CNC Ala Token utility

Once you Claim the CNC Tokens when delegating to our pool, the CNC Ala tokens provide extra utility to the holders. These tokens allow adding support to the CNC project’s positive environmental impacts, claim NFTs, trade, and vote for future projects. 

The accumulated amount of CNC Ala tokens in a wallet will allow a user to visualise their support of the project, and make them eligible to receive unique NFTs as described in more detail below. The token will be tradable, and each token will be associated with a certain amount of carbon removed from the atmosphere. 

Of course, you will be able to trade the tokens once all of them are distributed, but more importantly, it will allow you to vote on which future CNC project should be supported by our group next. 

NFT art and how to claim them

CNC Ala NFT artists

Four NFT artists have decided to support this project with unique and limited NFT  collections.

Cardano Proxies

One of a kind of generative art concept that is inspired by Sci-Fi, Nature, African culture and limitless creativity. Their NFTs are crafted with passion and each series is associated with specific missions and utility. 

Proxies have been a lead NFT partner for CNC, supported us throughout the project cycle, and will provide a unique CNC Ala Proxies NFT series for our CNC Ala token holders. 

Their beautiful Gaya series stands for sustainability and any delegator wallets holding one of these marvellous Gaya NFTs will receive additional CNC Ala bonus rewards.

Earth Natives

Mineral collection of NFTs raising awareness & sharing knowledge about sustainable construction using EARTH as a building material.

They are

  • Teaching others about earth’s properties through their mineral collection;
  • Creating awareness about sustainable construction by building with compressed earth interlocking bricks;
  • Using Cardano’s blockchain to help solve real-world problems.
  • Building free housing to gift to families in need.

Earth Natives will provide 100 of their unique, hand-painted NFTs to CNC Ala token holders at the end of the ISPO. 

Madas Lemur

Unique NFTs artwork inspired by real lemur species supporting a lemur charity in Madagascar. Their CNFT collection features the living species represented by 5 families and extinct species.

Madas Lemur’s work protects the lemur, a beautiful and unique primate species endemic to Madagascar. Their team connected CNC to Tetikasa Ala and Madagascar, without them there would not be a CNC Ala project. 

Yummi Universe

Yummi creates collectable NFT artworks based on original characters. Each piece is 3D-modelled and rendered to a very high standard. Their animations take over 33 hours each to render.

Yummi aims to follow in the footsteps of projects like Pokemon, Digimon & Moshi Monsters. Together with the Hungrynaru team, they are building a Universe of Yummi Creatures on Cardano. 

Yummi reached out to us and wanted to support CNC Ala with their work and we are proud that they will create a unique NFT series for this project to reward CNC Ala token holders. 

NFT gifting and redemption

All CNC Ala NFTs will be redeemable to our CNC Ala token holders at the end of the ISPO. Token holders will connect their wallets to our distribution platform and depending on the amount of CNC tokens they hold they will be gifted NFTs from the four NFT artists. 

The more CNC Ala tokens you hold, the more NFTs you will be eligible for. Several distribution platforms are currently under evaluation.

Potential carbon and other benefits captured in each CNC Ala token

The goal for this project is to plant 100,000 plants including shade trees, fruit trees, shrubs, vegetables and more, on 20 hectares of land. All the benefits from this project will be captured within the finite number of CNC Ala tokens released throughout the ISPO. This will include positive climate, economic, social and biodiversity impacts on the region.  

Carbon capture from CNC Ala plantations

Over time, plants will draw down carbon from the atmosphere into the soil. They will store it as long as the area is continuously maintained to prevent erosion or timber harvest. The larger the tree, the more carbon it stores, so over time, net carbon sequestration should increase dramatically. 

In a recent study analysing the carbon capture potential of trees in a Peruvian Amazon reforestation project of degraded forest, the carbon capture estimate was 100 kg of CO2 captured per tree after 4.1 years. (14) This is taking into account carbon stored above ground and in the soil, while also subtracting emissions caused by setting up the project. 

Another study comparing carbon capture per hectare of forest shows it to be somewhere between 100-500 tC/ha or 370-1800 tCO2/ha (15). This shows the potential for carbon capture is highly variable and depends much on the type and amount of plant biomass, and carbon content of the soil. Based on the above numbers, a densely planted and mixed agroecology area of 20 hectares like the CNC Ala project may be able to store up to 30,000 tonnes of CO2 if growing to maturity. Hence, considering this project aims to plant 100,000 plants, the carbon capture potential could be approximately 0.3 tonnes CO2/plant, with large trees capturing significantly more over their life, and vegetables and shrubs capturing less.

Importance of working with local farmers

One of the key reasons for CNC to support the Tetikasa Ala agroecology platform is the social and economic integration with the local farmers. They are being trained in a more sustainable way of farming that is adjusted to their needs, with more diverse yields. This is necessary to ensure that the food forest will be maintained by the local community, and holds value to the landowner. Deforestation in developing countries is often due to people cutting down trees for their survival if their needs are not met (7). CNC Ala aims to prevent deforestation, and regenerate lands with local farmers.

Social, economic and biodiversity benefits of agroecology

While addressing climate change is a major incentive for CNC Ala, this food forest project will provide a larger number of benefits. Besides tracking the number of plants planted, reports also capture farming yield, the number of farmers supported and hours worked. Furthermore, we are working to capture a variety of ecological, economical and social indicators, i.e. species diversity and survival rate, farmer revenue and acceptance by locals.

This info is taken from CNC Project’s White Paper (NFTs Section).