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Sports Illustrated launches Polygon-based NFT ticketing platform

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On May 2, Sports Illustrated’s ticketing subsidiary SI Tickets launched the “Box Office” platform, a self-service event management and primary ticketing solution powered by the Polygon blockchain.

Built in conjunction with Web3 software developer ConsenSys, Box Office enables “owners, organizers and hosts the ability to create, manage and promote a fully scalable, paid or free ticketed live sporting event.” 

Sports Illustrated Turns To Ticketing

As part of the new platform, SI Tickets and ConsenSys are partnering to develop a “Super Ticket” that allows hosts to remain connected to their attendees through highlights, collectibles, exclusive offers and loyalty benefits via NFT technology. “Blockchain is the future of ticketing,” SI Tickets CEO David Lane said.

“From the moment we launched our global event marketplace, which now boasts 50 million tickets to over 250,000 sports, concerts and shows, we have been preparing to enter and disrupt the primary ticket market.”

Super Ticket alliance

Through Super Ticket, attendees can scan their NFTs for expedited entry passes, drink coupons and music downloads before the event and can receive post-event video content and rewards thereafter. “Guests will keep their tickets to your event in their digital wallet forever,” the new website tells event organizers.

Launched in June 2021, SI Tickets has grown to over $2.5 billion in marketplace inventory. The platform claims to charge zero transaction fees on any purchase and guarantees a 100% refund if an event is canceled for any reason. Box Office said it would charge $1.40 and 3% commission per ticket plus 3% merchant pass-through fees for event organizers.

Uniswap V3 To Be Deployed On Avalanche

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Move Comes Ahead Of Imminent License Expiration

Uniswap, the leading decentralized exchange by trading volume, is set to launch its V3 iteration on Avalanche, an Ethereum-compatible Layer-1 blockchain with over $1.5B in total value locked.

LayerZero has been chosen as the bridge for the Avalanche deployment as it supports both the Ethereum and Avalanche networks. LayerZero investors include Uniswap Labs, a16z, and Coinbase.

“The primary urgency behind this proposal is the upcoming BSL expiration on April 1st.” the proposal reads.

Two years after the launch of Uniswap V3, its Business Source License (BSL) is set to expire on April 1, after which developers will be free to copy the codebase. Under BSL, the V3 codebase is closed-source, and can only be used with Uniswap’s permission.

It can be surmised that Uniswap is looking to deploy V3 across the DeFi ecosystem before any potential forks establish themselves. 

Uniswap V3 was launched in March 2021, and its concentrated liquidity feature has been hailed as a breakthrough for automated market makers (AMMs), as it offers far improved capital efficiency.

After the Avalanche deployment is complete, the Uniswap protocol will be available across seven chains, including Ethereum.

Contentious BNB Deployment

Last week, Uniswap was deployed on the BNB Smart Chain, with Wormhole being chosen as the bridging solution.

However, venture capital heavyweight a16z voted against the deployment.

It later came to light that a16z would have voted for the proposal if LayerZero, one of its portfolio companies, had been picked as the bridging solution.

In response to the infighting, Uniswap created the Uniswap Bridge Assessment Committee, tasked with selecting bridges for future deployments of the protocol. The committee is currently assessing 8 bridges and three bridge-agnostic solutions.

Uniswap’s UNI token is down 8% in the past 30 days, according to The Defiant Terminal.

Polygon’s Zero-Knowledge Rollup Goes Live On Mainnet


Polygon has released its Layer 2 blockchain built with zero-knowledge technology, becoming the second company in four days to make a so-called ‘zkEVM’ available to the general public. 

Polygon zkEVM remains in beta, and the company stressed that it should be used with caution – a fact that will change in the coming months, according to co-founder Mihailo Bjelic.

Its release, nevertheless, marks a turning point in Ethereum scaling, he insists.  

“If we can maintain the security of Ethereum, achieve scalability, and do not sacrifice developer and user experience — that’s basically all we need, right?” Polygon co-founder Mihailo Bjelic said in an interview with The Defiant before the launch of Polygon zkEVM. “And zkEVM is, to the best of my knowledge, the only solution that offers all three things simultaneously.”

