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The easiest way to mint compressed NFTs at scale.
The Mint API enables you mint compressed NFTs without the additional headaches. We achieve best-in-class performance by running the API at the edge, alongside our geo-distributed RPC network.
Here's a quick overview of the benefits:
- 1.No need to pay Solana fees. It's on us!
- 2.No need to create a Merkle tree. We manage them on your behalf, saving you both time and money.
- 3.We ensure the transaction was submitted successfully and confirmed by the network. No need to poll yourself.
- 5.We upload your off-chain metadata (traits, image, etc) to Arweave. Again, it's on us!
100 credits per NFT mint. That's it!
We are offering this API at 1 credit per mint during the beta phase! Ends October 20th.
Compressed NFTs must be minted to a Merkle tree account. The Merkle tree is a regular Solana account that must be initialized ahead of time with specific configuration values. Developers need to keep track of their Merkle tree accounts and decide which NFTs they want to mint to which tree. At the end of the day, Merkle trees are nothing more than storage layer and have zero impact on your consumer applications. Developers shouldn't have to worry about this!
Instead, Helius manages the Merkle trees on your behalf. We ensure there is always a tree available to store your NFT. We cover the cost of creating the Merkle trees.
For advanced users: Our trees by default have a tree depth and canopy of 20 and 12, respectively. This means that the minimum proof path length is 8 nodes. If you need a smaller proof path size for composability, please reach out to us on Discord.
Helius needs permission to mint the NFT into your collection via the collection authority. This process is called "delegation". The authority must be delegated to the Helius minting account:
Unfortunately, Metaplex does not support delegation for creator verification. This means that creators cannot be verified during the mint. However, since you own the NFT you will be able to verify the creator yourself afterwards.
If delegated creator verification is important to you, please let us know on Discord or Telegram.
The API does not support image uploading at this time. Image uploads are handled differently than standard API requests.