[Axie Infinity] Visual Upgrades Deployed!

Our second December surprise is live!

One of Axie’s distinguishing factors is our beautiful and beloved artwork.

We’re always looking for ways to make Axies more entrancing and eye-catching since we believe that cuteness can be a major factor in bringing blockchain to everyday people.

In this spirit, we have launched a slew of visual upgrades to your Axies!

Mystic Axies

We’ve deployed a variety of visual upgrades to Mystic parts, to make them even more special and unique! 

Some Mystic parts were not clearly distinguishable from their “normal” counterparts so we’ve refined the art for them to make sure our collectors have the truly special Axies they deserve. 

Have fun finding all the upgrades! This infographic shows some of the ones we thought were juiciest:

Mystic Axies are rare, beautiful, and will have a variety of unique powers in future gameplay.

We’ve even seen mystics sell for more than 10,000 USD!

Did you know that almost 5% of the mystic supply has been used as collateral for loans in the first instance of NFT-based lending?

Don’t have any Mystic Axies yet? Pick one up today on our new market!

Shop For Mystics

Other Visual Upgrades

We’ve made Fuzzies great again! This was one of the most requested visual upgrades and we’re delighted to make it happen for the community. In addition we:

  • Improved Big Yak’s animation.

  • Improved Big Yak’s braid coloring.

  • Improved Wet Dog’s braid coloring.

  • Increased Axie border color contrast.

We can’t wait to share the rest of the surprises with you. Make sure to tune in for our AMA with Trung (CEO) on Thursday at 9 PM!

You can submit questions in advance in Axie Discord!

Remember to share this and retweet the Twitter announcement!

With Love,

The Axie Infinity Team

Axie Infinity Discord — Want to start playing but not sure where to start? Join our Discord, our community will answer any questions you have!

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[Axie Infinity] Major Marketplace Upgrade!

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve launched a major upgrade to our marketplace!

The market is a crucial element of our ecosystem. Without a seamless marketplace, we cannot bring the benefits of blockchain to our player-base. 

This launch is the first step in ensuring that volume in our ecosystem multiples exponentially in the coming years by bringing greater liquidity, price discovery, and item ownership to our community.

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We believe that operating our own in-house marketplace gives us an advantage over other projects by allowing us to carefully tailor the user experience to fit our product.

In addition we believe in aggregating liquidity in one market rather than having fragmented volume. We expect these advantages to compound as our adventure continues.

Our beloved community helped make this new market a reality through constant and discerning feedback.

This is just the first gift we have planned for you this month!

View New Marketplace

Marketplace Consolidation

We’ve combined the Axie, land, and item markets into one place so you don’t have to waste time switching between sites!

Much Better Performance

We’ve improved the infrastructure powering our marketplace, allowing for faster load times and a more seamless experience.

Improved Account Management

We’ve introduced one seamless dashboard for managing your email, balances, and viewing your past activity.

This will come in handy for the application launch!

Account Management Page

Better Filtering

The most requested addition to our marketplace has been the ability to filter by body shape.

Your requests have been heard and we’re delighted to let you know body shape filters are present in this release! 

In addition, other popular requests have been added such as:

  • Filtering by stats

  • Filtering by breed-count

  • Filtering for multiple body parts in a certain slot (IE Pumpkin OR Red Ear)!

Filter by body shape!

Filter by stats.

Filtering for multiple parts in the same position. Pumpkin OR Red Ear!

Upcoming Features

We will keep the old marketplaces up until we have finished implementing these features:

  • Bundles

  • Sales history for individual items

  • Offers on Axies

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That’s it for now!

The Axie Infinity Team

Axie Infinity Discord — Want to start playing but not sure where to start? Join our Discord, our community will answer any questions you have!

Axie Infinity Twitter — Our DM’s are always open :)

AxieWorld.com — A community-run site that aggregates the top Axie tools, guides, and mini-games.

[Axie Infinity] Lunacian Issue #12

Development Update, Mystic Market Heats Up, Nifty Gateway Acquisition

Welcome to the 12th issue of The Lunacian, a periodical covering the latest news & developments from the Axie universe!

If you haven’t already, make sure to join our Discord to meet the rest of our amazing community!

Join Axie Discord

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Development Update

  • The application has undergone a major upgrade in the last week.

  • We have confirmed a launch date for early access internally.

  • The application will be available in Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, and IOS.

  • We are 90% through a marketplace revamp.

  • We’ll be holding an AMA in Discord with our CEO, Trung on December 12th!