Polygon’s MATIC token is down around 2% over the past 24 hours, according to data from The Defiant Terminal.


Layer 2 blockchains built with zero-knowledge (zk) technology have been called the “holy grail” of making Ethereum cheaper and more performant. On Friday, Matter Labs released ZkSync Era, marking the first public launch of an Ethereum-compatible rollup secured by the technology. 

Matter Labs, Polygon, and others have raced to bring their rollups to market and storm a Layer 2 field dominated by optimistic rollups Arbitrum and Optimism, which together account for 88% of the crypto assets deposited on rollups, according to L2BEAT.

Scaling Ethereum

Ethereum is slow, and the simplest transactions typically incur a fee of $1 or more. That fee can surge when the network is congested — last May, during a hyped NFT sale from Bored Apes creator Yuga Labs, users incurred an average transaction fee of $474, according to DappRadar.

Layer 2 blockchains, also known as “rollups,” batch and compress user transactions before appending them to the Ethereum blockchain. Doing so dramatically reduces the per-transaction cost and increases the number of transactions Ethereum can handle.

Rollups are considered the most promising technology to scale Ethereum. As such, the companies building them have been valued in the billions. But the field has been dominated by rollups built with so-called optimistic technology, which assumes submitted transactions are valid and provides a seven-day period during which one can dispute potentially fraudulent transactions. This means withdrawals take a week when using the official bridge.

ZK Technology

Zero-knowledge technology makes it possible to prove that a statement is or is not true — that John Smith is a millionaire, say — without revealing any of the information that would typically be required to do so — in this example, John Smith’s bank account or employment history. 

Many privacy-enhancing protocols leverage zero-knowledge technology, but the first Ethereum-compatible zk-rollups to hit the market will not preserve user privacy or obfuscate their transaction history.

Proponents of ZK rollups have long argued that they would be more secure than their “optimistic” competitors while providing instantaneous transaction finality — no seven-day dispute window required.

“It is not possible to execute malicious transactions” on a zero-knowledge rollup, Bjelic said. “You just rely on mathematics.”

But they’re fiendishly complex, and building one that is compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine — the EVM in zkEVM — has proven difficult.

“People familiar with the matter have been estimating that it’s gonna take roughly three to five years to build a zkEVM when we started a little bit more than a year ago,” Bjelic said. “This has been really an exciting journey during which we were able to achieve several important breakthroughs from the engineering and cryptography side.”

Polygon zkEVM has been available for developers to test since October. Monday’s release marks its jump to Ethereum’s mainnet.

On the test network, developers are playing around with “test Ether, test MATIC tokens, whatever, there is no real value there,” Bjelic said. “When you’re on mainnet, you’re bridging actual assets. It’s the real thing.”

Work In Progress

Beta is developer shorthand for “work in progress.” Some long-running blockchains are still officially in beta, including Solana and Polygon’s original proof-of-stake sidechain,” Bjelic said. Nevertheless, users should exercise caution in Polygon zkEVM’s first couple of months.

“It’s a bleeding-edge technology that has never been built before,” he said. “We will keep auditing it internally and externally. We have bug bounties etc. It’s a process of the network maturing, and it will take some months, if not a year.”

ZkSync Era was released Friday in alpha, the software development stage before beta.

Rollup Race

The race to launch the first Ethereum-compatible, zero-knowledge rollup has been contentious,  with rival teams sniping at each other on social media over the past several months. Last year, a developer working on a competing zkEVM said Polygon’s zero-knowledge rollup did not meet the criteria to be called a zkEVM.

Bjelic attributed the “Twitter brawls” to the prestige that would come with delivering the first true zkEVM, and brushed off the criticism.

“I think it always, obviously, boils down to the facts,” he said. “Vitalik [Buterin, the founder of Ethereum] helped introduce some clarity when it comes to the concept of zkEVM, and what is, and what is not.…and Polygon is very obviously a zkEVM, I think that’s not a question.”

