A new year is upon us. 2021 was a tremendous year for blockchain gaming, so there are high hopes that blockchain-based games will hit even greater heights in 2022.
It’s been an active day in the blockchain gaming space. DeFi Kingdoms hits a milestone by reaching a billion dollars in market capitalization. Meanwhile, Avarobots is having a meme contest. The top blockchain gaming news for today include:
1 – Meta-World Announcements
Today, Meta-World made a number of announcements concerning the game. Whitelisting activities ended today at 4:00 UTC. The whitelist pre-sale begins on January 5 at 12:00 UTC. Finally, the game launches on January 5 at 12:30 UTC. Meta-World is an island-nation building blockchain game for the NFT platform.
2 – Avarobots Announces Meme Contest
Memes are insanely popular online, ranging from political to pop culture. 3D robot game Avarobots recently announced a meme contest for its users. The game will reward the winners with $AVAX and the opportunity to be whitelisted. Third place wins whitelisting. Second place wins $50 in $AVAX and whitelisting. First place wins $80 in $AVAX and whitelisting.
Furthermore, participants need to post their memes in the official Twitter thread and in the game’s Discord in the memes channel. The game provides a number of images for the community to use to create their memes.
3 – DeFi Kingdoms Hits Market Cap Milestone
DeFi Kingdoms celebrates the new year with some tremendous news. The blockchain game hit a billion dollars in market capitalization. Its $JEWEL token currently has a market cap of $1.2 billion (at the time of writing). Furthermore, $JEWEL is trading at $20.16, which is a 4.6% increase over the last 24 hours. The token has surged 38.7% over the last week, 63.4% over the last two weeks, and 176.6% over the last 30 days.
Also, the game announced a giveaway today. DeFi Kingdoms will reward 100 winners with 50 $JEWEL each. Participants need to retweet the announcement tweet. The giveaway ends on January 5 at 7pm EST.
🎉🔔We are ringing in the new year with an incredible milestone achievement… 1 BILLION MC! 🔔🎉#defikingdoms #serendale #DFK #gamefi #defi #crypto #blockchain #blockchaingaming $JEWEL $ONE #harmonyONE #marketcap pic.twitter.com/clk5Sm3FtX
— DeFi Kingdoms (@DefiKingdoms) January 2, 2022
4 – Splinterlands Takes Top Spot
DappRadar reports that there’s a new king on the blockchain gaming throne. Well, at least for this week. Splinterlands takes the top spot on DappRadar’s games list. Splinterlands enjoyed a 2.85% increase in user activity over the last week. Also, over 527,000 unique wallets connected to the blockchain game during the week, completing over 18 million transactions.
Alien Worlds took second place on the list, seeing its user activity drop 19.5% over the week. Axie Infinity took third place with over 293,000 unique wallets connecting.