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Introducing Efinity on Beam: A New Way to Receive NFTs to Your Web Wallet

Introducing Efinity on Beam: A New Way to Receive NFTs to Your Web Wallet
Introducing Efinity on Beam and receiving NFTs via QR code to the web wallet.

Introducing Efinity Beam, on Polkadot, the world’s first NFT distribution service powered by Efinity. With Efinity Beam, you can now receive your NFT directly to your Web Wallet within minutes.

Beam has always enjoyed a significant following. It’s easy to see why it’s a favorite. What started as a hack day experiment turned into a way for anyone from individuals to corporations to distribute their tokens using QR codes.

Beam has only been available on Ethereum (MainNet) and JumpNet, which is Enjin’s private Proof-of-Authority (PoA) blockchain network.

That's no longer true. We’re happy to announce that Beam is now available on Efinity as of today! This is the fastest way to get NFTs sent straight to your wallet.

What is Beam?

Beam is a QR code distribution service for Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Fungible Tokens (FTs), delivered within minutes to your mobile wallet.

By using Beam, you can tailor the digital assets you send to suit your target audience and marketing objectives, such as gaming assets, branded collectibles, gift cards, discount codes, early access, and more.

Do you want to know more about Beam? Check out this page in our Help Center.

Beam and Efinity, a Merge Made in Heaven

We have exciting news: Efinity NFTs can now be distributed using Beam! These are the first NFTs available through Beam on Polkadot.

We all remember how much everyone adored beam on JumpNet - over the course of its existence, Beam has had a total of 3.8M claims - that’s a lot of NFTs being distributed!

Not only is Beam powerful and works as well as on JumpNet, but it now takes only six seconds to receive your NFT on Efinity via Beam. This is the fastest an NFT has ever been sent to a user. Beam also allows for insanely scalable campaigns across the network. On Efinity, we can see this reaching 1M campaigns. The more campaigns and NFTs, the merrier!

We’re also excited to introduce a new feature: Mint-on-Demand. This feature allows for cost savings by eliminating the need to pay to pre-mint all NFTs and then issue them through Beam. Long gone are the days of having to pre-mint all of your NFTs.

Another cost-saving feature is the batch minting/transfer of NFT claims. During periods of high demand, Beam can be configured to create batches of 150 mints/transfers per transaction and send them every six seconds (demanding on the configuration that is set).

As an example, if 500 individual claims were made in a six-second period, four transactions would be created and broadcasted for that period alone (3x of 150 and 1x of 50). All 500 claims would be distributed roughly within the six-second block time due to batch minting.

All of this means that more NFTs can be distributed easier in batches, rather than having them go out individually to users’ addresses.

With the power of Beam, it will ultimately be the go-to NFT package for the Enjin Platform, allowing Beam to become heavily customizable so that you can tailor it to your needs, audience or consumer base. Both Beam and the Platform are fully decentralised - just how we like it!

You can use Efinity on Beam to place your own, unique QR code anywhere for anyone to scan and receive their first NFT. You can put it inside game worlds or at the bottom of your real-world product.

You can also place your QR codes here:

  1. Video Production or Footage.
  2. Online social networking (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit).
  3. Airdrop to your community (e.g. Twitter, Discord).
  4. On physical products (e.g. cereal boxes, products, bags, clothes, merchandise).
  5. Presentations.
  6. Concerts, events, local get-togethers, and conferences.
  7. Conventional Marketing (e.g. stickers, books, posters, business cards).
  8. Programs and hackathons.

This is the next step in making Efinity NFTs available to everyone, everywhere. All you need to get started is a mobile device and an internet connection.

With these tokens, you can use all of Efinity’s features. Because all of Efinity's NFT functionality is based on the protocol layer, there is less smart contract risk. Additionally, royalties are handled without regard to which marketplace the asset is sold on.

This is the beginning of true mass adoption of this technology, allowing anyone to join the space with just two taps of a button. Even your grandmother or grandfather can use it!

Claim Your First Efinity NFT!

