This section covers how to use the contracts anywhere you want to split onchain payments.
All of these contracts can only distribute ETH and ERC20s. Do not send NFTs.
The first thing to do is locate the contract address. Remember that each contract has a unique address at which it can receive ETH and ERC20 tokens. The address is displayed in two places in the app.
The first is in the header of the contract detail page. Hovering over it will reveal the full address, and clicking on it will copy it to your clipboard.
The second place is in the URL of the page itself. It is the text after
/accounts/ that begins with
Funds can be sent to this address from any exchange, marketplace, wallet, or smart contract. Just paste in your contract's address anytime you want funds split according to the rules of the contract.
To find all the contracts you're part of, either connect your wallet and navigate to the "My account page", or search for your ENS/address. Within the accounts section, click on the filter dropdown and select "Earning from". You can also filter by contracts you control, your bookmarks, different contract types, and more.
If you're having trouble locating specific contracts or accounts, double check
the network you're viewing or the wallet you're connected to. Drop us a note in
user-support channel in Discord (opens in a new tab) if you're
still having trouble.
All the contracts are designed to be used with other platforms within the Ethereum ecosystem. Below are a few places where people are using them today. Remember that all you have to do is paste your contract address into the payout field.
Splitting revenue from primary sales? Check out this guide (opens in a new tab) on using 0xSplits + Manifold + Zora.
When creating a collection on OpenSea, you can add creator earnings (i.e. royalties) and specify the address to which the earnings will be sent. OpenSea’s instructions are here (opens in a new tab). Just paste in your contract's address into the "Creator Earnings" section. Note: you can split Creator Earnings directly on OpenSea, however, since OS uses a push model this makes it more expensive (opens in a new tab) for the buyer each time your NFT is sold.
At this time, OpenSea does not allow setting a Creator Earnings for an individual item. Creator Earnings can only be added (opens in a new tab) at the Collection level. In the future, we hope to see more platforms follow Zora’s approach (opens in a new tab) in letting creators specify a “funds recipient” field on a per-item basis.
Zora’s V3 contracts (opens in a new tab) allow for developers to
specify a “seller funds recipient”. This is the address that funds are sent to
when the NFT is sold. All you have to do is set the
sellerFundsRecipient (opens in a new tab)
to be your contract's address. You can find more about using 0xSplits in Zora's
here (opens in a new tab).
While creating a NFT on Foundation, creators can optionally split earnings for that NFT with up to three other addresses natively through Foundation. Instructions are here (opens in a new tab). Using 0xSplits within Foundation is easy – just paste your contract's address into the recipient field while creating a Foundation split.
Why use 0xSplits within Foundation? Though conceptually they may seem similar, functionally 0xSplits and Foundation splits are quite different.
- 0xSplits have mutability, allowing you to change the recipients & percentages in the future without having to mint a new NFT contract.
- 0xSplits are not tied to any one particular NFT contract or platform. They can be reused again and again across any platform. This means you can use the exact same Split on OpenSea, Zora, Foundation, Manifold, etc.
- 0xSplits allow for up to ~500 recipients, whereas Foundation limits you to 4 recipients (including yourself). This is because on Foundation the split logic happens each time the NFT is sold, passing on that cost to the buyer.
- 0xSplits splitting logic is batched & exists as a standalone function that is handled by bots/third parties. The cost of splitting on Foundation is paid for by the buyer each time the NFT changes hands.
All this is not to say 0xSplits is better than Foundation splits! They're very different and were each designed with different constraints in mind. The best tool for the job depends on the job itself. We encourage you to learn about the tradeoffs of each option, and reach out if you have any questions.
Manifold makes it super easy for people to set royalties on their NFT contracts. Their approach is very similar to Foundation's, and it's worth reading the above section if you haven't already. You can read Manifold's instructions here (opens in a new tab). To use 0xSplits on Manifold, just enter the Split's address in the "Default Royalties" section.
It's also worth nothing that Manifold allows you to mint NFTs, meaning what you configure on Manifold relates only to secondary sales. To split primary sales revenue from a Manifold NFT, check out this guide (opens in a new tab).