What is UniArts
This is the general paper for Substrate based blockchain project Uniarts.
Blockchain has evolved, with the development of projects like Polkadot, Ethereum 2.0 and Cosmos, shading and layering has become the Architecture Vision of blockchain networks. When major protocols can ensure the security of other networks through its own validator and slots or other solutions, chains that specialize in a specific application scope can be well developed.
NFT, an unique asset type that defined by blockchain, has been proved to have a much larger potential in terms of real life application, spreads rapidly in short-term perspective as well long trend.
It seems the world might need a network, to provide better NFT creation, publication and circulation, for both community creator and industry users, and this is exactly UniArts - The Crypto Printing Brush for Human & A.I Artists.
Uniarts is a substrate based blockchain network for NFT creation, auction and circulation. With its own industry level NFT creation tool and cross-chain solution, Uniarts aim to become the major gateway between business, individual or even A.I creators and blockchain networks, hence bring their unique artworks into an united NFT platform.
Uni-Arts focus on the scaled commercial application and diversified usage scenarios of NFTs, hence self-positioning as an application blockchain network. The protocol layer of Uni-Arts providing security and other decentralized infrastructure, like virtual machines, for on-chain Flow2D and NFT mart, that differs from public chain whose main goal is to build a protocol-level infrastructure. According to the current and future lamination of blockchain networks, major-chains like Ethereum 2.0 and Polkadot is layer 0, Parachains like cross-chain bridges and other infrastructure are Layer 1, and AppChain should be Layer 2.
There are many types of parachains. Some act as bridge chain to provide cross-chain services for assets and data, while some other focus on specific areas like Defi or Virtual Machines. Application chain can work solo or acts as a parachain based on a certain Layer 1 network. Lower-layer-net’s market value and network scale can provide better security, asset protection, and decentralized support for all upper layer 1 networks once connected, which allow parachains and appchains to focus on their design objectives in a more specific micro-level. By becoming a parachain/AppChain, Uni-Arts may full utilize the advantages of major network and focus on its own AppChain business.
Uni-Arts aims to provide a complete solution for NFT creation, appreciation, and circulation. It may vastly expand the way of NFT presentation and commercial usage through NFT maker, On-Chain Flow2D and NFT market SDK.
Uni-Arts Network is a blockchain network based on Substrate technology. It has several models that enhance NFT in different way. The structure of Uni-Arts shown as follow:
The block of Uni-arts chain is generated by a random Validator every seconds. Initially there are 21 validators in total, and will be open for register prior to main-net launch. To become a validator, one must download and running Uni-arts node dock image and stake at least 10,000 U-Arts, which is the native token of Uni-art network.
The number of validators may gradually increase, and when there are 101 working validators, the network will open for a vote to NPOS. When the vote pass, Uni-Arts will transfer into NPOS consensus.
Uni-arts Network can choose to operate as an independent blockchain network once it has transferred into NPOS and it is responsible for its own consensus security, with its all functions and services, to handle by Uni-arts Network itself.
In connection mode, Uni-arts Network serves as a Parachain or AppChain for other lower layer networks. Since lower layer network adopts shared security, the security of the Uni-arts will be guaranteed by the validators/nodes/hubs of lower layer networks After Uni-arts Network switches to the connection mode, the original validators and Staking mechanisms will be used to ensure local consensus within Uni-Arts Network, which will help achieve faster block confirmation and higher TPS. This local consensus mechanism will also help Collator to determine that the block submitted to the validators of lower-layer networks does not violate global consensus.
NFT Authoring SDK
NFT Authoring SDK is a set of plug-in tools for mainstream editor software, such as Photoshop, Cubism Editor, and Final Cut Pro. It can transfer pictures, videos & audios or even animated Interactive 2D illustrations & 3D models into NFTs and publish it on the Uniarts network directly from editor software. NFT Authoring SDK is user-friendly that allow community creators to transfer their artworks into NFT with almost zero knowledge of blockchain.
Support editor including:
-Final Cut Pro.
On-Chain Flow2D SDK
UniArts On-Chain Flow2D SDK is framework to help creators to make blockchain based Flow2D NFTs. An off-chain animate 2D illustration creates dynamic expressions by applying deformation for each separated part of source illustration. Unlike off-chain animate 2D, the deformation of Flow2D NFT is achieved via smart contracts and on-chain virtual-machines. It allow user to define random degrees of deformation to one or more separated parts of source illustration, so the NFT can have random dynamic effects powered by on-chain random number generator. This is an important breakthrough for NFT, since it is no longer a combination of a picture and a blockchain based proof of ownership, instead it becomes a truly unique crypto-art that has significant visual distinguish with ‘just a picture’, and can not be copied by all means. Presenting the dynamic effect of Flow2D NFT require execute smart contracts hence will cost gas slightly.
On-Chain Flow2D SDK supports up to 10 parts of deformation for a single NFT, it also allow user to upload their illustration texture assets into IPFS networks, or into a normal CDN.
NFT Mart SDK
Abstract from Uni-Arts’ auction house DAPP, NFT Mart SDK provide a framework for any team that has vision and resources to develop their own NFT market DAPP without deep blockchain knowledge. Mart SDK has modes that allow sellers buy more traffic or place ads for their NFTs with U-arts.
UinArts virtual machine support EVM based smart contracts and DAPP, hence support NFT with ERC-20, ERC-721 and ERC-1155 standards. NFT with these standards, or at least their proof of ownership, can be transferred to Uni-Arts with cross-chain bridge.
