Category: Non-fungible Token


Ethereum Gaming Token Axie Infinity Taps Another All-Time Price High


Ethereum Gaming Token Axie Infinity Taps Another All-Time Price HighOn Friday, the game token utilized within the Axie Infinity gaming realm has once again captured another all-time price high at $32.17 per unit. The game token has outperformed a great majority of crypto assets by commanding more than 844% in gains during the last month. Axie Infinity Outperforms Crypto Competitors The cryptocurrency community is […]


Axie Infinity refreshes record high as AXS ascends 131% in just three days


Traders flock to the gaming cryptocurrency in the wake of a sector-wide price rally. But its gains are comparatively higher—much, much higher.

The price of Axie Infinity's native token AXS more than doubled in just three days of trading amid speculation that it is going to revolutionalize the blockchain-enabled gaming industry forever.

The AXS/USD exchange rate reached a record value of $32.69 on Friday, up 31.28% intraday, and circa 131% from its Tuesday low of $14.09. That placed the pair in the list of best-performing digital assets on a year-to-date timeframe; its 2021 gains are now above 5,000%.

Axie Infinity's massive upside moves appeared due to its rising popularity as a play-to-earn gaming service. In detail, the Ethereum-enabled blockchain project is a Pokemon-like game wherein players adopt, breed, and trade digital pets—called Axies—in the form of non-fungible tokens.

Axie developer Sky Mavis called the game "a nation with a real economy," which allows people to shape economic policies and practice local governance in a metaverse. The virtual environment has gained traction among netizens, insomuch that its total revenue closed towards $120M in July versus $1.92M at the beginning of this year.

Axie Infinity revenue is close to hitting $120M. Source: Axie World

Analysts at Delphi Digital forecasted that Axie's revenue would reach approximately $153M by the end of July and $1.1B by the 2021's close.

What's AXS?

Axie developers focus on creating a play-to-earn model. In doing so, the project rewards players for the effort and time they put in both playing and growing the ecosystem. Every functional ecosystem needs tokens to transfer value. In Axie's case, two assets fill that role: Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) and Smooth Love Potion (SLP).

Players earn SLP through Axie gameplay. They can later exchange the token for fiat, enabling a system where playing time turns into person-hour wage. Axie reported that many of its players were making $5 a day by playing Axie, but the income surged to $20 as of late.

Meanwhile, AXS operates as a settlement currency inside the Axie Infinity ecosystem, using trading fees, governance, and Axies' buying and selling. As a result, its holders receive 95% of Axie Infinity's total revenue, just like a government that receives tax revenues from its citizens.

Sky Mavis holds about 20% of the total AXS tokens.

The proposition has helped to push AXS demand higher even amid an ongoing sector-wide downtrend. Since its launch, the Axie Infinity token has raked in more than 18,000% profits for its investors.

AXS price technicals

The latest AXS rally also surfaced in the wake of a sector-wide rebound, led by Elon Musk's revelation that his space technology firm SpaceX holds Bitcoin. He also committed that Tesla would resume the Bitcoin payment option for its electric vehicles once the flagship cryptocurrency would switch to green energy solutions for mining.

Related: Axie Infinity (AXS) axes almost half its value following 971% bull run

Bitcoin's rebound from below $30,000 sent altcoins in a similar retracement trajectory, thereby benefiting AXS. However, the Axie Infinity token posted better short-term profits than its digital asset rivals, given the euphoria surrounding its gaming project.

AXS has been in a steady uptrend since launch. Source: TradingView.com

Technically, AXS's latest move uphill had it break above its parabolic resistance. The cryptocurrency now holds $24.07 as its interim support while eyeing a run-up towards its next potential upside targets at $36.48, $56.57, $76.65, and so on.

Conversely, slipping below $24.07 exposes AXS to deeper downside levels at $19.78, $16.40, and $14.03.

AXS trading volume, market sentiment rise 

Additionally, VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro detected a bullish outlook for AXS on June 23, before its recent price rise.

In detail, the VORTECS™ Score, exclusive to Cointelegraph, is an algorithmic comparison of historic and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points including market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity.

VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. AXS price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for AXS first flipped green early on June 23, 0015 UTC, after which the AXS prices began to rise, reaching as high as 78, four hours before the price peaked at $32.14.

At the time of writing, the VORTECS™ Score for AXS has slid back down to 65, suggesting that the conditions are still favorable for more upside price potential.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.


