De-facto trailblazer of the NFT gaming market, Sky Mavis, has rolled out a number of revolutionary new updates. All in the space of a few hours, it has dropped a stripped-out version of its Axie Infinity game on the Apple Appstore, while also rolling out its ‘Mavis Market’ NFT trading hub.
Axie Infinity NFT Battle Game Debuts on Apple’s Appstore
As Axie Infinity looks to attract the broadest market possible, it has launched a ‘lite’ version of its ‘Axie Infinity: Origins’ game on Apple’s Appstore. Essentially, allowing gamers from key regions in Asia and Latin America to access the game via its service. Though the application, Gamers can enter the Axie arena for free, without the requirement of an NFT, and immediately begin pulverizing their opposing cuddly axolotls.
Sky Mavis revealed that it has spent the last 2 years negotiating with the fruit-themed tech giant, which has resulted in some preferential terms. For the first time ever, Apple has agreed to allow gamers to import their existing NFTs into the application, while also allowing them to trade their NFTs within the platform. However, it is as yet unclear whether Apple’s astronomical 30% fee will apply.
1/ Origins has passed review with Apple and is now available on the App store!
We believe this is the first time that Apple has agreed to make an externally-purchased NFT usable on the App Store.
Let’s dive in 🧵👇 pic.twitter.com/LYPLnHEVF6
— Axie Infinity | #AxieOrigins, #AxieHomeland (@AxieInfinity) May 17, 2023
Sky Mavis Updates Include the All-Encompassing ‘Mavis Market’
Taking its gaming ambitions to the next logical stage, Sky Mavis has also launched the ‘Mavis Market,’ a generalized NFT marketplace for the Ronin ecosystem. This new trading hub will allow those operating within its cutting-edge infrastructure to trade digital assets primarily using the $RON governance token. However, collectors can also make trades using $AXS, $SLP, $ETH and $USDC, with Ronin’s Katana DEX making the conversion to $RON in the background.
Mavis Market will provide games and projects operating on the gaming-optimized Ronin Blockchain a place to buy and sell NFTs. The new trading hub will take a 2% fee of all transactions, as well as an additional 0.5% that will go directly to the Ronin treasury, marking the first time a blockchain has directly benefited from sales on an NFT marketplace. Furthermore, Mavis Market will guarantee creator royalties at a protocol level, meaning that there is no way for mercenary marketplaces to hijack NFTs located on the Ronin blockchain.
To kick off its mighty new endeavor, Mavis Market has debuted with 2 new NFT collections. Firstly, with Axie DoLL Sidekicks, companion characters for the ‘Axie DoLL: Defenders of Lunacian Land’ survival game, and secondly, AxieChat Premium 2023 NFTs that open up bonus content in the popular AxieChat podcast.
Following the latest major developments within the Sky Mavis juggernaut, the $AXS token ballooned by almost 10%, with $RON also recording a modest 4% in gains.
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