What is an Emblem Vault?

A secure way to trade NFTs across blockchains.

Awesome Labs
2 min readSep 24, 2021
Photo by Tim Evans on Unsplash

Emblem vaults are a genius invention. They were created to simplify the trading of crypto assets from non-compatible blockchains and have many potential uses.

Recently NFT archeology on historic and less user friendly blockchains has taken off. And because these chains are not widely accessible, emblem vaults have taken off with them.

But what exactly are they?

The basics…

  • You, the vault creator, mint an empty vault on your blockchain of choice (Ethereum, Polygon, BSC, xDai and Fantom currently supported). The vault is basically it’s own NFT.
  • The vault automatically creates wallets for various blockchains and securely stores the private key send-addresses. BTC/CPY, ETH, LTC, NMC, DGB, DOGE, BCH are currently supported.
  • The public receive-addresses are readily available and any asset from supported blockchains can be mixed, matched and sent into the locked vault.
  • Vaults are tradable on markets like OpenSea, Venly and fangible.
  • Only the owner can “crack the lock” and move assets out of the vault.
  • Once cracked vaults are no longer secure and become un-purchasable on places like OpenSea.

If you let your imagination run the use cases are massive. More down and dirty details can be found in DesktopCommando’s article.

For now, their first product market fit is historic NFTs. Collections like Spells of Genesis and RAREPEPE, originally from 2015 and stored on the Bitcoin blockchain, are now seeing major sales volume on OpenSea via the Ethereum and Polygon blockchains.

It’s all thanks to Circuits of Value and their genius invention emblem.vaults. We’re excited to see what they do next!



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