Unlock the power of Web3-native publishing

Whether you’re creating comics, movies, music, ebooks, or metaverse assets, Darkblock lets you harness Web3 technology to deliver exclusive, unlockable content to your fans, forge stronger ties with your community, and get paid via a variety of new, emerging business models.

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Unlock the power of Web3-native publishing

Whether you’re creating comics, movies, music, ebooks, or metaverse assets, Darkblock lets you harness Web3 technology to deliver exclusive, unlockable content to your fans, forge stronger ties with your community, and get paid via a variety of new, emerging business models.

Start adding unlockable content to your NFTs with our free, no-code app

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Interested in building with us? Explore our docs.

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What is Darkblock?

What is Darkblock?

Watch this video and learn why Darkblock is building a decentralized content protocol and web3 tools for the new creator economy

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Comics & Books

Sell your comic books, graphic novels, books, and audiobooks by locking them inside your NFTs and providiSell your comic books, graphic novels, books, and audiobooks by locking them inside your NFTs and providing exclusive access and true ownership to your fans without needing to worry about centralized token-gating platforms. Simply upload your content and Darkblock does the rest.

Content Creation

Patreon, Udemy, OnlyFans, Substack, YouTube… With Darkblock, you can use NFTs to distribute digital content without Web2 middelmen, engage with your community on your own terms, and explore new ways of getting paid, including renting access to content or exploring how to use Subscription NFTs to provide fans with ongoing subscriber-only content, whether it’s NSFW, exclusive podcast episodes, or video lectures.

Movies

Filmmakers are experimenting with NFTs to fund production, but are forced to return to Web2 tools to distribute the finished film (i.e., token gating with centralized file storage and centralized web portals). With Darkblock, you can use NFTs to not only crowdfund, but to deliver the finished product and various extras to your holders in a decentralized way that provides true ownership.

PFP Projects

PFP project creators can use Darkblock to upgrade their entire collection by immutably attaching unlockable content to the NFTs. Reward holders with videos, music, 3D metaverse and gaming assets, invites to secret chat rooms, etc. You could also use trait-targeting to reward certain holders with more valuable content. Your imagination is the only limit to what’s possible.

Music

Turn your Music NFT into a container for an entire unlockable album or, if you prefer your music to be freely listenable, then use Darkblock to reward your super fans with exclusive access to music videos, recordings of live shows, B-side tracks, lyric sheets, concept art, etc., all stored as decentralized unlocklable content that will forever be available to whoever owns your NFTs.

Ticketing

Imagine a world where your concert ticket is valuable for more than just getting into an event. By adding decentralized unlockable content to NFT tickets, performers, concert promoters, and event organizers will be able to connect deeper with their community. Reward ticket holders by attaching to their NFT ticket a video or audio recording of the show they just attended, drop exclusive songs to early tour supporters, or allow them to unlock directions to a secret show.

Swag Bags

Hosting an event and want to send out valuable digital assets as party favors? Let people mint an NFT or POAP that acts as a digital swag bag. Load it with whatever kind of unlockable content you want: directions to an exclusive event, links to claim real-life merch, music, videos, you name it.

Metaverse & Gaming

Use Darkblock to sell your metaverse and gaming assets as unlockable content without worrying that they can be easily right-click saved. If your creating assets for Unity-based metaverses or games, your NFT holders can use our Unity plug-in to automatically upload their NFT’s unlockable assets to the metaverse or game at runtime.

Monetize your NFTs

Monetize your NFTs

New, groundbreaking technology always creates opportunities for new business models—even if those opportunities aren’t immediately apparent.

By rethinking content and the delivery of digital assets from the ground up and shedding Web2 ways of providing exclusive access (e.g., token gating via centralized web portals), Darkblock enables creators to explore new Web3-native business models.

Attach unlockable content to your NFTs

Monetize access to that unlockable content

Split the revenue the unlockable content generates with NFT owners

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How it works

How it works

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Use Darkblock to upload multimedia content and other digital assets you want attached to your new or pre-existing NFTs

The magic happens

Behind the scenes, the Darkblock Protocol encrypts the content, permanently stores it on Arweave, and immutably attaches it to your chosen NFTs

Your fans access the content

With the content attached, only NFT owners can unlock and consume it via Darkblock’s dApp or on an increasing number of NFT platforms and marketplaces that have integrated the protocol

Explore new Web3-native business models

New ways to deliver your content = new ways to monetize your content. Darkblock helps you get paid in a new ways and introduces co-creation and revenue-sharing opportunities with your communities.

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The future of content is here

and it’s decentralized

The future of content is here

and it’s decentralized

For creators

Decentralized content means controlling distribution and monetization without relying on centralized platforms.

For consumers

Decentralized content means forever-access without worrying about broken Dropbox links, unpinned IPFS content, or 404 messages on token-gated websites— even 50 years from now.

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Key features

Key features

Decentralized protocol. Decentralized storage. Decentralized access. What that means is NFT owners have unfettered access to the unlockable content indefinitely without centralized points of failure.

Darkblock is web3’s missing encryption and access control layer. Some creators (e.g., authors, filmmakers, comic book creators, etc.) need the ability to protect their IP and control access to their content before truly taking advantage of web3 technology.

New ways to deliver exclusive content means new ways of generating income from that content. With Darkblock, creators can sell NFTs that contain exclusive content, they can rent access to an NFT’s unlockable content & (coming soon) charge subscriptions and turn NFTs into delivery channels for subscriber-only content. Darkblock is also introducing ways creators will be able to co-create and share revenue with owners of their NFTs.

Darkblock enables not only sinlge NFT upgrades but also for enitre collections. Deliver immutable exclusive unlockable content to your holders with one click. You can even target specific traits or tokens IDs.

Darkblock allows creators to attach an unlimited amount of content to a single NFT, an entire collection, or trait-specific subsets of a collection.

Creators can attach any type of digital file to their NFT. Go wild with music, videos, PDFs, 3D assets, whatever you like.

Darkblock’s API and NPM packages enable devs to easily integrate Darkblock and the Darkblock Viewer into any marketplace or website.

Darkblock currently supports Ethereum, Solana, Tezos, Polygon, Avalanche, with more on the way.

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