Cranes are tiny, randomly generated, fully on-chain tokens of luck for special* wallets.
*All wallets are special to someone.
Cranes (2022) are available to mint!
1,000 Cranes are available each year. Last year they sold out in a day.
If all 1,000 Cranes for a year sell, special editions will be made.
Any Crane from any year can mint one of each special edition.
When 1,000 Cranes are crafted in the same calendar year, at least one Special Edition Crane will be made to mint for free for all Crane holders.
ERC1155 / 100% on-chain
ERC1155 / metadata on-chain / asset on IPFS / collab with Rasmus
ERC1155 / metadata on-chain / asset on IPFS / collab with James
Initial release of the first batch.
First Special Edition will be released, free to mint (except gas) for Cranes holders.
Second Special Edition will be released, free to mint (except gas) for Cranes holders.
Third Special Edition will be released, free to mint (except gas) for Cranes holders.
1,000 more Cranes will be available to mint at 0.02 ETH like the first batch. If all 1,000 Cranes are minted before year's end, Special Editions similar to the above will be made again.
Who's behind Cranes?
Cranes are designed and coded by Mikkel Malmberg.
Why paper cranes?
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. Some stories believe one is granted happiness and eternal good luck, instead of just one wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. This makes them popular gifts for special friends and family.
What do you mean by fully on-chain?
Everything, even the image data, is stored directly on the Ethereum blockchain. Most NFTs hold only the metadata and ownership information and then links to an external service for the actual asset. This is mostly fine, however the service storing that asset may disappear or the data go corrupt. Probably not, but maybe. Even if this website disappears at some point, Cranes will be around as long as the blockchain itself.
How are the Cranes generated?
The Cranes are generated from the same SVG template, seeded with random colors. It isn't true randomness, as we still expect the same crane to have the same colors every time we view it. So the colors are *randomly* chosen from a few seed values, that make it always return the same colors for the same seed, which is mint year + token id + destination address.
How do I buy one?
First you need an Ethereum wallet. I recommend 🌈 Rainbow. Metamask is fine too. Then you buy some ETH. Then you use this website as long as supplies last.
How are Cranes licensed?
Cranes, the contract code, IP and resulting assets are all Public Domain. Feel free to build upon the project in any way you'd like.