Glossary of Terms
Common terminology used throughout the Charged Particles suite

Additional Files

Extra content added to the metadata of the NFT.

Bridge

The process of moving tokens from one blockchain to another (ie from Ethereum to Polygon) ‌

Burn

To send an NFT to a null address where it can no longer be accessed, effectively destroying it. Charge - Accrued interest in a charged particle.

Charge

Accrued interest in a charged particle.

Charged Particle

A Particle that has been energized.

Covalent Bonds

NFTs that are deposited inside of another NFT.

Creator Annuities

The portion of the total earned interest of a Particle delegated to the Particle's creator. In V2 of the protocol this will be possible to redirect to a third-party like a charity.

Discharge

The process of collecting the accrued interest (charge) from a charged particle.

Energizing

The process of adding assets to an NFT. You can add ERC-20 assets or NFTs (ERC-721 or ERC-1155 tokens). If you deposit assets that are supported by AAVE, they will automatically begin earning interest, thanks to our protocol's AAVE integration. In the future we will support additional yield sources as well.

Lepton NFT

A special yield-reward-multiplying NFT made possible by Charged Particles. When deposited into an NFT that is earning interest, Leptons increase the governance token yield-rewards earned by that NFT.

Mass

The quantity of a given ERC-20 token nested inside an NFT.

Mint

Creating a Particle (NFT) with the Charged Particles DApp.

Non-Fungible Token (NFT)

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are provably scarce / unique, digital items with blockchain-managed ownership. Some examples include collectibles (e.g. CryptoKitties), game items, digital art, event tickets, domain names, virtual real estate (e.g. Decentraland) and even ownership records for physical assets.

Particle

A “Particle” is any Non-Fungible Token that the Charged Particles Protocol supports and can therefore be Energized.
Protons are one class of Particle, that are minted on charged.fi

Properties

Unique traits set by the artist to add detail to the NFT. For example "Medium: Oil Paint"

Protocol

When we refer to the Charged Particles Protocol, we mean the core set of smart contracts and subgraphs associated with the project. The Protocol does not include the user-interface of app.charged.fi, the smart contract associated with rewards.charged.fi, nor the user-interface of rewards.charged.fi.
When we refer to the Charged Particles Protocol, we mean the core set of smart contracts and subgraphs associated with the project. The Protocol does not include the user-interface of app.charged.fi, the smart contract associated with rewards.charged.fi, nor the user-interface of rewards.charged.fi.

Proton

The default NFT contract of the Charged Particles protocol. When you mint an NFT from https://app.charged.fi, you are creating a Proton which is a standard ERC-721 NFT with a few extra properties added specific to the Charged Particles protocol. You can find more details about the Proton contract here.

Release

The process of withdrawing an asset from a Charged Particle. If withdrawing an interest-bearing asset (e.g. an AAVE-supported token), the principal amount (mass) plus the accumulated interest (charge) will both be withdrawn.

Set Price

Owners of the NFTs can Set Price for these NFTs to make them available for sale, at that price, on the Charged Particles Marketplace. Users can purchase your NFT directly from its link even if it is not listed in the Marketplace.

Time Lock

Charged Particles allows for you to lock the principal amount deposited into your NFT (time lock). This is available per asset, or for all assets contained by your NFT

Whitelist

Charged Particles is an NFT-agnostic protocol at its core. This means that we aim to provide Charged Particles functionality for ALL NFTs in the future. Currently the protocol works mainly with our standard Proton contract (that you can mint from app.charged.fi) as well as a select list of other contracts. In order to have your NFT added to this list, it currently must be whitelisted by the core team. The whitelist exists to ensure that all NFTs added to the protocol follow standards and can function with the protocol. Over time we will automate this process and hand over whitelisting control to a DAO.
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