Accessing Files Forever

NFTs can live ‘forever’ because they exist in a decentralized blockchain but the artworks they point to might cease to exist. For people purchasing as an investment, it’s important that the high resolution file stays around forever.

As an example, there’s no point me putting the file on my server, I die, my server hosting gets stopped and the file disappears. Surprisingly, this is the case for some NFTs that have sold for millions of dollars.

All my NFT high resolution files are hosted on what’s called decentralized storage that, as long as there’s no global catastrophe, has a great chance of being there forever.

Files are hosted with the IPFS with Filecoin or on arweave for Manifold-created contracts.