Ice-T Supports Niftify Launch an NFT Marketplace in US
On January 4th, NFT marketplace Niftify is releasing 10,000 NFT in the representation of the O.G. rapper, producer, and film star; Ice-T.
The idea of co-founders Bruno Ver, Emil Sterndorff and Marko Vidrih, Niftify launched in beta in October for clients outside the United States and uses Polygon--a Layer-2 solution for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchains.
The marketplace formerly dropped an Ice-T collection to users outside the U.S. in November. Similar to that drop, the new release was also produced by New York City-based digital artist Tommy the Animator.
Niftify will use the Ice-T launch to integrate an expanding list of NFT marketplaces using proof-of-stake (POS) blockchains,which consume less energy than Ethereum. Earlier this month, Rarible stated plans to add support for Tezos NFTs. Lately, Magic Eden,a popular Solana NFT marketplace, connected with Exodus to provide an in-app marketplace inside Exodus’ mobile wallet.
When it comes to Polygon, it uses a proof-of-stake sidechain to lower its energy outflow and transaction costs. Layer-2 solutions, like Polygon, denote to a secondary protocol built on top of a standing blockchain, in this case,Ethereum, which has high gas fees and minting costs.