Yesterday software program firm Adobe added help for the Solana and Polygon blockchains to its non-fungible token (NFT) choices on its artwork platform Behance. The 2 blockchains are perceived as extra sustainable, whereas beforehand, Behance supported NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. Adobe has additionally made strikes to handle counterfeit NFTs via its Content Authenticity Initiative in collaboration with NFT marketplaces, together with OpenSea, SuperRare, KnownOrigin, and Rarible.
Acquired by Adobe in 2012, Behance is used to showcase digital art work. Final yr, Behance launched the power for customers to showcase their NFTs on Behance, though it doesn’t help NFT gross sales. The crypto wallets that mint the NFTs are related to Adobe IDs.
Adobe’s current introduction of extra blockchain compatibility to Behance was partly motivated by the relative vitality effectivity of Solana and Polygon, making them extra environmentally-friendly options to the Ethereum blockchain. Shoppers have mounted a backlash in opposition to manufacturers that promote NFTs, partly motivated by environmental considerations. When Salesforce introduced it was moving into NFTs, 400 employees signed a letter objecting to the corporate’s plans.
“There are already tens of 1000’s of Behance customers showcasing the NFTs they created on Ethereum. Some, although, have considerations in regards to the vitality use of Ethereum and the excessive transaction prices. As a Proof of Stake chain, Solana addresses this,” stated Adobe VP and Behance lead, William Allen on Twitter.
“A single transaction on Solana makes use of much less vitality than two google searches and prices a fraction of a penny. Whereas they work in the direction of full decentralization, the low vitality utilization and transaction charges are an actual innovation.”
Nevertheless, there have been considerations over the vitality effectivity of Polygon, a sidechain of Ethereum. Final month, the UK department of the WWF pulled its NFT offering over environmental considerations after launching it on Polygon.
In addition to its transfer to sustainable blockchains, Adobe has additionally highlighted its dedication to tackling counterfeit NFTs. The Content material Authenticity Initiative (CAI) goals to guard NFT creators and collectors from falling sufferer to inauthentic art work. Counterfeits within the NFT art work sector is a rising drawback, with NFT platform Cent halting most digital asset transactions on its market final month over counterfeit considerations. Adobe plans so as to add instruments to tell artists when their work is stolen.