This FAQ page will answer many of your commonly asked questions across the following categories:
What is Ether Cards?
The Ether Cards platform is a community-driven NFT framework. It enables creators to maximize the value of their NFT art or series by expanding the capability of NFT Marketplaces. It allows anyone to set up events, puzzles, bounties, and a dozen other different utilities for any NFT asset of their choice. Ether Cards is a fully integrated ecosystem, composed of two major parts. These are the platform and the Ether Cards (membership card NFTs).
What are NFTs?
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a new type of digital asset based on the ERC-721 token standard. They are analogous to physical objects in the real world. NFTs are the physical objects of the blockchain world. Like two statues, they can be similar to each other but unique and non-interchangeable. Ownership of these assets is recorded on a blockchain, in this case, Ethereum.
How can I get some Ether Cards?
You can purchase Ether Cards during the main sale starting on March 18th, 9 am (EST) by visiting the Sales page. You can follow the progress via our Twitter, Reddit, or Discord. After this sale, there will be no more Ether Cards for sale from the platform, however, there are sure to be opportunities to buy one of these valuable collectibles via secondary markets.
What can I do with the Ether Cards?
Ether Cards are advanced NFT membership cards that allow the community to use the platform and its features with increased benefits. Although the wider public can still use the platform, only Ether Card holders will receive additional benefits such as receiving free services, discounts, VIP Access Passes, free NFT drops, and other special attributes. The membership cards are used to engage with the community and encourage participation in rewarding activities. For more information on Ether Cards, please visit the Membership Card section of this FAQ, or the Membership Card page.
What was the Ether Cards presale?
The presale was for early supporters who couldn’t wait to get their hands on their Ether Cards prior to the main sale. It was open for less than one week with 25 OGs, 154 Alphas, and 1,573 Founders sold. Cards sold in the presale receive a special "Phoenix" trait.
What was the price of Ether Cards sold during the presale?
OG Cards started at 20 ETH, increasing to 40 ETH near the end. Alphas were sold for 5 ETH, and Founders were sold for 0.5 ETH.
Will there be another presale?
There will not be another presale. If you would like to purchase an Ether Card, we recommend registering your email address via the Ether Card homepage so that you will be reminded just before the sale goes live.
When will I receive my presale Ether Cards?
Cards purchased during the presale will be minted just before the main sale opens (March 18th), they will also be distributed then, however, limited edition traits will not appear until after the end of the main sale.
When is the sale?
The sale will open on March 18th at 9 AM EST
What do I have to do to access the sale?
Enter the Ether Cards website and follow the instructions. You will need to ensure you have a wallet address ready to connect with some Ether in it to purchase the cards.
What currency can I use to buy the cards with?
We accept only ETH. Please do not attempt to use any other cryptocurrencies as you may lose them , and the Ether Cards team will not be able to recover them for you.
What wallet do you recommend to send ETH and store the cards in?
We recommend Metamask (https://metamask.io) - only trust this link and be careful with copycats!
Other wallets you could use instead of Metamask include:
What is the sale starting price?
This is the current pricing structure for all cards:
- Founders start at 0.3 ETH, going up to 5.0 ETH, following a customized bell curve.
- Alphas start at 5.0 ETH, going up to 25 ETH, following a bonding curve.
- OGs start at 30 ETH, going up to 55 ETH, following a bonding curve.
There are only a few cards at the lower price brackets, so you will need to be one of the first to buy in order to capture that price point. More details can be found here on the Sale page.
How many cards are available in this sale?
The total number of Ether Cards is 10,000. Almost 20% of these were sold in the presale, and as such, around 8,000 cards will be available for purchase during the sale.
What happens if everyone tries to buy at the same price bracket?
If multiple people are attempting to purchase more cards than are in a particular price bracket, then the system will accept users based on when their transactions are confirmed. If you try to purchase more cards than are left in the current price bracket, then the extra amount of ETH will be refunded into your account. You will then be able to attempt to buy the remaining cards in the next price bracket.
How many cards will there be in each price bracket?
There are 20 price brackets for Founders with the number of cards in each bracket varying between 170 cards and 470 cards, according to the customized bell curve used. The final Founder card will be listed outside of the bell curve.
There are only five price brackets for Alphas and six brackets for OGs. Alphas will have between 20 and 346 cards in each price bracket. OGs will have between 2 and 20 cards in each price bracket.
What will happen to the final Founder card?
The final Founder card will be listed at 55 ETH.
When will I receive the cards from the sale?
You will be able to see visuals from the card within a few minutes of your purchase being completed successfully. However, the traits will not be available until after the sale is completed, which could take up to three weeks, that is, by the 8th of April. This will allow for artwork and traits to be assigned in a secure and fair manner.
What is the Ether Cards platform?
