Play to Earn Crypto, GameFi, Games Surpasses DeFi in Popularity.
According to DappRadar, more than 50% of active cryptocurrency wallets were connected to decentralized applications associated with gaming. The report also shares that users active cryptocurrency wallets attached to DeFi dropped to 45% last month. This is for the first time in many months that DeFi is taken over by GameFi.
GameFi’s popularity soared thanks to Axie Infinity which allows players to earn real money by winning battles, selling monsters as well as digital assets. The player database is increasing rapidly for Axie Infinity because many crypto enthusiasts are also regular gamers.
Quickly, the meaning of GameFi;
GameFi is an amalgam of two words: gaming and decentralized finance (DeFi). It is also referred to as play-to-earn (P2E) games. Almost all of these blockchain-based games are accompanied by a corresponding in-game currency, a marketplace, and a token economy, usually managed and governed by the community.
Axie Infinity is having an explosion as the report also shares that in the past 24 hours the game was played by another 104,000 players.
Besides Axie Infinity, there are several other games that had made it to the limelight like Alien Worlds, Splinterlands, and CryptoMines. These games have a massive number of players and the numbers are growing with every passing day.
Players have erected their own micro-economies as they rent, sell, and purchase digital assets. Michael Bohnen, owner of EOSUSA, said, “There’s much more opportunity in the gaming space than there is in the DeFi space.