Cardano Crocs Club − whitepaper
  1. What is the Cardano Crocs Club?
  2. CCC’s Goals and Objectives
  3. Everything $C4
  4. C4poker.io (& Casino)
  5. Swamp Lands
  6. Bright Future
  1. Section 1 – What is the Cardano Crocs Club?



    The Cardano Crocs Club (CCC) is a Cardano-based NFT gaming ecosystem built around community and strong values. Here at CCC, we are all Crocs − we love our swamp, believe in Web3, and create utility to provide opportunities for our holders. CCC is open to the world of NFTs and partnerships and is striving to build what we call home: the Swamp, a common-ground where other projects and Web3 developers can grow together.

    The CCC ecosystem consists of: 

    The “Cardano Crocs Club” NFT collection:

    The Cardano Crocs Club is a 2D-art collection consisting of 7700 NFTs. A full collection of 10,000 CCC NFTs were minted in October 2021. Between October 2021 and December 2021, holders had the option to “burn” two Crocs, for a chance to get a rarer Croc. During this period, a total of 4600 CCC NFTs were burned, and 2300 CCC NFTs were created. The collection is now finalized at 7700 NFTs.



    The “The Radioactive Crocs Club” NFT collection:

    The Radioactive Crocs Club is a 3D-art collection consisting of 9975 NFTs. All CCC holders were eligible to mint 1 RCC, and the remainder went out to a public mint. Unlike the CCC collection, holders did not have an option to burn any RCC. The collection was originally 10,000 NFTs, but 25 NFTs were part of the trial run/mint, and burned shortly after the mint was completed.



    The “The Baby Crocs Club” NFT collection:

    The Baby Crocs Club is a pixel-art collection consisting of 5081 NFTs. Holders of CCC and RCC could mint BCC using 3.5 ADA and 10,000 $C4. Holders had an option to choose two parent Crocs from the CCC and RCC collections, and create a BCC that inherited the traits of their parents. The entire mint was gamified, in which Croc holders had to buy and feed their baby Crocs different items across a 3-month period. The BCC collection is recorded on-chain, and does not rely on IPFS storage.



    The “$C4 Player Pass” NFT collection:

    The $C4 Player Pass is an exclusive collection of 750 Player Passes that has specific perks for the C4Poker.io poker platform. 30% of the poker platform’s profits will be distributed to holders with “active” passes. A pass is considered “active” if it is staked alongside any 8 Crocs NFTs on the CCC dashboard. All 3 CCC collections (CCC/RCC/BCC) are eligible to be staked with a pass. Future perks, such as additional skins (card-backs, tabletop) and bonus experience per game, are expected to be added as the platform is further developed.



    $C4 token

    The Cardano Crocs Club Coin ($C4) is the digital currency that serves as the backbone for the entire CCC ecosystem. The purpose of $C4 is to become the financial tool used in the CCC ecosystem, including, but not limited to: gaming applications, DeFI applications, marketplaces, and other utilities to be developed as Cardano grows. The total supply of $C4 is approximately 1.67 billion. Over 75% of the total $C4 supply is unlockable through staking the Cardano Crocs Club (CCC), Radioactive Crocs Club (RCC), and Baby Crocs Club (BCC) NFTs on the CCC dashboard. More about staking mechanics described in “Section 3: Everything $C4”.



    USDC4

    USDC4 is a stablecoin that will be built on the Cardano network by the CCC development team. USDC4 will be fully pegged to USDC (Cross-chain). Each USDC4, will be backed by 1 USDC through smart contracts (smart contracts will be implemented in ETH, BSC, and Cardano to create one exchange protocol). USDC4 is expected to be live by the end of November 2022. [More information will be provided as the protocols go live, which are currently being tested on Cardano testnets].



