience, the platform returns multiple URLs scaled to fit the following max dimensions:
Tiny 100px Small 250 px Medium 500 px Large 1000 px Original size
For images, the cached image URLs are returned within the cached_images field of the Token object.
If you need further customization for the dimension, you can replace the returned URL with custom dimensions – but keep in mind, the max size will be limited based on the size of the original image.
For mp4 videos, cached_videos will contain the link to the cached mp4 file and cached_images will contain multiple URLs to scaled screenshot for convenience. [FIND A COOL NFT VIDEO THAT WE CACHE AND REFERENCE IT] Next, let’s dive into five ways BlockSpan’s cached images help blockchain builders create.
#1 Retrieve Cached Images On-Demand
Caching all NFT media ensures that the media associated with each NFT is always available.
This is particularly important for blockchain applications that rely on the availability of media files to function correctly.
By caching these files, the platform ensures that they are always accessible, regardless of network or storage issues.
#2 Stored Securely
BlockSpan’s cached NFT media ensures that all information and data is stored securely for each NFT.
By using state-of-the-art security protocols to ensure that the media files are protected from unauthorized access or tampering, developers can rest easy knowing their assets are safe.
This is essential for blockchain applications that deal with valuable assets, such as digital art or gaming items.
#3 Easy to Access
Having cached media ensures that the media associated with each NFT is easily retrievable.
BlockSpan provides a comprehensive suite of APIs that enable developers to easily access and manage the media files associated with their NFTs.
This makes it easy to integrate NFT functionality into projects without having to worry about the storage or management of media files.
#4 Transfer in Moments
Fourthly, caching all NFT media ensures that the media associated with each NFT is easily transferable.
The platform offers APIs that enable developers to transfer NFTs and their associated media files from one blockchain to another. This is particularly useful for developers who are creating cross-chain NFT applications.
#5 Search with Confidence
Lastly, caching all NFT media ensures that the media associated with each NFT is easily searchable.
The platform offers APIs that enable developers to search for NFTs based on various criteria, such as media type, size, or format. This makes it easy for developers to find the NFTs they need for their projects quickly.
The BlockSpan NFT API platform brings significant value to blockchain builders through caching all NFT media. This offers a reliable and efficient way to store, access, and manage essential NFT data for blockchain applications that deal with valuable assets – such as digital art or gaming items.
By utilizing the platform, developers can easily integrate NFT functionality into their projects without having to worry about the storage or management of media files, giving them all the tools needed to make something truly great.
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