1. Create a Tonic account
In order to participate in Tonic art collections, you will need to create a Tonic Account. You can do this by visiting the tonic.xyz home page and clicking on “Sign in”in the top right-hand side of the home page. At sign in, you have two options:
You can connect your existing web3 wallet. For this option, select Metamask or WalletConnect
You can create a non-custodial wallet by using your email address through an external service Web3Auth. For this option, select to proceed with Google authentication or email authentication
2. Preview a collection
A few weeks before each collection release, we will also be unveiling a collection preview on our site. Make sure you come visit our site to get a sneak peek at some works in each collection.
To stay up to date on upcoming auctions, join our mailing list at tonic.xyz. We will send out information on upcoming art releases, live and virtual events, and education. If you are interested in a specific artist’s release, make sure to share your email through the “Get Notified” link on each artist’s profile card on the homepage.
3. Bid live in the dutch auction
If you signed up to be notified of a particular release you will receive a calendar hold several days before the auction starts to remind you to bid.
At the time of the auction, return to the Tonic.xyz site and click on the Collection Page to bid in the auction. To place a bid, sign in, click on “Mint your Piece”, and follow the checkout flow.
The bidding process will be in a Dutch Auction format, with the mint beginning with a pre-set starting price and decreasing at regular intervals until the collection is sold out or the resting price is reached. The specific pricing of each auction can be found on each Collection Page. Regardless of whether you are using your own web3 wallet or an email provisioned wallet, you can pay with either ETH, if you have ETH in your wallet, or credit card in the checkout flow. After you place a bid in the auction, it will take a few seconds to a few minutes for the transaction to get confirmed on the blockchain.
Once confirmed, your screen will refresh to showcase your newly minted artwork.