  • We've re-organized our Discord's layout. Let us know if you have any feedback on the changes!

Mystic Axie Market Heats Up

The Mystic Axie market is gaining steam and we recently saw two huge sales. Remember, mystic Axies are a special subset of origin Axies with unique skins and capped supply.

Mystics are great ways to own valuable parts of the Axie universe.

Buy Mystic Axies

Nifty Gateway Acquisition

Congrats to our friends NIFTY Gateway on their recent acquisition by THE Winklevoss twins.

Nifty Gateway was a vital partner for our land sale, helping us process over 30,000 USD worth of land sales through credit card with zero credit card fraud!

This is a landmark moment for user-facing blockchain apps and reaffirms that some of the most visionary investors in the world are very interested in open gaming economies.

Axie Application Demo at Slush

Our COO Aleksander was in Finland for Slush, a huge tech startup conference last week.

Lucky attendees were able to demo the upcoming application. We got great feedback!

Shoutout to community streamers Catdicax and Reillz for attending and representing the Axie family!

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That’s it for now!

The Axie Infinity Team

Axie Infinity Discord — Want to start playing but not sure where to start? Join our Discord, our community will answer any questions you have!

Axie Infinity Twitter— Our DM’s are always open :)

AxieWorld.com— A community-run site that aggregates the top Axie tools, guides, and mini-games.

[Axie Infinity] Funding Secured!

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It’s finally official! We’ve closed a fundraising round of $1,465,000 for Sky Mavis, the parent company of Axie Infinity. The round was led by Animoca Brands with participation from Hashed, Pangea Blockchain Fund, ConsenSys, and 500 Startups.

Axie Infinity is a digital pet universe where players battle, raise and trade cute creatures called Axies. It’s one of the highest grossing blockchain games of all time according to DappRadar.com and Dapp.com.

The funds will be used to accelerate the development of the Axie Infinity universe. We will also be building the technology needed to create fun and practical blockchain-based applications for users in the real world.

A special thanks to our community

Since our humble beginnings in early 2018 we’ve witnessed an incredible group of artists, developers, and die-hard fans come together to form the well known Axie Infinity community.

The community has been an essential piece in discovering Axie’s true potential. As one of our players eloquently put it:

The brilliance of Axie Infinity is that the platform is providing a canvas that incentivizes users to build and add value to the game world through crypto-economic incentives. There is is no technical knowledge or electricity/hardware costs for anyone looking to earn a reward for their contributions to this network.

These are some of our major accomplishments to date:

  • Released two games in the Axie universe (Breeding and Idle Battles)

  • One of the most used ERC721 contracts ever.

  • $1,100,000 worth of game assets sold, and $1,800,000 in trading volume between players.

  • World record for ETH raised by a blockchain game in one day (1,200 ETH).

  • Partnered with Samsung, Klaytn — the blockchain project of Kakao, MakerDAO, Loom Network, HTC, & other strong projects

  • Featured in Yahoo Finance, Naver, CoinDesk Korea, Dagens Næringsliv, and Decenter Korea.

Why does this matter?

  • We now have more resources to expand the team and deliver new features at an expedited rate.

  • We are getting advice, feedback and support from some amazing new allies which will help us take Axie Infinity to the next level.

  • More funding will open up many new doors for the Axie universe such as more attention from the press/influencers & the ability to attract new members to the Axie community and team.

What’s coming next?

Our current priority is launching an amazing mobile application in the first half of 2020. The application will introduce “play to earn” to a new wave of blockchain users through beautiful, competitive, and immersive gameplay.

Make sure to join our Discord where we can build the Axie universe together!

Join Axie Discord

So who are our investors?

We are incredibly excited to share some more information about our all-star cast of investors. We’re grateful that they’ve joined our community in recognizing the strength of the Sky Mavis team and the potential of Axie Infinity at an early stage.

Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands (ASX: AB1) leverages gamification, blockchain, and artificial intelligence technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products. The company is based in Hong Kong, Canada, Finland, and Argentina

“We are very pleased and honoured to invest in and work with Sky Mavis, who has built up Axie Infinity into one of the most successful and popular blockchain games on the market. We look forward to a fruitful relationship.”

Yat Siu, Chairman of Animoca Brands

Hashed

Hashed is a global, early-stage venture fund focused on backing founders who are pioneering the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

It has given me much pleasure to work with the Sky Mavis team who truly appreciates the value of community engagement. Building on top of its strong fan base from the beginning, the team implemented impressive strategies to evolve the blockchain gaming industry to the next level. I personally look forward to what new heights it can set to usher in the age of virtual world we believe in.

