Lazy Minting on Rarible

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What is it?

With our “lazy minting” feature, we empower collectors to create ERC-721 & ERC-1155 NFTs at zero cost. Your NFT is minted not at the moment of creation, but at the moment of purchase. It’s the buyer who pays the gas fees when purchasing the item. Until then, your NFT is listed on the marketplace just like any other NFT, and the data is being safely stored on IPFS (decentralized storage).

When creating the NFT with the lazy minting, you will just need to sign the “minting authorizations” with your wallet. It’s free, and it guarantees that you always remain in control over your creations.

Getting Started

  1. Go to and connect your wallet

  2. Click “Create” and fill in all the information about your future NFT as usual

  3. Choose “Free minting” option


  4. Click “create item” and sign the free authorizations with your wallet

Once the purchase happens, the NFT will be minted to your wallet and then transferred to the new owner automatically. It’s as simple as that.

Please note: if you wish to burn the lazy minted NFT, you will need to pay the gas fee as with the regular NFTs.



Which blockchains am I able to lazy mint on?

At this time, users are able to lazy mint either single items or multiple items on Ethereum.

How can I burn an item minted using lazy mint?

It is not currently possible to burn an item minted using the lazy mint feature, but you can request your item to be removed from the platform by reaching out to the support team using the link below.

Are lazy minted items removed after a period of time without a sale?

No. Items that are lazy minted are stored forever on

Do lazy minted items appear on other marketplaces?

No, items that are lazy minted do not appear on other marketplaces. This is because the items are not actually minted on the blockchain until a transaction has taken place. Once the item has been purchased or transferred, it will appear across all marketplaces that support the blockchain.

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