The Ether Cards Platform

The Ether Cards platform gives creators the tools to engage their audiences with new and exciting NFT events. Most events require one or multiple NFTs - minted through Ether Cards or another compatible platform - to be offered as a prize.

The event types currently available on Ether Cards are listed below. With many more event templates already in development, this list is expected to grow very quickly.

We are also focused on making integration with other platforms as seamless as possible, with the goal to host events directly on marketplaces like Rarible, OpenSea, and Nifty in the near future.

Tickets

To initiate a Ticket event, the creator pays a small setup fee to Ether Cards, chooses the NFT to raffle, and sets the number of tickets to be sold, the ticket price, the raffle duration, etc.

They can either mint a new NFT on Ether Cards or use an NFT minted by existing recognized providers, such as Rarible, Mintbase, OpenSea or Nifty Gateway.

After all the tickets are sold or the time limit is reached, the NFT is distributed to a randomly selected ticket holder and the creator receives all of the ticket revenue.

This has the potential to benefit both parties - buyers get a chance to obtain an NFT at a much lower price than they would in a direct auction, while the creator can generate more revenue with ticket sales than their NFT would have sold for at auction.

Puzzles

Puzzles require participants to collect specific groups of NFTs. They can collect these NFTs by purchasing Blind Bags, which contain a random assortment of NFTs from the collection, similar to a pack of Pokemon cards.

They can also trade amongst each other to try to complete their set. Once completed, the set is burned in exchange for the prize.

The puzzle below is an example:

The objective of this puzzle is to collect all the cats that are in the original artwork. In the example below the user has 7 cat NFT cards, as it is displayed on the top. When the user opens a specific puzzle, the system will automatically look for NFTs that match the puzzle’s description.

And as we can see in the art below, the same 7 cats are highlighted on the original artwork. Once the missing 9 cat NFTs are acquired, the puzzle is completed, and the winner can withdraw the prize.

In the same transaction, the winner will LOSE the 16 cat NFTs, so they can’t be used again.

This is the simplest form of the puzzle, but there is a plethora of variations that can be designed, building upon the same set of simple rules.

Creators decide how pieces of the set are issued in Blind Bags, specifying relative rarities and maximum copies. Creators receive all proceeds from Blind Bag sales after paying the setup fee.

Blind Bags

Blind Bags are where users can get the cats or other collectibles

If the artist uses Ether Cards to define a collection, then they can specify the maximum issuance numbers and rarity for every single NFT in the collection.

Once this is done, the system will offer the opportunity to automatically generate blind bags. Blind bags are sealed packs of cards, and the possibility of any cards appearing in them is set by the artists’ rules.

A buyer can acquire multiple types of bags: some are cheaper, but come with a reduced chance of containing rare cards compared to the more expensive range.