¿ When will I be able to mint a Provocotter?
∵ The current target date is May 11, 2022.
¿ Why are your question marks upside-down?
∵ It's the Southern Vortex. (They aren't just upside-down.)
¿ Will Provocotters be revealed right away ?
∵ Yes, as soon as you mint you will be able to view the Provocotters you hold.
¿ What intellectual property rights do I get ?
∵ Holders of Provocotters have full commercial art rights for the Provocotters they own.
¿ Where can I mint ?
∵ Only via the mint button that will appear on this website. Do not use any other means to mint.
¿ Will there be a whitelist ?
∵ Yes, and there may be a secondary whitelist if the whitelist reserve is not all minted.
The Patagopia team has already purchased real property in Patagonia! The physical property will be allocated to our NFTs. The land will be preserved in its natural state indefinitely by the Patagopia team. We will continue to purchase land using proceeds from the NFT sales and royalties. More information is available by clicking the "i" icon above.
Not just a website, but the beginning of the Patagopia multiverse. Artwork from the website as been used for the Provocotters' backgrounds, and will be the model for the Habitat NFTs.
Provocotters are the first NFTs produced by the Patagopia team. Each Provocotter comes with a physical plot of land in Patagopia. This land is contractually assigned to each Provocotter. There are 4800 Provocotters, 4550 of whom will be available for minting. 250 Provocotters will be witheld from the sale. Ten of those will be reserved for the development team. The remaining 240 are the most rare and will be given away via various giveaways and drops and via the "Holts and Dens" game that will be available in June/July 2022. The Provocotters will launch mid April, 2022. 33% of proceeds from royalties will be assigned to purchasing and maintaining new land in Patagopia. All land purchased from royalties will be divided among the Provocotters!
Habitats will be the second release of NFTs by the team. Habitats are bespoke vector graphic images of plots in Patagopia. There will be 8888 habitats created. Each habitat will be contractually assigned at least a 200 square foot piece of property in Patagonia. Like the Provocotters habitats, this property will be maintained in its pristine untouched state.
Holts and Dens is an online discovery game in which both Procotter holders and Habitat holders can win additional real property, additional Provocotters, additional Habitats, or ethereum.
Pilotters will be the third release of NFTs by Patagopia. There will be 777 Pilotters. Each Pilotter will have it's own bespoke airplane, a landing strip in Patagopia and a 5000!! square foot "landing strip" physical piece of property in Patagonia. Pilotters will be involved in future Holts and Dens releases.
There are 4800 of us, each with unique traits. In general we are pretty shy. But a few of us are willing to show off prior to launch. Lots of information is available on our Twitter feed and Discord.
The Provocotters smart contract will be available for viewing on Etherscan a few days prior to launch. Some objectives when creating the contract were; to keep gas low, to keep the contract simple and easy to evaluate, and ensure it is secure. We are using the ERC721A implementation of IERC721 developed by Azuki and proven in many projects. ERC721A requires that tokens are minted in sequence. Minting of multiple tokens using ERC721A costs only slightly more than minting one token. Currently the minting limit is three NFTs. (We may change that depending on input from the community.)
The contract's whitelist function verifies the calling wallet is on the list using ECDSA signatures created by the contract owner's wallet. This is the most simple and secure method for ensuring a valid wallet.
The metadata URI will be set prior to the sale. The metadata resides on IPFS and is pinned via Pinata. There is a backup of the metadata on our servers. While there is a setBaseURI write method exposed via the contract, this is to ensure that in the rare chance that IPFS no longer exists, that the token data could be retrieved. We will not be changing the Base URI after deployment unless there is a problem with IPFS (you can review some popular NFT contracts and see they follow the same structure). Therefore, no provenance hash is necessary, as the metadata is viewable once the Base URI is set.
The sequence (token id) of the most rare Provocotters was set manually so that only we can mint them for giveaway. The Provocotters available during the whitelist/public sale had their ids set at random (you can look at the metadata). Since we expose the metadata prior to the sale, won't snipers be able to figure out what to buy? Sniping only makes sense if there are more desirable (rare) NFTs in the sale. The most rare Provocotters will be minted by us, and randomly given away to holders after the sale is complete. Going through the exercise of reviewing the metadata, figuring out what token is next (which may be gone due to someone else purchasing), and determining if the NFT is desirable, therefore becomes a waste of time and effort. The limit for minting will be three Provocotters. While bots could use mulitple accounts, we will work to identify bots prior to adding accounts to the whitelist.
While IPFS is off chain, it is locked when written, so inherently NFTs that use IPFS are not dynamic.
Some projects have used various methods to add "dynamic" properties, but basically all of those efforts result in off chain metadata or recreation of the data.
Provocotters will have some dynamic qualities; additional plots of land, tools acquired during game play, and future additions.
This metadata will be also stored on IPFS and pinned, and linked to the smart contract metadata via an external URL. After minting, a holder can view this data via the external URL (via the website).
Future smart contracts for giveaway properties will link back to the original Provocotter smart contract to ensure ownership is in sync.