AirNFTs Integrates FIO Protocol For Enhanced User Experience

Learn about FIO NFT signatures and how they will help artists prevent NFT forgeries and protect permanence on our NFT marketplace.

August 31, 2022

AirNFTs is an innovative NFT marketplace built on Binance Smart Chain, Fantom, and Polygon (MATIC), focusing highly on user experience and ease of use to create, buy, sell and trade NFTs.

AirNFTs offer cutting-edge advantages such as lightning speed, and extremely low fees, in many cases less than $1. Additionally, AirNFTs also allows you to Earn BNB, FTM, and MATIC, as well as an impressive NFT Launchpad where you can raise funds for your project and access their partners and NFT community. 

What are the benefits of FIO NFT Signatures for users?

Adding FIO NFT Signatures is another step forward to improving user experience. 

FIO NFT Signatures protects buyers and sellers of NFTs by giving the creator the ability to sign the NFT using their personalized FIO Crypto Handle. 

A FIO Crypto Handle replaces that long string public address vulnerable to errors and other exploits with a simple, human-readable address. The long string public key address is then replaced with the FIO Crypto Handle in the format of username@domain or, for example, janedoe@Airnfts.

NFT creators can now use their own personalized FIO Crypto Handle to sign NFTs, which protects buyers and helps sellers by providing a source of authentication that’s easily verifiable on the FIO blockchain.

Furthermore, AirNFTs is already building on a cross-chain future, which makes this partnership even more critical as FIO is a blockchain agnostic protocol. In other words, FIO NFT Signatures work for NFTs minted on all blockchains. 

Another great benefit of NFT Signatures is that it helps to protect the permanence of the NFT’s Metadata by storing a hash of it on the FIO blockchain. Many do not realize that most NFTs do not store images, videos, audio, or other properties of the NFT on-chain. Keeping a hash of that data on-chain protects the NFT and its data by creating permanence.

This integration enables NFT creators to sign their NFTs during the minting process using their unique, customizable FIO Crypto Handle — a human-readable address (e.g., username@domain) that replaces long-string public wallet addresses.

NFT creators can also sign their NFTs off-marketplace — even retroactively — using the FIO Dashboard. FIO Crypto Handles are NFTs unto themselves secured by private keys on the FIO blockchain and, by design, cannot be duplicated or forged.

Here’s an example of how it works:
Suppose Leonardo da Vinci was alive today and wanted to release an NFT collection. In that case, he could claim the FIO Crypto Handle leonardo@davinci in the FIO Dashboard (or in any wallet or exchange that has integrated FIO Domains) and use this FIO Crypto Handle to sign his NFTs.

Through his social networks, website, newsletter, or NFT marketplace gallery, he could publicize his FIO Crypto Handle to his audience and fans. Letting everyone know that he will sign all his NFTs with his leonardo@davinci FIO Crypto Handle and that any NFT not signed with leonardo@davinici (no matter how genuine it appears) is a fake.

How do FIO NFT Signatures work?

Check out the video below to learn more about how to sign your own NFTs using the new FIO NFT signatures feature on AirNFTs.

About FIO

FIO, the Foundation for Interwallet Operability, is a decentralized consortium of blockchain organizations and community members supporting the ongoing development, integration, and promotion of the FIO Protocol. The protocol is an open-source, decentralized usability layer solution that works across all blockchains. It uses human-readable Crypto Handles to replace the complexity, risk, and inconvenience of blockchain-based transactions using public addresses.