Tokyo, Japan - April 1, 2022
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are unique, verifiable assets on the blockchain that can represent artwork, collectibles, memorabilia and more. NFTs have been catching the attention of curious collectors, influencers, celebrities, and many other renowned figures due to their versatility, novelty, and potential.
Until recently, companies wishing to participate in the burgeoning NFT industry had to rely on custom built software or blockchain based marketplaces that require technical knowledge and access to cryptocurrency. By joining Shopify’s App Store, Curvegrid’s NFTeapot app lets eligible Shopify Plus merchants manage their NFT workflow from creation through sale with no prior blockchain experience. By using the app, merchants know their customers will be treated to the same high quality experience that Shopify is known for.
The advantages of using Curvegrid’s NFTeapot:
● No blockchain experience required
● Leverages all of Shopify’s existing tools and infrastructure
● Allows customers to purchase NFTs through standard Shopify payment methods including credit/debit cards and Shopify Payments
● Brands maintain control over their image and customer experience
Shopify, the leading provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce, made it accessible for eligible Shopify Plus merchants to sell NFTs from their storefronts. Curvegrid’s industry leading technology already powers DeFi applications, digital assets in the metaverse, analytics, and other features from prominent companies such as AAVE, Dvision, and Zaiko. Through Shopify’s App Store, Curvegrid is one of a growing number of blockchain integrations for Shopify merchants.
“We were thrilled at the opportunity to work with Shopify during their beta program to put together this game-changing technology. Shopify was very helpful in guiding us through the requirements so that we could launch our application on time and deliver exactly what merchants have been asking for,” said Curvegrid Co-Founder Jeff Wentworth.
“We’re happy to welcome Curvegrid’s NFTeapot to the Shopify App Store to help merchants build new and creative commerce experiences through NFTs,” said John Lee, Lead of Blockchain Ecosystem at Shopify. “Our growing blockchain ecosystem demonstrates our commitment to supporting merchants as they sell NFTs directly through their storefronts, helping to further grow participation in Web3 and expand what’s possible in commerce.”
More than 70% of Americans still do not know what an NFT is (Finder); however, at least $44 billion worth of cryptocurrency was spent in NFT marketplaces in 2021 (Chainalysis). Applications like NFTeapot can allow this nascent but already substantial industry to reach new audiences and continue expanding into new markets.
Curvegrid is a blockchain technology company based in Tokyo, Japan. Curvegrid's MultiBaas blockchain middleware enables development on multiple blockchain platforms, significantly improving development speed and reducing cost. Curvegrid also offers a number of turnkey solutions for blockchain-based financial services, decentralized finance (DeFi), online games, document management, logistics, marketplaces, analysis and more. For more information, visit www.curvegrid.com.