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Should you freeze metadata in Opensea?

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NFTs are the hot new thing going around in the cryptocurrency world and are a great investment opportunity if you know what you’re doing. 

However, they’re still new on the global stage, and people don’t know as much about them compared to just cryptocurrencies. In this article, we’re answering one of the most asked questions: should you freeze metadata in Opensea? And should you do it for your NFT listings?

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Freezing NFT metadata

Freezing your metadata permanently locks and stores said data on decentralised file storage, allowing your data to be accessible to other clients to see and use. Essentially, this stores your item forever, and it can’t go lost or missing. 

Freezing metadata locks the following information about the file.

  • Item name
  • File type (JPG, PNG, GIF, SVG, MP4, WEBM, MP3, WAV, OGG, GLB, GLTF)
  • Description
  • Properties, levels, and stats

In short, everything will be frozen except any added unlockable content, which can only be unlocked or revealed by the file’s owner. 

Should you freeze NFT metadata?

Freezing your NFT data depends on what you’re looking to do with your file. If you’d rather keep your file open to changes such as name, description, format and so on, it’s best not to freeze it just yet. 

However, if you’d instead lock everything in place so that the file information can’t be changed no matter whether it stays under your ownership, you can freeze the NFT metadata. 

How to freeze NFT metadata on Opensea?

Follow these steps if you want to freeze your NFT metadata on Opensea. Keep in mind that you can only freeze metadata after creating an item, so be sure to do that first. 

Step 1: Head over to the collection you stored your item in and clicked Edit. 

Step 2: Scroll down, enable the Freeze metadata slider and click on the Freeze button that appears.

After this, you’ll be taken through the freezing process step by step. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: [email protected].