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"Pioneer" NFTs on Steroids
We promised some NFTs to our initial community members and we want to stand by that promise. But as we thought of the potential “pioneer” collection, we realized that we can do a whole lot more than just give some free NFTs to look at.
The result is Magic Mint, a chemistry-based gamified NFT collection. Let’s discover what it is, how it works and how it is related to Zircon and its ecosystem!
What is Magic Mint
Magic Mint (M2) is a gamified NFT project that aims to create an ecosystem of NFT minters and collectors. Its theme is chemistry and, more specifically, gems: everything revolves around chemical compositions and the atoms involved in mineral compounds. Users can collect elemental NFTs (which represent atoms) and forge them to create crystals or other interesting compounds.
The first collection will include basic stones, gems and crystals and each type (e.g. diamonds or zircons). The amount of NFTs will be largely based on the rarity of that stone/gem/crystal on Earth.
Each NFT is unique with its own individual, generative shape and even those representing the same type of mineral can be vastly different from each other.
How it works
Starting from the second collection, users will be able to mint and play with M2 to uncover new and interesting combinations.
The base layer of NFTs represent atoms of chemical elements such as Hydrogen, Carbon, Oxygen, Iron and so on… There will be a certain number of atom NFTs for each element, based on realistic (but adjusted) data about the element’s abundance on Earth.
So for example, Helium will be much rarer than Carbon because on Earth it’s really hard to find. At the same time the majority of the Earth’s crust is some form of Silicon and basic rocks, which would make for boring NFTs if included in realistic proportions.
Users can exchange atom NFTs to complete the collection or go to the next step: merging the atoms to create more complex NFTs.
After collecting the correct amount of “atoms”, users will be able to combine them and create stones, gems, crystals, etc. To explain how it works, let’s consider a simple case: Alice has collected 1 atom of Carbon, 3 atoms of Oxygen and 1 atom of Calcium. Using those plus the appropriate “Energy” NFT, she is able to forge a stone of Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3).
Magic Mint and Zircon
Forging requires Energy, a key ingredient that can take many forms depending on the specific crystal and NFT. For Zircon crystals, for example, we’re thinking of using ZRN Float tokens that will be embedded into the NFT.
Each NFT crystal will be procedurally generated based on the Forger’s public key, skill level and some randomized parameters, which means that every NFT will be truly unique.
The Forger’s skill level has a factor in the success of their mint. For example, forging a crystal out of carbon can result in Diamonds, but also in the much less attractive Graphite. Skill can be obtained with experience — as you mint more crystals, your skill level obviously increases. But there will be other ways to gain skill as well.
The resulting stones will have different rarity and qualities, depending on the number of atoms they are composed of, their rarity on Earth and the complexity of their structure.
Magic Mint is an idea for a new type of NFT project. It’s not yet another Punk Anime Ape Club “made” by designers who worked at Marvel, Stark Industries and SpaceX. It’s a grassroots project that wants to create a true ecosystem of NFT collections. Gems are a start, but the world of chemistry is vast, and the possibilities for tie-ins with pop culture and unique collections are endless. And all of it will begin from the Atoms and the Energy.
Magic Mint’s release date is still private, but occasional sneak peeks are already available on Zircon’s Telegram Group, which can be found at the link https://t.me/zircon_community, so join it to stay updated!
P.S. Zircon remains our absolute priority, we’ll be unveiling something new and exciting very soon!