Charged + Taggr + Cortex: A Novel Utility Stack

Mango Dogwood
Charged Particles
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5 min readMay 31


Together, we are once again pushing forward the envelope of Web 3.0 Utility.

As a team of utility-focused builders in the Web 3 space, integration with our new partners at Cortex has been incredibly exciting, and in the last few weeks and months, we’ve been prototyping products made possible by our respective technologies.

Today, we’re celebrating the launch of our recent prototypes as well as looking down the road to see what the intersection of these technologies implies for the space at large. But, before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take brief look at each of these technologies.


Charged Particles is a protocol that allows users to deposit ERC-20, 1155, and 721s inside an NFT. A scarce NFT (e.g. Art, Collectible, Virtual Real Estate, In-Game Item, etc.) can now be transformed into a basket holding a number of other tokens. The Principal amount can be time-locked inside the NFT, and through integration with Aave’s aTokens, the programmable yield from these DeFi yield-generating assets is just a few clicks away.

Taggr, a sister brand founded by the team at Charged Particles, produces 5-layer encrypted, blockchain-ready NFC tags which help bridge the physical to the digital. Connect secure & encrypted NFC tags to your Real-World items and guarantee their Authenticity. By scanning the tag, the owner can claim the associated NFT on the blockchain which represents a unique and one-of-a-kind digital version of the physical item. Start with the digital and claim the physical or vice versa.

Authentication for fashion, automotive, ticketing, identity, and much more.

“Nesting and bundling content inside an NFT makes complete sense within the context of Web 3.0 publishing and digital identity. Proof of attendance, skills, qualifications, ticketing, works, writings, art, community participation, virtual fashion, and all the other tokenizable qualia of digital identity. Taking this composability the next level by embedded these NFT Smart Wallets inside a physical object helps connect the dots between identity, communities, brands, loyalty programs, and on-chain authenticity.”

Mango, Creative Director, Charged Particles

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Cortex is a scalable foundation for just about any kind of content on Web3, the user-owned web. It is an information system that lays the groundwork for decentralized namespaces in a completely scalable way. That means you could build social apps where the users own their social posts, a private document network for communities like DAOs where the documents are all proven and signed with multisig by the authorized parties, or a gallery for your artwork.

“Cortex has some very unique NFT domain projects including custom .ape, .hmn, and .pepe domains (launching imminently). Our partnership with Charged Particles is allowing us to insert some really fun utilities within those NFT domain names. This is truly groundbreaking for the future of NFTs that will expand the kinds of things they can do.”

Leo Kish, Co-founder, Cortex

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Combining these technologies into a single stack lets you create something brand new — a physical asset, authenticated on-chain, that acts as an access pass, a fully functional domain, a smart wallet, merchandise, customer loyalty program object, and much more. The sky is really the limit here.

Together, our first activations were at NFTNYC 2023 for the Nolcha, W3BSTOCK, and PizzaDAO events.

Cortex x Taggr keychains being manufactured.

This unique item, embedded with a Taggr tag and linked to a Cortex/Charged Particles NFT, was your ticket to ride a one-of-a-kind, immersive flight simulator installation at Nolcha’s NFTNYC event.

Left to right: Ryan Howsam, Mango. Photo by Uncle Nate

Participants could claim the NFT with their phone and validate that they are in fact the owner of both the physical object as well as the NFT. This means for future events, you can prove ownership of a digital asset without needing to bring that valuable asset with you to an event. Keep your assets safe at home, and reap all the benefits of being a holder in person.

Not only that, but it also acts as a wallet. This means tokens from all the events you attend with such an object can be stored inside this growing cultural ledger.

And it’s a full-fledged domain. Not just an ENS name, but a bridged Web 2.0— Web 3.0 namespace which resolves to standard browsers.

An NFT, art, wallet, and domain — all inside a tangible object.

This website was built on the Cortex network and linked to the physical Flight Crew keychain. Visit to learn more.

With a number of exciting new partnership activations planned for the coming year, the teams at Cortex, Taggr, and Charged Particles are getting very excited for how these ideas will scale.

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Applications of Charged Particles:

Asset Bundles | ✅ Metaverse Composability Tooling
Regenerative Finance | ✅ Vesting Capsules | ✅ Gift Baskets | ✅ NFT Index Funds | ✅ DAO Governance Tools | ✅ Airdrops Directly Into NFTs
Creative Crow-Funding Campaigns | ✅ Financially Appreciating Artworks | ✅ NFTs as User Accounts | ✅ Escrow Capsules

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Mango Dogwood
Charged Particles

Charged Particles Community Manager

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