Unlock is a protocol for creating memberships and subscriptions as NFTs
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Details about how Unlock is built and the specific use cases it enables.
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Glossary of Terms
In the Unlock ecosystem...
- A connection between a creator, brand or project and a fan or community member. A membership usual confers benefits or special access to those who hold it. Members can also connect directly with each other.
- a “Lock” is a smart contract that creates (or “mints”) NFTs. Locks also can be used to ensure “members-only” access to resources like online content, live events, online certifications, or other “members-only” experiences.
- a “Key” is an NFT (minted by a Lock) that has additional features added to it to facilitate the management of memberships, such as an expiration date.
- A web app built by Unlock Labs for creating "Locks", managing "Keys", and more.