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Introduction

Metaplex Studios, ecosystem, and community have been moving quickly to support the thousands of developer teams and creators looking to launch their NFT projects on Solana. In response to feedback, we've created tools like our Candy Machine™, to help mint and sell thousands of NFTs for NFT collections and/or common profile picture projects you all know and love. We've also been hard at work creating primitives, recipies, and extensible storefronts that developers and creators alike can use.

We're excited to see what you build with Metaplex, if you have questions please reach out on our discord!

What is Solana?#

Metaplex is built on Solana not only because of scalability, but also because Solana has many other great features, including "Proof of History". Solana has a great reputation to launch NFT's in part because of the work of the Metaplex team. Initally a Solana initative, we were spun out in order to achieve our goal of creating a best in class NFT creator experience.

What is Metaplex?#

Metaplex is a collection of tools, smart contracts, and more designed to make the process of creating and launching NFTs easier. While initially focused on supporting the needs of the arts and entertainment industry our plans extend far beyond that to all use cases where an NFT may add value.

Currently our two major projects are:

  • Stores a generalizable NFT selling standard
  • The Candy Machine™ a Profile Picture (PFP) focused tool that works like the gumball-style candy machines of old

What's next for Metaplex?#

We have big plans. Based on the response from the Metaplex Community, we see a bright future and lots of demand for the tools and services that help people everywhere create awesome NFT projects. Currently, we're remaining hyper focused on building great experiences for NFT creators and developers starting with creator storefronts and helping creators distribute NFTs to their communities via auctions, instant sales, NFTs, and even more. If you want to help us on our mission, we're hiring. Or, if you have ideas for your own project that furthers the capabilities of the Metaplex Ecosystem through smart contracts and beyond, we're providing grants. Apply here.

Thank you and stay in touch!#

This project wouldn't exist without you. We are thankful you're using Metaplex tools and want to make them better for you! Please reach out on discord if you have any questions, or better yet, open a pull request!