Polygon is most famous for its long-running blockchain, Polygon Proof-of-Stake. Polygon PoS is popular – with its speed and low fees, it has grown to become the fifth-largest blockchain as measured by total value locked, according to Defi Llama.

While Ethereum-compatible, it is an entirely separate blockchain and does not append its transaction data to Ethereum. Last year, Bjelic said Polygon was working to turn Polygon PoS into a “true” Layer 2 that inherits its security from Ethereum.

Future of Polygon PoS

Which raises the question: having built the “holy grail” of Ethereum scaling, a true rollup, where does that leave Polygon PoS?

“I think there’s definitely room for both,” Bjelic said. Because rollups submit transactions to Ethereum, they have inherent limitations in terms of throughput and how low they can push down transaction fees.

“Polygon PoS chain still has very low fees and can have higher throughput than any rollup, including the zkEVM rollup,” he said. Some applications, such as DeFi lending platforms, which process a relatively small number of high-value transactions, don’t need the speed of PoS but could benefit from the security of a zkEVM. Blockchain-based games, on the other hand, might need fast and cheap transactions, which PoS is better positioned to deliver.

Bjelic said he was happy to release a zkEVM during a period some consider to be crypto’s darkest, with asset values still well below their all-time highs and heightened regulatory scrutiny in the US that has some entrepreneurs looking to move abroad. 

“The climate is generally kind of negative, I would say, and we now more than ever need some excitement,” he said. “And I think the zkEVM is really the technology that can reignite this interest. In some way, it can be kind of like a chatGPT for crypto.” 

CCP Games raises $40M for new triple-A Web3 game in the Eve universe

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External Funding Secured for Ambitious Project

CCP Games has raised $40 million in funding to make a new triple-A blockchain game set in the Eve universe.

The new game is a big project and that’s why Reykjavík, Iceland-based CCP Games went beyond its owner Pearl Abyss to look for external funding. Andreessen Horowitz (A16z) led the round, with participation from Makers Fund, Bitkraft, Kingsway Capital, Nexon, Hashed and additional participants.

This financing will allow CCP Games to build upon the discoveries of its research and development team to enable the full-scale development of a new triple-A title utilizing blockchain technology, said CCP Games CEO, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, in an interview with GamesBeat.

With key game systems developed on-chain, this new project will also leverage smart-contract
blockchain technology, focusing on persistence, composability and truly open third-party development
to create a new relationship between virtual worlds and players.

“Since its inception, CCP Games’ vision has been to create virtual worlds more meaningful than real life.
Now, with advancements made within blockchain, we can forge a new universe deeply imbued with our
expertise in player agency and autonomy, empowering players to engage in new ways,” said Pétursson. “This financing has marked an exciting frontier in our studio history as we begin our third decade of virtual world operations. We are humbled by the confidence from our partners in the development of this new title.”

Eve Online launched in May 2003. In September 2018, Black Desert creator Pearl Abyss of South Korea bought CCP Games for $425 million. It was a huge sum for a company running a game that has been around for almost 20 years and is still a big success. But this new idea called for outside investment.

Innovative Approach to Game Development

“CCP Games is a pioneer in virtual worlds and digital economies with 25 years of experience creating
living sandboxes with unparalleled depth,” said a16z General Partner, Jonathan Lai, in a statement. “They’re a veteran team and we believe in their ambitious vision to deliver incredible player experiences at the intersection of best-in-class game design and blockchain technology.”

“The depth and nuances of EVE have become a frequent point of reference in blockchain gaming and we
are therefore thrilled to support the team’s impressive vision of expanding the EVE Universe utilizing this
technology,” said Makers Fund principal Alli Óttarsson, in a statement. “As a former employee, it’s a great personal joy to be reunited with CCP and to witness their continued passion for creating truly meaningful virtual worlds.”

“We’ve long marveled at stories of interstellar war, spaceships forever lost, and the constant challenges
of staying ahead of emergent, sovereign play patterns,” said Bitkraft Ventures partner Carlos Pereira, in a statement. “Hilmar and the team’s experience is unmatched, and we’re excited to see how they use blockchain to let players dream further.”

Alongside independent financing, this new title’s production is separate from current and previously disclosed projects, including Eve Online, which is now in its landmark 20th year.

