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Signature-Based Minting

Signature-based minting, or "on-demand minting" allows you, (the admin wallet) to generate signatures that allow other users to mint tokens on your smart contract.

This allows you to check any on-chain or off-chain conditions before allowing a user to mint a token from/into your smart contract.

Read the full design document to explore how signature-based minting works at the smart contract level below.


How it works:

  1. Wallet A generates a signature for a token (specifying name, image, description, properties, and minter address).
  2. Wallet B can use the signature provided by Wallet A to mint the NFT.

You can grant signatures for specific wallets to mint tokens with properties you specify in your contract.

For example, you could grant a signature for a wallet to mint an NFT that contains their Discord profile picture, and only grant a signature if that person is a member of your Discord server, like we do in our on-demand minting example.

Prebuilt Contracts

Some prebuilt contracts have signature-based minting capabilities built in.

Signature Drop

The signature drop contract allows signature-based claiming.

This means they can claim lazy-minted NFT(s) with the generated signature.

// see how to craft a payload to sign in the `contract.signature.generate()` documentation
const signedPayload = contract.signature.generate(payload);

// now anyone can mint the NFT
const tx =;
const receipt = tx.receipt; // the mint transaction receipt
const mintedId =; // the id of the NFT minted
View in React SDK Documentation


Generate signatures for users to mint new NFTs in your collection

Check out the React SDK Reference for more information.


Check out the React SDK Reference for more information.


Check out the React SDK Reference for more information.