I am going to try to explain it clearly. I am currently working on an NFT project, with a collection of 2,000+ images.
I am still in the development phase and am currently creating the back-end, which will receive requests from the front-end, create a random NFT, push it onto IPFS, take the returned hash and JSON, and then sit it into the smart contract (to put it simply).
I want to test out that the whole flow works before we launch - but I am not sure how to do that without actually uploading files to the IPFS. Is there a specific IPFS domain or network where everyone can push their images for testing before switching to the ‘main’ network?
Should I simply push all these files to the IPFS network and simply not record them? Seems like it would pollute the network with extra files that aren’t necessary.
I am really not sure what to do, as I also want to pin the files in order to ensure that they’ll be returned correctly and displayed on OpenSea.
Please let me know if I am clear, and thank you for your time.
I hope to get some insight.