NFT market updates from Xillion.one: 3/18/22
Top 5 NFTs ($ Sales Rev):
-Bored Ape Yacht Club #4435: 529.85K
-Bored Ape Yacht Club #9955: 503.55K
-Mutant Ape Yacht Club #28046: 472.78K
-Chromie Squiggle #890: 448.59K
-Bored Ape Yacht Club #8848: 442.2K
Top 5 Marketplaces ($ Sales Volume):
-NBA Top Shot: 1.02MM
-Axie Infinity: 964.43K
Startup's fundraise for cricket NFT gets Ronaldo among its backers: Report
An online platform for trading officially-licensed digital cricket collectibles, is raising about $100 million in a new funding round with backers including Cristiano Ronaldo.
Venture capital firms B Capital Group and Insight Partners are leading FanCraze’s Series A round, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is private.
The fundraising for the blockchain startup, previously known as Faze Technologies, has additionally attracted South Korea’s Mirae Asset, the people said.
FanCraze was co-founded by Stanford University alumnus and former investment banker Anshum Bhambri and two others in 2021. The startup sealed a partnership with the International Cricket Council, the sport’s official governing body, to create exclusive cricket non-fungible tokens on the Flow blockchain.
Enjin Launches Polkadot Parachain for NFTs and Gaming
In the works since last summer, the Efinity parachain is courting games on existing smart-contract blockchains.
Efinity’s ecosystem is set to be home to over 100 blockchain-based games and applications, the first of which is CryptoBlades, a play-to-earn NFT game with over 1 million users (it’s currently on five smart-contract blockchains with Efinity set to become its sixth).
Polkadot parachains allow for individual projects to create their own dedicated blockchains at scale, a workaround to NFT-based platforms that often congest their network with high volumes of transactions.
Crypto Unicorns Closes $26M Token Sale Ahead of NFT Game Launch
The popular Polygon-based NFT collection will introduce its first play-to-earn game later this month.
Other token sale purchasers included Acme Capital, Bitkraft Ventures, Delphi Digital, Infinity Ventures Crypto, Polygon Studios, CoinFund, BreederDAO and Emfarsis.
Developed by San Francisco-based Laguna Games, the Crypto Unicorns game will combine unicorn and land NFTs in a digital pet collecting and farming game.
Xillion.one by ProjectX is a launchpad for NFT issuers, Celebrities, KOLs, and other key figures who would like to set up pools of NFTs and raise funds for it via a public sale (IDO style). Project X works to provide the most secure and simplified way to gain exposure to the NFT market with the use of pools and Indexes. The aim is to create different themed pools of NFTs which include Music, Digital Art, Sports Cards, and KOL issued NFTs to name a few. They have also signed partnerships with Polygon, Terra Virtua, LOCG, Glimpse and more than 10 other blockchain companies.