Mint, Modify, Earn, Sell
Each date is a yield bearing NFT. Only one person will own each date. Some dates have art associated with them; others have a default template. Once you own a date, you can override the metadata. You can resell the date or hold on to the investment and earn interest in the form of CDT tokens.
The Cryptodate project is a platform for NFTs. As such, there are multiple collections. Different collections exist for different dates. Artists are commissioned to make new collections and paid in CDT tokens.
NFTs should have meaningful on-chain metadata. As such, the date itself is manifested on-chain, irrevocably stamped into the blockchain. For example, January 2, 2001 is represented as 20010102. Cryptodates have inherent on-chain scarcity: only one address will own each date.
Bringing DEFI to NFTs
Just as defi users are rewarded for using a platform through tokens, cryptodate holders are rewarded for minting and owning cryptodates. The platform issues its governance token, CDT, to any owners of a cryptodate without the need for staking. CDT is funded directly from sales of NFTs and rewards are baked into the NFT contract itself. Additional rewards can be earned through farms and pools.
It's A Multi-Chain World
The initial cryptodate contract was released on Ethereum on June 24, 2018. As such, cryptodates on Ethereum are an O.G. historical NFT! As EVM compatible chains have proliferated, cryptodate is on Polygon, Binance Smart Chain, Avalanche, Fantom, Moon River and Arbitrum. Cryptodates can be sold directly on the Cryptodate marketplace or can be traded on a variety of secondary marketplaces.