Where is the artwork visual?
Where is it stored?
The artwork visual is hosted on several computers via IPFS protocol.
What exactly is IPFS?
IPFS is a distributed system for storing and accessing files or assets. This is not a blockchain. You can see more information here.
Does it guarantee the availability of the artwork visual?
No. To be sure about the persistence of the data, you need someone to "pin" your data on IPFS nodes. In most cases, the NFT platform does it for you.
Where is the artwork author?
On the blockchain
Where is it stored?
The artwork author is fully written on the Ethereum blockchain.
Does it guarantee the availability of the artwork author?
As long as Ethereum exists, you can be sure that all the data and the history of the data are available.
What if Foundation website is offline?
You keep your artwork
Here are the elements you can retrieve
- artwork visual
- artwork author
- artwork name
- other data
Good points 👍
- Foundation chose to put the artwork author in token, on the blockchain. That ensures you own the data at any time.
- If Foundation dies & Ethereum survives, you will be able to retrieve this data.
- Foundation chose to put the artwork visual, the artwork name and the other data on a distributed & decentralized protocol: IPFS. Even if this is not the best practice to guarantee data availability, this is better than choosing private storage.
- If Foundation dies & IPFS survives, you will be able to retrieve this data.
Bad points 👎
- The data hosted on IPFS needs to be "pinned" to be available. If not, it can disappear at any time. We recommend using a more robust solution like Blockweave.
- It would be appreciated if Foundation would create documentation (article or video) that explains how users can retrieve the artwork outside the platform.
|Written on-chain||Hosted on Blockweave||Hosted via IPFS||Hosted via CDN||Hosted on a server||Not referenced|
|Artwork visual (uploaded media)||Technically too expensive||60||
smaller score chosen
|Artwork author (text)||
|Artwork name (text)||20||15||
|Other data (text)||10||5||
|There is no documentation that explains how users can retrieve the NFT assets.||+0|