Each piece of art, known as an "NFT" (non-fungible token), is stored permanently on the blockchain. When you own a Sugar Maple NFT you are welcome to print it out, give it to someone else, or even sell / auction the piece using popular websites like OpenSea.io.
To encourage more NFT awareness, Sugar Maple launched 2 batches completely free, in limited edition runs of 500 and 1,000 pieces, between Mar 1 - 15, 2022. Remaining pieces are being sold for 15 $MATIC tokens each, approximately $20 at the time of this writing.
If you want to own a Sugar Maple NFT, but are not currently set up to make crypto transactions, below is the fastest way to claim (free) or buy (~$20) a Sugar Maple NFT.
If you're an American citizen, you may be able to skip steps 3 and 4 below (plus save $50-100!) with the following "fast-track" method.
1. Complete steps 1 & 2 below.
2. Visit Moonpay to buy MATIC directly to your MetMask wallet.
1. Install MetaMask, a free crypto wallet, to either your Chrome or Brave browser
2. Add the Polygon network to your MetaMask wallet
4. Bridge your Ethereum to the Polygon network so you can purchase a Sugar Maple NFT
When does the free airdrop begin? March 1, 2022 at 8a ET.
When does minting begin? March 15, 2022 at 8a ET.
How much Ethereum should I buy? The price of ETH changes frequently, but each Sugar Maple NFT costs around $20. If you want to buy 2 characters you should multiply ($20 * 2), then add additional funding for "gas" fees, which are required to bridge your Ethereum to Polygon. To be safe, it's best to buy $100-200 Ethereum -- even if you just want to buy 1-2 characters -- then convert the rest to cash or leave it in your MetaMask account for future NFTs.