Charged Particles
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Glossary of Terms
Common terminology used throughout the Charged Particles suite

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.

Protocol

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.

Particle Accelerator

This is the Charged Particle Protocol app. This is where you're able to purchase and/or mint Particles, Energize & customize your particles, or discharge your particles.

Particle

NFT ready to be energized. These are NFTs created in the Charged Particles Minting station.

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.

Charged Particle

An NFT with Charged Particles functionality (the ability to have assets deposited inside it).

Charge

Accrued interest in a charged particle.

Discharge

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

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asset (e.g. an AAVE-supported token), the principal amount (mass) plus the accumulated interest (charge) will both be withdrawn.

Mass (Principal)

Mass (Principal)

The principal portion of an interest-bearing asset deposited into a Charged Particle.
The principal portion of an interest-bearing asset deposited into a Charged Particle.

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

Covalent Bonds

Covalent Bonds are NFTs deposited into a Charged Particle. They are also commonly referred to as Nested NFTs.

Energizing / Charging Station

Part of the Charged Particle Protocol that allows users to energize their Particles

Mint

Creating a Particle with the Charged Particle Particle Accelerator.

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.

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.

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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