📄️ Candy Machine Settings
📄️ Upload Methods
Solana is a blockchain that is optimized for speed and scalability and writing data, but one of the trade-offs involved with this is that actually storing data on Solana is quite expensive. Storing 1 kb of data on Solana costs ~0.008 SOL. This adds up very quickly when you have thousands of NFTs each with metadata and and an image. To get around this issue, each NFT only stores critical data on the Solana blockchain: name, symbol, creators array, sellerfeebasis_point and an URI that points to an external JSON file that stores the rest of the NFT data, including traits and image and/or animation file.