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Understanding the Platform

Singular vs Kanaria

Singular is an NFT marketplace built by the RMRK team to allow artists and collectors trade NFTs.
Kanaria is an advanced NFT project also built by the RMRK team. It was originally created as a means to display the full power of the RMRK 2.0 NFT protocol that allows NFTs to:
Own other NFTs
Have multiple resources
Receive emojis (emotes) on-chain
Change based on conditions
Thus, in Kanaria there are birds who can own items (including backgrounds, headwear, handheld pieces, and more). It has a dedicated website and its own marketplace where users can trade NFTs.
As an artist who wants to sell your creations as NFTs, your only concern is with Singular. But if you find the idea of Kanaria fun, then you are free to join in.

Is Singular eco-friendly?

Yes. Singular is eco-friendly because it runs on Kusama.
Kusama is eco-friendly because it is a proof-of-stake blockchain that uses much less energy than proof-of-work blockchains. This is possible because proof-of-stake blockchains don’t rely on computational power to secure the blockchain. Instead, they rely on economic value staked on the network. This makes them over 1000 times more energy efficient.
In short, with Kusama, you don’t have to worry about polluting the environment because it truly is not a concern. Here is an you can read for more information.

What is RMRK?

Here is how it works:
RMRK is the protocol that enables decentralized apps (dApps like Singular and Kanaria) to be built. Other builders are free to use the RMRK protocol to build anything they want.
The company is also called RMRK.
$RMRK is the token/currency.
Most times when we talk about RMRK, we are talking about the protocol that powers everything.
You don’t need $RMRK to interact with the RMRK protocol. However, there are some services in the RMRK ecosystem (Singular and Kanria) that are only possible with $RMRK.


The difference between RMRK and KSM is not relevant to your use of Singular.
RMRK is a protocol that lives on top of the Kusama blockchain. Think of Kusama as a computer and RMRK as the software running on that computer. KSM is the token of the Kusama blockchain just as $RMRK is the token of the RMRK protocol.
The only thing to note is that (for now) you can only pay transaction fees on Singular in KSM. This is because each time you interact with Singular, you are interacting with the Kusama blockchain and so you need to pay for that interaction.

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