How does JPG work?

JPG is a registry-based protocol that allows users to create curators exhibitions of NFTs. Curators upload NFT tokendata to the JPG protocol on the Ethereum blockchain and create sub-registries that function as curated exhibitions.

Has the JPG protocol been audited?

No, the JPG protocol has not been audited. The core registry functionality requires only reading and writing data to the blockchain, meaning it does not involve any direct transfer of assets. The marketplace functionality, however, does involve asset transfers, and users should review the contract code and interact with caution. The entire codebase has been reviewed by multiple solidity engineers, but this is not a replacement for a full audit process.

What are sub-registries?

Sub-registries are user-generated curated exhibitions that live on-chain. Any NFT added to a sub-registry is also added to the global registry. Sub-registries are controlled by the curator address, and help to build a curator's reputation and an NFT's curatorial provenance.

Who can be a curator on JPG?

Anyone can be a curator on JPG, though in the first couple weeks of beta testing, we will require a request to be added to the allowlist via discord. Collectors can use sub-registries to organize their collection, creators can create sub-registries to make finding their minted works easier, and curators can show off their expertise.

Why is on-chain curation important?

A community-generated registry of NFTs provides an important primitive for the ecosystem. By creating exhibitions on JPG, users contribute to a new layer of cultural infrastructure that gives rise to new understanding of the cultural role NFTs play, as opposed to being viewed primarily as financial assets

What do I need to have in order to curate (eg. wallet, ETH)?

Curating on JPG does require an Ethereum address and gas to interact with the blockchain. While currently deployed on layer 1, the JPG team plans to expand to cheaper layer 2 solutions in the future.

Do I have to own a work to curate it?

No, since you are just uploading the tokendata, not the NFT itself.

Do I need to ask for the permission of the collectors or creators to curate their NFTs?

Depending on the context, some collectors and creators may appreciate the gesture, but it is not necessary at the protocol level.

How can I find out if the NFT I want to curate is already in JPG?

You can search the global registry to see if a token has already been added.

How can I find other people's exhibitions within JPG? How do I get others to find my exhibition?

We plan to roll out sub-registry search functionality soon, but until then, each sub-registry exhibition will receive a unique shareable URL.

Can I curate several exhibitions at the same time?

Yes, you can create multiple sub-registries from a single address.

What happens if the NFT I want to curate is already showing in another exhibition?

Not a problem! A specific NFT can be curated as many times as curators want to include it.

Can I sell my owned NFTs through JPG?

JPG currently does have marketplace functionality built into the protocol, which allows NFT owners to sell their works.

How are commissions and royalties handled in the marketplace?

Curators can set a curator commission for works sold through their sub-registries. Additionally, JPG seeks to honor royalties to creators to the best of our ability. Currently due to lack of an adopted royalty standard, the protocol assumes a 10% royalty fee for creators and the JPG team distributes this royalty manually.
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