It is our goal to develop and open source the Multi-Token Standard (MTS) on NEAR so that it emerges as a priority for the community and efforts are made to establish an ecosystem-wide standard.
A standard interface for a MTS that facilitates the ownership, transfer, and batch transfer of tokens, irrespective of their type, including fungible, semi-fungible, non-fungible, among other types.
Why a Multi-Token (MT) Approach Should Replace NFTs On NEAR Protocol
Currently, the NEAR Protocol does not have an established Multi-Token Standard (MTS) nor ecosystem-wide standardization. However, when looking at other third-generation blockchains such as Solana and Tezos, creating NFTs using a Multi-Token (MT) is the only option available. On Ethereum, the ERC1155 standard is increasingly being utilized for NFT collections due to its flexibility and gas efficiency.
A Multi-Token Standard (MTS) could provide significant benefits for the NEAR Protocol and its ecosystem. By adopting a MT approach over NFTs on NEAR; it has the potential to significantly decrease gas consumption and increase network throughput. Additionally, the flexibility of a MTS could allow for the creation of more complex token structures and use cases, which could spur innovation and development on the NEAR platform.
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