Crypto Records, NFT Sales Records & The Blockchain Game of the Year! — Play to Earn #54
$800.000 for one NFT, from Ethereum to Matic, NBA Top Shot in a flow
🚀 ONE RECORD. AND ANOTHER ONE! 🚀
With bitcoin almost hitting a value of $40.000 we can definitely say the blockchain market is on fire. This is good in terms of value, but it’s actually really problematic in terms of network congestion on the Ethereum blockchain. Gas fees are crazy high. However, there are still records being set with the sales of digital collectibles and crypto art. At the same time we’re seeing other projects moving away from Ethereum and embracing layer-2 solutions, which offer faster and much cheaper transactions. As a result other blockchains like Wax and Flow can now have their moment in the spotlight. — Robert Hoogendoorn
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The trading card game SkyWeaver is moving its project to Matic, because the current gas fees make their play-to-earn business model no longer beneficial for the company nor the community. Incredibly high gas fees make it impossible to create or transfer cards, basically putting the game’s virtual economy to a halt. Moving the game to layer-2 solution Matic, will allow Horizon Games to offer cheap minting options while transactions are just a fraction of the price on Ethereum. ▶▶▶ Read more
Not every blockchain project is hampered by the problems on Ethereum. NBA Top Shot is all about digital collectibles based on the NBA basketball competition. Collectors buy and sell short video clips from NBA matches, basically acquiring themselves a piece of history. These clips come in different rarities and therefore have different values. On Tuesday they had 250 thousand dollars in trading volume, which was a new record. ▶▶▶ Read more
In addition a 26 thousand dollar collectible sold on Thursday, setting a new record for an individual sale.
The very first crypto artwork minted on SuperRare exchanged hands for 112 thousand dollars. One year ago the artwork sold for 10 percent of that price. The AI Generated Nude Portrait #1 isn’t the only artwork in the series that sold over the week. Numbers three and five also switched hands for 96 thousand dollars and 119 thousand dollars respectively. The original creator of these artworks is someone who goes by the nickname Videodrome, and thanks to blockchain technology he earns a commission over every of his creations sold on the secondary market. ▶▶▶ Read more
Even though Polyient Games needed to pay a 40 dollar gas fee for the transaction, that’s overall a small amount to transfer 800.000 dollars. Because that’s the amount the investment company paid for the Citadel of the Sun in the upcoming online game Mirandus. In addition Polyient Games will take care of the entire economical layer of the online world, creating in-world banks and integrating their DEX into the game world. ▶▶▶ Read more
Last year the Play to Earn Community created a shortlist, and after that the entire online world had the ability to vote. Turns out, the Axie Infinity community is quite vocal. Axie Infinity won the award for Blockchain Games of the Year, while also taking home a variety of other prizes. ▶▶▶ Read more
If you think blockchain and cryptocurrencies are cutting edge, that non-fungible tokens can blow your head off. Especially when we’re talking about digital fashion. Digitalax has published their whitepaper and portrays a future where digital influencers in a metaverse can wear virtual clothing as part of a sponsorship deal. Even the (digital) fashion industry is tapping into the potential of play-to-earn as a business model, while combining it with influencer marketing. ▶▶▶ Read more
More Crypto Art & Collectibles Headlines
- Another Record Purchase for Cryptopunks — $150.000! 🤑💰💲
- Carl Cox Adds Music to Crypto Art Project — Dropping on Niftygateway 🎧🎶
- Gamified NFT Marketplace Inspired by Japanese Culture — 🎌🍡🍙 Yataaaaa!
- 18-Year-Old Artist Sold $373.000 in Crypto Art — That’s Fewocious! 🎨
More Gaming Headlines
- Dark Country Plays with Scarcity and Rarity — Burning cards 🔥🔥
- Planetarium Gets $2 Million Funding for Serverless Games — Decentralize! 💪
- Illuvium Combines DeFi with Monster Catching — 🐰🐭🐹 Catch these!
- Somnium Space Real-Estate Accessible From Web — 📱 Also works on mobile!
- New MMO Farsite Combines DeFi and Gaming — 🌒 Still some time away
- Liverpool FC Added to Sorare Fantasy Football — ⚽ YNWA!
PLAY TO EARN COMMUNITY UPDATE
This week there has been quite some conversation about Mirandus and Alien Worlds on our Discord. I’ve launched new rewards for social media activity and a big essay / writing competition. In addition the Meme Competition for this month is focused on the slogan “This is the $PLAY”. The best entries will win from the $PLAY prize pool!
At the same time I’m looking for a tool to make a weekly quiz on our Wordpress website, and based on the results of a quiz I want the user to be able to claim a certain reward ($PLAY tokens). Ideally I want users to be able to connect all their crypto wallets, like for example Wax, EOS, Tron and of course Ethereum. You think you can help? Join our community on Discord!
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