Mint a Corona Generation member
Minting is the process of bringing a Corona Generation member to life on the Blockchain. You own the Corona Generation members you have minted, and you can do whatever you want with them.
There are two steps:
1) Get ready for minting (skip if you have a crypto wallet like MetaMask)
4 easy steps to get ready for minting
You will need to set up your cryptocurrency wallet and you need MATIC. We offer to mint Corona Generation members for 32 MATIC in the pre-minting phase and 48 MATIC afterward. This converts to approx. USD/EUR 50 in the pre-minting phase. The crypto currency space changes rapidly. Here is what worked for us. We are not responsible for what happens on 3rd party provider websites and services. Please be cautious. Never share your private key or your secret passphrase!
1) Install MetaMask, a crypto wallet
(if you don’t have it yet)
Install an add-on for your Chrome browser by following the instructions here: MetaMask. In the process, you will receive your Crypto wallet address. It starts with “0x” See this installation description on the Polygon website if you want to learn more.
3) Add some MATIC to your wallet
There are multiple options. MoonPay worked for us, but be aware of the fees, which seem to be dynamic. Fees should not be more than 4€/$. When you go to MoonPay and search for “MATIC”, you should see “MATIC - Polygon” as a currency. Do NOT buy “MATIC - Polygon (ERC-20)”.
On MoonPay, you can buy MATIC using credit card, debit card and SEPA. To use Paypal, you could use Coinbase and transfer it to your crypto wallet address.
If you are lucky to get one of 500 free members, minting will only cost you gas fees ( afew cents). Once the first 500 members are minted, 1 member costs 32 MATIC. After the reveal event, one member costs 48 MATIC. Make sure to add a little more for gas fees, which are usually a few cents. MoonPay has a minimum amount of ~22 MATIC.
4) Check your MATIC balance in MetaMask
Your MATIC balance will show up your MetaMask account. You might have to wait a few minutes.
How to mint
In order to mint, you have to interact with the smart contract. We have decided not to embed this functionality into this website - But minting is super easy on Etherscan:
1) Go to polygonscan.com and connect to Web3
Polygonscan is the UI to connect to the polygon Blockchain and interact with our smart contract here. Then you need to connect to Web3 with your wallet (see steps above w/ Metamask). You might need to click on "Connect to Web3" twice until it turns from red to green.
2) Scroll down to the "MintFree" function
Just click the button "Write" on the MinFree function. Your metamask wallet plugin will pop up, asking you to confirm the transaction. As you can see, the NFT is free and you only need to cover the transaction fees (a few cents). No free members anymore?
3) You own a member! View it on opensea.io
Go to opensea.io and sign in with your metamask wallet. Then click on "Profile" to see all your NFTs! At first, you only see a preview image until the NFT is revealed! Stay tuned.
No free members available anymore?
Now you have to use the mintMembers function. In the MintMembers field you enter the amount you'll have to pay (e.g. 32 MATIC for 1 member, 64 MATIC for 2) and the number of members in the field below.