Sotheby’s to Auction Never-Before-Seen Muhammad Ali Artwork NFT


Sotheby’s to Auction Never-Before-Seen Muhammad Ali Artwork NFTOn Friday, coinciding with the Summer Olympics opening ceremony, Muhammad Ali Enterprises and the fine auction house Sotheby’s will be auctioning a non-fungible token (NFT) that features a never-before-seen piece of original artwork created by Muhammad Ali. According to the announcement the digitized NFT artwork depicts Ali’s interpretation of the infamous 1971 ‘Fight of the […]


Tom Brady’s NFT Platform Inks Deal With Draftkings and Lionsgate


On Wednesday, the non-fungible token (NFT) platform called Autograph, co-founded by the Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady, announced a strategic partnership with the companies Draftkings and Lionsgate. Draftkings Inc. also revealed on Wednesday that the publicly listed company is launching an NFT marketplace dedicated to NFT digital collectibles. Tom Brady’s Autograph Brings Star-Studded Lineup, Signs […]


NFT Marketplace Opensea Raises $100 Million — Firm Becomes a Blockchain Unicorn


NFT Marketplace Opensea Raises $100 Million — Firm Becomes a Blockchain UnicornOpensea has become the latest non-fungible token (NFT)-focused firm to raise funds this year as the company announced raising $100 million in a Series B this week. The venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz led the Opensea financing round alongside investors like Kevin Durant, Ashton Kutcher, and Tobi Lutke. NFT Marketplace Opensea Joins the Blockchain Unicorns, […]


Axie Infinity Down 40% Since Last Week’s Price High, Protocol Revenue Outshines Competitors


Axie Infinity Down 40% Since Last Week's Price High, Protocol Revenue Outshines CompetitorsLast week, the game token leveraged within the Axie Infinity gaming universe skyrocketed to all-time highs, while other crypto markets remained extremely lackluster. During the last seven days, Axie Infinity’s platform token has dropped significantly in value shedding more than 12%. Meanwhile, the game platform’s smooth love potion token has slid over 8% over the […]


Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson Asks Fans if They Prefer Bitcoin or Ethereum


On Saturday, former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, asked his 5.6 million followers on Twitter which crypto asset they prefer: bitcoin or ethereum. Tyson is no stranger to the world of crypto and just recently stepped into the realm of non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles. Iron Mike Asks His Fans: ‘Which do you prefer, Bitcoin or […]


Dolce & Gabbana to Launch High Fashion-Inspired NFT Collection in Venice


Dolce & Gabbana to Launch High Fashion-Inspired NFT Collection in VeniceThis week the Italian luxury fashion house founded in 1985 in Legnano by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana has announced the firm is launching a non-fungible token (NFT) collection. Dolce & Gabbana also known as D&G will reveal the first-ever Alta Moda NFT collection called “DGGenesi.” D&G to Reveal Alta Moda-Inspired NFT Collection […]


NGO Announces Plan to Use NFTs for Famine Victims of Ethiopia Tigray War


A non-governmental organization (NGO), Save Tigray, has announced it will be using the proceeds from the sale of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to support its goal of averting famine in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region. According to Save Tigray, the NFTs, which are “based on interpreted photos of the tragedy,” will be sold on the charity organization’s […]


Axie Infinity Game Tokens Skyrocket in Value, AXS and SLP Capture All-Time Price Highs


Axie Infinity Game Tokens Skyrocket in Value, AXS and SLP Capture All-Time Price HighsWhile most digital currency markets are down in value, a token called axie infinity, the native coin tethered to the blockchain-based trading and battle game of the same title, has reached new price highs jumping to $21.55 on Tuesday. The Axie Infinity platform has seen massive demand in recent days, and other tokens from the […]


Social NFT Project Nifty’s Raises $10M, Partners With Entertainment Giant Warner Bros


Social NFT Project Nifty's Raises $10M, Partners With Entertainment Giant Warner BrosThe Miami-based Nifty’s, Inc. announced the launch of the project’s website which aims to reveal a non-fungible token (NFT) social platform focused on gathering mainstream attention. The company has also revealed it raised $10 million in a seed round from well-known investors like A&T Capital, Polychain Capital, Ethereal Ventures, Liberty City Ventures, Dapper Labs, Topps, […]


Los Angeles Dodgers to Auction 2020 World Series Ring NFT via Candy Digital


Los Angeles Dodgers to Auction 2020 World Series Ring NFT via Candy DigitalAfter Major League Baseball (MLB) revealed a partnership with Candy Digital, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced it is auctioning a non-fungible token (NFT) World Series championship ring, a physical version, and a VIP first pitch experience. The NFT collection will start with an online auction on Monday, July 12, and net proceeds will go to […]


Playboy Collaborates With Superrare Launching the Miami Beach NFT Collection


The publicly listed and iconic lifestyle company Playboy has announced the entertainment firm has collaborated with the non-fungible token (NFT) digital art marketplace Superrare. The Playboy NFTs expand upon an exhibit showcased to thousands of visitors at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami. Playboy’s New Collection of NFTs Includes Heritage Photograph Print Playboy (Nasdaq: PLBY) […]


Jay-Z’s Entertainment Firm Roc Nation Buys Sensorium’s Metaverse Crypto Tokens


Jay-Z's Entertainment Firm Roc Nation Buys Sensorium's Metaverse Crypto TokensOn Wednesday, the full-service entertainment company founded by influential hip-hop artist Jay-Z, Roc Nation, revealed the firm has purchased tokens from the Sensorium Corporation. The tokens Roc Nation bought are called senso (SENSO), the in-platform currency of Sensorium Galaxy, an entertainment-focused metaverse that fuses cryptocurrencies with virtual reality (VR). Roc Nation Enters Sensorium’s Blended World […]


NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers Partner With Crypto Cashback Company Stormx


NBA's Portland Trail Blazers Partner With Crypto Cashback Company StormxIn 2021, there’s been a plethora of cryptocurrency-related announcements about professional sports teams, leagues, and famous athletes. On July 1, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Portland Trail Blazers announced the professional basketball team has partnered with the cashback blockchain firm Stormx. Portland Trail Blazers Uniforms to Feature Crypto Cashback Firm’s Logo The NBA’s Trail Blazers […]


NFT Marketplace Backed by Mark Cuban Raises $13 Million in Series A


The Mark Cuban-backed non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Mintable has raised $13 million in a Series A funding round, according to an announcement on Thursday. The Singapore-headquartered Mintable, plans to use the funds to expand its offerings, as the application already features 700,000 NFTs minted on the Mintable platform. NFT Marketplace Mintable Raises $13 Million On […]


World Wide Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Sells NFT for $5.4M — ‘Embarrassing’ Coding Error Spotted in NFT


World Wide Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Sells NFT for $5.4M — 'Embarrassing' Coding Error Spotted in NFTSir Timothy John Berners-Lee, the English computer scientist who is well known for inventing the world wide web has sold a non-fungible token (NFT) in an online auction hosted by the auction house Sotheby’s. The NFT is basically a video of the World Wide Web’s source code created in Python and the collectible sold for […]


Legendary Hip-Hop Artist Jay-Z Enters the NFT Sphere — Rapper Lauds Blockchain and Smart Contracts


Legendary Hip-Hop Artist Jay-Z Enters the NFT Sphere — Rapper Lauds Blockchain and Smart ContractsWidely regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history, Shawn Carter, professionally known as Jay-Z, has been dipping his toes into the ocean of non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles recently. The American rapper has also partnered with Sotheby’s to auction an NFT called “Heir to the Throne.” Further, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and […]


Marvel Entertainment to Launch NFTs — Fans Can Soon Hunt for Rare NFT Comic Books


Marvel Entertainment to Launch NFTs — Fans Can Soon Hunt for Rare NFT Comic BooksMarvel Entertainment has announced the company is stepping into the realm of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company and the popular comic book creator explains that Marvel fans will be able to buy “official Marvel NFT digital collectibles, digital comic books and more.” Marvel to Release NFT Digital Comics and […]


NFT Roundup: Beeple’s We.new Platform, DeLorean DMC-12 NFTs, Jerry Garcia’s Music Art


Over the last seven days, there have been close to 18,000 non-fungible token (NFT) primary sales worth over $12.7 million. This week also saw a great number of non-fungible token (NFT) announcements surrounding big names like DeLorean Motor Company, the renowned NFT artist Beeple, the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, USA Today and more, as the […]


Motor Team McLaren Racing Partners With Tezos to Build NFT Platform


On Thursday, McLaren Racing announced the British motor racing team selected Tezos as the organization’s official partner across the Indycar series, Formula One, and esports. Tezo will create a non-fungible token (NFT) platform for McLaren Racing in order to showcase the motorsport group’s world-class drivers and “illustrious racing heritage.” McLaren and Tezos Team up to […]


Entertainment Giant Fox Teams up With Bento Box to Manage $100 Million NFT Creator Fund


Entertainment Giant Fox Teams up With Bento Box to Manage $100 Million NFT Creator FundFresh off the heels of announcing a non-fungible token (NFT) organization called Blockchain Creative Labs and a blockchain-based animated series, Fox Broadcasting Company has revealed it’s invoked a $100 million fund with Bento Box Entertainment (BBE) that aims to bolster NFT content creators. Fox and Bento Box to Fuel NFT Ecosystem With a $100 Million […]


Study Shows NFT Sales Plummeted 90% Over the Last 30 Days, NFT Wallets Dip 70%


Study Shows NFT Sales Plummeted 90% Over the Last 30 Days, NFT Wallets Dip 70%According to a recent study, non-fungible token (NFT) sales have dive-bombed 90% since the market’s record sales on May 3. Market data shows over 130,000 NFT sales that day and 30 days later sales are down to a touch over 84,000, dropping more than 35% last month. Protos.com Study Claims ‘NFT Bubble Has Popped’ Non-fungible […]


Defi Economy Is Recovering Faster Than Most Crypto Assets After Market Rout


Defi Economy Is Recovering Faster Than Most Crypto Assets After Market RoutDecentralized finance (defi) exchanges and tokens are recovering a lot faster than a great number of digital assets that lost more than 40% in value last week. Defi tokens like curve, kyber network, terra, hxro, and more have been seeing double-digit gains. On May 23, the defi economy’s aggregate total-value locked (TVL) dropped to a […]


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