1. Access web3
Install the Metamask browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.
Install the Trust mobile ĐApp browser for
iOS and Android.
🔐 BE SURE TO WRITE DOWN YOUR BACKUP SEED PHRASE!
2. Get Ethereum
Use Coinbase to buy ETH
Send the ETH (Ethereum) you buy over to your Trust browser or Metamask account.
3. Collect Art
Collect art from other collectors in the JOY Art Market.
Profit if someone buys an artwork out of your collection.
JOY is John Orion Young. A contemporary artist living in Portland, OR.
Classically trained from childhood in his father's art studio in painting and sculpting,
JOY's mediums today have evolved to include virtual reality, blockchain, and AI.
ETH or Ethereum is a decentralized software platform that enables Smart Contracts
and Distributed Applications (ĐApps) to be built and run without any downtime,
fraud, control or interference from a third party. We use an Ethereum ERC-721 Smart Contract
to create a unique token to represent the value of each individual artwork.
The tokens can then be freely traded between collectors without the interference of galleries,
museums, or other third parties.
Metamask is a bridge that allows you to visit the distributed web of tomorrow in your browser today.
It enables you to run Ethereum ĐApps right in your browser without running a full Ethereum node. Android and iOS users can
access the distributed web through a mobile ĐApp browser like Trust or Toshi.
ĐApps allow total transparency of ownership, a ledger of every transaction, and remove the need for 3rd party interaction.
This means that if you buy a work of art, no one can just turn off the website and take it away from you.
It's yours, you can even link to the smart contract and make your own site for your collection.
Click the blue buy button once you find a work of art you love.
This will trigger the Metamask popup. Check the numbers and click "Submit". Approval should take a few seconds to minutes.
Then poof, you take ownership become a sophisticated art collector.
The moment a work of art becomes yours, the next price is raised by the Smart Contract and the button switches to "selling".
Remember before you buy that you are collecting a virtual artwork for the pride of ownership. There is no guarentee of value, resale, or copyrights. Please never spend more than you can afford to lose.
10% of each sale goes to JOY. This system enables collectors to determine the price of an artwork by buying what they like and automically rewards the artist when new sales happen.
It also enables inital sale price of each artwork to start at just 0.001 ETH.