Equinox Affyn IDO Participation Process
Be sure to sign up before 28 Jan 2022
The Affyn IDO is on the horizon. Are you ready for the next generation of Play-to-Earn gaming and metaverse living?
Affyn is a Play-To-Earn blockchain game that blurs the lines between the metaverse and the real world in a geolocation-based mobile game, where you can capture Buddies, train them, then use them to battle opponents.
But it’s so much more than that. The Affyn project is also breaking down barriers and creating real-world utility for the native token, $FYN. The game is free to play, so anybody can sign up, but what’s really unique about the project is the closed loop economy. This means you don’t have to remove your $FYN tokens to purchase real-world items. So, no more worrying about figuring out DEXs, CEXs, or fiat offramps.
Affyn is bringing real-world merchant partners on board, who will participate in the platform and accept $FYN tokens as payment. They’re even offering users a discount on items bought with the tokens you’ve earned playing the game. Meanwhile, those merchant partners get more customers and advertising. That’s definitely a win-win.
We want everyone who is eligible to get a chance to participate in this awesome project, so please read our following guide all the way through, to ensure you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.
The Affyn IDO
First and foremost, sign up and complete your KYC. You cannot participate in the IDO until these two things are done. We’ve updated and streamlined the process, so it should only take about 30 minutes from start to finish.
If you hold multiple NFTs, you can access the relevant pools on different wallets under the same KYC. Duplicate KYCs or circumventing the rules may lead to disqualification from this launch, or other subsequent events.
The allocation funding will be in USDT. You will be using the Polygon Network on your MetaMask wallet to pay for your $FYN tokens. The Polygon USDT token contract address can be found on PolygonScan.
There will be fluctuations in gas prices while using the Polygon Network so make sure you set your gas fees accordingly. MetaMask will suggest a standard value but if you want to make sure your transaction goes through in a timely manner, you may need to set the gas to “Rapid” or higher. Check out the Polygon Gas Tracker before you send the transaction so you can see the recommended levels and set the gas to what works for you.
If you have USDT on another blockchain network (e.g., Binance Smart Chain), you can use cross-chain bridges like xPollinate or Allbridge to move your funds over to the Polygon Network. There are multiple bridges available, so do your own research and use the one you’re most comfortable with.
About the Affyn Pools
We’ve broken the traditional IDO mold and become the first NFT-based launchpad to ensure safety, transparency, and gamified participation for IDO offerings. Your access to the pools is based on the NFTs you hold and/or whether or not you are a lottery winner.
There will be four available pools, with each one linked to a corresponding Equinox NFT.
- Tier 1 — Autumnal (Lottery & FCFS)
- Tier 2 — Winter (Lottery & FCFS)
- Tier 3 — Vernal (Lottery & FCFS)
- Tier 4 — NOX Summer (Guaranteed Allocation)
The NOX Summer pool is the highest tier, meaning participants will receive access to guaranteed allocations. We will award allocation access for each of the other three pools using a lottery system and an open enrollment.
The first 65% of each pool will be allocated to the lottery winners. Once those have been filled, the final 35% of each tier’s total pot will go to the non-winning lottery participants on a First-Come, First-Served (FCFS) basis.
We’re running a total raise of $220,000 for Affyn, but participation numbers will determine the individual allocation amounts for each pool. To ensure the Summer NOX tier remains the top tier, we have put a waterfall allocation method in place, meaning that participation levels in the top tier determine the allocation to each tier below. This method will ensure that the lower tiers aren’t more beneficial than those above them, regardless of participation levels.
We will be taking a snapshot on 27 Jan 2022 at 08:00 am UTC to capture the list of eligible Equinox NFT holders who have signed up, completed KYC, and confirmed their participation. After that, we will run the lottery to determine who will get initial access to the three lower tiers. Lottery winners will be announced on 27 Jan 2022 at 12:00 pm UTC.
The initial access for Summer NFT holders and lottery winners will open on 28 Jan 2022 at 11:00 am UTC.
To be included in the snapshot, you must go to the pools page and click the Confirm button for the NFT you hold. The MetaMask wallet holding your NFT must be connected to the Polygon Network. If you fail to complete this step before the snapshot, you will not be added to the lottery and could miss out on participating in the Affyn IDO.
