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Charged Particles

Charged Particles

A protocol fusing Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Users to deposit a primary asset such as DAI into their NFTs, which is converted to a yielding asset (e.g. aDAI). Principal & interest (“Charge”) from the deposit asset in then “locked” into the NFT.


CHARGE Community Token

31 Dec 2020 1 minute read 5 comments benlakoff

Charged Particles was started in January 2020, and we have been quietly building behind the scenes for some time now. Along the way, there have been a number of key community members that have been airdropped CHARGE tokens for contributing value to...

Charged Particles: DeFi + NFTs. 2 DAYS LEFT on Gitcoin Grants!

14 Dec 2020 1 minute read 7 comments benlakoff

Did you know that Gitcoin Grants #GR8 is going on right now?  2 more days to contribute. Gitcoin Grants is a great way to support open-source projects you know and love (or find new ones). Every $1 you donate is matched by bigger donors, so even a $1...

Charged Particles Community Update

20 Nov 2020 1 minute read 5 comments benlakoff

  We’ve made a LOT of updates in the past few weeks. Things are moving, and we’re so excited to show you what we’ve been building. Our new & improved app is live on testnet. If you’re interested in helping test it out — please let us know in Discord...

Why Digital Art Will Be Huge

9 Nov 2020 6 minute read 12 comments benlakoff

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are huge right now.  This is relative. They’re “huge” in this small playpen we’re in. For the rest of the world, they’re tiny. I’ve been interested in “alternative investments” for quite some time now, which led me origina...

Fame and Fortune for NFT Artists with Charged Particles

2 Nov 2020 3 minute read 9 comments benlakoff

We’re looking to work with a select group of NFT (Particle) Artists for the launch of Charged Particles in late November. We want to help the world know more about your artwork. What is “Charged Particles”? A unique combination of Decentralized Fi...

Take a Chance and Bootstrap, or Raise Outside Capital?

28 Oct 2020 4 minute read 1 comment benlakoff

Since early January 2020, Rob Secord has been working on the Charged Particles codebase on his nights and weekends while working as a Senior Engineer at PoolTogether. What is “Charged Particles”?  A unique combination of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)...

Introducing Charged Particles

22 Oct 2020 4 minute read 16 comments benlakoff

Although this is an “Introducing Charged Particles” piece, we’ve actually been quietly working behind the scenes on this for nearly a year now. Charged Particles was started in January 2020 as a protocol fusing Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Non-F...