NFT & Blockchain Gaming Weekly (28/07/2023)

Cronos launches Summer Cruise campaign. Minted activates NFT trading rewards feature. Bored Ape Yacht Club holders now can register Ape-centric products on ‘Made by Apes’ platform.

Jul 28, 2023 NFT and Gaming

Chart of the Week

Reddit has launched the fourth generation of its ‘Collectible Avatars’ NFT series, titled ‘Retro Reimagined’. The new ‘Collectible Avatars’ drop features NFTs based on the ‘Cool Cats’ NFT collection and artist Micah Johnson’s ‘Aku’ NFT character. Each avatar in this collection is a limited edition piece, with prices ranging from US$2.49 to US$199.99 per NFT. Reddit Collectible Avatars

New Project Spotlight

NFT Collectibles

[COMING SOON] ORACULUS is a project by MORATIEL, an artist with experience in sculptures, 3D animation, and technology-led art. Dropping on 31 July on NFT, it features interactive artwork in a mobile app. NFT holders will have access to the Oracle, an angel that can answer queries using AI on both Android and iOS devices.

Oraculus Moratiel

[COMING SOON] Derby Stars: Raise, Race and Launch Pack1 is a collection by Derby Stars, a horse racing metaverse game where players can breed and grow virtual horses. This drop includes a commemorative teddy bear costume and a non-tradable horse sporting a special design. The collection goes live on NFT on 3 August.

Derby Stars Raise, Race, and Launch Pack1

Blockchain Games

[LIVE]D.G.Pals has unveiled more details about DGP New World, a gateway into the world of Panterra, which serves as an incubator for DGEggs. Each DGEgg is associated with a distinct egg type and once it completes its evolution, a DGPal can be minted as an NFT.

DGP New World

[COMING SOON] Eyeball Games is set to launch its Phase 2 update, which will include multiplayer head-to-head matches and additional tournament formats. Eyeball Games and its upcoming launch of Eyeball Pool was also recently featured by Cointelegraph.

Eyeball Games

NFT Metrics

PlatformCollectionSales Volume (USD)Floor Price 
$88,800Image11 4
OpenSeaThemes and Variations by Vera Molnár$1,353,000
$7,700Image9 5 NFTLoaded Lions$30,800
$1,100Image7 Land – The First Frontier$28,500
$60Image18 1
MintedVVS Miner Mole$10,700
$150Image16 1
Sales Volume (USD)$2,334,000
Floor Price 
SampleImage11 4
CollectionThemes and Variations by Vera Molnár
Sales Volume (USD)$1,353,000
Floor Price 
SampleImage9 5 NFT
CollectionLoaded Lions
Sales Volume (USD)$30,800
Floor Price 
SampleImage7 NFT Land – The First Frontier
Sales Volume (USD)$28,500
Floor Price 
SampleImage18 1
Sales Volume (USD)$16,400
Floor Price 
CollectionVVS Miner Mole
Sales Volume (USD)$10,700
Floor Price 
SampleImage16 1
As of 28 Jul 2023 Sources: OpenSea, Minted, Research

Blockchain Game Metrics

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

Sweat EconomyEthereum, Near198K
Hippo Dash by GametaBNB Chain138K
$0.2KImage4 5
SplinterlandsWAX, Hive115K
$0.7KImage20 2
Carrom BlitzFlow95K
$2KImage12 3
$0.7KImage10 2
GameSweat Economy
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Near
GameHippo Dash by Gameta
Blockchain(s)BNB Chain
LogoImage4 5
Blockchain(s)WAX, Hive
LogoImage20 2
GameCarrom Blitz
LogoImage12 3
LogoImage10 2
As of 28 Jul 2023 Sources: DappRadar, Research

Gaming Token Performance

The total market cap for gaming tokens now stands at US$10.09 billion, down -0.2% from last week. Gaming Top Gainers and Losers 28 Jul

News Highlights

  • Cronos has launched the Summer Cruise campaign, powered by Galxe. In the campaign, users can complete various tasks and earn points by exploring Cronos and its dApps. The top 10,000 point earners will have the opportunity to earn attractive rewards, such CRO airdrops ranging from $1 to $1,000 and exclusive quest-themed NFTs.
  • Minted, an Ethereum and Cronos NFT marketplace, has activated the trading rewards feature. Trading rewards are distributed based on the user’s trading volume, and are distributed daily in the form of MTD tokens. The trading rewards will last for a total of one month, up to 18 August.
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) holders are now able to register their Ape-centric products and businesses with a special licence on the recently launched ‘Made by Apes’ platform. This unique on-chain licence will enable holders to use the ‘Made by Apes’ logo in connection with their products or services that feature their particular Ape.
  • Luxury fashion house Gucci is rewarding Gucci Vault NFT holders with exclusive physical items for free. The 2,896 ‘Material’ NFT holders have the option to exchange their NFTs for a wallet or bag adorned with Gucci’s iconic design elements. Alternatively, they can sell their NFTs to other interested buyers.
  • Mastercard’s Web3 Music Accelerator will be debuting five AI-generated music NFTs. These songs will be played for the first time during the project’s livestreamed Billboard event. Fans will have the opportunity to acquire the artists’ music NFTs through the OneOf platform during the event as well.
  • In Sotheby’s recent Dutch Auction, generative NFT artworks by 99-year-old pioneer artist Vera Molnár fetched a total of $1.2 million in Ether. The collection titled ‘Themes and Variations’ was sold out within an hour, and the trading volume on the secondary market surged to 457 ETH.

Recent Research Reports

  • Research Roundup Newsletter [June 2023]: We present to you our latest issue of Research Roundup, featuring trending market insights in June, charts of the month, and our latest research exploring ZK rollups and Layer-0 protocols.
  • The Development of ZK Rollups: Zero-knowledge rollups (ZK rollups) are still in their nascent stage. However, as the technology evolves, various methods to achieve compatibility with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) have emerged.
  • Layer-0: Infrastructure for Customised Blockchains: Layer-0 protocols are the infrastructure that customised Layer-1 blockchains can be built on. We explore notable projects like Cosmos, Polkadot, Avalanche, LayerZero, and zkLink.

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