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Creating a collection

In order to get started with creating, the first thing you’ll need to do is create a Collection. This can be done very easily from the ‘Create’ button on your profile, which can be accessed on the top right corner of the screen once you’re logged in.

When creating a collection, you’ll be prompted with some fields to fill in:

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The first important thing to note is the difference between collection name and display name. Your collection name must be 12 characters long, but your display name may be anything else.

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Keep in mind the collection name is the way your collection is referred to in the blockchain.

After that, you'll find ‘Avatar IPFS Hash’. In order to fill this in, you'll first need to hash a file you already own.

IPFS is a distributed system for storing and accessing files, websites, applications, and data. Filebase is an example of a solution to host your NFT Media on IPFS with both free and paid plans. After uploading your media, Filebase will give you a 40 character long string (CID). This is the media's IPFS Hash, and you can now copy it and place it in any IPFS Hash field when required.

In this case, this will be the ‘profile picture’ of your collection, so to speak - the image that will be used as display for your collection.

Other than this, you'll have to fill in a description, links to social media, and company registration info if applicable.

Once you’ve successfully created your collection, you’ll find a menu with several options; this is the Creator's Hub. Here, you'll be able to create all things NFT, as well as top up on RAM and CPU for your different activities.

The first step for a new collection would be to create an NFT.