NFT & Blockchain Gaming Weekly (05/05/2023)

Auction house Sotheby’s launches secondary NFT marketplace. Blur launches NFT lending protocol, Blend. Sports Illustrated launches NFT ticketing platform on Polygon.

May 05, 2023 NFT and Gaming

New Project Spotlight

NFT Collectibles

[COMING SOON] Expedition Gear is an all-new NFT collection, featuring 5 unique backpack NFTs, 25,000 collectibles to be airdropped, as well as 25,000 collectibles to be sold. Expedition Gear

[COMING SOON] SANTUARIO is a collection by award-winning artist Laprisamata. This drop features altars that are inspired by surrealist art and adorned with ornate decorations from over the world. The collection goes live on NFT on 12 May.


Blockchain Games

[COMING SOON] Croskull is launching bitCroSkull, an exclusive Ordinals collection. Croskull will share more about the Ordinals collection in their Twitter Space, titled ‘NFTs & Ordinals: What’s the future for the industry?’.


[LIVE] Defira has launched their latest ‘Fanbase Mining’ competition, where gamers can submit their artwork, ideas, and fan art to win prizes. The contest runs until 11 May, and submissions can be any original content related to Defira.


NFT Metrics

The following table shows select top collections (by weekly sales volume on each platform) and a sample of their art:

PlatformCollectionSales Volume (USD)Floor Price 
OpenSeaMutant Ape Yacht Club$19,000,000
$21,400Image18 NFTLoaded Lions$260,900
$1,300Image3 1 Land – The First Frontier$45,300
MintedVVS Miner Mole$19,400
$190Image8 1
MintedMutant Aiko Beanz$6,000
Sales Volume (USD)$26,600,000
Floor Price 
CollectionMutant Ape Yacht Club
Sales Volume (USD)$19,000,000
Floor Price 
SampleImage18 NFT
CollectionLoaded Lions
Sales Volume (USD)$260,900
Floor Price 
SampleImage3 1 NFT Land – The First Frontier
Sales Volume (USD)$45,300
Floor Price 
CollectionVVS Miner Mole
Sales Volume (USD)$19,400
Floor Price 
SampleImage8 1
CollectionMutant Aiko Beanz
Sales Volume (USD)$6,000
Floor Price 
As of 5 May 2023
Sources: OpenSea, Minted, Research

Blockchain Game Metrics

The following table shows select top games by weekly Unique Active Wallets (UAW):

IskraKlaytn, Ethereum957K
SplinterlandsHive, WAX94K
$4KImage9 1
Axie InfinityRonin, Ethereum33K
SecondLiveBNB Chain27K
$0.8KImage19 1
Planet IXPolygon27K
Blockchain(s)Klaytn, Ethereum
Blockchain(s)Hive, WAX
LogoImage9 1
GameAxie Infinity
Blockchain(s)Ronin, Ethereum
Blockchain(s)BNB Chain
LogoImage19 1
GamePlanet IX
As of 5 May 2023
Sources: DappRadar, Research

Gaming Token Performance

The total market cap for gaming tokens now stands at US$12.43 billion, down -5% from last week.

Gaming Top Gainers and Losers

News Highlights

  • Auction house Sotheby’s launched an on-chain secondary NFT marketplace on Ethereum and Polygon. The artists featured in the marketplace will rotate every few months. The platform will launch with works from 13 leading digital artists, including Tyler Hobbs, the creator of Fidenza.
  • NFT marketplace Blur has launched an NFT lending protocol, Blend, which enables peer-to-peer loans and a Buy Now, Pay Later feature. Blend allows collectors to buy blue-chip NFTs with a smaller upfront payment, by first paying a percentage of the full NFT price before financing the remaining amount.
  • US sports magazine Sports Illustrated is partnering with Ethereum software company ConsenSys to launch an NFT ticketing platform on Polygon. The platform, named ‘Box Office’, will allow event organisers to equip tickets with content such as photo and video highlights, collectibles, and loyalty rewards to engage with fans.
  • Basketball star LeBron James was spotted wearing RTFKT x Nike sneakers that can only be obtained by minting an Ethereum NFT created by Nike subsidiary, RTFKT. RTFKT co-founder Steven ‘Zaptio’ Vasilev also presented James with an honorary Clone X avatar.

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