NFT Image Files/Metadata

Hello guys,

So this NFT craze as been extremely exciting to say the least.

I decided to try my hand at creating some assets on the Cardano blockchain. I have been able to mint assets with some simple metadata successfully using CNtools.

Now I am running into a problem where I am unable to get the image to display after being minted on I am currently using to upload the image too, then I am taking the CID and pasting it into the metadata, but still cant seem to get the image to display.

        "0": {
            "name": "NFT_TEST",
            "description": "NFT_TEST_DESCRIPTION",
            "image": "ipfs://QmY9NfLmFocDyqsSWVF4AjF3f9BpH2mmxsZAMGRqoVnKCG"

What am I missing here?

Any assistance would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.

I guess needs a certain format in order to parse the data properly - the best way would be to reach out to

I have this same question/issue. And my name is also Tyler which is strange…

@Tylert16 any updates?

Have you checked the metadata on one of the transactions that show up in

Yeah so it seems to be the most consistent reasoning I get from others is that does not support the IPFS meta data structure I have set up, or something similar to that. I was told to check out, and use them to serve the IFPS image hash.

I have been reading the docs, but am pretty unfamiliar with the proper way to set that up.

Yes I have check it. Check out what I just replied to @mcvetyty.

I’m having the same issue, and I didn’t find any complete tutorial about how to mint using CNTOOLS.

I’m doing this on a block producer node of my staking pool, which i’ve installed following this on guild-operators scripts and CNTOOLS.

Here is what I did:

1- Activate CNTOOLS advanced Mode

Change cntools.config (scripts folder) for enabling the advanced mode.
Run ./

2- Create a Wallet
select “Walet” → “New” → follow the steps for creating a wallet
Sending ADA to the new wallet and validate transaction is completed
3- Create a Policy
Go back to home menu and select “Advanced” → “Multi-Asset” -->“Create Policy” → follow the steps for creating a new policy
4- Create Metadata
Upload the file which will be minted to IPFS and copy the ID for preparing Metadata with the policy ID previously crteated as below:

“721”: {
“replace by policy_id”: {
“NFT01”: {
“name”: “Logo01”,
“Collection”: “Final Edition”,
“Series”: “S000”,
“Id”: “01”,
“Description”: “Logo NFT Test - short”,
“Rareness”: “Uniq”,
“Artist”: “Myname”,
“Copyright”: “Copyright 2021”,
“image”: “ipfs://ipfs/QmSdwdyikmRS9iZQfGpxbFsQTKdyhfTWm4jn3fcpDjXNaS”

Go back to home menue, the “Advanced” → Metadata"–> “Online” → “No JSON Schema (default)” → “enter” → open nano editor and paste prepared metadata, exit, save → “Stop”, i didn’t continue for signing the metadata as i guess it will be done during next step

5- Mint the asset
Back to home menu:
select “Advanced” → “Multi-Asset”–>“Mint Asse” -->Select the created policy for minting → enter asset name → define number of minted tokens of this asset —> Attach JSON file = yes —> browse and select created metadata file —>Select wallet to mint assets on and cover the transaction fees → wait for it, and it is completed.

When I check my wallet, I see the minted tokens as assets and they are listed on, but I can’t display them, hereunder is what I get:

Could someone please explain me what am I doing wrong, and what should I do ???
How could I correctly mint using CNTOOLS ?

I’ve tried to Rgesiter the asset minted (“Advanced” → “Multi-Asset”–>“Register Asset”), but it is requiring “token-metadata-creator” which I didn’t know how to install … ???

I get this message when i check my wallet assets:

No metadata registered in Cardano token register for this asset

I’ve tried multiple Metadata files formats, or IPFS files or structures, but I’m getting the same result.