Where is the visual?
Where is it stored?
The 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 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.
What if Rtfkt website is offline?
You keep your Item
Here are the elements you can retrieve
- other data
Good points 👍
- Rtfkt chose to put the visual, the attributes 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 Rtfkt 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 Rtfkt would create documentation (article or video) that explains how users can retrieve the Item outside the platform.
|Written on-chain||Hosted on Blockweave||Hosted via IPFS||Hosted via CDN||Hosted on a server||Not referenced|
|Visual (computed media)||60||50||
|Other data (text)||10||5||
|There is no documentation that explains how users can retrieve the NFT assets.||+0|