Art Blocks, the leading generative art NFT platform, has just announced its upcoming updates – and they’re all worth looking into. From new product collections to upgraded smart contracts and innovative designs, the platform will change its core features as we know them.
If you’re ready to explore this new version, let’s see what Art Blocks 2.0 has to offer:
What does the Art Blocks update mean?
To begin with, the platform has completely regrouped its product collections. The current categories “Playground” and “Factory” will merge in November resulting a new collection: Presents.
Accordingly, the Art Blocks board will decide which new projects deserve to join the Presents collection. If a project turns out to be extraordinary, it will make it to the Curated collection instead.
Every project that’s already part of the Playground and Factory collections will keep its status through a Heritage designation. To illustrate, you can think of these projects as a special capsule subset of the Presents collection.
Which are the new Art Blocks NFT collections?
Starting November, there will be four options for Art Blocks projects as follows:
- Presents – projects approved by the Art Blocks board;
- Curated – innovative projects approved by the platform’s Curatorial Board;
- Collaborations – special go-to-market partnerships;
- Explorations – commissioned projects and trials from the platform itself.
According to the Art Blocks team, its new Explorations collection opens the door to new partnerships and experiments. Over time, the team will allegedly find new ways to get more generative artists involved in this initiative too.
Meanwhile, there’s another update every Art Blocks user can definitely experience: the smart contract.
Why is the new smart contract better?
First of all, the updated Art Blocks smart contract helps you save up to 65% on gas costs for each NFT mint. Meanwhile, artists also reduce the costs required to upload their works by 65%.
In addition, the new smart contract will keep the project ID continuity for a smooth minting experience. The team will release more exciting details about this upgrade closer to the contract’s release date. Until then, let’s find out more about the new website!
What about website rebranding?
When Art Blocks’ creator Erick Calderon founded the platform, his vision was made out of passion. However, this revolutionary project wasn’t imagined for the kind of success it’s enjoying now.
As a result, the team of engineers is improving every aspect of the infrastructure for a better user experience. For example, the team aims to create stable NFT auctions, a smooth user experience, and an overall scalable platform.
“Art Blocks has been and will continue to be a true home for generative art, a place where anyone can discover and collect great work by great artists,” the team said. “In service of this mission, we have also added robust educational resources, artist information, community programming, and thought leadership to expose the richness of generative art to a wide audience.”