Using The DApp

What type of assets can I deposit into NFTs?

Particles can be energized with ANY ERC-20, 721, or 1155 tokens, but for yield — Aave’s aTokens are the primary interest-bearing asset available the Charged Particle Protocol.

How do I see if my NFT has a “Charge”?

Using the Charged Particles DApp you can view your NFT and see if it has any tokens deposited inside of it. If your NFT has an interest-bearing Aave aToken such as USDC or DAI nested inside, the interest earned will be displayed under "Charge."

How do Creator Royalties work?

Whenever you create a collectible you can enable "creator annuities" at the Protocol level, and “creator royalties” at the NFT level.

% of Interest (Annuities) - Configurations around % of interest generated (charge) back to the original particle creator. This is set upon creation of the particle and is not adjustable by future particle owners. Example: You create and sell a Particle filled with 1,000 aDAI earning 10% per year, the % of Interest is set for 20%. Your buyer holds this particle for 1 year, earning a TOTAL interest of 100 aDAI (10%). 20% of this interest generated, 20 aDAI will go to the particle creator. The buyer will have 80 aDAI in interest they can discharge.

% of Resale (Royalties) - Configurations around % of resale increase back to original particle creator. This is set upon creation of the particle and is not adjustable by future particle owners. Example: You create a Particle and sell it for 100 DAI , the % of Resale is set for 10%. Your buyer then sells your particle on the Charged Particles Marketplace at a higher price point for 300 DAI. The resale value has increased by 200 DAI (300-100). Here, the royalty system kicks in. As the original content creator you receive 10% of that increase sale, being 20 DAI (200 * 10%)

Please note: Royalties set on Rarible / OpenSea don’t carry over to charged particles at the moment.

How does “Locking Mass” work?

Charged Particles allows for you to lock the principal amount deposited into your NFT (timelock).

What does "Burn a Token" mean?

The ERC-721 standard does not only allow the creation of NFTs, but also includes a possibility to destroy them - i.e. burning the token. This is configurable upon creation of particles.

What happens when I "Energize" and deposit assets into a NFT?

Charging an NFT essentially creates a Smart Wallet for the NFT and our platform manages the connection between an NFT and its Smart Wallet. Control of the Smart Wallet is handled through our Protocol, so discharging is done by calling the "discharge" function on our protocol and supplying the NFT contract address + token ID. Only the "ownerOf" the NFT will be allowed to perform certain actions, such as discharge and release.

Can I charge NFTs created on other platforms?

Initially, no. You are only able to energize NFTs created at our minting platform. In the near future, you'll be able to take ANY NFT you might own, and energize it on our platform. You can vote on which platforms you'd like us to enable on our Discord server.

Curation for Charged Particles Marketplace?

Artists/creators artwork is selected at the sole discretion of the Charged Particles team. We reserve the right to curate the content on the platform without explanation. That said, no content which could be considered even remotely offensive to anyone will be considered. Please let us know in the discord if you have an Artist you'd like to see featured!

We believe in Progressive decentralization of the Platform, and future marketplace listings will be decided by the community.

Can I sell NFTs created on the Charged Particles Platform on other marketplaces?

The NFTs created via Charged Particles are still standard non-custodial NFTs that can be sold on popular marketplaces like Rarible or Opensea. You'll need to come back to Charged Particles to see what's inside and to interact with the energized assets.

What are Properties of the NFT I'm Minting?

Properties include any additional info you want to include with your piece...such as mint date, artist name, website url, etc. Here is an example:

How much does it cost to mint NFTs on Charged Particles DApp?

There is currently no fee to mint NFTs using Charged Particles.

Users are responsible for paying "Gas" on the Ethereum blockchain, no additional fees charged by the DApp, Company or Protocol.

How much does Gas cost on the DApp?

ETH Gas Prices vary when using the DApp based on what you’re doing.

Depositing Tokens, Charged Particles Gas usage (125 Gwei) on Layer 1 Ethereum are:

  • Approve Token ~ 0.008351 ETH

  • Deposit aToken ~ 0.103302 ETH

  • Discharge aToken Charge ~ 0.135314 ETH

  • Release aToken Mass ~ 0.134462 ETH

You can check current gas prices on and this heatmap can help you plan accordingly to do high-gas activities when prices are lower. We'll be on Polygon shortly, and these numbers will be reduced drastically.