Kyuntae Ethan Kim, Managing Partner of Hashed

Pangea Blockchain Fund

Pangea is focused on commercial and industrial applications for blockchain technology.

We are proud to be a part of the strong community that is growing around Axie Infinity. The Sky Mavis team has built an exceptional platform that fundamentally changes the way developers and gamers interact with the virtual world. I feel great excitement and anticipation as we await what is to come for Axie!

Stephen Duplessie, Co-Founder of Pangea Blockchain Fund

ConsenSys

ConsenSys is a global blockchain technology company building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a decentralized world. The investment was made through Coven, a software platform used by ConsenSys employees to collaboratively source, diligence, and make venture investment decisions for ConsenSys.

We have been following the journey of the Axie Infinity team for over a year as they’ve created a world which has amassed a large community of dedicated players and developers. They continue to innovate using NFTs and we look forward to supporting them as they onboard a new wave of mainstream gamers into the blockchain space.

Chris Gonsalves, ConsenSys

500 Startups

500 Startups is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems.

“I have observed Axie Infinity and the Sky Mavis teamfor over a year, and it has been a real pleasure to see everyone come together, from a hodgepodge of international & diverse talent to an integrated team, one with a real shot at shifting paradigms not “only” in gaming but perhaps even in blockchain adoption more broadly.”

Eddie Thai, Partner of 500 Startups Vietnam

Sky Mavis

“I’m so proud of our team and community. This is what Blockchain development is all about, a small team from Vietnam being able to attract funding from some of the top investors in the space. We now have the resources to take the Axie vision to people in the real world. We’re fully focused and locked in on the mobile app launch right now — we can’t wait to show it to everyone.”

Trung Nguyen, CEO and Co-Founder of Sky Mavis

Our community members are always quick to ask: How can I help?

We always appreciate whenever our community and friends help us by:

Want to get in touch with us? Send an email to aleksander@axieinfinity.com

[Axie Infinity] The Lunacian Issue #11

Samsung Partnership, Loom Validator Launch, Development Update, Land Market Heating Up

Welcome to the 11th issue of The Lunacian, a periodical covering the latest news & developments from the Axie universe!

If you haven’t already, make sure to join our Discord to meet the rest of our happy, healthy, and energetic community!

Join Axie Discord

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Development Update

We’re getting closer to the launch of our mobile application every day. There have been calls for an updated roadmap lately and we understand and appreciate the desire for clarity! We will be releasing an updated roadmap with our white paper, which we expect to make public this quarter.

  • Our engineers, art team, and product designers have moved on to PVE chimera battles. This is a crucial step in working towards land gameplay which we know you all are so excited for!

  • Most of the work remaining around PVP battles centers around balancing and reward system design.

  • We have set an internal deadline for the soft launch of the mobile application.

Samsung Partnership!

We’re thrilled to announce that we've partnered with THE Samsung!

As a first step, they’ve integrated Axie into the Samsung Blockchain Wallet!

Full Announcement

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Axie Infinity Loom Validator is Live!

We’ve launched our Loom validator!

That means you can now stake your LOOM tokens with us.

In just over a week we’ve hit over 11 M LOOM staked inside our validator. That’s around 250,000 USD worth of LOOM!

Stake LOOM with Axie

The validator rewards will be used for play-to-earn in-game prizes! Get the full scoop here.

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Breeding System Upgrade

In 1 month, we will be making a healthy adjustment to the breeding system.

Axies, other than MEO and Origin Axies, will only be able to breed 1 time before requiring an ingredient called “Love Potion” ( name not finalized)  + the standard EXP to produce a child.

This ingredient will be distributed as a reward for battling.

We are making this announcement in advance to give you all time to prepare for this adjustment.

This change is necessary to preserve the play to earn elements of our ecosystem.

We have always said it will get progressively harder to breed Axies and this is another step towards fulfilling that promise.

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Savannah Land Floor Hits .097 ETH!

The Axie land market is heating up with the cheapest Savannah plot now listed at .097 ETH.

Prices were .05 (with items included) during the sale, .04 with full discounts on the first day!

We also saw a triple mystic sell for 12 ETH as well!

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That’s it for now!

The Axie Infinity Team

Axie Infinity Discord — Want to start playing but not sure where to start? Join our Discord, our community will answer any questions you have!

Axie Infinity Twitter— Our DM’s are always open :)

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