nostr.build

About Us

Short history

nostr.build started as a free, community focused, media (image, gif and video) uploader for the nostr social media platform on December 24th, 2022. Check out our original website before @rob and @nahuelg5 completely redesigned it! nostr.build’s main purpose is to help grow the nostr ecosystem by providing a free, web based, API or application integrated way to upload user’s favorite media. We believe in a transparent, community approach to media moderation and open source code.

nostr.build v1

Some of nostr.build’s key principles include:

- Always provide a free service that will keep uploaded media as accurate and as long as possible, ’Archived!’
- No ads! No commercial advertisements!
- Only community projects, nostr builders, educators, creators, developers, artists and memes. Just ask us.
- Provide value for value to users including new features, integrations, support, and responsive communication.

Free services

nostr.build’s key objective is to offer a free, no ads, reliable, long time storage of media for the nostr community.
We will also continue to add additional features to our free service, including:
- Media uploads up to (10MB) hosted on Cloudflare
- Cloudflare global CDN network for images and GIFs
- No ads! Only community projects, nostr builders, creators, devs, artists and memes
- Profile picture uploader that properly shrinks, crops and puts your PP in a hidden folder
- API for all nostr applications, projects and developers

nostr.build was recently honored to be part of the first wave of nostr devs to receive a grant from the OpenSats public charity focused on Bitcoin and Nostr projects. Although this will help greatly with R&D, new projects, growth and overages, the goal is to keep nostr.build ‘self-sustainable’ through account earnings.

** People often ask, “how do you cover costs for free services?"

opensats grant GitHub

Paid accounts

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nostr.build offers accounts with premium features charged annually. Accounts can be purchased with a lighting wallet or Bitcoin. Proceeds are kept on pay.nostr.build lighting node and used for all nostr.build expenses: AWS, CDN, storage, development, domains, etc.

** Purchasing an account not only gives you premium features, you are also supporting a free, no ads, open source service for all of nostr!
Account features include:
- Cloudflare CDN network for all media including videos
- No max on file size upload - account sizes 10/20/50GB
- Post you media to the Creators page on nostr.build
- Ability to easily ‘Delete’ media after posted
- Private folders not seen in the View All gallery
- Access to View All free media ever uploaded to nostr.build, over 500k images, GIFs and videos!
** See all nostr.build Accounts and features

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How to use Account related features:

- First, purchase an account HERE!
- Folders: Click on ‘New Folder’ in the left menu bar, name your folder and click Create.
- Move media to a folder: ‘checkbox’ the media you want to move, and ‘Double Click’ the folder to move it there.
- Delete a file or folder: ‘checkbox’ what you want to delete, click the red Delete button in the bottom left menu bar.
- ** If you delete a folder with files in it, those files just move to the ‘no folder’ section, they are NOT deleted.
- ‘View All’ allows you to see all free uploads ever on nostr.build, excluding paid accounts and profile pictures. All media must align to nostr.build's Terms of Service
- If you purchased a Creators account, you can make your media publically available on the nostr.build Creators page

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Contacts

nostr.build community fishcake