How Mighty Block gamifies the work experience

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Playing is the most original form of human learning, and gaming brings a new way of problem solving to the business world. Gamification is all about taking the features that make games so engaging and applying them in other kinds of activities. There are many ways of gamifying the employee experience and the work environment.

Let’s take a look at some common techniques we used at Mighty Block to have fun while achieving goals while working.

But first, What does a gamification activity have to have?

There are many different features that can be applied to gamify an activity such as:

  • The use of rewards, points and achievements to motivate the team to reach a certain goal or to participate in a specific activity.
  • Badges that reward players for achieving something important
  • Leaderboards that show how players stack up against the competition
  • Missions that help employees make meaningful decisions in a gaming environment
  • Checkpoints that mark progress toward a goal

Gamification used to generate team bonding

In 2022 the Mihgty Bloclk team grew very quickly. We celebrated our first anniversary in July, doubling the headcount from January.

There were a lot of questions about the new team members: their roles, objectives and also their experiences. 

So we decided to help the team get to know each other better, but how?

One of the first workshops took place in July 2022: For the very first time the team was all together. Before the workshop, we asked the team for a picture from their childhood. However, they did not know the objective of it. With these pictures we made a big mural and numbered each of them.

The team playing

Upon their arrival on the first day, they found the mural and then we set the game’s rules:

  • Everyone has to write on a doc which picture corresponds to which member of the team
  • Then we reveal the correct name of each picture
  • If they guess correctly, they get 1 point
  • The player with most points wins a reward

It was a very special event because the team not only had a fun time, but was able to share more about their personal lives.

It was a moment where we could move from our professional mindset and connect from a personal point of view.

Gamification used to Learn – Defi challenge

As we are on a mission to bring Web3 products to the masses, the team should have  experience using the most used tools because their knowledge helps us to build better products. We realised that we had a gap to fill in this field so the team created the “defi challenge”

The main objective was to learn about Decentralised Finance, and have fun! The challenge has 2 levels and each one has specific goals such as: Download and install Metamask , obtain a token using a Decentralised Exchange or Mint an NFT using a marketplace, open a lend/supply position and stake a coin.

The competitor that saves more gas (expressed in ETH) receives a Gas Saver badge. Also, there is a special mention for the Gas Guzzler 

At the end of the first edition, we got great insights:

🚀Level 1 was completed by 100% of the participants and they acquired knowledge of: Web3, decentralised protocols, NFTs platforms and token management.

🚀100% of the level 2 participants acquired knowledge of: lending/staking, complex DeFi protocols and operations with NFTs. 

🚀Possible Web3 projects were identified as a result of the experience during the challenge

Gamification used to create a shared purpose 

In this article, we talked about how we design some Mighty Blog culture elements (Edgar Schein). As we described, to design our core values we created a fictional scenario in order to introduce the team in a creative way. 

We imagine an unreal situation where we need to clone 3 people from the team to achieve a big goal.

With a description of the team characteristics we wrote a very long list of abilities, capabilities, highly valued skills and this was the base for the core value design.

The gamification in this example was to set up an unrealistic environment, with us as players or main characters in a big story. We use Storytelling with the purpose of engaging the team in the activity: creating the culture elements.

Playing a game together to define our core values was key to establishing our culture. When we talk about having a “white belt attitude” or being “team players”, we know exactly what we mean because everyone on the team was involved in its creation and development.

Finally: don’t forget to have fun

The success of the gamification method is that people have fun while achieving another objective at work. Several investigations highlighted the importance of fun and laughter. For example, it improves short term memory, reduces stress and protects against heart disease.

“Focusing on the good isn’t just about overcoming our inner grump to see the glass half full. It’s about opening our minds to the ideas and opportunities that will help us be more productive, effective and successful at work and in life”, says The Happiness Advantage author Shawn Achor, an expert on happiness psychology.

We can conclude that having fun has a lot of benefits for our wellness, and it has a huge impact on our company culture, so let’s encourage ourselves to start gamifying our day-to-day.

