Website - https://Curio.Cards/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/MyCurioCards
Discord Chat - https://discord.curio.cards
OpenSea Listing - https://opensea.io/collection/curiocardswrapper/
Curio Cards does NOT have an official Telegram group, only the Discord server
Curio Cards is the First Art NFT project on Ethereum, launched as an online gallery art show on May 9th, 2017. Curio Cards used the distributed network Ethereum to create a new model for creation and ownership of digital artwork -- a model that allows digital artists to create unique pieces of rare collectible art, get directly paid for their work, and interact with collectors in entirely new ways. Today this has become an entire field of digital art popularly known as NFTs.
Curio Cards is a collection of digital art numbered from 1 to 30, featuring artwork from 7 different artists. Each numbered series has unique artwork and a fixed supply of digital prints, ranging in supply from 111 to 2k cards. There are a total of 29.7k Curio Cards, with an estimated 4k currently lost or destroyed. All Curio Cards were created in 2017, and no more can ever be created.
Curio Cards have had an influential impact on NFTs. The two most popular NFT standards developed later (ERC721 and ERC1155) share many design elements with Curio Cards, with ERC721 noting and referencing Curio Cards. These shared elements include:
Purchasing the initial artwork directly from a smart contract
Embedding the artwork’s IPFS hash (a unique fingerprint used for decentralized storage) into the nft smart contract
Using non-divisible tokens with a fixed supply
Using multiple different tokens in the same collection
Ownership of a token representing ownership of public digital artwork
Curio Cards pre-date, and are thus not compatible with, popular NFT marketplaces like OpenSea. To enable trading on OpenSea, a wrapper was developed that can take Curio Cards and “wrap” them inside a modern NFT card. This has allowed original Curio Cards to be traded by a whole new generation of NFT collectors.