NFTs have something special about them. There’s nothing better than having a visual token to symbolize your web3 journey. That’s why we picked them as one of your introductory tasks into the L2 ecosystem.
Today we’ll be exploring Quix (formerly Quixotic), the leading NFT marketplace in the Optimism ecosystem. Here’s where you’ll find Mirror Writing NFTs, as well as some interesting Launchpad collections aimed at getting you involved in the OP network.
In this guide, you’ll learn:
What is Quix?
Why would you mint a free NFT?
How to mint a free edition NFT on Quix.
In order to complete this task, you’ll need the following:
An Ethereum wallet, such as MetaMask.
Make sure your Wallet is connected to the Optimism Network (which you can switch to via Chainlist.org)
Some ETH in your Optimism wallet to mint your NFT.
There’s plenty of ways to mint an NFT, Quix is just one of many options at your disposal if you want to enter the L2 NFT space. To understand why Layer 2 networks matter and how to mint NFTs on other platforms, you can read all about it in our RabbitHole Learn Hub.
Quix is Optimism’s largest NFT marketplace. They seek to open up access to minting and trading NFTs while enjoying L2 savings on transaction costs. This is the marketplace where you’ll find Mirror’s writing NFTs, as well as the Quix Launchpad aimed at encouraging wider L2 usage.
The launchpad only offers access to their “Free Mint” functionality for now. This measure is in place to make sure you’re experiencing Optimism in an open and collaborative way. You can leverage these free to mint tokens to get your art in potentially hundreds of people's wallets and get a head start in the L2 NFT space. Plus, there’s always Rampp and NiftyKit if you’d like to launch a paid mint collection.
We put the Launchpad to the test with our new free mint, a beautifully crafted symbol of your crypto journey with three possible options to pick from (one for each branch of learning). We named these masterpieces our “RabbitHole L2 Explorer NFTs”.
Go to https://qx.app/ and click “Connect” in the top right-hand corner of your screen and sign the transaction.
After signing in, head over to qx.app/rabbithole, you’ll be redirected to the free mint page we created specifically for this quest. You can choose which web3 branch you like the most to reflect your journey.
Now it’s just a matter of clicking the “Mint NFT” button, approving the transaction, and paying the minimal gas fee on your wallet. After the transaction goes through, your brand new NFT will appear in your collection.
Congratulations! You’ve minted your first L2 NFT and are ready to go on and explore the wide world of Optimism NFTs!