2023 will be the year that blockchain games deliver quality and fun | Polygon

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There are a lot of people who want blockchain games to stand and deliver. And 2023 is likely to be the year when we get some answers about whether high-quality games will show up using the technology.

Urvit Goel, vice president of games at Polygon, recently talked to games beat about how the blockchain protocol company is trying hard to make that happen.

“Specifically in gaming, 2023 will be the year that blockchain and gaming will be judged heavily on all of the promises that are being made about great games,” Goel said. “We need to start seeing some of those games. There will be enough to start making a determination about quality. A lot of these builders in stealth mode haven’t launched a product yet.”

He notes that Polygon has been at the forefront of Web3 gaming with its recent integration of the popular NFT marketplace Magic Eden as well as top games in the industry such as The Sandbox, Dencentral Games, and more.

While the collapse of FTX set the industry back, DappRadar reported that the Web3 blockchain gaming sector has seen continued investment north of $500 million between October and November, even after the FTX debacle.

“Our focus will be on helping these builders come to market, whether that is with broad tooling to make it easier to launch or new technology for scaling,” Goel said.

Goel joined Polygon about a year ago, diving into Web3 for the first time after a decade of service at Amazon in game-related roles. He serves as the head of games at Polygon, with the goal of driving the adoption of blockchain technology by game developers. He reports to Ryan Wyatt, who previously headed YouTube Gaming and now oversees all of the vertical industries at Polygon.

A $100 million fund

Goel’s job is to connect developers to technology and marketplaces to build better products. Polygon set up a $100 million fund to invest in Web3 gaming and other verticals, using a lot of its own money from when it raised a $450 million funding round.

Goel believes that the blockchain game industry is getting closer to being an adult. In its early years, during the bull run for blockchain and cryptocurrencies, people brought out very simple experiences that took advantage of the financial opportunity but were viewed as a bunch of noise by gamers.

With the bear market, Goel believes the “true builders” who have been working for multiple years are pushing through and removing a lot of the noise.

“What’s left is the high-quality builders in the space who are committed to building great and fun experiences for customers,” Goel said. “These are well-funded teams that have the runway to build great games. Or it’s large Web2 developers who have Web3 initiatives and can continue to build. I’m not seeing a slowdown.”

As for the competition among blockchains, he believes we’ll see many successful blockchains. He doesn’t view others as competition. Rather, the main task is to evangelize the tech so that more people are willing to adopt Web3 gaming. Different blockchains are trying different experiments.

“A rising tide lifts all boats because we are in this phase of the mission where there are a lot of trials,” he said. “We’ve seen what hasn’t worked quite clearly. And if we continue to go through the trials, we can find what it is that will work. It’s similar to how mobile games took off. We’ve only seen the first iteration. The number of chains out there is actually helpful.”

Recovery mode

Fractal and Polygon launch partners.
Fractal and Polygon launch partners.

The FTX crash is definitely a negative event that is hanging over the industry, Goel said. He said it’s worth noting there is a difference between a centralized exchange versus true blockchain technology enablement. The fallout from FTX will take months to unfold, he said.

The $100 million fund is an ecosystem fund that focuses on multiple verticals including gaming, where the company deploys capital to game builders. The fund is still operational and the company is looking at the builders applying to it. Goel said the fund has made hundreds of investments so far.

“The thought behind it is there are a lot of Web3 native builders, and they need support and they need capital,” he said. “We are in a lucky position to deploy part of our treasury to help the ecosystem. It gives builders confidence to see we support them.”

Goel said blockchain games are already strong, as the number of active wallets has been consistently going back up in recent months. And games are accounting for a large part of all blockchain transactions, according to DappRadar.

“The sector is down, but it has held quite strong,” he said. “The thesis is that players are going to play games whether we are in a bull market or a bear market. The other piece is there are a lot of free digital collectibles ready to drive the top of the funnel.”

It reminds him of the early day of free-to-play games where players eventually started making premium purchases.

“We’re still in the early early stages of blockchain gaming. So if you zoom out a little bit, it’s like making predictions about mobile games back in 2000 [before the iPhone came along] That was hard,” he said. “The focus is on helping developers get to the market. Consumers will tell us what they like.”

