NFT & Blockchain Gaming Weekly – 📊 Pudgy Penguins Floor Price Surpasses BAYC

Pudgy Penguins floor price up 25% weekly, surpasses BAYC. SBI Holdings is launching an NFT minting for the World Expo 2025. Notcoin launches Telegram Gaming Accelerator.

Jul 05, 2024 NFT and Gaming

Quick Take

  • Weekly Trend: The Pudgy Penguins NFT collection experienced a significant surge in value and activity. Its floor price rose by 57%, from 7.29 ETH on 19 June to 11.45 ETH currently, marking a 25% weekly increase.
  • Top NFT Drops: The Tactical Gear Depot, Lucha Transformation: From Snacks to Six-Packs, Lucid Dreams.
  • Notable NFT News: Notcoin launches Telegram Gaming Accelerator; Catizen sets Airdrop; Pixelverse launches PIXFI token; Nexon’s MapleStory N testnet goes live; SBI Holdings introduces ‘EXPO 2025 Digital Wallet’ project.

Chart of the Week

The Pudgy Penguins NFT collection experienced a significant surge in value and activity, spurred by Pudgy Penguins and OverpassIP forming the parent company, Igloo Inc. Igloo also acquired Frame, an Ethereum-based rollup network focused on NFT creation, trading, and management. The collection’s floor price rose by 57%, from 7.29 ETH on 19 June 2024 to 11.45 ETH at the time of writing, marking a 25% increase week-on-week. Its market capitalisation (105,000 ETH) surpassed Bored Ape Yacht Club (101,000 ETH) on 3 July 2024 following the floor price rally. Pudgy Penguins CEO Luca Netz also set a bold price target of 200 ETH per Pudgy Penguin, contributing to the surge.

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The following table shows selected top games by weekly volume in USD:

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Gaming Token Performance

The total market cap for gaming tokens now stands at $21.13 billion, decreasing by -15.65% from last week.

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News Highlights

  • Notcoin has partnered with AI-powered analytics firm Helika to launch the Telegram Gaming Accelerator, aiming to foster the development of new crypto-backed Telegram games. This initiative seeks to capitalise on Telegram’s vast user base and replicate the viral success of Notcoin and similar games like Hamster Kombat and Catizen.
  • Catizen and Pixelverse are advancing in the Telegram gaming space. Catizen is planning an airdrop in July as part of its Phase III roadmap. Pixelverse is launching its PIXFI token on The Open Network (TON).
  • Nexon, a leading global game developer and publisher known for popular titles such as MapleStory and Dungeon Fighter Online, opened registration for the Pioneer Test of MapleStory N, its blockchain-integrated MMORPG. This test phase allows global gamers to experience the new features and mechanics by completing a survey on the official website.
  • SBI Holdings, a Tokyo-based financial services company and Ripple partner, is launching an NFT minting service on the XRP Ledger for the World Expo 2025 as part of the ‘EXPO 2025 Digital Wallet’ project. The service will allow attendees to collect and create unique NFTs, with the initiative limited to 500 users and featuring additional benefits like lucky draws and prizes.

Recent Research Reports

  • New Developments in GameFi: Play-to-Airdrop and Prediction Markets: Both play-to-airdrop and prediction markets have blurred the boundaries between Web2 and Web3. Our latest report looks into new developments in GameFi by delving deeper into these two trends.
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