    C4 Arcade (& Casino)

    The first addition to the C4 Arcade is the poker platform, C4poker.io. Version #1 (V1) of the poker platform was released in October 2022, which included Cardano’s NAMI-wallet integration, 24/7 cash games, and a basic cashier. 1 $C4 = 1 platform chip, which can be converted (both directions) using the cashier. V1 was intended to be the bare-bones release, which focused on stress-testing the foundation for the platform, while future versions will be focused on building high quality functionality and gameplay design.



    Gamified Dashboard, aka “Swamp Lands”

    The “Swamp Lands” is a new way to build an ecosystem in Web3. The Swamp Lands is a gamified dApp experience, with the primary objective being to unite the web3 applications within the Swamp Lands. Non-CCC projects and other developers will be welcome to create things within the Swamp Lands. While the Swamp Lands take unique aspects of a “metaverse” and aims to turn it into something tangible, it is not intended as a metaverse project, nor will it have the capabilities of a metaverse.

    The “Swamp Lands” will replace the “Baby Croc Breeding” and “Staking” dashboards, and will have the following features:

    − $C4 Staking (further described in Section 5);
    − $C4 Player Pass rewards claiming (via USDC4 & USDC) for all holders of $C4 Player Pass
    − “Croc Family” management (1 Croc family consists of 1 CCC + 1 RCC + 1 BCC)
    Swamp Lands management. Swamp Lands - is a set of land spots placed on a 2D map which is divided into 3 sections: Living lands, Recreational Lands, and Commercial Lands. Each type of land has its own perks and use-cases. The base currency of Swamp Land for its inhabitants will be $C4 token. More details on Swamp Lands in Section 5.





  2. Section 2 – CCC’s Goals and Objectives



    The overarching goals of CCC are the following:



    − To unify the greater Cardano community, and eventually the larger crypto ecosystem, through gaming.

    − To develop an ecosystem around its token, the Cardano Crocs Club Coin ($C4), including:

    1. Creating a series of classic games with play-to-earn (P2E) applications;

    2. Developing and updating a customized dashboard capable of integrating web2 and web3 applications;

    3. Gamifying the dashboard to create an interactive experience for holders.

    − Creating a series of classic games with play-to-earn (P2E) applications;

    − Developing and updating a customized dashboard capable of integrating web2 and web3 applications;

    − Gamifying the dashboard to create an interactive experience for holders.

    − To create products and forms of “utility” in ways never done on Cardano;

    − To maximize the value provided to all NFT holders, the $C4 token, liquidity providers, and the community backing the project.

  3. Section 3 – Everything $C4



    The overarching goals of CCC are the following:



    The Cardano Crocs Club Coin ($C4) is the token affiliated with CCC, and is the focus of many things CCC. After all 3 collections were minted, the project has shifted its focus from NFTs to the $C4 token, and the applications it can create. The total supply of $C4 is approximately 1.67 billion, and the tokenomics/distribution can be found below:


    Max

    Amount

    %

    Community Airdrop

    1,500,000

    0.09%

    CCC Staking*

    565,260,900

    33.86%

    RCC Staking*

    317,276,250

    19.01%

    BCC Staking*

    385,391,382

    23.09%

    Liquidity, Gaming

    100,000,000

    5.99%

    Operations

    100,000,000

    5.99%

    CCC Team

    100,000,000

    5.99%

    Reserve

    100,000,000

    5.99%

    Total

    1,669,428,532

    100.00%


    *The amount of $C4 generated from staking CCC/RCC/BCC assumes ideal conditions (every CCC/RCC is staked, and every BCC is tied to the optimal CCC/RCC generators).

