What is minting?

Minting is how new NFT projects are born.

The act of minting typically refers to the moment when an end-user wallet (i.e., a collector) interacts with a creator’s smart contract to collect one or more items from their collection. The price of a mint is set by the creator – some mints are free, others not.

Minting is the “primary market” for NFTs, connecting creators with their first collectors. All subsequent trading of NFTs happens on the secondary market.

What else should I know about minting?
Why should I mint using mint.fun?
What are the costs of minting? Does mint.fun take any fees? What is gas?
I see several mint buttons for a project. Which minting option should I select?
How do projects end up on mint.fun?
Is it safe to mint on mint.fun? What is a warning label?
How do I view, access, sell my NFTs after I mint them?
I have an NFT project – how do I get it to show up on mint.fun?
Who is behind mint.fun?