Goel said he doesn’t think of various segments of the blockchain gaming population yet because the industry is still so small. There is a contingent of crypto-savvy blockchain enthusiasts, and there aren’t enough blockchain games on the market yet. Goel believes the game startups and indie studios will lead the way in blockchain games, as they’re the ones who aren’t afraid to adopt new technology.

And coming up with new kinds of games is better than launching the blockchain equivalent of a Call of Duty game, he said.

“I think you will continue to see a disproportionate amount of funding go into blockchain games,” he said. “I’m bullish for blockchain games. There are more shots on goal at the end of the day.”

Big challenges


Of course, not everything is going swimming. Yosuke Matsuda, CEO of Square Enix, announced he will step aside and promote a younger executive to the top role in June. He was a big advocate of blockchain games and sold off the company’s Western studios to focus on new technologies. (It’s not clear if the new CEO will also focus on blockchain games). The number of active wallets in the blockchain is still pretty small. And the funding could dry up if the economic downturn starts to hurt companies even more.

The blockchain companies are also competing with each other for gaming customers, with ImmutableX poaching studios from both Solana and Polygon and so on.

Goel noted that some of the largest companies in South Korea and some of the largest gaming companies in Japan are still taking their intellectual properties into the blockchain space.

“We’re starting to see some of those dominoes fall. And then what’s that mean for Western game developers? I think that remains to be seen. But this industry is very global,” Goel said.

Meanwhile, the industry needs to improve its infrastructure, whether that is marketplaces, data analytics, wallets, or payment solutions. Game companies shouldn’t have to dedicate their internal staff to do that kind of work.

“We want to partner more closely with developers and help them,” he said.

Polygon to Deliver Zero-Knowledge Powered Rollup

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Layer 2 Sets March 27 Launch Date for Ethereum Scaling Offering

Polygon, the Layer 2 blockchain, plans to deliver an Ethereum-compatible rollup powered by zero-knowledge proofs on March 27, the development team said on Tuesday.

The offering, which is called a zkEVM, is expected to offer enhanced privacy features and validate transactions faster than other Ethereum scaling solutions. Unlike other L2s powered by zero-knowledge proofs, developers will easily be able to deploy code written for Ethereum on Polygon’s offering.

‘Intense and Inspiring’

“After more than a year of intense and inspiring research, development, and testing, we are incredibly proud to launch the first-ever zkEVM mainnet,” Mihailo Bjelic, Polygon’s co-founder, said onTwitter.

The DeFi community is counting on rollups to scale Ethereum, which, despite its ubiquity, has proven ill equipped to handle the workload for decentralized finance. Rollups work by bundling together transactions on a Layer 2 network before submitting the bundle to Ethereum’s mainnet for processing. In other words, this innovation may be crucial in enabling Ethereum to fulfill its promise.

Arbitrum and Optimism, the top Layer 2 networks by total value locked, both use optimistic rollups. Optimistic rollups offer easy compatibility with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), Ethereum’s core smart contract engine — meaning developers can easily port their from Ethereum’s mainnet to Layer 2.

Rollups powered by zero-knowledge proofs have long been touted as the holy grail for Ethereum scaling due to their improved performance and faster settlement compared to optimistic rollups. 

Next Bull Cycle

“[ZkEVMs] will definitely help scale Ethereum to support more transactions in the future and will be a sorely needed addition to support the next bull cycle,” Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko, told The Defiant. 

Ong added that the teams that are earliest to secure zkEVM market share will enjoy a significant first-mover advantage over their competitors. 

However, existing solutions are not compatible with the EVM, meaning developers historically have needed to build code from scratch to deploy it on ZK-rollups.

But on July 20, 2022, Scroll, Polygon, and Matter Labs all announced they were developing rollups secured by zero-knowledge proofs, or zkEVMs. Consensys, the blockchain software company chaired by Ethereum co-founder, Joseph Lubin, also revealed it was working on a zkEVM in November.

While Polygon is the first team to publicly reveal a date for the launch of its zkEVM, Scroll has outpaced its rivals in terms of testnet adoption. 

