While the recovery in the second half of the week saw a 100% increase in big names in the Decentralized Economy (DeFi) ecosystem, Axie Infinity – a Pokémon-inspired NFT game – carried the banner for the NFT space and ended a bustling week of progress with record sales. … $ 300 on air (about $ 130,000).

The incredibly expensive Axie – the NFT-enabled creatures who previously played and fought in Axie Infinity – are named after the Angel and is one of 19 Axies ‘mystical trilogies’ currently in existence. Angel was traded on Friday on the NFT Opensea Market, where it was re-listed almost immediately for a staggering 666 Ethers (over $ 250,000).

Sales have exceeded an intense game week full of updates and news. Notable events include the live broadcast of “The Last Lunacian”, a partnership with the DeFi Aave Lending Protocol in a limited edition of the NFT group, and a monthly drop of 9,000 active users.

However, perhaps the most exciting event for members of the Axie community was the launch of Axie Infinity Shards (AXS), Axie’s control symbol, which launched on Tuesday. According to Axie’s website, the tokens will be used to earn betting rewards, serve as currency in the original Axie NFT market, and provide voting rights for the voting holders in the future governance system.

“The world is clearly aware of the enormous potential of Axie Infinity and this special community that we have created,” said Axie Infinity Development Leader Jeff “Jiho” Zirlin in a statement to Cointelegrap. “AXS, Axie’s control code, will be the cornerstone of our mission to empower millions of players.”

AXS was listed on Binance on Wednesday, where it is currently trading at $ 0.14, up 40% above its total selling price.

Important calculations apply to play across the board throughout the year. The total number of Axie NFT portfolios has now increased from 3,045 to 14,929, up 490%, and the total number of market participants has also increased from 2056 to 10,042, up 488% – both in the middle of parabolic flights, according to figures provided by Nansen …

Axie’s progress may also reflect the growing interest in the NFT space. In a recent interview, Aavegotchi co-founder Jesse Johnson said NFTs could soon become the backbone of DeFi, with the NFT site as a whole valued at $ 100 million. For her part, Zirlin believes this is just the beginning of NFT in gaming:

“This is just the beginning of a trend that will culminate in many of the world’s most popular games, owned and operated by the communities that play them.”

Source: CoinTelegraph