    $C4 Staking and Generation

    Over 75% of the total $C4 supply is unlockable through staking the Cardano Crocs Club (CCC), Radioactive Crocs Club (RCC), and Baby Crocs Club (BCC) NFTs on the CCC dashboard. The CCC and RCC collections generate $C4 rewards daily, and this can be tracked on the dashboard. The amount of $C4 generated is determined by the Croc’s rarity rank. Special Edition (SE) Crocs from the CCC collection generate the highest amount, at 200 $C4 daily. The least rare Crocs from the RCC collection generate the lowest amount, at 10 $C4 daily. The exact $C4 staking rewards chart can be found below:



    Unlike the CCC and RCC collections, the BCC collection does not generate staking rewards by itself. Instead, Baby Crocs serve as multipliers for the CCC and RCC collections. Similar to the CCC and RCC collections, the % multiplier is based on the Baby Crocs’ ranks. The rarer the Croc, the higher the multiplier.

    To demonstrate how this pairing works, a Rank 100 Baby Croc provides a 80% staking boost to the CCC/RCC Croc that it’s attached to. The dashboard has been designed such that the highest BCC multipliers are paired up with the highest CCC/RCC staking generator. For example, if someone owns a Rank 100 Baby Croc, Rank 100 CCC, and Rank 100 RCC, their daily rewards would be 160*1.8 + 100 = 288 + 100 = 388 $C4/day.

    $C4 Utility/Use-Cases

    As mentioned earlier, $C4 will be the primary driver of the CCC ecosystem. From games to mints to world-building, $C4 will be necessary for many things planned for the future of CCC.


    At the present (October 2022), $C4 can be used in the following ways:

    • $C4 is needed to participate in cash games on the platform. 1 $C4 = 1 poker chip. It may also be needed for tournaments on the platform…  (coming soon)
    • You can enter weekly lottery drawings, for a chance to win CCC/RCC/BCC NFTs, other project NFTs, or other goodies! Lottery drawings are held weekly, and you can check out the Discord for additional details.
    • You can submit entries into “Croc or No Croc”, which was designed around the famous TV show, Deal or No Deal. One winner will be selected (entries are raffled), and brought onto the game show. Some of the top prizes include: Clay Nation NFT, Jellycube NFT, Special Edition Baby Croc NFT, Mallard Order NFT, Crocs from all 3 collections, and/or loads of $C4.
    • You can enter the C4Rumble. It’s the famous Rumble game (on Discord), but with an entry fee using $C4. The winner can take home $C4, Crocs, or some other goodies.
    • You can participate in the Mutant DAO’s raffling service. Either start your own raffle, or use C4 to enter existing raffles. There are opportunities to win some cool NFTs from other projects using $C4.

    In the future, we expect $C4 to play a role for for things, such as:

    • Purchasing in Swamp Lands
    • Currency to play future games
    • Interact or use other applications in the Swamp Lands
    • Marketing, PR events, etc
    • Stable Coins…
    • CrocPad

    [This section will be updated as more of the CCC ecosystem is created, and more products become available within the broader market].



  4. Section 4 – C4poker.io (& Casino)



    The first addition to the C4 Arcade is the poker platform, C4poker.io. Version #1 (V1) of the poker platform was released in October 2022, which included Cardano’s NAMI-wallet integration, 24/7 cash games, and a basic cashier. 1 $C4 = 1 platform chip, which can be exchanged through the cashier. V1 was intended to be the bare-bones release, and focused on stress-testing the foundation for the platform, such as:

    • Squashing any major bugs resulting from tests with a larger user-base (if any),
    • Receiving feedback from players and community members, and
    • Taking suggestions from the community on general gameplay, improvements, and future content

     

    As part of the Poker Platform launch, a collection of 750 C4 Player Passes was created, as a mechanism to share a portion of profits from the poker platform to holders. These passes only become “active” by holding 8 Crocs (can be any 8 from CCC/RCC/BCC) and being staked to the Dashboard.

     

    The C4 Arcade / Casino should be viewed as a stand-alone application to the greater $C4 ecosystem, which is based on the NFT community and should take off to the global market. 

     

     

    Future iterations will include the following:

     

    1. Version 2 (expectation of implementation is end of 2022, or Q1 of 2023)
    • Functionality and design upgrade.
    • Addition of tournament functionality. 
    • Integration with the updated/modified dashboard.
    • Acceptance of all payment methods (with auto conversion into C4 and back).
    • Integration of USDC4 (Cardano stable token) to payout ada for investors.   

