Let’s explore what it’s like to buy, own, and sell Secret NFTs.
Imagine browsing Stashh, an NFT marketplace on Secret Network, and finding a new piece of content by your favorite artist. If you’re using traditional NFTs, you—and anyone worldwide—can see the NFT and all its associated data.
But on Stashh, you can’t see all of the data contained in an NFT unless you explicitly decide to share these details. Depending on the type of content, creators can form this data into a digital watermark, a preview, or some kind of trailer for the NFT’s metadata. Some even add extras to the metadata of their Secret NFT. To fully experience the extra features a private NFT provides, you need to own it.
Here’s where their privacy features come to the forefront. You get to choose what NFT details you want to share. When you buy a Secret NFT, you can decide to:
- Make your ownership public or private
- Keep your NFT’s metadata public or private
Note: both of these settings default to private
Now there’s just one decision: who should be able to view your NFT and its data? That’s where Secret’s viewing keys come in. Viewing keys act as temporary windows into your wallet. You set parameters on what can be seen, decide who to send the key to, and can revoke the key’s access at any time. You have complete control over the visibility of your NFT.
To share these details, generate a viewing key for yourself, enabling you to view the encrypted data content for your NFT. This forges a special connection between you and the creator as you’re the first and perhaps only person (besides the artist) to see this piece of content. As the owner of a private NFT, you can also choose never to share it publicly.
On the other hand: if you want to show this piece of art to an interested friend, but not everyone, provide a viewing key that whitelists your friend’s wallet address, allowing only your friend to see your NFT. The choice is again totally up to you—as it should be!