The Ether Cards platform is a community-driven NFT framework. It enables every creator to maximize the value of their NFT art or series by expanding the capability of any NFT Marketplace. It allows anyone to set up tickets, puzzles, bounties, and a dozen other different utilities for any NFT asset of their choice.
Who can use the platform?
Anyone can use the platform, but Ether Card holders will receive additional benefits such as receiving free services, discounts, VIP Access Passes, free NFT drops, and other special attributes.
When will the platform be launched?
The platform is almost ready to launch. There are just some extra things we need to do before it will be ready. The expected launch date is likely to be three to four weeks after the end of the sale. Please note that this estimation may change without notice.
What are some of the features that will be available first?
Some of the first features to be released on the platform will be the ticket system and puzzles.
The ticket system allows users to allocate a set amount of tickets to an NFT, or set of NFTs. The user can also allocate how many tickets will receive the NFT(s) ranging from 1 ticket to every ticket. This allows the set price per ticket to potentially be listed at much lower than the value of the NFT without compromising on the amount the seller receives from the sale.
The puzzles allow creators to create “collections” of NFTs, and allocate prizes of ETH or new NFTs for users who complete the collection. This creates a very exciting ecosystem where the value of a card might be increased if it is required by one user to complete a set.
What type of cards will there be and how many of each?
There are four types of Ether Cards, totaling 10,000 cards — 10 Creators (not for sale), 90 OG cards, 900 Alpha cards, & 9,000 Founder cards.
What is the difference between OGs, Alphas, & Founders?
OGs are the most valuable, with the chance to receive art from top-tier artists. OGs also have a 3x increase in the chance of receiving special traits.
Alphas still receive unique and limited art from top-tier artists. They have a 2x increase in the chance of receiving special traits.
Founders receive art made up of five layers, each layer has a random chance of receiving art from any of the artists in the layer pool, creating an almost infinite number of unique art pieces. Founder cards may receive art from 1-3 different artists with those having fewer artists involved being rarer and potentially seeing higher demand on the secondary market. Founder cards still have a chance to receive any trait, even the most elusive and rare ones.
What else do Ether Cards give me?
Ether Cards are advanced NFT membership cards that allow the community to use the platform and its features with increased benefits. Although the wider public can still use the platform, only Ether Card holders will receive additional benefits such as receiving free services, discounts, VIP Access Passes, free NFT drops, and other special attributes. The membership cards are used to engage with the community and encourage participation in rewarding activities. For more information on Ether Cards, please visit the Membership Card page.
How will the random distribution of traits be guaranteed for the
We will use a Chainlink VRF (Verifiable Randomness Function) to make sure the selection of traits and distribution is transparent and completely random.
When will I see the traits?
You will see the basic traits after you receive your cards - the limited traits can only be revealed when the sale is completed.
How can you ensure that there will be no family & friends
benefits for certain buyer addresses?
We use Chainlink VRFs and as such, have no way to alter the unpredictability generated by this functionality.
Is it possible to send/sell the cards with rewards/traits attached
to them after you bought them during the sale?
Yes, they are still standard ERC-721 NFTs, with no restrictions in selling/transferring them. All traits and artwork assigned to the NFT will transfer with it. Upon transferring the Ether Card, certain traits may require a cool-down or activation by the new owner before they become active. This is to avoid manipulation and spamming of high-value traits.
They can be viewed, bought, sold, or transferred on any NFT marketplace that accepts ERC-721 NFTs.
Will we be able to create NFTs using the platform or is this just a
way of selling them?
You will be able to mint NFTs, or you can use NFTs created on other platforms like Nifty Gateway, Rarible, or Opensea.
Can a Founder still get the limited or rare traits, or is that OG
Although OGs have the highest chance of getting limited and rare traits, all cards, including founders have the potential to receive any of the traits, regardless of how rare or limited they are.
Note: Phoenix and certain vanity traits are limited to some cards only.
WHat is the "Phoenix" trait?
The Phoenix trait is assigned to all cards purchased in the presale. This is our way of rewarding early adopters and supporters. The Phoenix Trait is the gift that keeps on giving, for a while at least!
This trait will receive ongoing NFT drops from some of Ether Cards' onboarded artists for a set period of time.
The drop details are as follows:
Presale OG Cards will receive art drops from some of the best artists ever to sign with Ether Cards.
Number of drops: TBA
Presale Alpha Cards will receive art drops from a wide variety of artists that have signed with Ether Cards with chances to receive drops from OG artists.
Number of drops: TBA
Presale Founder Cards will receive art drops from any of the artists that have signed with Ether Cards with chances to receive drops from Alpha artists.
Number of drops: TBA
This is not the end of benefits for Phoenix Trait holders, actually... the best is yet to come.