NFT & Blockchain Gaming Weekly (06/10/2023)

PayPal files a patent for an NFT marketplace. Yuga Labs blocks trading its latest collection ‘Otherside Mara’ on major NFT marketplaces. Aavegotchi and The Sandbox announce game and airdrop plans.

Oct 06, 2023 NFT and Gaming

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Yuga Labs, the creator of NFT collections like Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club, has taken a strong stance on protecting creator royalties. The firm has done this by blocking the trading of its latest NFT collection ‘Otherside Mara’ on several major NFT marketplaces. These include OpenSea, Blur, LooksRare, and SudoSwap V1. 

This move is a response to marketplaces backtracking on their commitment to ensure fair compensation for creators when their NFTs are resold on the secondary market. Yuga Labs aims to support marketplaces that enforce royalties, such as X2Y2, Rarible, and Sudoswap V2, and only allows trading of its newest NFTs on these platforms. Otherside Mara Analytics

New Project Spotlight

NFT Collectibles

[LIVE] Take your explorations to the next level with’s latest collection, ‘ Expedition Gear: Tools of the Trade‘. It serves as a complementary collection to the first ‘ Expedition Gear’ drop, equipping users with the gear they need to traverse the various Lands. In this collection, 40,000 ‘Elite Tool’ NFTs will be available for purchase, and ‘ Expedition Gear’ backpack NFT holders will be airdropped at least one of five unique ‘Core Tool’ NFTs. Visit the blog for full details. Expedition Gear

[COMING SOON] Created by DeFi The Game, ‘The International Game‘ collection features NFTs that celebrate cricket’s growth into a worldwide sport enjoyed by billions. Purchasing an NFT grants purchasers a redeemable, giving holders a chance to watch high-profile and first-class cricket fixtures in locations such as India, South Africa, England, Australia, and the UAE. The International Game

NFT Metrics

PlatformCollection7D Sales Volume (USD)Floor Price
OpenSeaBored Ape Yacht ClubBored Ape Yacht Club$6,400,853 (-44%)$44,485
OpenSeaMutant Ape Yacht ClubMutant Ape Yacht Club$4,508,710 (-24%)$8,404 Expedition Expedition Gear: Tools of the Trade$170,960 (-)
Crypto.comImage30Loaded Lions$58,252 (-28%)$860
MintedImage19 CopyCronos Cruisers$7,237 (-)$402
MintedVVS Miner MoleVVS Miner Mole$5,946 (+22%)$121
Bored Ape Yacht Club
CollectionBored Ape Yacht Club
7D Sales Volume (USD)$6,400,853 (-44%)
Floor Price
Mutant Ape Yacht Club
CollectionMutant Ape Yacht Club
7D Sales Volume (USD)$4,508,710 (-24%)
Floor Price
$8,404 Expedition Gear Expedition Gear: Tools of the Trade
7D Sales Volume (USD)$170,960 (-)
Floor Price
CollectionLoaded Lions
7D Sales Volume (USD)$58,252 (-28%)
Floor Price
Image19 Copy
CollectionCronos Cruisers
7D Sales Volume (USD)$7,237 (-)
Floor Price
VVS Miner Mole
CollectionVVS Miner Mole
7D Sales Volume (USD)$5,946 (+22%)
Floor Price
As of 5 Oct 2023 Sources: OpenSea, Minted, Research

Blockchain Game Metrics

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

GameBlockchain(s)7D Volume (USD)7D UAW
Loaded Lions Mane CityLoaded Lions: Mane CityCronos$61,295 (-24%)3,033 (-1.8%)
Treasure DAOTreasure DAOEthereum, Arbitrum$13,239,243 (+321%)1,479 (+14%)
UPvsDOWNUPvsDOWNPolygon$10,900,550 (-50%)1,163 (+8%)
Image24 CopyGalactic ArenaBNB Chain$5,042,088 (-)17 (+21%)
Gods UnchainedGods UnchainedEthereum, Immutable X$4,926,265 (+8%)3,890 (-3%)
Axie InfinityAxie InfinityEthereum, Ronin$3,622,160 (-6%)28,833 (+6%)
Loaded Lions Mane City
GameLoaded Lions: Mane City
7D Volume (USD)$61,295 (-24%)
7D UAW3,033 (-1.8%)
Treasure DAO
GameTreasure DAO
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Arbitrum
7D Volume (USD)$13,239,243 (+321%)
7D UAW1,479 (+14%)
7D Volume (USD)$10,900,550 (-50%)
7D UAW1,163 (+8%)
Image24 Copy
GameGalactic Arena
Blockchain(s)BNB Chain
7D Volume (USD)$5,042,088 (-)
7D UAW17 (+21%)
Gods Unchained
GameGods Unchained
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Immutable X
7D Volume (USD)$4,926,265 (+8%)
7D UAW3,890 (-3%)
Axie Infinity
GameAxie Infinity
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Ronin
7D Volume (USD)$3,622,160 (-6%)
7D UAW28,833 (+6%)
As of 5 Oct 2023 Sources: Research, DappRadar

Gaming Token Performance

The total market cap for gaming tokens now stands at US$8.25 billion, growing by +1.7% from last week. Gaming Top Gainers and Losers

News Highlights

  • PayPal filed a patent application for an NFT marketplace that facilitates on- and off-chain trading of assets. The proposed system would allow users to buy and sell NFTs through a third-party service provider, with Ethereum mentioned as a possible platform.
  • Adidas Originals and Moncler teamed up for a fashion collaboration called “The Art of Explorers”. The campaign combines physical and digital elements, featuring AI-generated adventures and mixed-media sculptures. The collection, available on Moncler’s official website, offers limited-edition fashion items that can be explored and purchased through digital billboards. An NFT version of the Moncler x Adidas Originals NMD boot and other fashion items will be available through the Adidas Confirmed app from October 4 onwards.
  • Aavegotchi and The Sandbox announced plans for an interactive game and airdrop in the metaverse, scheduled for October 25. Participants in the Aavegotchi x Sandbox Metaverse experience will have the opportunity to explore a virtual world and receive rewards, including SAND and GHST tokens.
  • OpenSea introduced OpenSea Studio, which aims to make it easier for creators and developers to create and launch their own NFT projects. The platform provides a suite of tools and services, including customisable templates, smart contract libraries, and a user-friendly interface. OpenSea Studio also offers support for various blockchain networks.

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