Behance, Adobe’s creative showcase platform, announced on March 7 that users can now link their Phantom wallets to their Behance accounts and showcase Solana NFTs on their profiles. Phantom is a Solana wallet built for decentralized financial or DeFi applications and for non-fungible tokens or NFTs. QuickNode, a Miami-based Web3 infrastructure platform, helped build this feature with Adobe on Solana.
Behance creators can already list their NFTs minted on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain in their profiles. William Allen, Adobe VP who leads Behance, explained on Twitter that many Behance users no longer want to be associated with Ethereum due to concerns about high energy consumption and gas costs.
Allen tweeted that Solana is a proof-of-stake chain that addresses these concerns, pointing out that a single transaction on solana “uses as much energy as a Google search and costs a fraction of a cent.”
— williamallen.sol (@williamallen) March 7, 2022
Phantom repeated the sentiment, tweet that this integration is “huge” for the Solana maker economy, as it provides artists “an eco-friendly and inexpensive way to experiment with NFTs”.
Behance first enabled are artists to link their crypto wallet and NFTs to their Behance profile in October 2021. At the time, Adobe also partnered with Rarible, OpenSea, KnownOrigin, and SuperRare NFT marketplaces as part of the company’s “Content Authenticity Initiative” to protect digital creators by displaying provenance data. Allen added on Twitter that Solana addresses will be added to the Content Credentials tool in Photoshop to help prevent NFT artwork from being stolen and to ensure the correct listing is given.
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QuickNode allows Adobe to rent access to the Solana blockchain, instead of building and maintaining its own node. According to the QuickNode website, the company is the leading provider of Solana node services and manages more than 50% of the Solana ecosystem.