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The IDO of the Kawaii Islands NFT Game is Revealed

IDO on Polkastarter and TGE on PancakeSwap are ready for Kawaii Islands.

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Kawaii Islands, a next-generation GameFi network, will launch its initial decentralized exchange offering on Polkastarter, a popular launchpad platform.

Kawaii Islands launches next round of funding for retail investors

According to Kawaii Islands’ official release, its KWT token will be available on the Polkastarter platform at 1:00 p.m. UTC on Oct. 12, 2021.

PancakeSwap, a prominent BSC-based decentralized exchange, will host its “token generation event” (TGE) on the same day (CAKE).

KWT is available for a listing price of $0.03, according to the project’s plan. As a result, the IDO hard cap is $250,000, while the total token supply capitalization is $800,000.

This IDO comes after a successful round of private fundraising. It raised $2,400,000 from 28 high-profile VC firms during a private token sale.

It also made a net profit of $600,000 following three sales of unique digital collectibles (non-fungible tokens, NFTs).

Mr. Minh Do, CEO of Kawaii Islands and IMBA studio, emphasizes that the excitement surrounding IDO reflects the Kawaii community’s progress:

We would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to everyone of the project’s supporters. We’ve been in the good graces of many amazing investors, partners, and our growing community since day one. We are really excited about the trip ahead and the future developments of the Kawaii Islands project in order to provide our community with the finest NFT gaming experience possible.

Growing decentralized gaming community centered on the NFT

The ecosystem of the Kawaii Islands has gotten a lot of attention from DeFi and GameFi fans in recent months. The game was named one of Binance Smart Chain’s top seven decentralized applications with over 10,000 daily users.

For ten days, Kawaii Islands’ initiatives have generated $1,200,000 in trade volume. In addition, its participants have amassed a total profit of more than $320,000.

8,000 Kawaii Islands fans joined the whitelists on the eve of IDO, while 5,400 applications were transferred to Polkastarter.

Thousands of fans have formed a dynamic and devoted community on the Kawaii Islands. The main website has 500,000 visitors every week, according to the statistics.

Kawaii Islands is a Japan-themed NFT and GameFi ecosystem at its core. Its users are rewarded for participating in various activities, including designing, construction, token minting, yield farming, and social networking.

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Shopify Expands Online Retailers’ NFT-Gated Options

Brands are able to increase the exclusivity of their shops thanks to the e-commerce platform.

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The future of e-commerce, according to Shopify, is in NFTs.

As a new option for brands wishing to make their stores more exclusive, the online retail behemoth, which enables small businesses to construct customized e-commerce shops, is providing NFT-gated storefronts, Shopify announced on Wednesday.

In the Shopify introduction video, which includes a skating woman who passes through a pastel portal and transforms into a Doodles NFT, a voiceover urges viewers to “invite their communities into a world that acknowledges and rewards devotion.”

The video explains that token holders can access special shopping opportunities by connecting a cryptocurrency wallet, including early access to drops and limited collections as well as one-of-a-kind experiences and other surprises.

Only individuals with existing NFT collections are able to apply for early access to Shopify’s “gm” shop, which is a gated merchandise store and a play on the Crypto Twitter acronym for “good morning.”

However, those that haven’t received approval yet can still integrate NFT token-gating apps like Shopthru or Single into their Shopify sites.

Shopify announced that it has already collaborated with the Adam Bomb Squad, Doodles, World of Women, Invisible Friends, Superplastic, Stapleverse, and Cool Cats NFT collections to develop token-gated shops as part of its token-gated business launch.

Shopify is introducing “IRL” token-gating in brick-and-mortar stores in addition to online token-gating, which restricts access to certain merchandise to authorized NFT holders exclusively.

Why is this important? The future of Web3 commerce will focus on exclusivity, for one thing. NFTs, which are distinctive blockchain tokens that denote ownership over an asset, are increasingly employed as membership cards, tickets to events, and “keys” to open benefits, despite the fact that they are frequently oversimplified as digital art or “jpgs.”

Additionally, this isn’t Shopify’s first venture into NFTs: The business has been involved with Web3 since last year, when it announced the launch of NFT sales on its platform. Brands can mine and sell NFTs on Shopify to clients using the Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, or Flow platforms.

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OpenSea, beware—Uniswap is pushing into NFTs

The NFT aggregation platform Genie is being purchased by Uniswap Labs, the organization that created the Ethereum-based decentralized exchange Uniswap.

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In a Bankless interview on Tuesday, Uniswap founder and CEO Hayden Adams said, “We’re attempting to transfer what we brought to the ERC-20 market to the NFT sector.”

You can buy NFTs—individual blockchain tokens that represent ownership—on a variety of different marketplaces, such as OpenSea, LooksRare, or Coinbase NFT. However, few allow consumers to buy many things at once, and none provide aggregation tools that let traders view listings on competing marketplaces.

According to Uniswap Labs on Twitter, “We see NFTs as another form of value in the burgeoning digital economy, and it’s a no-brainer for us to integrate them.”

The NFT aggregator Gem, which also enables customers to acquire numerous NFTs in a single transaction, was purchased by OpenSea just two months prior to the announcement of its acquisition by Genie. OpenSea intends to incorporate NFT aggregation functions into its primary platform, just like Uniswap.

A new tab dedicated to NFTs will be added to Uniswap’s main website later this year as part of the company’s push into NFTs, according to a statement from the company. Additionally, NFTs will be included in its developers’ APIs and widgets.

Uniswap Labs intends to airdrop an unspecified quantity of the stablecoin USDC to Genie’s early backers as a way to commemorate its acquisition. By April 15th, USDC will be given to everybody who had utilized the platform at least once or owned a Genie Genesis NFT. (The business had earlier tweeted that Genie Gem owners were eligible for the airdrop.)

Uniswap entered the NFT market for the first time in 2019 with Unisocks, an NFT that granted holders access to a real pair of socks.

The largest NFT market, OpenSea, has a floor price for Unisocks of 13 ETH (about $15,300) at the time of writing.

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NFT marketplace in Solana Magic Eden completes a $130M Series B investment with a $1.6B value

Over 90% of NFT trade volume on Solana is accounted for by Magic Eden.

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On Tuesday, Magic Eden, a popular nonfungible tokens (NFTs) platform on the Solana (SOL) blockchain with 112,927 SOL ($4 million) in 24-hour trading volume, announced that it had closed a Series B round for $130 million. The funding round was led by investors such as Electric Capital, Greylock, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Paradigm and Sequoia Capital valued the firm at $1.6 billion.

The newly-infused capital will be used to expand the company’s primary and secondary marketplaces, explore multi-chain opportunities, allow new hirings, and for use in research and development. Since its inception in September 2021, the marketplace now receives an average of 22 million unique monthly sessions and sees over 40,000 NFTs traded daily.

Magic Eden’s Launchpad has also onboarded over 250 projects to date. In addition, it offers customization, marketing support, and operational execution to new NFT collections coming onto the primary market. Meanwhile, its secondary market covers over 7,000 listings and sees over 92% of all NFT volume on Solana.

Furthermore, Magic Eden has also launched over 50 games and metaverse projects. In that segment, the firm oversees 90% of all gaming NFTs on Solana traded on its marketplace. Regarding the development, Zhuoxun Yin, chief operating office and co-founder of Magic Eden, commented:

“We’re thrilled to have the continued support of our investors and community and look forward to delivering on Solana and beyond.”

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