Quick Take CGI influencer Miquela is selling NFT-based art on SuperRare. Her creator hopes the project will inspire real artists to explore crypto art marketplaces. SuperRare’s CEO calls the project a “metaverse experiment.” This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue reading this Daily feature on The Block.
IBM scored a new patent last week that hints at potential uses of blockchain-based consensus in gaming environments — particularly those of the massively multiplayer variety. The patent, entitled “Gaming concensus protocol for blockchain,” was awarded on November 10. First filed in 2018, the patent outlines examples by which a game’s participants — particularly those […]
In the near future, a non-fungible token collectible game is coming to the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. The project dubbed “Enter the Sphere” aims to bring its NFT collectible universe to Bitcoin Cash by leveraging the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP). Last week the team behind the project successfully raised 101 BCH ($24k) in order to kickstart […]
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DeFi protocol Shroom Finance is aiming to take the gaming world by storm by launching a decentralized exchange for in-game assets. The new exchange, called GameSwap, is a peer-to-peer platform for the trading of in-game assets. It is based on the Ethereum non-fungible token (NFT) standard and will work similarly to Uniswap, the announcement added. […]
Quick Take Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based gaming company, has made a total of 19 investments in the blockchain gaming/NFT space, dating back to 2018 The gaming company has also been one of the most active participants in M&A for the blockchain gaming vertical, in which nine of its 19 investments, or roughly 47% have […]
Data continues to suggest NFT adoption is still very niche, but recent entrants highlight why there’s excitement
Quick Take Data continues to suggest mass adoption of NFTs is still a long way off, but new entrants highlight why there’s budding excitement This research piece is available to members of The Block Genesis. You can continue reading this Genesis research on The Block.
Not a day has gone by in recent weeks without a new DeFi food flavor having a moonshot as ‘degen’ farmers chase the latest yield pool. Today it is Shroom Finance on the back of recent NFT fever. Shroom Finance is aiming to build a decentralized ecosystem for in-game asset trading and minting though the […]