EXPress Tokens (EXPT)



WHAT ARE EXPRESS TOKENS?

Express tokens are fungible tokens which are created using an ERC-20 smart contract on the Polygon blockchain. Information about the smart contract can be found on the Polygonscan website here. The official symbol for an Express token is "EXPT".

HOW DO I GET THEM?

Express Air pilots have the opportunity to accrue EXPT by dispatching scheduled flights and completing them using the vaBase ACARs for official tracking and recording. The vaBase ACARs will compute the official miles for the completed flight and the pilot will accrue one (1) EXPT for each nautical mile credited by the vaBase ACARs. You can find your current accrued balance of EXPT by logging into the Express Air website and going to your "EXPT Account" page. This page is an accrual account maintained by Express Air Virtual for record keeping only. It's purpose is to show how many EXPT have been accrued "on paper" for a pilot.

CAN I MINT THESE TOKENS?

If you have a MetaMask cryptowallet and would like to convert your "on paper" accrual balance into EXPT crypto tokens, you may connect your MetaMask wallet to the EXPT Account page by clicking the button that says "Connect MetaMask Wallet". Make sure that your wallet is connected to the Polygon Mainnet and not the Ethereum Mainnet. After you make a successful connection, then you will be given two new buttons. The "Install EXPT on MetaMask" button will prepare your MetaMask wallet to accept and view EXPT tokens. You should only need to do this step once. After installing EXPT to your MetaMask wallet, press the "Transfer Accrued EXPT to MetaMask" button which will then mint your accrued balance of EXPT and transfer those tokens to your MetaMask wallet. Simultaneously, a debit will be shown on your accrual transaction report which shows the transfer and the resetting of your accrued balance back to "0". Note: You must have a nominal amount of MATIC (Polygon) token in your wallet in order to mint the tokens. There is a step-by-step guide below if you need further help.

WHAT IS THE SUPPLY OF THESE TOKENS?

It is important to note that no EXPT was pre-minted or minted when the smart contract was deployed. In other words, the total supply of EXPT immediately after contract deployment was zero "0". EXPT will only be minted by the pilots with one exception - pilot jump seat fees, if any, will accrue to Express Air Admin and may be minted into EXPT tokens by Express Air Admin. It is the intention that Express Air Admin will use the accrued balance and tokens to run promotional give-aways and to reward pilots for their success in periodic flying contests. With that being said, there is no cap to the amount of EXPT which can be minted. Pilots can fly as much as they want without fear that the contract will run dry. It must also be noted that EXPT is simply a token associated with a virtual airline operating in a virtual flying simulation. The uses of the token are most likely to be used only within the virtual airline experience. Even those uses are not fully understood yet. It is merely a way to simulate an in-game economy for fun. Furthermore, EXPT has no real value and there is no guarantee of any future real value for EXPT. Express Air Virtual also reserves the right to change the amount of EXPT accrued per mile or even change, in its entirety, how EXPT is accrued. PIREPS will also be audited to ensure that pilots are not flying unnecessary miles in order to pump-up their EXPT accrual. There is also no guarantee that Express Air Virtual will remain operational beyond any timeframe.

NEED A METAMASK CRYPTO WALLET?

MetaMask is the only crypto wallet we currently support. You can learn more from the MetaMask website here.

If you need further assistance, here's a 1-minute YouTube video that walks you through the MetaMask set-up process.




CHANGE METAMASK NETWORK TO POLYGON MAINNET! (IMPORTANT)

MetaMask has the Ethereum Mainnet as the default blockchain network. You will need to change this to the Polygon Mainnet!

1. On MetaMask, select the Network tab



2. Click "Add Network" and select "Polygon Mainnet" from the list



3. Click "Approve" to add the network to your list of choices and then select "Polygon Mainnet" as your network



NEED TO FUND YOUR CRYPTO WALLET WITH MATIC/Polygon?

To mint EXPT tokens, you will need to have a nominal amount of MATIC/Polygon in your MetaMask wallet. $5 USD of MATIC will be plenty to start. You can purchase MATIC/Polygon from popular crypto exchanges like Coinbase and Binance and then transfer the MATIC to your MetaMask wallet address. Just make sure that you are purchasing MATIC on the Polygon chain versus MATIC on the Ethereum chain. MATIC/Polygon is what you need. An alternative to using Coinbase or Binance is to purchase MATIC/Polygon directly on MetaMask using the "Buy" button which will allow you to purchase MATIC/Polygon directly into your MetaMask wallet. MetaMask has contracted with several service providers what will allow you (depending on your country) to simply use a debit or credit card to purchase MATIC/Polygon. However, there was a minimum purchase of $30 USD of MATIC at the time of these screenshots below.

Within the MetaMask wallet, select the "Buy" button



After some questions about your country, etc., they will provide your available payment methods



The default is to purchase Ethereum but you will need to change this to MATIC/Polygon



You will be given a list and you need to choose MATIC/Polygon --- not MATIC/Ethereum



The minimum purchase was $30 USD for the debit/credit card payment method



STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO CONNECTING AND MINTING


You can download the PDF here. Or you can follow the same step-by-step guide below. This guide assumes that you have already setup and funded a MetaMask wallet with a nominal amount of MATIC/Polygon and are connected to the Polygon Mainnet - not the Ethereum Mainnet.

CONNECT METAMASK WALLET

1. Open your web brower (i.e. Google Chrome) and Login to “Flight Crew” on the Express Air Virtual website



2. Goto to your drop-down and select “EXPT Account” (highlighted)



3. Goto upper right corner to your extensions (i.e. puzzle piece)



4. Verify that MetaMask appears as an extension (if not, then add it)



5. Click the “CONNECT METAMASK WALLET” button



6. Select account you wish to connect to website then click “Next”



7. Click “Connect”



INSTALL EXPT TO METAMASK

8. View wallet at extension and click “Tokens” – EXPT is NOT showing!!



9. Click the “INSTALL EXPT ON METAMASK” button



10. Click “Add token”



11. View wallet at extension and verify that EXPT is now showing as a Token!



TRANSFER ACCRUED EXPT TO METAMASK

12. Click “TRANSFER ACCRUED EXPT TO METAMASK” button



13. Note: Accrued Balance reset to “0”. Click “Site suggestions >” on wallet (middle)



14. Edit gas fee menu. Click “Aggressive” (MATIC is so cheap, so let’s not wait)



15. Click “Confirm” (note: gas fee to aggressive mint was 0.0124 MATIC which is $0.006 USD, or less than a penny on Sept. 18, 2023)



16. Success! In this example, 200 EXPT was minted and now shows in MetaMask Balance!



CONFIRM EXPT MINTED

17. View wallet at extension. Click the “Mint” transaction that was confirmed.



18. View mint transaction details and then click “x”



19. Click “Tokens” to view your EXPT MetaMask wallet balance. Success!



TROUBLESHOOT #1: NOT CONNECTED TO POLYGON MAINNET?

1. View wallet at extension. Says “Ethereum Mainnet” - blue symbol! HELP!



2. Click drop-down by Ethereum Mainnet and then select Polygon Mainnet! (if you don’t see Polygon Mainnet as an option - go to step #4)



3. Polygon Mainnet (magenta-color symbol) is now connected! You’re done! You do NOT need to do steps #4-#6.



4. But Polygon wasn’t in the drop-down menu? Click “SWITCH TO POLYGON”



5. Click “Approve”



6. Polygon Mainnet (magenta-color symbol) is now connected! You’re done!