September 15, 2022

Layerr.XYZ and Computecoin Join Force for Better NFT Storage

Layerr.XYZ and Computecoin Join Force for Better NFT Storage

Computecoin hosted an ecosystem talk featuring the latest partner, Layerr, to discuss the trends in NFTs, the creator economy, and how this collaboration is poised to effect a rapid and needed transformation in the NFT domain.

Layerr.XYZ and Computecoin Join Force for Better NFT Storage

What is Layerr?

Layerr is a fast-rising self-service Web3 platform that enables creators and brands to seamlessly create NFT storefronts and marketplaces with zero-code.

What can you do with Layerr?

Art Generation
Upload your art and generate a full collection, and optionally add 1 of 1s.

Smart Contracts
Deploy a highly customizable contract, or use a proxy to save gas.

Storefront
Build a standalone, branded drop site for your collection.

Marketplace
Seamlessly integrate trading functionality with our marketplace extension.

Token Gating
Provide special content and perks only for your holders.

Computecoin x Layerr

Sharing the same vision for the future of Web3 and the NFT industry, Layerr will be using Computecoin’s stack for NFT storage alongside IPFS and AWS. As many decentralized storage solutions are out there working differently, the Layerr ecosystem will benefit greatly by working with Computecoin, a suite of decentralized cloud services focused on cost and privacy to power all-purpose applications.

The Ecosystem Talk (Excerpt)

💡 The following transcript is almost entirely in its original form, but mildly edited for punctuation and readability only, and contains some of the intriguing issues discussed during the talks. Access the entire Twitter Space 👉 here 👈

Joe:

Just kicking off here, I’d like to introduce Nima, who is working on Layerr, and I’d rather have him do the introduction for Layerr. It is a great product, a very interesting one. It has a lot of solutions to the pain points that are in the industry today regarding NFTs and the whole kind of learning curve to onboard yourself to the ecosystem. So Nima, I’d like to introduce you. If you could just go over a little bit of what you do and go into Layerr, we could go from there.

Nima:

So just to give everyone an overview of what Layerr is, Layerr is a Web3 NFT infrastructure platform providing self-service solutions to allow small and retail creators, and brands to create, launch, and trade NFTs, Ultimately empowering the creator economy that we’re developing on the blockchain.

This is a no-code solution, and I know that there are a lot of companies that are doing what we are doing or are saying they are no-code but in reality, a lot of them are low-code — there are great tools out there, and when I say low-code I mean that there is still use of a necessity like APIs and SDKs that need to be leveraged in order to take advantage of these tools.

The reason that we’re gonna be no-code is that we have a website that’s built into this so you start with like building out the website template — there are gonna be some basic templates that we are going to start with when the NDP is launched in about sixty days, and then from there, you can go ahead and upload your photos — there’s gonna be a generative arts section where you can upload a bunch of layers — that’s why we choose the name Layerr, and then you will be able to run a generative script, you can go ahead and depict however naming the NFTs you want.

You get to select the NFTs you will use for your collection, set the date and time of the launch, and also the price in Ethereum. We plan on supporting Polygon and Computecoin, from a storage perspective. You launch it, and boom, you can start creating and sharing NFTs with your communities.

There’s gonna be an array of features and utility that we will add to the product as well, such as the use of airdrops, burning, token-gating, and also there will be a white labeled marketplace piece as well, which will be added as the product progresses.

Joe:

I just wanted to say it’s a real, all-in-one, inclusive solution, and I like how you touched a bit on the o-code, there are a lot of platforms that say they are no-code but when you hop on their documentation, it’s like, you just have to use our Rest API, then it gets little more complex there. So it’s a solution that our team is excited to see and we are here speaking on what our partnership is and what we see for the future.

So the biggest thing that comes here and I’d like to just start to touch upon is the education around this new space. We have this creator economy that you touched upon. It is a new thing it’s the first time that we’ve seen people no longer working for thirty years at the same job instead they may hop around or they may just freelance around, so why don’t we touch a lot a bit on the growth of the creator economy, and how that is important for something that you are building yourself.

Nima:

So the creator economy is constantly growing, with the introduction of new social platforms, growing creators online, I mean, I have lots of friends and family members who are getting into the creator space and this continues to grow and you know NFTs offer a new way for those creators to engage with the blockchain communities at hand, and as for brands too.

I mean, this is gonna be huge for brands and a brilliant and a new, and an extravagant way for them to immerse themselves with their community members — offering digital goods allowing them to trade these digital goods, earn royalties off them, provide get it experiences, memberships points, loyalty programs.

If I’m a loyal member of some like brand, for example, and I don’t wanna be a member of this brand anymore, or let’s say I lost interest or don’t care so much about the brand, for whatever reason, I can sell my loyalty position to somebody else, and they can come in higher than starting from scratch.

Joe:

If I get to sell my brand loyalty across my lifetime, I’d be a millionaire.

So that will be an interesting scenario, especially as these brands start to move into the space I think it’s obviously starting, and then you could agree to disagree with our creator economy will see more crypto-centric people getting into large collections, and now we are starting to see freelance people and individual artists which is great to see.

