Rarible NFT Marketplace leveraged Ethereum L2 Immutable X scaling protocol to allow users to buy and sell NFTs from Gods Unchained, Guild of Guardians, Illuvium and other popular blockchain-based games built on Immutable X.
This isn’t Rarible’s first entry into selling gaming NFTs, Rarible co-founder Alex Salnikov told The Block, as gaming assets on Polygon and Solana were previously available on the platform. form. However, Rarible’s integration with Immutable X adds assets from one of the most popular protocols for blockchain-based games, as well as assets from some of the older blockchain-based games like Gods Unchained, on the NFT platform.
While Gods Unchained never gained the popularity of other blockchain-based games like Axie Infinity or Sorare, the competitive card game saw a peak trading volume of $6.32 million in January this year. according to The Block’s data dashboard.
Immutable X, created by blockchain gaming company Immutable, allows NFTs to be sold quickly and with nominal transaction fees. Immutable X is particularly focused on blockchain-based gaming assets, with video game distribution giant GameStop choosing to use the protocol for its NFT Market.
Rarible is now a more robust contender for the likes of Fractal, pioneered by Twitch co-founder Justin Kan, and other gaming-focused NFT marketplaces.
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MK Manoylov is a reporter for The Block covering NFTs, blockchain-based games and cybercrime. MK holds a graduate degree from New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP).