Fractal: 110K join Discord group of the new NFT gaming marketplace
Justin Kan, Co-founder of Twitch, has launched a new blockchain gaming primarily focused nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace on December 30.
The game dubbed as Fractal has amassed more than 111,000 members in its Discord group despite being announced just two weeks ago.
While writing this news, apparently, the most significant sale on the platform had been for a “Baby Scoot” NFT that was sold for 4 Solana (worth roughly $680).
The Solana-based marketplace has enabled users to buy, trade and hold NFTs that are used in blockchain games. In an announcement made on December 30, the firm also unveiled its first partnered blockchain games, including Nyan Heroes, The Sandbox, Caveworld and Genopets, a few to name.
As part of the big announcement, Kan also labelled the 111,000-strong Fractal community as one of the “fastest-growing” among crypto-based gaming.
Kan added that durable digital assets through NFTs have become the future of gaming, so his team has partnered with some of the “most innovative gaming companies” on the Solana blockchain as a step towards bringing “that future forward.”
Players are extremely excited about blockchain games, Kan explained, which is why his team has also received an impetus about all upcoming new experiences.
In a separate blog post, Fractal has disclosed that it would be airdropping 100,000 Fractal NFTs to its members, teasing them that they might be holding governance rights over the marketplace and providing for in-game benefits in the coming future.
The post informed that Fractals comes with benefits both on the Fractal marketplace and within the community. It is “mysterious and powerful”, and its full potential “is yet to be discovered.”
Further, perhaps in the future, they might be able to grant special powers and abilities in the users’ favourite blockchain-based games, or even unlock the doors to exciting new worlds that are ripe for exploring.
Fractal has even hinted at an eventual expansion support to other blockchains, with Ethereum likely being the next in line considering that The Sandbox metaverse project is built on it.
As it stands presently, users are now able to connect Solana-friendly wallets, like Phantom, and engage in buying and selling any of the NFTs from Solana-based gaming projects.
Wendy Huang, Australian-based Nyan Heroes Co-founder, in an interview with the Cointelegraph, has cited the strong team behind Fractal as being the key reason behind its decision to partner with the platform.
Huang was noted saying that Fractal’s “game-centric NFT marketplace” has huge potentials of becoming the premier hub and aggregator for gamers as well as gaming communities. The strength of their founding team has lent the firm Nyan Heroes further confidence that they can well be able to grow into a Steam-like platform, she said.