Frequently Asked Questions

What are student IDs?

Student IDs are our way of welcoming everyone into the ZenAcademy community.

Student IDs are free NFTs that can be claimed (minted) anytime on the ZenAcademy website.

The only payment required is gas (a couple of dollars), which is necessary to execute the transaction on the blockchain.

IDs will be Soulbound tokens. This means that the NFTs cannot be sold or transferred out of the wallet that minted. There are a few reasons for this: we believe that once you’re a student of ZenAcademy, you’re always a student. Also, because they are free and mintable forever, there’s no need for someone to buy a token - they can just mint themselves!

Mints are limited to 1 token per wallet. You are welcome to mint from multiple wallets, however, you will most likely simply be wasting gas doing that. There is no benefit to having multiples - remember these cannot be sold or transferred. In the future you will be able to link the wallet you minted from to any others you own and to personalize your ID with badges, your PFP, and more!

Student IDs will enroll the owner in ZenAcademy and provide access to the token-gated “Student” section of the Discord server, where token-holders will be able to meet and chat with other Students. For more about the Student ID utility, see here.

What is happening with ZenAcademy NFTs?

We are refreshing our ecosystem, which includes upgrading our NFT technology and paving the way for exciting new projects. This starts with rewarding our existing ZAG and 333 holders and moving from ERC 1155 tokens to ERC 721 tokens.

The four stages are as follows:

  • Upgrade: Summon/Burn/Claim for ZenChests (ERC721)
  • Expand: Onboard via Student IDs (free, soul bound)
  • Reveal: Burn Chests to reveal PFP
  • Grow: Empower the community & build the future

Where will the "Upgrade/Summon" announcement be made, as well as the links?

First and foremost, we will never conduct a stealth mint. All links + announcements will be made on our main Twitter account as well as in our Discord #announcements channel.

This is the "Upgrade/Summon" stage. What does that mean?

The current ZenAcademy Genesis and 333 tokens are the ERC-1155 standard. ERC-1155s are great, but have limitations, especially for projects that want to push the boundaries on what's possible.

The Upgrade stage involves two steps: the first will allow your existing token to be burned, and the second will issue your new token.

  • Give us approval to burn your Genesis token.
  • Burn your Genesis token to summon your ZenChest.

Once you've completed the 2 steps above, you will have received your ZenChest, an ERC-721 NFT primed for utility in later stages.

Does my “utility” change depending on whether I Summon?

No. Whether you have your original ERC-1155 ZA Genesis token, or choose to Summon to the ERC-721 ZenChest, or ultimately choose to burn your ZenChest in exchange for your PFP, your utility will be the same.

What are the utility differences between the ZA Genesis and the 333 Token following the "Summon"?

The 333 Club remains the most exclusive community within the ZenAcademy community, with access to private chat rooms within the ZenAcademy server. With 333 members, there is an opportunity for closer networking amongst hundreds of peer founders, builders, creators, collectors, and professionals. 333 Club members have exclusive access to 1:1 meetings with Zeneca, have better odds of winning giveaways, and receive enhanced discounts and perks.
For more information, please see a full breakdown here.

What if I choose not to Upgrade?

You are welcome to do nothing. If you do nothing, you will retain your ZenAcademy Genesis token and all of its utility. You may choose to Upgrade to a ZenChest at any point in the future.

How long do I have to Upgrade?

The Summon window will be open forever.

How much does this all cost?

For existing token holders, the journey to securing a ZenAcademy PFP will cost nothing (aside from gas). We want to reward our existing community.

If you own a ZenAcademy Genesis token or 333 Club Token, your ZenChest claim(s) will be free + gas.

The burn/reveal from ZenChest to PFP will also be free + gas.

Is there a change in the collection size?

The total collection size for the PFP project will be 10,000.

There are currently 7,848 ZenAcademy Genesis tokens and 333 of the 333 Club tokens. 333 Club Pass tokens will be able to claim 3x ZenChests each. This brings the total collection size to 8,847.

In order to ensure a free mint for the existing community, we will be reserving 1153 ZenChests to be sold via an application process. The price for these is TBD.

I'm a 333 Club member. What's different for me?

333 Club Tokens will be Summoned for new ERC-721 333 Club Passes. The 333 Club Pass can then be used to claim three ZenChests (one-time option). Your 333 Club Pass will not be burned during this process and the claim is free (except for gas).

How do I know I'm signing safe transactions?

You will need to sign two on-chain transactions. The first is "SetApprovalForAll", which allows your ZenAcademy Genesis token to be burned. This will require gas.

Once that transaction is complete and you initiate the second transaction, you will again be interacting with the Contract ("Contract Interaction"), which mints a new token to your wallet. This will also require gas.

Contract addresses:

  • ZenChests: 0x7b70695e761eb828abed8c4d506f9af3a76ef4b5
  • 333 Club Passes: 0x4fc0f57eaf5c08d0b8e72cad5d7e5a4e0ecc1a24

These transactions are safe and will not put your NFTs at risk.

Note - 333 Club members will have 3 contract interactions in total:

  • SetApprovalForAll
  • 333 token burn / 333 Club Pass mint
  • Claim 3 ZenChests.

Each transaction will require gas only.

Where can I go if I have further questions?

Our team is around to help you through any question - big or small. If these FAQs don't have your answer, jump into our Discord, ask fellow members, and if you're still stuck, open a Support Ticket where our team will be all hands on deck to help out.

You can also learn more about ZenAcademy visiting by exploring our Gitbook.