Multi-chain Asset Wallet
Uni-arts provide Multi-chain asset wallet as a mobile app for ios and Android. Powered by Uni-arts’ cross-change bridge, User may easily access, store, or perform cross-chain transfer for their FT and NFT assets across multiple blockchain networks like Cryptokitty, Cryptopunks, Decentraland, Lordless …etc.
The native token for Uni-Arts is U-arts, its main uses include:
●Gas for transactions and smart contract execution
● Gas for create NFT, and presenting the dynamic effect of Flow2D NFT
● Purchase traffic and place ads in Uni-Art Auction House
●Staking and Voting
● NFT asset storage
● Network bandwidth charges
The initial supply of U-arts before main-net launch is 100 million, after which the newly issued U-arts will be distributed to validators and nominators (Staking participants) as block reward. Please Note: there will be NO U-ARTS ISSUE before the network transfer into NPOS.
The 50% U-arts paid as gas will be destroyed when its total amount is higher than 100million, otherwise it will be distributed as block reward. The rest 50% go to treasury for slot bid reward.
The hard cap for U-Art is 250 million, the standard inflation rate is 6% per annum.
● Validators: nodes responsible for packaging blocks in the network and maintaining the blockchain network. The validator nodes participating in the network can obtain the rewards for packaging blocks and the rewards of each cycle of the blockchain, on the other hand also bear the risk of being slashed. The entire network can accommodate up to 101 validators, start from 21validators at the time of main-net launch. Each validator needs at least 0.5% of the total circulation of U-Art votes, and no more than 5%.
● Candidate: Become a validator through U-Art staking vote competition.
The candidate is a node in the Uni-Arts network that has participated in the competition to become a validator, but has not obtained the qualification. Like validator nodes, candidate nodes also need at least 0.1% of the total staking circulation to be eligible to be voted.
● Nominator: Staking U-Art and nominates validators
U-Art token initial allocation:
Initial allocation may adjust, please refer to latest announcement.
⮚ 30% of the tokens obtained after a successful IPO will be linearly unlocked within 180 days, and the remaining 70% will be linearly unlocked during the runtime of the connection slot.
⮚ If the first IPO fails, the IPO rewards will be frozen, and the Uni-Arts Chain will operate as an independent POS and bid for the next parachain slot; if the first IPO fails, the community can vote to decide whether to connect to other lower-layer network
⮚ All team tokens will be linearly released within 3 years;
⮚ Staking rewards will be distributed to validators who decide how to distribute the rewards among their nominators.
In order to prevent the network from validators’ attacking or unstable block validation, when the attack or error occurs, the system needs to punish the validator (and the voters) by slashing its pledged tokens. The process and mechanism of the penalty is the Slash algorithm.
The punishment related parameter in Staking system are in percentage, in the occurrences of Slashing event, tokens pledged by the validator and the voters will be slashed by a certain percentage.
In the Staking system of UniArts, there are four main states for UArts:
account balance, in Staking, Staking lock, un-Staking, so there exists two different states for pledged token: in Staking and Staking lock, and the token in Staking lock may have different unlock date. In the occurrences of Slashing, it is essential to confirm the sequential and priority of U-arts that is being Slashed. The Staking system will follow the order of unlocking expiration, and Slash tokens with earlier expiration dates first. The pledged tokens that are not locked will be Slashed first, and then comes the tokens that locked and with earlier expiry date
Uni-Arts uses Substrate technology to build an on-chain governance mechanism. The main function is for the processing major events or future proposals for system improvements. The voting function of on-chain governance allows U-Art holders to participate in the construction of the network and ecology.
Business and Community Development
Being an AppChain that focus on the scaled commercial application and diversified usage scenarios of NFTs, Uni-arts has a clear BD Strategy: Focus on PR & Promotion company with self-media/branding as surplus.
To cooperate with PR & Promotion company to expand method of IP promotion service for new movies, games and animation. Movie and gaming industry invest heavily in promotion and distribution of their products. Uni-arts provides a one-stop solution for enterprise users to transfer their clients’ IP assets into NFT, and follow-up with transaction and auction services. This would create a new method for IP holders and their promotion company to spread its value and winning customers attentions .
To develop self-media/branding creators to issue NFT with their works via uni-arts. This could effectively monetize their existing traffic with products like as: NFT photos of cosplayer, youtuber, artworks of animation creators, and crypto-arts, etc
Powered by On-Chain Flow2D SDK and NFT Maker Pro, both strategies will not be hard to Implement. As a matter of fact, Uni-arts’ technology progress has already been recognized hence established cooperative relations with some institutions.
Pre-Alpha version of UniArt Test-Net
Uni-Arts blockchain Explorer Alpha version
NFT Auction House Alpha version
Offical business relationship with Min Lin Culture & Senmeo.Tech
Cooperation with Shanghai IP Industry Center
Token private sell start
UniArts final test net Version: Fuxi
Beta version of the NFT Auction House
NFT Maker Pro Beta
NFT cross-chain bridge
Release first batch of commercial NFT
On-Chain Flow2D NFT
End of private sell
Main-net launch event
Mainstream commercial IP NFT solution
NFT Mart SDK
On-Chain Flow2D SDK
Famous IP NFT issued on Uni-Arts Chain
To support 100+ crypto art creators
200K+ daily active users