NFT & Blockchain Gaming Weekly (13/10/2023)

Starbucks launches new NFTs for the celebration of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. World of Women partnered with Monopoly to create a special edition of the popular board game. Nike and RTFKT collaborate to release NFT-enriched Dunk Genesis sneakers.

Oct 13, 2023
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Chart of the Week

Although blockchain gaming activity in 2023 so far has been lower than last year, the latest data from DappRadar shows that the average number of daily unique active wallets (UAW) in Q3 has increased by +12% quarter-over-quarter to 787K. On August 30, Crypto.com and Cronos launched their first-ever collaborative Web3 game, Loaded Lions: Mane City, which has gained significant traction in the community. The trading volume of the game has exceeded US$931,666 since its launch.

Crypto.com Blockchain Gaming Quarterly UAW

New Project Spotlight

NFT Collectibles

[LIVE] 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.

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[COMING SOON] The ‘ACFC x Las Fotos Project NFT’ is a collaborative project between Angel City Football Club (ACFC), Crypto.com, and Las Fotos Project, a non-profit elevating the voices of teenage girls and gender-expansive youth from communities of color through photography and mentoring. The collection represents the values that ACFC and the Las Fotos Project share, and is specifically designed for Supporter Season Ticket Holders who play an irreplaceable role in the ACFC fan base, and the LA community as a whole. 

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[COMING SOON]Ape Royal’ is an exclusive art collection created by artist Kaysha. Each NFT features a unique depiction of an ape living the life of luxury and royalty, and the drop includes various utility items including New art from future collection (Smooth Catz Club) and exclusive Ape Royal apparel.

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Blockchain Gaming

[COMING SOON] The Merchant of Croskull announced major changes for its upcoming Season 6, bringing a wind of novelty and mystery to the world of Croskull. Head over to the blog for full details.

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NFT Metrics

PlatformCollection7D Sales Volume (USD)Floor Price
(USD)
OpenSeaBored Ape Yacht ClubBored Ape Yacht Club$10,559,932 (+74%)$40,663
OpenSeaMutant Ape Yacht ClubMutant Ape Yacht Club$3,906,246 (-9%)$7,637
Crypto.comImage26 CopyCrypto.com Expedition Gear: Tools of the Trade$148,846 (-)$3
Crypto.comCrypto.com Expedition GearCrypto.com Land – The First Frontier$33,607 (-31%)$72
MintedVVS Miner MoleVVS Miner Mole$12,626 (+112%)$115
MintedImage2 CopyIzanami’s Cradle: Land Deeds$1,529 (-)$85
PlatformOpenSea
Bored Ape Yacht Club
CollectionBored Ape Yacht Club
7D Sales Volume (USD)$10,559,932 (+74%)
Floor Price
(USD)
$40,663
PlatformOpenSea
Mutant Ape Yacht Club
CollectionMutant Ape Yacht Club
7D Sales Volume (USD)$3,906,246 (-9%)
Floor Price
(USD)
$7,637
PlatformCrypto.com
Image26 Copy
CollectionCrypto.com Expedition Gear: Tools of the Trade
7D Sales Volume (USD)$148,846 (-)
Floor Price
(USD)
$3
PlatformCrypto.com
Crypto.com Expedition Gear
CollectionCrypto.com Land – The First Frontier
7D Sales Volume (USD)$33,607 (-31%)
Floor Price
(USD)
$72
PlatformMinted
VVS Miner Mole
CollectionVVS Miner Mole
7D Sales Volume (USD)$12,626 (+112%)
Floor Price
(USD)
$115
PlatformMinted
Image2 Copy
CollectionIzanami’s Cradle: Land Deeds
7D Sales Volume (USD)$1,529 (-)
Floor Price
(USD)
$85
As of 12 Oct 2023
Sources: OpenSea, Minted, Crypto.com Research