To celebrate the launch of Efinity on Beam, the Web Wallet, and the Enjin Wallet 2.0 app, we are giving away the very first claim drop of Efinity NFTs, which you can claim and receive in your own Wallet.

  1. If not done already, download the Enjin Wallet 2.0 app from the Play Store for Android (iOS coming soon!)
  2. Set up your first wallet. If you don’t know how you can follow this guide here.
  3. Scan the QR code below by tapping on the “Scan QR” option in the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Select your Efinity address to claim.
  5. Your First Efinity NFT will be sent to your wallet within a few seconds.
  6. You will be able to find your NFT in the collectables section of the Enjin Wallet 2.0 app.
  7. Share a picture of your NFT on socials using #MyFirstEfinityNFT and we might retweet your tweet! 👀

If you're on your mobile now, you can also just scan this QR code!

How to View Your Efinity NFTs

You can see all of the Efinity NFTs you’ve collected through Beam using the Web Wallet. Additionally, we recommend you migrate your Web Wallet to the Enjin Wallet 2.0 app, which is currently available on the Play Store and App Store.

The Enjin Wallet 2.0 supports Efinity, Ethereum (MainNet), and JumpNet digital collectables.

You can learn more about the Web Wallet in this Help Center article.

Beam Use Cases

Here are some incredible applications that have been made possible by Beam in the Metaverse, where we have collaborated with companies from all over the world to bring NFTs to consumers.

HapiFam 🐯

HapiFam, a food provider based in Malaysia uses NFTs distributed via Beam in their cereal boxes! They partnered with Enjin to use Beam and to create a QR-based loyalty program that enables customers to earn rewards simply by scanning the QR codes on HapiFam products.

You can learn more about HapiFam and its loyalty program here.

Four different HapiFam boxes next to each other, with their scratch cards in front of them.

Sogen Sake Brewery Co. ☕

Sogen Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., established in 1768, is the oldest sake brewery in Oku-Noto. It is believed to be the birthplace of the Noto Toji Guild, one of the four major production streams in the country, and the source of sake with a robust flavor profile. Sogen has won a total of 19 gold awards at the National New Sake Appraisal in recent years.

The Sogen Sake Brewery wanted to give its guests a meaningful “I was here” NFT as a souvenir for its visitors. The NFT QR code was installed in Koiji Station building of the Old Noto Railway. Even though the train no longer runs through there, many tourists still visit. The liquor is kept in a nearby tunnel.

A person stands holding out a piece of paper with a large QR code, in front of Sogen Sake Brewery's famous brewing tunnel.

Bite Local 🍔

Bite Local is an Australian company founded on the belief that everyone should benefit from the food delivery economy. Their innovative approach to online food delivery benefits restaurants, customers, and delivery drivers.

Users will be able to use and trade NFTs, which provide the holder with utilities and free food in exchange for specific actions.

They can use their NFTs to claim real-world rewards from their favorite restaurants, eventually upgrading them and retaining the right to sell or trade them as they see fit.

Eight different items of food are anthropomorphized as NFT characters.

Do you want to learn more about BiteLocal and how they used Beam to distribute NFTs to customers? Read our blog post here!

The Future Powered by Efinity and Beam

Since the beginning of the year, we've been working on the Enjin ecosystem and contributing to the growth of Efinity. Building the best technology takes time, but we’re proud of how far we’ve come and we’re really excited for the new year.

For those watching all these features come into maturity, it should start to become clear now how each of these is a puzzle piece starting to fit into place. The QR code distribution technology integrates with the blockchain for NFTs, the marketplace, and the Enjin Platform, making it easier to add NFT functionality to any project.

Do you want to distribute NFTs to your communities or work on an NFT campaign for your brand both using a unique and powerful QR code tool? We can make that happen! Please contact us right away.

Claim your free Efinity NFT now!
Celebrate the launch of Efinity on Beam, Web Wallet, and Enjin Wallet 2.0 by joining the 1st Efinity NFT Beam drop!
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