Worlds has moved out of the Foundation Marketplace contract and now exists on their own dedicated Worlds contract, where the Worlds’ ownership is represented with an NFT.

By moving Worlds to their own Smart Contract, Foundation is able to continually improve the Worlds’ experience with new features such as the ability to add teammates and configure more secure payments addresses. Further, ownership of a World is now represented with an NFT, giving Worlds greater portability across web3. Worlds created on or after October 4th, 2023, are automatically created in this upgraded architecture. Any World created before that will require a one-time upgrade to unlock access to upcoming new Worlds features.

Worlds that are not upgraded before December 18th, 2023 will become inactive. For more information on this change, check out our FAQ below.

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To upgrade your world:

  1. Navigate to the world using your Worlds Dashboard.
  2. Click Upgrade now.
  3. Confirm the transaction in your wallet to create your world NFT. Gas fees are the cost of interacting with the Ethereum blockchain and are not set or collected by Foundation.

Upgrading your world cannot be undone.

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Your World is now upgraded and your World NFT has been added to your wallet to certify ownership onchain. You’ll now be the first to receive all future World features as they’re released!


Is there a deadline as to when my World should be upgraded? 

December 18, 2023. Worlds that are not upgraded before that date will be removed and no longer appear on Foundation. 

What happens to non-upgraded worlds after December 18, 2023? 

Worlds that have not been upgraded before that date will be removed and will no longer appear on Foundation. That means Worldbuilders will no longer have access to their world or their dashboard. Sellers will no longer be able to list 1/1s, Editions, or Drops in those non-upgraded worlds. 

Why are we making this decision?

Foundation strives to provide artists and curators a best-in-class experience. 

As it exists today, Worlds operates in two forms: a data construct living in Foundation’s market contract and as NFTs in Worldbuilders’s wallets that operate on a separate World’s contract. By having these separate instances of worlds, our time to build effective tools for our curators is divided up into two. 

By focusing our time and efforts into our updated and more decentralized worlds architecture, where a world is represented as an NFT and operates through its own smart contract, we can continue to deliver better experiences for curators and, in turn, their creators. 

My artwork is currently listed in a non-upgraded world. What happens if it sells after the world is removed. Will the curator still receive a fee?

No. NFTs/Drops/Editions that are in a world that has been removed are not subject to a curator fee. Only the normal Foundation fees will be applied. 


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