Vault Creation

NFTflow introduces a new vault creation interface that allows you to easily create a public vault for any NFT or a specific subset of IDs for an NFT.

Why create a vault?

Vault creation is at the heart of the NFTflow protocol and allows users and content creators to begin minting fungible ERC20 tokens for any NFT.

By creating NFT-backed ERC20 tokens, users can create liquid markets for otherwise illiquid NFTs whilst also earning fees and rewards from liquidity provision.

Protocol fees have been introduced in V2 of the NFTflow.

Vault Creation Step-by-Step

Create NFTflow Vault

Three fields are required to create an NFTflow vault as shown below.

NFT Asset Address

The NFT asset address is immutable and points to the contract from which this vault will accept mints. By default, all NFT IDs from this contract will be eligible for minting in the vault.

Some assets are already used in other vaults. For example, Art Blocks are used in multiple vaults and separated using eligibility ranges. To avoid adding a duplicate vault and splitting liquidity, review the matching vaults list before proceeding.

Vault Name

This will be the name of the ERC20 token that is minted from this vault.

Vault Symbol

This will be the symbol of the ERC20 token that is minted from this vault.

Both the Vault Name and Vault symbol will appear anywhere that this token appears, from CoinGecko and Etherscan through to Sushi and Uniswap.

A strong name and symbol play a critical part in a vault's long-term success. Try to keep the name singular (PUNK, not PUNKS), six characters or less (to enable ticker links in Twitter), and use a real word where possible (BUNNY, not GENBIT).

Vault Created

Once your create vault transaction has been confirmed onchain you will be notified and asked to proceed to managing your vault.

Your vault will not be visible in the NFTflow app until it has been minted to and published. Click "Manage Vault" to complete the process.

Manage Vault

Vault management allows vault creators to modify a number of important settings as well as publishing the vault so that it becomes visible on the NFTflow app.

Published vaults cannot be edited by the creator, only the DAO can make updates to published vaults. Carefully review the vault's settings before publishing, including setting the Fees and Eligibility screens.

Enable Vault Features

Enable Minting — The most important part of creating a vault is allowing users to mint their NFTs in. If you wanted to use the vault as a way to airdrop tokens for users to redeem NFTs from the vault you might disable the mint feature.

Enable Random Redeems — Allow users to randomly retrieve an NFT from your vault.

Enable Target Redeems — Users will be able to choose the NFTs they are redeem from the vault for an additional fee which you can set within the Fees section.


Fees can now be set on the individual vaults which will then be distributed to the liqudity providers staking their LP. By default all new vaults are set with 5% Mint Fee (meaning you receive 0.95 tokens for each NFT minted), 0% Redeem Fee (so 1 token always can redeem 1 random NFT from the vault), and a 5% Targeted Redeem Fee (1.05 tokens are needed to choose the NFT you want from the vault).

When you first create the vault, and before you finalise the vault, you can set the mint fees to 0% to encourage the initial seeding of the vault. Once seeded, ensure that you change the fee back to 5% before finanlising the vault or no fees will be generated on minting NFTs.

Don't forget that you can use Zaps to bypass the 5% mint fee by providing ETH liquidity for the vault and staking it to earn yourself fees.


A vault's eligibility list is an allow list or range of NFT IDs that can be minted to this vault.

List Module

Use this setting to specific individual IDs to add to the eligibility list.

Eligibility Range

For blocks of eligible IDs, use this setting to specify the "from" and "to" (inclusive) IDs that will be added to the eligibility list. These work well for projects like Art Blocks Curtated which are all minted from the same contract but have distinct ranges for each project.

Publishing your Vault

Before your vault will be visible on the app you will need to mint at least one eligible NFT.

Once you've added one or more NFTs to your new vault you will have the option to publish your vault. Remember, once the vault has been published the ownership is passed to the DAO and you will no longer be able to update the Fees or Eligibilities.

Once confirmed you will be redirected to the vault detail page. On this page it will provide you with an overview of the vault details, including Vault ID, URL, Token Address, current Holdings, and Lifetime Fees.


I am being warned about the vault name or symbol, what does this mean?

Naming conventions provide structure for NFTflow vaults that makes them instantly recognisable across platforms and help improve the network effects for all participants in the NFTflow ecosystem.

Naming conventions

Vault Name

Vault Symbol

Alphanumeric only

Less than 7 characters

Capitalized (i.e. Meebits)

Singular (i.e. PUNK for CryptoPunks floor vault)


Real words where possible

The tight recommendations on Vault Symbol are in place to conform to Twitter's cashtag standard.

Why isn't my vault isn't showing in the NFTflow app?

The most common reason for this is that your vault does not yet have holdings or has not been published. To add holdings, visit the vault management page and click "Add Holdings".

Last updated