What is Twigital?
Twigital™ (twin-digital) is a decentralized application (or a DApp). It is a core piece of Web3 infrastructure that facilitates the creation of digital twins. These digital twins come in the form of 3D objects (or assets) that can be utilized in many ways and are compatible with immersive digital environments. Twigital is thrilled to offer a novel solution that creates the digital twin and mints the resulting file to take the form of an NFT all within the workflow of the application.

What does Twigital create?
Twigital creates tokenized digital twins. Twigital is pioneering this concept by offering the first application built to facilitate the creation of these new and exciting filetypes. These files come in the form of .USDZ files (a 3D object filetype) that have been tokenized (in this case on the Hedera public distributed ledger).

What is a DApp?
Decentralized applications (DApps) are built using blockchain or distributed ledger technologies. DApps allow users to transparently complete transactions, verify claims, and collaborate without needing to trust a centralized intermediary. Learn About DApps

What is Hedera?
Hedera is a decentralized, open-source, proof-of-stake public ledger that utilizes the leaderless, asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerance (aBFT) hashgraph consensus algorithm. It is governed by a collusion-resistant, decentralized council of leading enterprises, universities, and web3 projects from around the world. https://hedera.com/

Is there such a thing as a Twigital account?
No. Twigital is a decentralized application. There is no username or password supplied by or recorded by Twigital. When you create an account through Twigital, you are creating a Hedera account. This is how your Twigitals are accessed. Be sure to record your private key and seed phrase to access your Twigital assets. If you already have a Hedera account, you can also “connect” this account to the Twigital DApp. Think of your Hedera account like a key to a mailbox in the cloud.

What does tokenization mean?
When you “tokenize” your Twigital asset, you are creating A non-fungible token (NFT). The top asset in this NFT will be the digital twin. You can tokenize an asset created with the Twigital app, or you can upload compatible 3D files (.USDZ) created elsewhere and tokenize those as well.

What is the difference between connect vs. create account?
When creating an account with the Twigital DApp, a user is creating a Hedera account (NOT a Twigital account). When connecting an account to Twigital, a user is connecting an existing Hedera account.

What is Metadata?
Metadata means "data about data". Metadata is defined as the data providing information about one or more aspects of the data; it is used to summarize basic information about data that can make tracking and working with specific data easier. In Twigitals case, the metadata is organized in a standard schema as defined by Hedera. This may include important information surrounding the creation of the digital asset.

Where are my assets stored?
Twigital assets are stored both to a cloud server maintained by Twigital as well as IPFS (interplanetary file system). Learn About IPFS

Is Twigital’s minting of NFTs bad for the planet?
No, please see the link for more. Twigital practices sustainable and responsible development as part of our core operating thesis. https://hedera.com/use-cases/sustainability