The Polygon cryptocurrency platform has added support for Adobe’s social networking site Behance. This will allow consumers to more easily exhibit non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on the Polygon cryptocurrency platform.
Polygon integration, according to the business, is a more environmentally-conscious option for artists to generate NFTs, something that Behance began supporting late last year as well. While the environmental impact of this is arguable, it is part of Adobe’s ongoing expansion into the cryptocurrency space, as well as an attempt to appease artists who are concerned about the technology’s possible negative consequences.
Polygon, which is an extension of the renowned Ethereum blockchain, offers a reduced energy footprint for every bitcoin transaction, allowing it to avoid the high transaction fees associated with the Ethereum blockchain. While popularising Polygon increases overall traffic to the energy-intensive Ethereum system, which is meant to begin adopting a more efficient verification mechanism but has not done so as of yet, it also increases the number of transactions.
Artists may now mint NFTs with Polygon and sell them on the popular marketplace OpenSea, while also displaying the image connected with them on Behance and directing people to OpenSea, where they can purchase the NFT in question.
Starting in late 2021, Adobe began integrating NFT support into its products, beginning with a software called Content Credentials, which ties an NFT image in Photoshop with information about the image’s creator.
A previous effort dubbed the Content Authenticity Initiative, which connects photographs with information about who made them and whether or not they have been changed, coincides with the company’s interest in bitcoin assets.
Non-blockchain technologies, on the other hand, are very contentious, with some of the most strident opposition focusing on the environmental toll they impose on the ecosystem. While this action is unlikely to allay such fears, it does serve as a signal that Adobe is at least aware of them, which is encouraging.