Affyn IDO Summary
- Participation Closing Snapshot: 27 Jan 2022 at 08:00 am UTC
- Lottery Winner Whitelist Announcement: 27 Jan 2022 at 12:00 pm UTC
- IDO Date: 28 Jan 2022
- Blockchain Network for Funding: Polygon Network
- Pools Open for Summer NOX/Lottery Winners: 11:00 am UTC
- Pools Open for FCFS Holders: 11:30 am UTC
- Token Ticker: $FYN
- Token Price: $0.14
- Total Raise: $220,000
- Vesting: 10% at Token Generation Event (TGE), 10 days locked, then 1% unlocked daily.
There are six main steps to participate in the Affyn IDO.
- Sign up at Equinox.fund
- Complete the Know-Your-Customer (KYC) Process
- Purchase Equinox NFT on Liquidifty
- Confirm Your Participation
- Join the Corresponding Pool for Your NFT and Fund Your Allocation
- Redeem tokens
Let’s look at these steps in more detail below.
Step 1 — Sign Up at Equinox.Fund
We recommend you sign up at Equinox well ahead of time to ensure you can log in and connect your wallet before the pools open.
Go to Equinox.fund, click ‘Go to Equinox Launchpad,’ then click the ‘Sign-Up’ button.
Click the ‘Sign Up’ link at the bottom of the pop up box.
Enter your email address and new password. Click ‘Continue.’
That’s it! You’re now signed up and ready for KYC.
Please note: The Equinox site has recently migrated to a new Login/Password authentication process. If you’re an existing user you will need to click on ‘Log In,’ enter the email address you used to sign up to Equinox, then follow the instructions in the email to create a new password.
You can refer to our previous article here for more information.
Step 2 — Complete KYC
After you’ve signed up for the website, a ‘Complete KYC’ button will appear at the top right corner of the screen. Click the button.
In order to increase trust and fairness in the Equinox platform, we need to uniquely identify you and your email address. Please prepare your passport or ID card.
When you’re ready, click ‘Start Your KYC.’
Click the ‘Verify Me’ button.
Choose your language, then click ‘Start.’
Check the box to agree to the terms, then click ‘Continue.’
Prepare your selfie video using the camera on your mobile phone or computer. Follow the instructions on the screen. If you’re having trouble on your mobile, try your computer, and vice versa.
Next, select the origin country and type of document to be scanned in for identification, then follow the instructions on the screen. Please make sure you take a clear, high-quality photo or scan of your passport or ID, so all information is easily readable.
Once that is complete, click ‘Confirm,’ then leave your browser open and wait for the verification. It may take 20–30 minutes for KYC verification to be completed.
Once you get confirmation, your KYC is complete! You are now ready to participate in Equinox IDOs.
Step 3 — Purchase Equinox NFT on Liquidifty
To buy your NFT, go to the Equinox.Fund website, log in, and connect your MetaMask wallet.
Navigate to the Affyn pools page or click the ‘Get Started’ button at the top right of the home page.
Select the Equinox NFT you want to purchase. The link directs you to the Equinox shop on Liquidifty. Double-check that the NFTs are owned by @Equinox to ensure they’re not fake tokens.
Make sure your MetaMask wallet is connected to Binance Smart Chain, then use BNB to complete the purchase of your Equinox NFT.
Holding an Equinox NFT is the only way to get access to the IDOs, so head over and get yours before they’re gone!
Step 4 — Confirm Your Participation
Before the participation snapshot on 27 Jan 2022 at 08:00 am UTC, log in to the Equinox.fund website.
Connect the MetaMask wallet holding your Equinox NFT.
Navigate to the Equinox Affyn pools page, then confirm your NFT and desire to participate in the IDO by clicking the ‘Confirm’ button.
After you click the ‘Confirm’ button, you’ll see a green message that says Participation confirmed. You will now be included in the snapshot and eligible to participate in the lottery for allocation access.
Step 5 — Join a Pool
The funding is happening on the Polygon Network, so make sure you have your MetaMask connected to the correct network and that you have enough USDT to pay for your Affyn allocation.
Pools will open for Summer NOX participants and lottery winners on 28 Jan 2022 at 11:00 am UTC. The pools will then open on a FCFS basis to the rest of the eligible NFT holders on 28 Jan 2022 at 11:30 am UTC.
At the time of the IDO, head to Equinox.fund, go to the launchpad, then log in and connect your MetaMask wallet holding the Equinox NFT.
