Burning Man Going Virtual — Play to Earn #34
This week feat. The Sandbox, Hash Rush, Taurion, Decentraland and awesome crypto art projects!
Welcome to a new Play to Earn Newsletter. Last week we launched www.playtoearn.online — today Xaya Tech is launching their Taurion Treasure Hunt in which gamers can find digital assets with a total value of $15.000 — I’d say that’s a good way to spend your weekend! Register here and get some vehicles for free. While the you’re downloading Taurion, please enjoy our latest newsletter!
— Robert Hoogendoorn
I’ve never been to Burning Man. Probably never will. However, I do like a good EDM festival once in a while, and I understand the history and hype surrounding Burning Man. Thanks to COVID-19 and the pandemic, everything is different this year. That’s why all kinds of enthusiastic communities are joining forces to bring Burning Man to the virtual world. This includes blockchain-powered worlds like Cryptovoxels and Somnium Space. ▶▶▶ Read more
During an AMA in the official Telegram group for The Sandbox, Sebastien Borget from TSB Gaming told the community that SAND will be required to buy virtual land. Users will no longer be able to use DAI or ETH for their land acquisitions. SAND launches just recently through Binance’s platform, and is now available on a variety of exchanges. Demand for SAND is going up, in the past 48 hours it went up in value from $0.048 to $0.075. ▶▶▶ Read more
MetaFactory has introduced a new concept which allows the owner of a certain crypto art to earn money from merchandise sales. They call the concept NFT Collector Royalties. In this system both the creator of the original artwork and the current owner of the artwork share in the profits of merchandise sales. The first owner of such an NFT is — of course — WhaleShark. ▶▶▶ Read more
Gamers and collectors have spent almost 25 million dollars on digital assets and virtual land for Decentraland. According to blockchain research firm Messari there have been more than 76 thousand assets sold since March 2018. This would suggest an average price of 325 dollars per asset. ▶▶▶ Read more
Yesterday José Delbo dropped some more comic book on the market through MakersPlace. An unique piece called Citizens Unite is still on auction (4.8 ETH at the moment), a colored collaboration with Primal Cypher has only one out of ten prints left. In addition a 20 print edition called In The Darkness Above She Waits also has one copy left. During his first sale on MakersPlace, Delbo sold one artwork for $8190. The general theme in his digital art is superheroes fighting the pandemic. ▶▶▶ Read more
Gaming blockchain project GameCredits has announced the acquisition of crypto game Satoshi Battles. It’s very likely that the GAME token will be integrated into the game, alongside other adjustments. Details about the acquisition have not been made public. ▶▶▶ Read more
The blockchain-powered massively multiplayer online game War Riders has integrated Chainlink to enable the full usage of human-readable usernames. Using regular nicknames players will be able to deposit and withdraw assets and currencies from and to their game account. The solution uses off-chain scalability, while providing lower costs for crypto transfers. ▶▶▶ Read more
TSB Gaming has integrated the Arkane Wallet into The Sandbox, allowing users to login using social media like Twitter, Facebook and Google accounts. By integrating the wallet service into their game, The Sandbox wants to make it super easy for gamers to join the platform. TSB Gaming has scheduled The Sandbox to launch by the end of this year. ▶▶▶ Read more
Hash Rush has reach a major milestone as now ten thousand players have made an account and played the game. The milestone comes at a moment the game is making some significant changes to the core gameplay. In addition some plans in regards to the implementation of blockchain-powered mechanics have been revised. ▶▶▶ Read more
In the Play to Earn Newsletter I talk a lot about blockchain games, non-fungible tokens, play-to-earn, interoperability and a lot more terminology that can’t be considered mainstream. On playtoearn.online I try to educate people as much as possible about these things. Take the play-to-earn business model for example, how can you make money from playing games? How does this benefit the developers? Can you be a full-time gamer? Good questions I hope to answer. This week I want to highlight the play-to-earn business model, but feel free to scavenge the website for a lot more information. Also, feel free to drop a comment on this newsletter and let me know if you have any additional questions. You can also reach out to me on Twitter @playtoearn. ▶▶▶ Read about play-to-earn