Once your contract is deployed and your assets are ready with the correspondent metadata, they are ready to be NFTs!
In order to become your assets files into NFTs, KoalaMint needs to upload them to IPFS and use a pinning service to be sure that your NFTs will be always available on the IPFS network.
The pin service that KoalaMint uses is nft.storage. Once you give KoalaMint your nft.storage API key and your assets are ready, the platform will upload the assets for you.
1. Create nft.storage Account
nft.storage has a free tier that lets you store up to 31 GB of storage, please start by creating your nft.storage account.
2. Go to API Keys
After you have your account, go to API Keys:
3. Create New Key
Enter a recognizable name to your key:
4. Copy API Key
5. Paste Keys into KoalaMint
6. Hit Upload IPFS
Since your collection isn't revealed yet, no one will know the path of your NFTs until you change the status of your collection to Revealed.
So, you can prolong the scarcity effect by delivering randomized NFTs from your collection and your customers will see the preview image until you reveal your collection.