Once your wallet is connected, the ‘Join Pool’ button will be highlighted for your eligible pool. Remember, your pool is determined by the NFT you have, so you need to log in and connect the wallet holding your NFT to the website before the ‘Join Pool’ button will work.
Click ‘Join Pool’ and enter your USDT allocation amount for the purchase. Click ‘Submit’ and follow the MetaMask prompts to approve the transaction.
You have now joined the pool!
Step 6 — Redeem Tokens
You can redeem tokens on 29 Jan 2022 at 13:00 UTC.
At this time, return to the pool you joined. You should find a Redeem button in place of the Join Pool button. Click Redeem and follow the MetaMask prompts to approve the transaction.
Copy the $FYN token address and use this to add the token ticker to your MetaMask wallet. Your $FYN tokens can now be swapped on a DEX or held to use in the Affyn ecosystem. The project has a big future ahead, so we recommend holding onto them.
Congratulations! You’ve taken part in the Affyn Equinox IDO. You’re an early adopter of an epic project and have become an important part of crypto history!
Equinox IDO Launch FAQs
We want everyone to be able to participate in each IDO successfully, so here are our answers to some of the more frequently asked questions.
What is the difference between the participation round and pool openings?
- Participation Round: This is the time window available to confirm your intention to participate in an IDO. This must happen prior to the Participation Close Snapshot. The snapshot dates/times are listed on the project page on the Equinox website and will be communicated in our social channels before it happens. No funds will be sent during this step. The current snapshot date and time is 27 Jan 2022 at 08:00 am UTC.
- Pools Open / Pool Openings: This refers to the actual IDO and when the pools open for allocation funding. Affyn pools will open for allocation funding on 28 Jan 2022 at 11:00 am UTC for lottery winners and Summer NFT holders. The FCFS pools will open at 11:30 am UTC.
Can I pay in other tokens / stablecoins?
- No, the only payment accepted is USDT. The Polygon USDT token contract address can be found on PolygonScan.
Why is the network listed as Polygon?
- The fundraising is happening on Polygon Network using USDT.
Where can I buy the NFTs to participate in the launch?
- From the Equinox page on the Liquidifty marketplace.
What is the minimum/maximum buy amount? What is the participation limit?
- There are no set minimum and maximum amounts for lottery winners or first-come, first-served participants. The buy amounts are determined by the number of participants and the size of the raise for each launch. We work to find a balance so the allocation amounts are meaningful to the community.
Is there a whitelisting requirement?
- You will need to confirm your participation before the Participation Window closes. There will be a lottery to determine access after the closing participation snapshot, but there is not a separate whitelist.
Which countries are banned?
- Citizens and residents of and persons located in the United States of America, China, Hong Kong, and all sanctioned OFAC countries (DR Congo, Iran, Myanmar, Sudan, Iraq, Ivory Coast, North Korea, Syria, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Belarus, Liberia) as well as Central African Republic, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Yemen.
When will I receive the tokens? What is the lockup period?
- The token distribution date is to be determined. Stay tuned to our social channels for more information. At the time of distribution, you will receive 10%, then tokens will be locked for 10 days, followed by a 1% daily unlock.
Can I pay for the tokens with any wallet address?
- You will need to use your MetaMask wallet holding your Equinox NFT.
Is there any way to participate without holding the Equinox NFTs?
- No. The IDOs are only available to Equinox NFT holders.
OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES
*For applications to be considered valid, they must all pass the Equinox KYC process and adhere to each project’s specific KYC requirements and country restrictions, which vary per project on a case-by-case basis.
**There will be no financial compensation offered to any user who experiences a double pay issue with their IDO participation. The IDO project or Equinox will not reimburse any double pay incidents. Please use caution when submitting transactions on the Equinox platform to avoid this issue, taking care to send only one transaction per participation pool.
**Please note that any unforeseen difficulties or failures on the part of the third-party provider, Passbase, to provide timely KYC services is solely the responsibility of Passbase and not Equinox or its IDO projects. No compensation of any kind will be offered for errors or difficulties with using the Passbase platform. Please prepare your KYC well in advance to minimize the chance of unforeseen issues.
Discover More About Affyn Here
Equinox is a groundbreaking IDO launchpad experience that gives entrepreneurs a fair, decentralized platform from which to launch frontier technologies and concepts. At the heart of Equinox is the belief that a new era of inclusive innovation is possible in the IDO space. And by harnessing the power of education, immersion, and genuine care for the future of our world, we’re making that belief a reality. The time for change is now.
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