ClubNFT allows you to download all IPFS data associated with all your NFTs in one click, with no apps to download and no transactions to approve.
The tool works with all Tezos wallet addresses and so far over 2,800 wallets have been added to back up over 260,000 NFTs so far. Over 760,000 IPFS links and over 15 terabytes of NFT content have been protected.
Artnome has long been a fan of Tezos NFT art and was a key defender during the early days of Hic Et Nunc, when the NFT own art space was in the early stages of development.
The reason for ClubNFT is simple, people (artists and collectors) often assume that their NFT content is always hosted somewhere and always safe to persist into the future.
Often people think that the NFT content itself still lives on the blockchain, which is almost never the case.
In reality, there are big risks associated with storing lots of NFTs and having that content available for years to come.
This is where ClubNFT comes in to help protect the availability of NFTs to persist long into the future, both to be stored locally and to be pinned to decentralized storage networks such as IPFS.
Let’s see how NFTs are typically stored:
- Only 10% of NFTs are actually stored on the blockchain.
- A narcotic 40% NFTs are actually stored on private web servers.
- 50% of NFTs are stored on IPFS, these NFTs can be backed up and backed up using ClubNFT.
IPFS is a ‘…distributed system for storing and accessing files, websites, applications and data. Content is accessed through peers located anywhere in the world, which can relay information, store it, or do both. IPFS knows how to find what you are asking for by using its content address rather than its location.’
Like other peer-to-peer file distribution systems, such as BitTorrent, in IPFS files are broken down into different parts and stored on a network of nodes.
In IPFS, the network tracks the file by hashes. When the parts are put together, based on their hash value, it recreates the original file. Unlike BitTorrent, IPFS has no central server tracking system.
Even with 50% of NFTs stored on IPFS, a decentralized file storage system, such storage still cannot be 100% bulletproof.
Like Coindesk reported: ‘Just because a file is available “on BitTorrent” doesn’t mean there are seeders or that it’s there forever. IPFS is like that. The address/CID is permanent, to some extent when passed to the DHT, but the underlying asset or file that the IPFS address points to can be lost as easily as any file on any computer. any random web server.
Some tools such as Pinata have been created to help with such IPFS persistence and allow users to “pin” an NFT using IPFS.
When you pin an NFT file, you are essentially telling IPFS not to get rid of it and keep it available. Pin a CID (a content identifier label used to point to hardware in IPFS) tells IPFS that the data is important and should not be deleted when the node is close to its disk space limit.
ClubNFT takes the decentralization philosophy one step further, allowing you to take control of all IPFS data associated with your NFTs locally without relying on anyone in between.
This means that you will always have a backup of your NFTs and can always re-pin in the future.
ClubNFT and Tezos wallets
The ClubNFT platform works with Tezos wallets, so now you can back up your CleanNFT Tezos using the platform.
The tool will allow you to download all IPFS data associated with your Tezos NFTs, this will ensure that you can always reconnect to IPFS in the future if needed, but you will also have a hard backup copy stored locally as well.
All you have to do is create an account on ClubNFT with just your email address (no passwords etc or other info needed).
Once you are logged in (via an email link), you can then enter your Tezos wallet address starting with ‘tz’ (or the Tezos domain associated with an address, i.e. (yourownwallethere ).tez) and the system will start searching for NFT content associated with that wallet.