The Utility Layer for Solana NFTs
Cardinal is a Solana Protocol that enables the conditional ownership of NFTs. We're powering the future of NFT utility through royalty enforcement, rentals, subscriptions, staking, tickets and more.
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Conditional Ownership
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Manual Revocation
Specify a manual revocation authority that can revoke the issued token at any time.
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Time-based Expiry
Specify either a duration or a fixed expiration date after which the issued token will be revoked.
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Use-based Expiry
Enable ticket-like behavior where after a certain number of usages the issued token will be revoked.
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Data-based Expiry
Trigger revocation based on data fed in by an oracle to programmatically revoke the issued token based on real-world events.
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Selective Transferability
Only allow the issued token to be selectively transferable via a permissioned transfer method intrinsic to the Cardinal Protocol
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Non-Transferability
Lock the issued token in the wallet ensuring the token cannot be traded via SPL token transfer or Cardinal's transfer method.
Build with us
The Cardinal Protocol offers numerous methods to customize the expiry and transferrability of the issued NFT.
Token Manager
Our core Cardinal Protocol that powers all of our managed tokens. Wrap existing NFTs and use our in-house plugins like time-invalidator to power time-locked rentals, subscriptions, tickets or go build your visions with our docs.
Token Manager
Staking
Our Staking Protocol leverages the Token Manager, enabling the creation of stake pools with reward distribution built-in. Staked NFTs can be locked in the owners' wallets or have dynamic receipts that update as the staking progresses.
Staking
Image & Metadata Generator
Use our generator SDK to produce dynamically generated images and metadata for NFTs based on on-chain data.
Image & Metadata Generator
Namespaces & Subscriptions
Utilize the printing press to enable on-demand minting of tokens that are wrapped in a token manager. This powers the creation of web3 subscriptions and identity, changing NFT collections and membership from fixed-supply to unlimited supply.
Namespaces & Subscriptions
Powering NFT utility across Solana's ecosystem
What's possible with Cardinal?
Gaming
Empower gaming items and in-game economies
Issue non-durable assets that expire after usage or time, enable rentals and loans between players, create in-game economies and robust ecosystems.
Identity
Revocable identity tokens based on your online profiles
Power the rental of identity-based NFTs that are linked to a domain. Specify characteristics like name, rental price, transferability and more.
Ticketing
Usage or time-based tickets for any event
Launch usage-based NFT tickets that expire after being "used" at the door, day-passes that get revoked from a user's wallet after the specified duration, or non-transferrable proof-of-attendance mementos.
NFT Collections
Enhancing the value of your prized collectibles
Engage in secure, uncollateralized rentals or loans where the borrower can gain access to gated metaverse communities or events.
Certifications
Powering the creation of on-chain certifications
Conditionally issue non-transferrable certificates, badges, and licenses that can be clawed back if necessary.