Artist of the month

Eric Massholder is known mainly as a self-taught artist. In 1979 he spent several months in Morocco studying painting. The following two years he traveled a lot visiting Sicily, Greece and India in 1980 and Nice in 1981. From 1981 till 1982 Massholder pursued his brief studies of art at the Villa Arson, Nice. Massholder held his first solo exhibition at the Galerie Krivy, Nice, in 1986. Among his collective exhibitions should be mentioned those held at the SAGA, Paris, in 1989; Salon International du Livre au Festival d’Art, Monte Carlo, in 2000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mintiq is an online art trading platform specializing in NFT tokens. The overarching aim is to use NFT as a medium with a particular focus on the demanding art market. Within the mintiq platform, it is possible to trade natively digital works as well as works that originally (or still) exist in the material world. Each work of art has a precisely described license of use.

Yes, of course. Anyone can browse, but only those who have verified themselves (by going through the KYC procedure) are entitled to purchase. This is related to the legal requirements of anti-money laundering (AML).

Yes we do own. We encourage you to attend the NFT Academy course where you can gain knowledge of the opportunities associated with NFT in the arts.

Any artist can apply to the mintiq platform. In order to publish you first need the approval of the mintiq review team and a recommendation from an Art Gallery, Auction House or other organization with an account on our platform. If an organization does not have an account on mintiq - then please report this to the service via the 'contact us' tab.

Reputable auction houses, art galleries, museums and other art-related organizations are welcome to join. Joining the platform is subject to approval by the Mintiq Verification Team.

When registering your account on the Mintiq platform, you click 'become an artist'. The request then goes to the Mintiq verification team where it undergoes verification. Once accepted, the user is given the right to add his/her works to the platform. These works must then be verified firstly by the gallery or other entity under which the artist belongs and then also by the Mintiq verification team. Once approved, the work becomes visible on the platform, where it can be sold.

Minting is one of the stages of creating an NFT. Through this process, files corresponding to digital assets are stored in a decentralized database (blockchain) and cannot be edited.

We are currently using the Ethereum blockchain, while the platform itself is being built in a chain-agnostic model, which means that more mintiq-supported blockchains will be added in the coming months.

The addition of NFT from another platform is not currently possible, but is planned

Yes, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are legal in Poland. NFTs are used to represent unique digital objects or unique rights to such objects.

NFTs are not covered by special legal regulations. Therefore, if you sell or buy NFTs, you must comply with the general laws on the trading of goods and services, as well as the laws on the protection of personal data and the security of online transactions.

You are buying a digital record on the blockchain network confirming the authenticity and ownership of an item.

No. Although both NFTs and cryptocurrencies share a common history and are based on the same technology (blockchain), they represent completely two different classes of digital objects. Cryptocurrencies are fungible (like money), i.e. each bitcoin has the same value as another bitcoin and can be freely exchanged. The essence of NFTs, on the other hand, is their uniqueness, uniqueness and lack of substitutability with another object or other value.

In practice, an NFT is just your own unique sequence of zeros and ones confirmed by a certificate of authenticity. It's like a PESEL number - no two are the same.

Although many token exchanges (so-called marketplaces) base their business on cryptocurrencies, it is also possible to purchase NFTs without cryptocurrencies. NFT GOCC hearts are only available for zlotys.

NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens), or non-fungible token (which has no equivalent in other objects or currencies), is a global standard. It is a digital object linked to the blockchain, a technology that guarantees the transparency and public availability of all transactions made with it.

Currently, NFT is the only medium for recording the digital value of objects and the reality around us in general. Like any new medium, NFT is sometimes used for various purposes by individuals, companies and institutions that are looking for innovative options to apply this technology.

The huge interest in NFT over the past two years and the thousands of projects using tokens have naturally resulted in a very different quality of the created content and phenomena. Some of them did not represent any lasting value and have therefore already been validated by the market.

Adding work is free. The cost comes in if you make a sale.

The commission on sales is 16%. This is a cost that is borne by the gallery. The artist settles directly with the gallery.

➡️ It protects against fraud because every work added on Mintiq is verified and certified by an art institution.

➡️ we are concerned about legal interpretation, understanding of ownership by which you do not know what you are ultimately buying,

➡️ the majority of NFT on open sea or rarible is ETH which is a big blow to the environment, mintiq by implementing a proprietary algorithm still fits the NFT standard, it is chain-agnostic but also is potentially up to 1000 times more eco-friendly than classic NFT on Ethereum,

➡️ OpenSea is just a marketplace - SmartVerum is an ecosystem of tools for fine art, moreover a program that supports other startups in this field,

➡️ Natively SmartVerum accepts fiat, but in the future it will also give the possibility to settle in crypto as well.

Yes, we have such a solution. Please feel free to contact us for more details.

There are several technologies behind the creation of blockchain. Among them are more and less energy-intensive ones. Very importantly, nowadays, reducing energy consumption in the area of blockchain operation is becoming a priority and, for example, in September 2022, the carbon footprint was reduced by 99.992% on an annual basis thanks to the changes applied to the Ethereum algorithm.

There are also mechanisms to reduce the carbon footprint emitted from blockchain operations e.g. Aerial