01/18/2022

Whitelist Allocation Announcement

Hello Particle Community!

This is the announcement you have all been waiting for! The Round 1 Particle Allocations have been released! Check your inboxes to see if you received an allocation. The purpose of this post is to answer questions that you may have about the whitelist allocation process and what happens next.

How Will The Sale Work?


The sale will be split into 48 hour rounds. The email that was just sent out is for the Round 1 allocations. If you signed up for the whitelist, but didn’t receive an email, don’t worry! You may have a chance to purchase in future rounds.

During each round, individuals will receive their allocations which will be at least 1 Particle, but potentially up to the entire amount that was requested. Individuals MUST purchase their ENTIRE allocation within the 48 hour period or risk forfeiting it to another individual in a future round.

At the end of Round 1, we will send out another set of emails informing people of their allocations in Round 2. This process will repeat until all Particles are sold. 

As Particles are sold, they will be minted to the individual’s wallet. Each Particle will be randomly selected within the 100x100 grid of the painting as it is minted.  Individuals will not have the option to choose which Particle they wish to purchase. To avoid individuals trying to game the system, we have created a process where there is no way to check what Particle is being minted before it is minted. 

Once Particles are fully distributed, they will be available to be listed/purchased on secondary markets. Our preferred secondary market partner is marketplace.kalao.io/. Be sure to stay on the lookout for more announcements about the secondary market.

Demand has been extremely high. We have made the process very strict so that only serious, dedicated collectors and community members will participate. If you did not make the list for Round 1, do not lose hope! We expect a significant number of individuals will have the chance to participate in Round 2 and potentially Round 3 or Round 4. Be sure to remain engaged and follow along throughout this process.

Who is on the Whitelist?

Our goal from day 1 was to have as many Particles owned by the community as possible. Whitelist individuals have come from the following sources:

  • Contests, Giveaways and Community Events
  • Whitelist Promotion Event
  • Referral Campaign
  • Partners (Voyager, Avalanche, Impossible Finance)
  • Individuals from the General Whitelist

We believe that this blend of individuals reflects our diverse and dedicated community. We recognize that no process is perfect and not every community member who wants a Particle will have a chance to purchase one at mint, but we’ve tried our best to make the distribution as fair and equitable as possible. There are 5,530 individuals on the whitelist with an average allocation of 1.627 Particles each.

What Happens Now?

If you haven’t already, be sure to join our discord (https://discord.gg/Particlecollection). We will be communicating closely with the community throughout this process and it is the best way to stay up to date or ask for questions/support.

Again, If you did not receive an allocation, stay engaged! We expect there to be Particles available in future rounds. You may have one last chance to get access! We plan to run some campaigns in the discord channel to give newcomers the opportunity to get onto the list for Round 2 and subsequent rounds. 

General Reminders

As a general reminder, there have been several targeted phishing and scam attacks against the community. Please remain vigilant and do not trust unsolicited members from individuals purporting to be team members.

The sale will take place on a subdomain of particlecollection.com. Do not trust any other domain. If you do not see Particlecollection.com as the domain, it is likely a scam. If you have any questions or hesitations, feel free to ask the mods/team members in discord. When in doubt, ask us.

List of Official Links:

Website
Discord
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
LinkedIn

Looking to the Future

We are extremely excited to embark on this journey with all of you. We believe that this marks an important milestone for Avalanche, Particle and NFTs more broadly. We believe that this can be the beginning of a movement that radically changes the way that people own, collect and experience fine art masterpieces and we are grateful for each and every one of you for coming along with us on this journey.

This project has always been about the community and the passionate individuals who are going to show the world the impact that a movement of art enthusiasts and collectors can have on art history and the world.

Thank You,
The Particle Team


01/14/2022

When does a work of art become a ‘masterpiece’?

The dictionary definition of a masterpiece is “a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship”. However, as we well know, art in all its forms is very subjective and although we can most probably all agree that Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel is worth a visit, have you ever tried asking a mother her thoughts on her child’s first scribble? The work, most-probably framed and boasting a prime spot on the living room wall, will surely be a masterpiece in her eyes. Similarly, when in 1917 Marcel Duchamp – a French artist at the forefront of conceptual art – submitted a porcelain urinal (yes, really!) entitled Fountain for an exhibition, the idea of art as demonstrating mastery of a craft was turned on its head. Duchamp’s goal was to engage with his audience in a thought-provoking way without having to satisfy the aesthetic status quo. Though at the time they refused to exhibit the work, Fountain later became an icon of 20th century art, and coined the concept of the “readymade”; ordinary manufactured object designated by the artist as a work of art and requiring no workmanship at all. This leads us to question: how does one define what is a “masterpiece”? And who decides what is?

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01/06/2022

Dear Particle Community

We are pleased to present to you the genesis draft of the Particle Bill of Rights.  Our mission is to clearly spell out Particle owner’s rights and understanding of our mission of building a world-class art collection.  As always, we encourage you to join our communities on Telegram and Discord to provide your feedback directly to us.

— The Particle Team

11/22/2021

Why Avalanche: Building NFTs on a Breakthrough for Crypto and Green Technology

Earth’s climate is becoming more hostile to human life.

The last seven years are the hottest on record, rising sea levels are threatening coastal communities, and extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common. Those are just a few of the many alarming signs the science community has pointed to for decades, while behaviors and industries have continued to chug along as if nothing is changing.

As people building the future of NFTs, collectibles, and art, it would be negligent to ignore the potentially massive impact design decisions we make today can have on generations to come.

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11/18/2021

New Narrative of Ownership: Digitization Without Destruction

Burning Banksy

Since forever, collecting and enjoying fine art has been the privilege of a select few. While technology has transformed how we interact with things like music, film, and finance, art has not enjoyed the same dynamics. The greatest collections remain hidden away inaccessible to the world at large.

Blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) offer more paths for more people to own and enjoy art. This broadened access encourages new voices to offer their perspectives on art – contemporary or otherwise –  and fosters a more inclusive market.

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