Why Ecomi and the VE-VE App Are a Big Deal in Bringing Crypto Collectibles (NFTs) to Mainstream Collectors
The Digital Collectibles Journal became aware of the Ecomi licensed crypto collectibles project back in December 2019. Their main goal was to create a digital collectibles platform that required no prior knowledge of blockchain tech or crypto currency. It looks like they are about to be successful at just that, with internal beta testing underway as of this writing.
We were impressed by their concept of using fiat currency to purchase a stable crypto token called Gems that never lose value in order to purchase digital blockchain collectibles on their upcoming VE-VE (pronounced vee-vee) mobile app. Ecomi also has a native cryptocurrency, called OMI Tokens. These separate from gems and will fluctuate in price based on market activity. As an altcoin, it will be interesting to see what this digital currency does on open exchanges. You can learn more about how the Ecomi economy works here.
Ecomi had boasted of bringing on some big licenses with which to launch their marketplace. Apparently, they aren’t playing around, because what we have just recently learned is going to change the digital blockchain collectibles game. They hired Alfred R. Kahn.
While Kahn isn't a household name, I do know who he is and he has had quite an effect on many households for decades. The marketing and licensing guru has been behind the mass distribution of many iconic franchises such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But what he's most famous for was bringing Pokemon to North America. To say that was a success is a major understatement. He was successful in importing Yu-Gi-Oh from Japan, as well.
So, yes, digital collectibles enthusiasts, you need to take Ecomi and VE-VE seriously. You can't beat Kahn's track record. If he can deliver high-caliber brands to the nascent VE-VE marketplace, watch out.
ECOMI Has Their Own Crypto Wallet: Secure Wallet
Ecomi already has their own hardware crypto wallet, too, called the Secure Wallet. Not only will this be a great way to protect your Ecomi collectibles, but it already has support for popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash, with EOS, USDT and more support coming soon. The Secure Wallet also supports Ethereum ERC20 Tokens and ERC-721 collectibles (NFTs). Talk about bringing crypto even more into the mainstream!
It only gets better. Not only will collectibles you purchase be shown in your own personal Showroom and shareable on Social Media, you can even interact with them in AR (Augmented Reality). We hope to see how the value of their cryptocurrency will help back their collectibles. VE-VE runs on the Ethereum compatible Go Chain network, which will help eliminate the sometimes high transaction costs on the main Ethereum blockchain network.
You can watch their official video on how the VE-VE app will work. The Digital Collectibles Journal is excited about Ecomi’s VE-VE platform and we will be covering it closely. Stay tuned for more coverage.
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Gods Unchained mythic card sold in $31,000 auction - Story from Nederob.nl
While it’s not Gods Unchained’s most expensive card ever sold at auction - that honor still belongs to Hyperion at around $60,000 - Atlas is the first one-of-a-kind mythic rare card that a player has sold at auction. The $31,000 sum - or 210 ETH at the time - was acquired by selling the card as a digital asset on OpenSea. Notably, this same buyer has purchased $14,000 worth of other Gods Unchained cards. The other Gods Unchained unique mythic cards - Hyperion, Teyhys, and Prometheus - remain with their original owners as of this writing. Clearly, the Gods Unchained trading card market is already thriving.
Speaking of blockchain trading card games…
‘Game Changer’: Trading Cards Head to Blockchain to Transform Gameplay - Story from CoinTelegraph
While Cryptomages is another blockchain trading card game, it’s very different in gameplay than Gods Unchained. It actually has multiple battle modes and many different characters in an EXP-based trading card system. What’s interesting about Transcemdence’s game is that it’s powered by two separate blockchain networks: the TELOS blockchain for payments and the BitcoinSubsidium blockchain for the storage of the cards (NFTs) themselves. It’s going to be available on many mainstream platforms: Windows, Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android. It’s a game worth watching.
Microsoft Validates Enjin’s Tech, Launches Azure Heroes - Story from AltCoinBuzz.io
Enjin gets their biggest partner yet, about as big as you can get in tech with Microsoft. Azure Heroes is Microsoft’s first official foray into digital collectibles, backed by ENJ - Enjin Coin. It’s a huge step forward for the Ethereum-based gaming platform, but Azure Heroes is more of a rewards system than an actual game, per se. People get stds from coaching, creating demos, and blogging about the Azure cloud computing service - essentially rewarding contributions to the tech community, But, what it does do is expose Enjin and its stable of games to a brand new and much larger audience thanks to Microsoft’s involvement. These rewards tokens could become nifty little digital collectibles investments as Enjin’s platform grows.
WAX (WAX) Launches Its Blockchain Gaming-Focused Cloud Wallet - Story From SludgeFeed
Wallets are the way to securely store all of your various cryptocurrencies and blockchain collectibles. But, there are so many to choose from, and to support all the various cryptocurrencies and tokens you acquire, you may end up having to keep track of many different wallets. While many companies are releasing innovations to crypto wallets all the time, the WAX blockchain network has launched one that’s focused towards blockchain gaming. It features two-click account creation and a simple interface to interact with the WAX dApps (decentralized Apps). This should go a long way towards WAX gaining popularity with a more mainstream audience than Ethereum or EOS.
Stryking opens auction for FC Bayern Munich crypto collectible NFTs - Story from @crypto_ninjas
In the wake of Sorare’s success with blockchain soccer trading cards, Stryking has now officially entered the fray with their FC Bayern Munich player card NFTs. However, these 18 player cards are one-of-a-kind. Stryking already has their [p[ular fantasy sports platform Football-Stars, but this is their first official foray into the blockchain collectibles market. There’s already plenty of bidding going on. It will be interesting to see what these initial one-of-ones will sell for auction’s end.
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by R.A. Rowell
With the rapid growth of blockchain gaming and associated digital blockchain collectibles, many new users wonder just which wallet they should use to securely secure their collectibles and related cryptocurrencies. While there are already great multi-coin wallet options like MetaMask, Enjin Wallet, and Trust Wallet, they each have some drawbacks when it comes to new users. Also, some games require that you use a specific wallet in order to play them, leaving new blockchain gaming users to have to juggle multiple wallets.
The Arkane Network Wallet looks to solve some of these problems by making it easy to not only import multiple wallets, but also to allow you to view your digital collectibles, which many current cryptocurrency wallets don’t do. Also, with most crypto wallets, you need to have a twelve word secure phrase that must be stored somewhere very secure - ideally, offline. The Arkane Network Wallet simplifies the process by just having a more ordinary username and password login. Also, while some wallets are mobile-only, Arkane has a mobile-friendly desktop interface, so you can access it from pretty much any device you can think of using.
Here’s a great in-depth review of Arkane Network Wallet from Crypto Castle!
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R.A. Rowell is a collectibles enthusiast who comes from a long history of collecting trading cards in both sports and in Trading Card Games. He is passionate about educating the world about the future promise and benefits of digital collectibles, both on the blockchain and off.