Driven by Speculation

More than 900,000 unique wallets have interacted with the testnet for Scroll’s zkEVM, compared to 544,309 for Matter Labs’ zkSync 2.0 testnet, 85,166 for Polygon, and nearly 20,000 for Consensys, according to Messari.

However, the high levels of testnet activity for Scroll and zkSync 2.0 may be driven by speculation that the projects may airdrop native tokens to early adopters in the future.

Zero-knowledge proofs are a privacy-preserving encryption method that was pioneered in the 1980s but struggled to find product-market-fit until Zcoin and Zcash leveraged the technology for privacy coins in 2016.

The Mighty Block podcast

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If you’re interested in blockchain technology, gaming and then our podcast is for you!

Listen to experts in the field discuss the latest developments and future potential of using blockchain, the latest news related with blockchain technology and the gaming industry.

Tune in to stay informed and ahead of the curve in the world of blockchain and gaming:

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If you’re interested in learning more about decentralized identity in Web3, then you won’t want to miss our latest podcast episode. We have an expert guests who share their experiences and insights into the potential of decentralized identity.

In this episode, you’ll learn about the benefits of decentralized identity, including increased privacy and security. Our guests also discuss the practical applications of this technology.

Whether you’re a developer, entrepreneur, or simply curious about Web3, you’ll find something valuable in this episode. So be sure to tune in and discover the potential of decentralized identity for yourself!

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Check out our latest podcast episode featuring the CEO and founder of Mighty Block. In this episode, we dive deep into the world of web3 and the future of the business ventures in this exciting new space.

Episode 5:

Recommended for gamers and those who want to learn more about this world! How have video games evolved to web3? What is coming in the future? In this episode, Sebastian Perez (Tech Lead at Mighty Block) and Uri Chami (Solidity Developer at Mighty Block) discuss these topics.

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In this episode we talk with our guest Milton Berman, WakeUp Labs founder and CEO, about the process through web2 to web3

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2022 was a year of unprecedented events for the cryptocurrency ecosystem. With Diego Gurpegui Improve-in Co-founder and CTO we took a look back at the most important events of the year.

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Bitcoin and Ethereum are the world’s most popular blockchain networks. We discuss with Diego Gurpegui Improve-in Co-founder and CTO about the differences and benefits of each one.

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In our first episode we talk with Emiliano Canedo (web3 researcher and digital artist) about Ethereum: The merge, the history and the future.

Top 5 DeFi Blockchain Games To Watch Out In 2023

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Def blockchain games are also capable of having their own native crypto tokens. There is no centralization involved in the trading of these tokens.

What are DeFi Games?

Decentralized and finance are the words that make up the term “DeFi.” The games operate decentralized, as the name might imply. Every transaction made during the game is recorded on a public blockchain. These games typically use NFTs to represent in-game items and follow a play-to-earn business model. The market in the game, as well as any other marketplace like OpenSea, is where non-fungible tokens can be bought. Within the game, the NFT assets can be traded.

Defi games are also capable of having their own native crypto tokens. There is no centralization involved in the trading of these tokens within the game. Players can profit by staking their holdings thanks to this. The in-game currency can be used to buy in-game items. Consider Minecraft or the well-known board game Monopoly, but with blockchain technology. The game’s economy runs entirely independently and without interference from any higher authorities.

Here are the top 5 DeFi Blockchain Games to watch in 2023

  1.       Illuvium
  2.       Star Atlas
  3.       MOBOX
  4.       X World Games
  5.       CyberKongz

1. Illuvium

Open-world fantasy battle game Illuvium was created on the Ethereum blockchain. Illuvium, which is frequently hailed as the first AAA game on Ethereum, aims to entertain casual gamers and die-hard DeFi fans through various collecting and trading features. The game combines elements of PVP combat and open-world exploration. Players have the option of exploring the vast game world or assembling a team of formidable beasts.

