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What is Charged Particles

👋 Welcome to Charged Particles docs. This is a live document that will be updated as we evolve. Currently, we aim to provide a high level overview of the protocol and its existing components.
​Charged Particles is a protocol that allows users to deposit ERC-20, ERC-721, or ERC-1155 tokens (ANY tokens) into an NFT.
​Charged Particles enables the creation of yield bearing DeFi NFTs, nested NFTs, time locked capsules, in game assets, and so much more.
​Charged Particles is blockchain agnostic and currently is deployed on Mainnet and Polygon.
Our mission is to become a core infrastructural technology in the development of NFTs. We've redefined uniqueness and ushered in a new era of innovation for NFTs.
Someday, all NFTs will have the option to be “charged”: In the future, the protocol will be everywhere NFTs exist.
These docs are still being worked on. Some parts may be unfinished or pending updates.

With Charged Particles, you can:

Transform a scarce NFT (e.g. Art, Collectible, Virtual Real Estate, In-Game Item, any NFT) into a basket holding a number of other tokens.
You can now deposit ANY ERC-20 token or ANY NFT into ANY NFT, but for yield — Aave’s aTokens will be the primary interest-bearing asset available in the Charged Particles Protocol when we go live.
This changes the game for NFTs.
Yield-bearing aTokens with programmable charge is just one of the many assets that NFTs can hold. Have a number of LP Tokens, Speculative tokens or your own social tokens? Deposit any/all of them inside a scarce NFT — all possible.
Additionally, users can easily deposit tokens / assets into OTHER user’s NFTs. Your NFT now has its own wallet.
Users can easily customize the configurations of their NFTs — Mechanics for your Charged Particles include:
  • ​Time-Locks. Assets deposited into an NFT are unable to be withdrawn until a certain time period.
  • ​Charge. If you deposit an asset that’s supported as an Aave aToken — it’s instantly swapped and you can determine how you would like to treat the interest. For example, this charge can be discharged to a different address — the NFT creator, a friend, a charity — your choice!
  • ​Discharge (removing accrued interest) Configurations.
  • Mass (Principal) Removal Configurations. Do you have to burn the NFT to remove the principle from the NFT?
The NFTs created via Charged Particles are still standard non-custodial NFTs that can be sold on popular marketplaces like Rarible or Opensea, but you’re enabling them to easily hold other ERC-20 tokens and have programmable interest.
This creates a new and independent asset class of “charged” NFTs including tradable markets and establishment as a cornerstone piece of the a “DeFi lego block economy”

The best way to discover Charged Particles is to try it