The Aspen Platform

Unlock NFTs Your Way: Create and Customize your NFT experience with Aspen

Whether you are collecting generative art, PFPs, gaming assets or metaverse land, we’re building tools for you to #NFTYourWay

We’re building Aspen for the many, not the few. There’s no right or wrong way to NFT, which is why our team is dedicated to creating flexible tools that put the power to build, create, collect, and collaborate in your hands.

As it relates to managing your assets, today’s platform is just the beginning of our quest to empower you to organize, manage, showcase and share your digital assets the way that makes sense for you.

 

 

The Platform

Here’s what you can do on Aspen today:

  • Integrated Portfolio Management 
    Organize NFTs into Custom Folders, access Gallery View for elevated NFT displays, and Flex your NFTs using our Social Share Link

  • Multi-wallet Support
    Connect multiple wallets and view assets across wallets

  • Buy and Sell NFTs
    These transaction types are currently supported for all ETH L1 NFTs; many more chains coming soon

  • P2P Swaps + Project Swap Vaults
    Swap fungible tokens for one or more NFTs via pre-agreement with any user

  • Our Utility Token, $ASPEN
    Earn $ASPEN by performing actions on the platform; more details below

 

In terms of ongoing communications, alongside active Twitter, Discord, and Medium channels, we have embedded two additional opportunities for community engagement as we embark on our journey:

  • Access our roadmap and survey site where our community can vote on features based on your $ASPEN reward tier

  • Join our Weekly Aspen Community Updates every Friday at 2p EST on our Discord server, hosted by our VP of Collectors and Community

Aspen will soon include more chains, features, and analytics with the community's support and direction. It’s exciting to think of the possibilities and outcomes of this collective effort.

 

The Token

 

Meet our utility token $ASPEN. You can learn more about that here

$ASPEN operates via a four-tier system: Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. Users can elevate their tier by performing actions to generate rewards and by purchasing and holding $ASPEN.

The four areas of $ASPEN utility are:

  • Transaction Fee Reduction
  • Rewards per Transaction
  • Advanced Feature Access
  • New Feature Weighting

Higher tiers pay less fees, earn more rewards per action, enjoy access to advanced in-platform features, and have a higher weight in governance decisions.

For example, if you are in the Common tier, your transaction fee for selling any NFT is 1.25%. But, if you are in the Legendary tier, the transaction fee falls to 0.65% – an almost 50% fee reduction.

Note: while Aspen is in beta, the $ASPEN rewards structure is subject to change as we work to deliver maximum utility to token holders.

 

The Customer

 

Customer Success is another key strategic priority for us. We’ve assembled an experienced team and deployed robust processes to provide world-class service and support.

Specifically, we have built the Aspen Help Center (https://help.aspenft.io/), which includes educational material, brand information, step-by-step how-to guides for platform features, and a ticketing system to connect you directly with our Customer Success professionals.

Similar to the Aspen platform itself, this help center will continue to grow, expand and optimize based on user feedback and machine learning to deliver answers and insights to users' most frequent questions and requests. In addition, it serves as an aggregate repository for all Aspen media: press, podcasts, and public appearances. In summary, we will do our best to lead the industry in customer service experience with our help center at the very heart of that effort.

 

The Why

Finally, and most importantly, it’s important to restate why we even started the journey of building Aspen. You may be wondering, ‘there are many NFT marketplaces with low barriers to entry — why do this in the first place?’ 

Built by web3 infrastructure studio, Monax Labs, Aspen provides new pathways for individuals and organizations to manage and maximize their digital property by building tools that empower and enhance their NFT experience. Aspen’s robust tech stack delivers an unparalleled collection of enterprise-grade NFT and legal tech tools to empower brands, enterprises, creators, and enthusiasts to engage with NFTs on their own terms — legal or otherwise.

Wait — did you just say legal? 

Yes. Increasingly complex legal issues are already here for NFTs, but most 1st generation NFT businesses – mainly marketplaces – are simply focused on protecting themselves, not their communities. 

For example, when you want to purchase NFTs today, you select that you have read and accepted the marketplace’s terms of use. However, if you read those terms, you will find that they don’t protect the creator, buyer, or seller. They don’t protect you. They were written to protect the platform and its investors, full stop.

That may sound like it's just a few words moved around, but what it means is that NFT creators cannot create, link, or enforce their terms (whether those are permissive or restrictive) to an NFT. At the same time, buyers and sellers cannot protect themselves if something goes sideways with their transaction (i.e., buy, sell, swap, rent, lend, lease license, etc.).

Would you buy or rent an IRL car, house, or piece of beachfront property without any legal protections or recourse? No. So why are you accepting that for your digital property?

Monax Labs' POV is very straightforward: if we want to grow the use of NFTs, we need to actually protect the users of said technologies and then ensure that the users are the ones who truly benefit.

Terms of use is just one domain we plan to address. We are also focused on IP/Copyright issues, Royalty Payment assurance/automation, and alignment of IRL property law with digital property transaction flows.

If you're looking for the intersection of #NFTsYourWay and Safe, Secure and Legal NFTs— our work, synergistically, aims to ensure everyone benefits in a web3 world while simultaneously breaking the stranglehold of rent-seeking web2 platforms where you have no rights and you are the product. There is no true ownership over your digital assets or web3 experience without solving for the legal gaps in current state NFTs. We will begin rolling out legal capabilities once the base platform and core transactional flows move out of beta.

With that said, if you’ve been joining our Discord Community calls, this isn’t the first time you’ve heard us get passionate about legal+blockchain. If you’re just discovering us, we invite you to dig into our past interviews with Real Vision, NFTNYC, and the Talkenized podcast.

Thank you to our community for the support in helping us get to this moment. It’s both humbling and exciting. LFG.

 

Commercial Leadership

 

Cofounder and CEO | Casey Kuhlman 

Casey Kuhlman is the Chief Executive Officer of Monax Labs, serving in this position since 2014. Before co-founding Monax, Casey was the head of legal information systems at the US Open Data Institute, worked extensively in Africa, is a bestselling author, and was an infantry officer in the US Marines. 

Cofounder and CCO | Jeremy Drane

Jeremy Drane is the Chief Customer Officer of Monax Labs and was one of Monax’s longest-standing advisors before joining the executive team. Jeremy co-founded PwC’s US Blockchain Practice and Nifty’s and helped create and lead Lukka.

VP of Collectors and Community | Dr. Jeremy Williams

Dr. Jeremy Williams is the VP of Community at Monax Labs, responsible for fostering an inclusive, accessible, and engaging environment for the Aspen community. Before joining Monax in 2021, Dr. Jeremy had a long career in education as the CEO of schools. He is also an avid NFT podcaster and top 1% NBA Top Shot Collector.

Director of Creators | Megan Cornelius

Megan Cornelius is the Director of Creators at Monax Labs, responsible for constructing a memorable, seamless, and supportive creator experience. Before joining Monax, Megan helped create exceptional customer experiences and engaged online communities in digital identity and healthcare sectors.

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