2. Star Atlas

A grand strategy video game with a space theme that uses the Solana blockchain is called Star Atlas. It is a massively multiplayer metaverse set in the year 2,620 in the far future. In order to produce video games and visual experiences of cinematic quality, the gaming platform uses Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite.  Players on the Star Atlas metaverse can exchange, acquire, and create non-fungible tokens (NFTs) within the Star Atlas universe, taking advantage of an economy that replicates the tangible nature, right of ownership, and worth of real-world assets. It ranks among the most played Defi games.


MOBOX is a stage that is driven by the community and gives users power by rewarding them for their participation and enjoyment. GameFi, the new revolution in free-to-play, pay-to-win gaming, is made possible by the MOBOX Protocol, which combines the best elements of yield farming DeFi and gaming NFTs. MOBOX is a stage that is driven by the community and gives users power by rewarding them for their participation and enjoyment. To create GameFi, a truly Free to Play and Play to Earn ecosystem on the BSC ecosystem. However, MOBOX has developed a ground-breaking system that unites the best of DeFi Yield Farming and Gaming NFTs.

4. X World Games

X World Games was founded in 2019. It is a decentralized gaming ecosystem built on the Binance Smart Chain. Players and creators can acquire the X World Games (XWG) tokens through a number of cutting-edge games. It is a multiplayer builder game where anyone can buy and possess digital dream cards, gather and create exciting items, and make new friends through community and battles. There are four parts of the X World Games ecosystem for users and creators. However, they are the game itself, a marketplace, a card creator, and a card collector.

5. CyberKongz

On March 3, 2021, the digital artist myoo unveiled the gorilla-themed CyberKongz NFT collection. However, he went on releasing 1,000 “Genesis” Kongz for a mint price of just ETH 0.01. People quickly realized that pixelated Kongz made ideal profile pictures. Also, it gave the project some energy. The Kongz has grown in popularity from being NFT profile pictures to a mature community project with various use cases and niche characteristics, which has increased their value and created a significant buzz about their potential development. Those who own Cyberkongz gain access to private groups, airdrops, and alpha. It is a play-to-earn NFT game.

Yuga Labs Announces Skill-Based NFT Mint

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The gamified expansion of its Bored Ape Yacht Club ecosystem involves minting a free Sewer Pass to play a game called Dookey Dash.

Introduction to the Expansion and Free Sewer Pass Mi

Yuga Labs, the creative studio behind Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), has announced an expansion to its non-fungible token (NFT) ecosystem that starts with a free mint and a skill-based game.

The unique drop, which involves multiple steps, begins on Jan. 17 with a free mint for existing Bored Ape Yacht Club/Mutant Ape Yacht Club holders called Sewer Passes. These tokens are the key to unlocking a skill-based game called Dookey Dash, which opens for gameplay on Jan. 18.

Gameplay and Rewards for Sewer Pass Holders

Dookey Dash will be playable to anyone who holds a Sewer Pass, including those purchased on the secondary marketplace. Holders are able to play the game an unlimited amount of times, with the goal of receiving a score higher than 0 to validate their Sewer Passes and “transform them into a mysterious power source.”

The results of this wacky process will reveal itself on Feb. 15 when Dookey Dash gameplay ends.

“Sewer Pass holders will compete for the highest score and earn their new power source,” BAYC wrote in a series of tweets on Wednesday. “The highest single-run score on your specific Sewer Pass and accompanying wallet that achieved the run will determine what it reveals.”

The team also hinted that whatever is revealed will “evolve throughout 2023” and will be used in future “battles.” You can read a long explanation of the mechanics of the game here.

The Otherside and the Narrative Experience

It’s clear that this new NFT mint, which began with a silly and NSFW animated video on Dec. 21 called “The Trial of Jimmy the Monkey,” is part of Yuga’s broader plans to develop an interoperable metaverse experience called “The Otherside.” The platform will allow players to own land and turn their existing NFTs into playable characters.

“All of the projects that we have are deeply important to us,” Wylie Aronow, one of the co-founders of Yuga Labs, told CoinDesk in an interview last month. “Where we see the Otherside is at that intersection.”

According to the road map of Yuga Labs’ latest project, NFTs created from this month-long experiment will be part of a narrative experience called “Chapter 1” at a later date.