     

    2. Further Versions (2023, maybe into 2024) (Version 3 - ?)

     

    3. Conversion to a full-scale casino:
    • Addition of slots
    • Addition of roulette
    • Addition of other things…

     

    4. Integration into Metaverses (timeframe is pending available metaverses)

     

    5. More things to be added later

     

     

    As the poker platform introduces more features and gets upgrades, it is important to be visible on the marketing front as well. For this, a tentative schedule on the marketing approach is outlined below:


    • Partnership marketing, building brand, cNFT AMAs
    • Bloggers, vloggers marketing, non-cNFT AMAs
    • Lead Generation, Affiliate marketing, Brand marketing, PR events, YouTube, Context marketing

     

    [This section will be updated as more of the C4 Arcade/Casino is developed]




  5. Section 5 – Swamp Lands



    The objective is to create a gamified dApp experience used to unite the CCC games and ecosystem. In the Swamplands, CCC members will be able to manage anything that happens within the project, such as: income generation, Croc Families, Croc Arcade/Casino (bridge between all ecosystems), using internal wallets, sending crypto between dashboard users, Cardano staking, liquidity providing, and voting.

     

     

    The SwampLands will be divided into three (3) areas:

    • Living Lands, consisting of 50,000 lands
    • Recreational Lands, consisting of 10,000 lands
    • Commercial Lands, consisting of 3,000 lands

    All three land types will have a “pre-sale” or “pre-order” period, meaning you can pay the $C4 upfront to reserve your plots on the dashboard. After pre-sale in dashboard is over and SwampLands is fully live, all lands will be available to be withdrawn, sold and used as NFTs, although withdrawing is not a requirement to stake or use lands in the Swamp Land ecosystem. 

    Living Lands

    The living lands will be the backbone of the Swamplands. It will be made available for purchase in the Swamp Lands (gamified Dashboard) using $C4. You do not have to be a Croc holder to purchase lands in the Swamp Lands…but Croc holders will get special treatment. All holders of living lands will be able to stake their NFTs (including non-Croc NFTs). 

    Total Supply:

    • 50,000 lands

    Cost:

    • 2,000 $C4 per land

    Special Offers:

    • Each CCC will receive 1 Living Land, for free (as indicated since Q1)
    • Each Special Edition (SE) CCC will receive 1 Living Land, for free (so total 2 free per SE CCC)
    • Each RCC can buy 1 Living Land within 1 week guaranteed (space reserved even if all others are sold out). Any RCC used to purchase Living Lands will be tagged, so they cannot be used to buy multiple Living Lands. 

    Rewards/Perks/Conditions:

    • Crocs with somewhere to live are living it up! They feel great, and enjoy life. If Crocs feel good, they may sometimes bring owners unexpected gifts, like NFTs, $C4, or ADA. To make your Crocs feel even more at home, you may upgrade your lands several times. The more comfortable the Croc, the more gifts they may bring.
    • Any lands bought with RCC, automatically upgrades with no cost after 30 days of holding RCC and the land (due to the radioactivity within RCC that influences the land).
    • Only one Cardano NFT (Croc or non-Croc) can occupy a Living Land.
    • Similar to how Baby Crocs function, Swamplands will attach as a multiplier to your highest C4 generating Crocs. Swamplands will serve as a 50% multiplier, and calculated after your Baby Crocs pairing has been done. For example:

    C4 generation = (highest CCC/RCC x highest Baby Croc multiplier) x land multiplier

    • Non-Croc NFTs placed on Living lands can be staked for $C4. Non-Croc NFTs will generate 300 $C4 monthly (approx. 10 $C4/day).
    • Living land holders will be able to build/develop on their plots (more details to come later)
    • Living lands can be rented out.

