I'm a mere mortal in the coding world (e.g. a complete noob). I'm an NFT artist that has an increasingly popular collection on OpenSea. The collections on OpenSea, however, uses a system called 'Lazy Minting' and not ERC 721 if I understand correctly.

Here's the problem: I want to take the collection to the next level, adding more functionality to the collection and adding value for my community: adding unlockables retrospectively, using collab.land for my website and Discord, adding more wallet functionality, et cetera!

Is there a way to 'convert' these tokens to ERC 721? Is that even necessary? Can anyone guide me through this or point me in the right direction? I honestly wouldn't know where to start. I heard about letting users burn and remint tokens or something...

I would appreciate any help at this point. I think the people at OpenSea are literally too swamped with questions right now to answer any of mine.

Kindest Regards, SuperNfty


as of the time of this comment, I have not seen guides or educational materials on how to deal with this. We're definitely at the frontier.

It's theoretically possible for you to "burn" your existing NFTs and replace them with a token on an ERC-721 contract. But this will probably be expensive in terms of gas fees, and also require a lot of trust between you and your collectors.

My current opinion is that you should do all those things off-chain as much as possible. For unlockables, maybe find a way to email them to the token holder. (I'm sure this opinion will change at some point.)

You may want to switch to ERC-721 tokens in the future, but it's not required. One of the biggest collections, the CryptoPunks, aren't ERC-721!


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