What’s the difference between an exhibition and canon?

Exhibitions are personal NFT galleries, while Canons are community-sourced NFT curations for improving discoverability and researchability.

Who can create an exhibition?

Anyone with an Ethereum wallet can create an account on JPG and start curating personal galleries.

Which NFTs can be on an exhibition?

Currently, JPG only supports curating NFTs that are minted on Ethereum. You can either curate NFTs you own by connecting your wallet or curate NFTs held by others by supplying a link to the NFTs via OpenSea, LooksRare, Foundation, etc.

Can I sell NFTs through an exhibition?

Yes! As long as the NFT is listed for sale via ZoraV3. How are exhibitions recorded? We record the exhibition data on-chain on Arweave.

Do exhibitions impact my Canonicon NFT or reputation?

Your Canonicon will show recent NFTs you have exhibited, providing an easy way for others to see recent activity and interests. Currently, this does not impact your reputation or voting power.

What if my exhibition runs into an issue (an NFT is deleted, the exhibition is glitchy, an NFT doesn’t load properly)?

You should not run into these issues, but from time to time, a bug comes to life and we gotta squash it. First, record the issue: go to the Developer tab on the View option of your browser, then click on “Console” and screenshot what’s happening. Please get in touch with us via Discord (TODO LINK), if possible please attach the screenshot mentioned above, and we’ll help you as soon as possible.


What are JPG Canons?

Canons are a reputational token-curated registry (TCR) system used to create lists of NFTs that are sourced and governed by Canonicon, (JPG's governance NFT) holders.

How do Canons work?

JPG Canons are stored on Arweave and governed by a wallet-signature based voting system tied to the Canonicon NFT in your account. Each Canon consists of a Title, Description, and Criteria, which is used to judge the relevancy of NFTs and collections submitted by the community.

What are Canons useful for?

Canons generate a context-rich archive for better NFT discoverability and researchability that is made permanent via Arweave.

How do I participate in the Canons?

In order to participate in this system, we’ve created a dynamic, non-transferable NFT that reflects a user’s contribution to the JPG ecosystem. To promote non-bot or sybilled activity on the canons, minting will be governed by an allowlist, initially controlled by the JPG team, followed by a community voting process.

How do I submit an NFT?

All NFTs and Canons are proposed publicly and voted in/out by the community via wallet-signature based votes. Just go to the page of the JPG Canon where you’d like to submit the NFT, click “Propose NFT” and follow the instructions. The voting period will then last a week, and once your NFT is approved, it’s automatically included in the Canon you chose.

How do I propose a Canon?

In the early stages of our rollout, JPG will release canons we believe to be particularly valuable to the ecosystem or that uniquely demonstrate the Canons’ potential. The contents of the Canons will be generated and controlled by the community and archived on Arweave. Following the Beta stage, any JPG NFT holder will be able to propose their own Canon for community vote, allowing for emergent categories and conceptual systems to develop.

What happens if an NFT proposed or included in a Canon is “fake”?

While the JPG team refrains from labeling any Canon or NFT “fake” or questioning their content, users have the responsibility to behave according to our terms and conditions and code of conduct. There is also a "Spam" vote type, which if in the majority will decrease the voting power of the spammer. If a submission/Canon infringes this, JPG reserves the right to take content down, after a public debate with the community offering all information possible.

Who moderates the content in the Canons?

All accepted or rejected entries to the Canons will be voted on by the community of Canonicon NFT holders.


What is the JPG Canonicon?

The JPG Canonicon is a dynamic and customizable free-to-mint NFT. It is the access token to contribute to the JPG Canons, as well as a visual representation of your activity within the protocol. The Canonicon is a governance NFT reflecting activity and reputation, and therefore, it’s unique to each user and non-transferrable.

Where can I get the Canonicon?

JPG has a dedicated Mint Page where eligible community members can mint their Canonicon NFTs.

How does the Canonicon work?

The Canonicon starts with basic levels reflecting your current XP within the network and a customizable set of elements that compose a scene. The more you participate, the more “layers” you unlock, allowing you to continue expressing yourself through it.

How do I upgrade my Canonicon?

Just participate! The Canonicon layers unlock with participation - submit Canon and NFT proposals, and vote!

Can I sell the Canonicon?

No, the Canonicon is non-transferable and has no financial value.

Reputation (JXPG)

What are JXPG points?

Governance actions, like adding or removing entries, will earn Canonicon holders JXPG and increased voting power over the Canons archive.

What can I do with my JXPG?

The more JXPG you have, the more influence you have over shaping the Canons archive. Voting Power is determined by a leveling system, currently Level 1-10, which corresponds to how many votes a single voting action is worth.

How is JXPG accrued?

JXPG is accrued over time and tracked dynamically on-chain within a holder’s Canonicon as their governance contributions grow.

Can I transfer my JXPG?

Canonicons are nontransferable so JXPG points are nontransferable in extension.

Can JXPG be taken away from a user?

Rep can be lost if a user’s Canon proposals are voted as spam.

We use a simple leveling system to track voting power, so as you accrue JXPG, your level and voting power will increase.


How does governance work within JPG?

Governance within JPG is based primarily upon signatures and metadata stored on chain on Arweave, allowing for gasless governance with transparency. User’s participation increases their Voting Power, and therefore ability to influence outcomes, as a metadata trait within their NFT, also stored on Arweave. Wallet signatures for votes are also recorded on Arweave, allowing for auditability.

When are proposals eligible for voting?

Canons are on a weekly governance cycle, meaning all “pending” proposals become “active” and all “active” proposals are finalized at the same time each week, simplifying upkeep with governance.

Can I vote on multiple proposals at once?

The Canon governance system is based upon a wallet-signature voting system in which proofs of votes are stored on Arweave. This system allows for multiple votes with a single signature, lowering friction.

What happens if a Canon proposal gets rejected?

It is archived, and the appropriate JXPG participation rewards are distributed.

How does voting work on JPG?

NFT holders select their votes and they sign a message with their Ethereum wallet verifying their selections.

Can you expel/ban someone from Canon governance?

While we plan to continue decentralizing control of the Canons system, the JPG team does have final discretion regarding its operation and access for the time being.

Do you have more questions? Reach us out on Discord.

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