Nima:

Yeah, there are a lot of gaming companies or groups who have worked out AAA gaming studios who want to get into the space and want to leverage blockchain to monetize in-game assets and we have about four or five clients. Two are in the gambling space and one of them is actually on stage right now, Meta House Mafia, we helped them launch their collection, and they’re going to have an online casino and code or code Metaverse in about a few months, a lot of gaming companies are interested in this.

Joe:

Arching further on the gaming companies, I think as someone who’s a traditional Web2 gamer — if we’re going to kind of categorize it here, who have played the original destiny and the original halos, it would be awesome if I could take all of the in-game items I bought and transfer him over into all the new games.

So I mean, that’s where I get really excited with many of them. I guess you could call it interoperability with these items so it is gonna be exciting to see player-driven economies and player-driven assets in marketplaces that are able to merge together.

It’s gonna be kind of the first time that we see something like that and I know Layerr is gonna be an important part of building out solutions so it’s exciting to be able to provide this education to the community via these talks, and with our partnership moving forward is gonna be great.

So very briefly, I’ll just do a breakdown of what Computecoin is and what we’re trying to solve, and some of the pain points we solve. it’s very difficult to get into web3 as we know Layerr is very centric on helping people and assisting people in getting their journey into NFTs Computecoin is here to provide solutions and get people into this distributed storage and decentralized storage solutions.

So as we know, it could be technically difficult to understand exactly how the file coin network works or how to store a file with Filecoin or pin a file on the IPFS network. Computecoin has built products and solutions to make this pain points much easier to actually work with, so we are rolling out our beta, which is our decentralized storage solution, as a decentralized storage service.

In further cause, we will talk further about this, but it gives Layerr an opportunity to leverage the distributed storage networks that we have integrated with our entire stack, which means now Layerr is able to integrate into our stack and choose at will which network they wish to deploy on and the customer have the choice.

We could talk further about this if you start to work heavily with projects in the Polkadot ecosystem-Crust is very prevalent there. we are directly integrated with Crust, so we can provide that solution to your customer Nima are there any points you’d like to touch upon there, or could we continue the conversation?

Nima:

Yeah I just wanted to say I met the Computecoin team out in Austin during consensus this year, and they hosted a big party at this mansion in Austin and they allowed us to cut the line because I knew one of the investors.

We shared the same vision. I liked the team. You guys had a lot of interesting ideas for the NFT space and also storage stuff as well, and so one of the things that were gonna be are working on together with Computecoin is a storage solution for people’s files so rather than going through traditional IPFS routes, we’re going to have three options; IPFS of course, AWS — mainly for like gaming firms who want to customize and be able to update the content files for the NFTs in a really easy matter. A lot of people say IPFS is immutable; it’s actually not, however, it is very difficult to change an image or a video or any sort of files on IPFS, and then also of course Computecoin, we are gonna be using their stack as well for storage.

Joe:

Yeah thank you for highlighting that there and it is very difficult to get full decentralization, full immutability, into a lot of inner workings of these protocols, when you look at them at a deeper level, you know, going back and forth on whether it’s truly decentralized are distributed or if it truly is immutable, we could speak upon that all day because there’s so much that goes into the nitty gritty details of all these technical parts but by you leveraging us as a partner we will continue to add projects into our stack which would then bolster further distribution in which a customer could use on any storage stack that’s out there. I mean, off the top of my head, there are thousands of decentralized or distributed storage solutions, and each one of them works differently, so as we start to integrate them into our stack, the Layerr ecosystem will benefit if they choose to work with the Computecoin stack.

As a note, we will be doing a little bit of branding over to Oortech cloud services — I just wanted to throw that in there, but the community knows it as Computecoin and the services that will be offered off of that Computecoin layer are powered by Computecoin is going to be Oortech cloud services so this is good stuff and I know Nima you touched upon AWS, one of the biggest things that were trying to solve is at least get further distribution in the network and no reliance on AWS but that is a much bigger technical battle for another day.

That’s a larger vision that we’re trying to solve, a pain point to try and pull off some of these games who want this distribution and not being able to be tampered with or their data being taken from them, it can be real privacy and protecting protocol so this is good.

I kind of highlighted a little bit about what Computecoin’s products are gonna be in the future and the real goal is to, bit by bit, replicate AWS services, google cloud services, and a distributed and decentralized way and migrate people over so that is the long term vision of Computecoin. why don’t we talk a little bit about the long-term vision of Layerr, what you see in the future, and how you guys will evolve as a company?

Nima:

In the near future, it will ultimately be the tooling that will enable creators and brands to deploy NFT experiences, storefronts, and the marketplace. After we’ve built on that and improved it, we want to continue building our community, help connect artists with creators, brands with artists, or creators and brands even if there ain’t any synergies that lie between the two, and also help with the liquidity issue that’s happening with NFTs, we do have companies such as OpenSea that require trading aggregators.

So that’s where we see it in the near and long-term future. So ultimately, we will provide liquidity and be like the Shopify of web3, so that is the strategy that we are taking.

The conversation continued and Joe and Nima talked about many interesting topics, such as NFT fractionalization and its impact on the NFT economy. Layerr’s lead developer, Jack, also shared his take on a lot of topics.

Access the full conversation here

❤️ Special thanks to Computecoin’s Meteroid Ambassador Sam Steel for putting this article together.