Frequently asked questions
What is minting an NFT?
The addition of adding a non-fungible token to a blockchain is known as minting. When you do this, you create a unique entry that is attached to your digital art or social post, allowing you to prove ownership or partial ownership of the digital art.
Why should I mint my social post as an NFT?
Minting your social post as an NFT helps you prove ownership over your social post and makes it so that post can be traded, purchased or licensed in the market. This makes it easier than ever for you to monetize your social post.
How do I open a Streambed account?
Sign up for our beta here. Instructions will be emailed to you once the product is open to the public.
How do I connect my social media accounts?
Once you open a Streambed account, you’ll be able to connect your social media accounts by clicking “connect account” and following the prompts. You’ll be asked to enter your username and password for the social media accounts you want to connect. Streambed does not have any access to this information, it is required by the social media platforms to ensure the authorized person is accessing the account.
What happens when I post to my social media through Streambed?
When you post to your social media account through streambed, you can assign credits to your post, create a record of the post’s existence on OIP, save a copy of your file to Sia Skynet, have the option to mint your post as an NFT and then post directly to your social media.
What is OIP?
Open Index Protocol (OIP) is an open source specification for a persistent worldwide index and file library. OIP uses blockchain technology and distributed networking to operate with no central authority: record indexing, file storage/distribution and transaction management are carried out collectively by the decentralized network.
OIP is the first permissionless system with a decentralized and transparent index for digital content and protected file persistence. Think of this as a decentralized Google. A record of each post remains on the Open Index Protocol, as immutable proof of the role you played in all your creations and collaboration.
What is SIA Skynet?
Skynet is a decentralized file sharing platform. It is built on the SIA blockchain. This means that even if all your social accounts are deleted, your content remains accessible through Skyne.
Do I need crypto to pay for NFTs?
Streambed accepts payments via credit cards and crypto.
How do I find creator posts?
When you create a brand account on Streambed Magnify you can search for creators based on if they’ve tagged your brand. You can also search for hashtags
When I search Streambed for posts, is it the same as searching on social media platforms?
Streambed Magnify searches will only show posts that have been posted via the Streambed app. If you’re already working with creators, you can ask them to post through the app so that you can better manage your relationship. By searching for content via Streambed, you can ensure that terms have been set for reuse.
Once I pay a creator to license their NFT what do I get?
You get a relationship with that creator, the right to use their content based on the licensing terms they’ve set out, and access to their publisher analytics in real time.
How do I pay creators?
Once you set the amount of money you’d like to spend on your ‘brand campaign’ you can allocate funds to creators. You load money into the platform with a credit card. The platform allows you to assign team members to the campaign so that multiple people can allocate funds.
How do I ensure I’m complying with creator licensing terms?
Creators set their own terms for their NFTs and you’ll be able to access them for licensable content.
Can my team use Streambed?
You can invite team members to use Streambed Magnify so coordinators, managers and supervisors all have the appropriate view and data to do their jobs.
Do I have access to post analytics?
Yes. Once you pay a creator to license their NFT, you gain access to publisher analytics in real time.
How do I get the Streambed plugin for my platform?
Contact us here.
How do creators on my platform use Streambed?
When a creator mints their NFT they will be asked if they want to set rights via Streambed. If they click yes, they will gain access to our smart contract technology.