Cryptocurrency has created an alternative universe with new ways of earning money.
Today a person can earn money just by playing a game. This does not mean game streaming or striking any sponsorships or winning any professional gaming tournaments or game reviews.
It is about only gaming.
A player only has to play the game and they can earn tokens that can be sold in the market.
One can also earn or buy other things such as upgrades, avatars, rare items, etc. These too can be sold on marketplaces to cash out.
It is made possible because of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT). Since they can’t be replicated, ownership of an item can be proved.
The Top 5 Play-to-Earn Games as per DappRadar
DappRadar is a crypto analytics website. It provides information about the various projects in the crypto space and their rankings.
Here games are ranked by their popularity in the past 30 days.
“Users mean the number of unique wallet addresses interacting with the game’s Smart Contracts”, as per DappRadar.
It is a Metaverse Game with 1.57 million users in the past month and generated a volume of $24 million. The game is hosted on the WAX and BSC chains. Its users made more than 296 million transactions.
Players can earn through Staking, NFTs, etc.
Trilium TLM is the governance token of the game. Currently, it is trading fir $0.2213.
TLM also enables players to participate in the Planet Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).
It is an NFT based game wherein players buy their monster, called as Axies, and breed them. These Axies are then used to battle with the Axies of other players. Its governance token is AXS that is trading for $101 at the time of press.
A player can earn the game currency called Smooth Love Potion (SLP) by winning the battles. SLP’s current price is $0.034
Axie Infinity had 849 thousand users and witnessed a volume of $1.71 billion through 13.44 million transactions.
It is a collectible trading card game where the cards are backed by NFTs. The game claims to require less investment as compared to others.
As many as 672 thousand users played the game in the past 30 days and transacted over 2.93 million times.
The governance token of the game is Splintershards (SPS) (present price $0.2515), and Dark Energy Crystals (DEC) (present price $0.0059) are the main in-game currency that can be earned.
In this game, players buy the Bomber Heroes and have 3 modes: Battle Mode, Story Mode, and Treasure Hunt Mode.
BCOIN token is the main in-game currency. It is used to buy Bomber hero and upgrade Bomber level, mainly in the first phase. At the time of writing, BCOIN is priced at $4.39.
In the past 30 days, it attracted over 321 thousand users and amassed $17.48 million of assets.
It is a sci-fi game where players collect Workers and Spaceships to travel through the universe searching for $ETERNAL.
$ETERNAL serves as the native currency for CryptoMines. Players use $ETERNAL to mint characters and mint spaceships. $ETERNAL is currently trading for $2.34.
In the period under consideration, it has had 307 thousand users who made 73 million transactions. The amount of volume it saw is $483 million.
Play-to-Earn games have ushered in a new era for gaming. Who could have thought of a time where a person could earn livelihood just by playing video games?
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