Blockchain Game Metrics

GameBlockchain(s)7D Volume (USD)7D UAW
Loaded Lions Mane CityLoaded Lions: Mane CityCronos$37,944 (-38%)2,977 (-2%)
Treasure DAOTreasure DAOEthereum, Arbitrum$12,062,328 (-10%)1,385 (-7%)
Axie InfinityAxie InfinityEthereum, Ronin$8,745,505 (+137%)30,144 (+5%)
Gods UnchainedGods UnchainedEthereum, Immutable X$4,744,887 (-4%)3,839 (-2%)
Image19 Copy 2The SandboxEthereum, Polygon$1,678,282 (+423%)1,178 (+19%)
Image10 CopySuperWalkKlaytn$595,092 (-6%)56,414 (+7%)
Loaded Lions Mane City
GameLoaded Lions: Mane City
Blockchain(s)Cronos
7D Volume (USD)$37,944 (-38%)
7D UAW2,977 (-2%)
Treasure DAO
GameTreasure DAO
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Arbitrum
7D Volume (USD)$12,062,328 (-10%)
7D UAW1,385 (-7%)
Axie Infinity
GameAxie Infinity
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Ronin
7D Volume (USD)$8,745,505 (+137%)
7D UAW30,144 (+5%)
Gods Unchained
GameGods Unchained
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Immutable X
7D Volume (USD)$4,744,887 (-4%)
7D UAW3,839 (-2%)
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GameThe Sandbox
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Polygon
7D Volume (USD)$1,678,282 (+423%)
7D UAW1,178 (+19%)
Image10 Copy
GameSuperWalk
Blockchain(s)Klaytn
7D Volume (USD)$595,092 (-6%)
7D UAW56,414 (+7%)
As of 12 Oct 2023
Sources: Crypto.com 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.

Crypto.com Gaming Top Gainers and Losers

News Highlights

  • Starbucks integrated NFTs into their celebration of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. They have launched open-edition NFTs called “Digital Stamps” as part of their Web3 loyalty program, Starbucks Odyssey. The NFTs are divided into four categories and are available for purchase for $20 each. NFT collectors will receive loyalty points and unique rewards. The NFTs are exclusive to Odyssey members, and the CryptoArt behind them will be revealed after purchase.
  • World of Women, an NFT project that focuses on women’s representation, has partnered with WS Game Company, the parent company behind Monopoly, to create a special edition version of the popular board game called Monopoly: WoW Galaxy Edition. The game will be available exclusively to World of Women and World of Women Galaxy holders and will be distributed as an NFT that can be redeemed for a physical version of the board game. The game will incorporate custom illustrations within the game to honour the robust web3 community of WoW.
  • Nike and RTFKT collaborated to release NFT-enriched Dunk Genesis sneakers. The opportunity is available to existing NFT holders, who can purchase up to five pairs of physical sneakers in three different colours. The sneakers, named Dunk Genesis ‘OG,’ ‘Void,’ and ‘Clone X,’ come with digital ownership and NFT counterparts. Once the physical sneakers are redeemed, the digital counterparts will remain in the owners’ virtual wallets. The sneakers will be delivered by June 2024.
  • Avant Arte, a curated marketplace known for making art more accessible, has partnered with Yuga Labs to transform CryptoPunks into tangible prints. Two limited-edition prints, ‘10,000 On Chain’ and ‘Punk On-Chain,’ will be created by printmaker experts at London’s ‘Make-Ready.’ The 10,000 On Chain print will feature all 10,000 CryptoPunks in a single 60cm x 60cm UV pigment print, while the Punk On-Chain print will be exclusive to CryptoPunks holders and will showcase individual Punks in 40cm x 40cm prints.
  • Upland, in partnership with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), launched new digital collectible bundles for the 2023/24 NFL season. The collaboration allows fans to engage with their favourite NFL players and teams through web3 technologies, including gamified digital collectibles, community events, and community-created shops. 
  • China Daily, an English-language newspaper in China, is planning to launch its own metaverse and non-fungible token (NFT) platform. The newspaper has announced that it will award 2.813 million Chinese yuan (approximately US$390,000) to a third-party contractor who can design the NFT platform within the specified budget.

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