According to Behance, an Adobe-owned creative showcase site users can now connect their Phantom wallets to their Behance accounts and display Solana (SOL) nonfungible tokens (NFTs) on their profiles.
Phantom is a Solana wallet designed for decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). QuickNode, a Miami-based Web3 infrastructure platform, assisted Adobe on Solana in developing this capability.
Creators on Behance may now show off their NFTs minted on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain in their profiles. Many of Behance’s users, however, may no longer want to engage with Ethereum because of concerns about its high energy usage and gas expenses, according to William Allen, the Adobe vice president in charge of Behance.
Allen tweeted that Solana is a proof-of-stake chain that overcomes these issues, claiming that a single Solana transaction “needs as much energy as a Google search and costs a fraction of a penny.”
Phantom agreed, tweeting that this connection is “important” for the Solana creator economy because it lets artists “experiment with NFTs in an eco-friendly and low-cost method.”
In October 2021, Behance became the first platform to allow artists to link their crypto wallets and NFTs to their Behance profiles.
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At the time, Adobe also teamed with the NFT marketplaces Rarible, OpenSea, KnownOrigin, and SuperRare to safeguard digital artists by publishing provenance data as part of its “Content Authenticity Initiative.”
On Twitter, Allen stated that Solana addresses will be added to Photoshop’s Content Credentials tool to prevent NFT artwork from being copied and to guarantee due attribution is provided.
Rather of installing and maintaining its own node, Adobe can rent access to the Solana blockchain through QuickNode. QuickNode is the top Solana node service provider, according to the company’s website, and it powers more than half of the Solana ecosystem.