    **The 50% multiplier and 300 $C4/month rate will be provided for 1 year (12 months), after which the staking rewards structure may change. After 2 years of staking, living lands may be used for other purposes.

    [This section will be updated as more information is released]

     

    Recreational Lands

    The recreational lands are where developers can build gaming apps, buying apps, and other types of simple apps. More details on building will be revealed later, but details pertaining to the Recreational Lands can be found below:

    Total Supply:

    • 10,000 lands

    Cost:

    • 15,000 $C4 per land

    Special Offers:

    • Each Croc Family (1 CCC + 1 RCC + 1 BCC) will receive 1 Recreational Land, for free
    • Each Special Edition (SE) CCC will receive 1 Recreational Land, for free

    Rewards/Perks/Conditions:

    • Recreational Lands can be rented out.
    • A Living Land is needed as a prerequisite for the Recreational Land to be active.
    • Liquidity providers will receive one free Recreational Land (if liquidity is provided for at least 3 months and LP size is more than 100 ADA, there will be 1000 land spots reserved for LP providers). Details on minimum liquidity requirement and distribution will be provided later.

    [This section will be updated as more information is released]

     

    Commercial Lands

    The commercial lands serve a similar purpose as the recreational lands, but for larger applications (finance app stores, marketplaces, etc). CCC will be actively building infrastructure here as well. More details on building will be revealed later, but details pertaining to the Commercial Lands can be found below:

    Total Supply:

    • 3,000 lands

    Cost:

    • 30,000 $C4 per land. Can only be purchased by holders of the $C4 Player Pass.

    Special Offers:

    • Each $C4 Player Pass holder will receive 1 Commercial Land, for free
    • Each Special Edition (SE) CCC will receive 1 Commercial Land, for free

    Rewards/Perks/Conditions:

    • Commercial Lands can be rented out.
    • A Living Land is needed as a prerequisite for the Commercial Land to be active.
    • Liquidity providers will receive one free Commercial Land (if liquidity is provided for at least 3 months and LP is more than 0.5% from the pool). Details on minimum liquidity requirement and distribution will be provided later.
    • Commercial lands can utilize extended financial API, SDK and protocols, including VISA/MASTERCARD -> USDC4 protocol for DEXs and dApps. 

    [This section will be updated as more information is released]

    Liquidity Providing

    The Swampland/Dashboard will have a dedicated tab for $C4 liquidity providers (LP).

    • Each LP has the ability to vote/contribute on major questions provided by the team. Voting results would be taken into consideration on all decision making. Note: the results of the voting may or may not dictate the final results.
    • Each LP provider with over 1%+ will be available to initiate a petition to the team. If the petition gains over 50% of the votes, the team will have to publicly address the matter and take any required actions to satisfy the petitions in best interest of the entire CCC ecosystem.
    • LP providers will be able to receive free land in the Commercial and  Recreational zones (after at least 3 months of providing liquidity) amount of zones limited. (More information, such as minimum liquidity requirements and distribution will be provided at a later date).
    • LP providers contributing more than 1% of the pool will have access to a closed chat (after 6 months of providing liquidity) with Poker Pass holders. This chat will serve as an area to discuss future plans for CCC, other projects, and provide alpha information. Later on, members of this chat may receive access to the VIP lounge in Metaverse Casinos, and free invitations and plane tickets to Croc Events (see next section).



  6. Section 6 – Bright Future



    As the ecosystem develops, exclusive events/parties will be made available to Croc holders. Swamp owners, LP providers, and pass holders will have exclusive access and priority. These events serve two purposes: a) to share information, such as alpha on other projects and investment opportunities, and b) to have fun. Depending on circumstances, exclusive guests could make an appearance. The timeframe of these events are unclear, but the earliest could be in Q1 2024. Who knows, maybe there will be a Croc-themed brick and mortar Casino or 5 star Hotel somewhere on the Canarian Islands one day…