On behalf of all of us here at Team Stratis, we hope that the end of the year gave you all the opportunity to relax and recharge before diving into 2023 with renewed energy. This new year holds in store many upcoming developments for Team Stratis; however, we cannot forget about the exciting updates that brought 2022 to a perfect end back in December.
Read on for a glimpse into NFT collections, merch drops, release announcements, and more.
Dawn of Ships launches utility NFTs on Stratisphere
Dawn of Ships, a swashbuckling P2E Web3 game powered by the Stratis blockchain, recently dropped its first utility NFTs on the Stratisphere Marketplace. These utility NFTs will enable players to power up their ship and gain reward bonuses as they battle their way across the high seas, earning upgrades to their ship along the journey.
You can find the newly launched NFTs here, and be sure to follow @dawnofships on Twitter for all the latest updates.
Corgi Dash announces release date
SDA alum Corgi Dash, a Mario Run-inspired P2E game, has announced on Twitter that it will be coming to the Stratis ecosystem very soon, with a launch date in February 2023.
In Corgi Dash, players must use skilled gameplay to race across several obstacle-filled levels and earn coins. If they make it to the Corgi House, the coins earned along the way will be added to their Stratis Wallet and become tradable.
Follow @corgi_dash on Twitter to stay up-to-date with all announcements from this vibrant game powered by the Stratis blockchain.
My XR Gallery
My XR Gallery has offered us a sneak peek into the exciting new features currently in development. These include new 360 spheres, virtual hangout spaces, and improved methods for uploading and displaying assets. These features will allow users to share content, such as 360 videos, and add a new area for people to socialise and make purchases in the Metaverse.
This mix of social space and a platform for displaying digital assets gives the XR Gallery an integrated and immersive experience which effectively creates an entirely new world. A world full of art, personalised spaces and human interaction — offering the possibility of a distinctively fulfilling virtual experience.
My XR Gallery will be rolling out the aforementioned features and more in 2023, including a planned V2 launch in July, so be sure to follow them on Twitter to stay up to date
We loved seeing the Stratis community at our London meetups in 2022, with our 16th December meetup proving the perfect way to wrap up an exciting year for Stratis. We’d love to celebrate a new year for Stratis by seeing as many of you down at Tower Suites as possible on the 20th of January, so do sign up here for our next meetup. These meetups can sell out — grab a free ticket while you still can. We will also be running more of these meetups in February and beyond. You can look now and plan for the future. See you there.
We are thrilled to report that 2022 was a successful year for the Stratis Decentralised Accelerator, with funded projects in Tooling, Defi, NFTs and the Metaverse all utilising Stratis Technologies. It was also fantastic seeing several mainnet releases last year, notably from Opdex, My XR Gallery, CoinVault and Stratisphere.
Ahead of what we are sure will be a very exciting year, we thought we’d outline some of the major events in the SDA pipeline from 2022 and some of the major events we expect to see in 2023.
Dawn of Ships from Astroverse Club
Dawn of Ships is a project from London-based indie studio Red Ego Games. Powered by the Stratis Blockchain, this idle roleplay experience allows players to assume control of pirate ships and battle against other players, all the while gaining NFTs as they progress. These NFTs can then be sold on the Stratisphere platform, making the game a Play 2 Earn model. Players can enjoy a range of features, including ship battles, exploration, and joining clans which offer unique advantages.
The last couple of months saw Dawn of Ships release its first range of utility NFTs. These NFTs power up players’ ships and offer reward bonuses, creating an exciting new dynamic to gameplay when combined with existing crew NFT offerings. Watch out for the Beta release of Dawn of Ships which is expected to be in Q1 this year.
Stay up to date through the Dawn of Ships website, Discord and Twitter:
Inspired by Mario Run, Corgi Dash is a game in which players can earn tokens through skilled gameplay. Players participate in multiple levels which feature challenging ‘Dashes’, with the apex of this journey being the Corgi House.
Each dash costs Corgi coins ($CC) which are added to the Game Rewards wallet for future players. These dashes offer the player an opportunity to win coins, and should they reach the Corgi House these coins will be added to their Stratis Wallet and become tradeable on Opdex. Corgi Dash NFTs are also available, both for aesthetic purposes and in-game use, with some ultra-rare NFTs even offering players extra lives and an opportunity for increased awards
Corgi Dash had a busy end to 2022, launching its website and revealing its Stratis blockchain integration timeline. Corgi Dash has an expected release scheduled for Q1 2023, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled and prepare for your dash to the Corgi House.
Keep up to date with the release and other coming updates via Twitter, Discord, or checking out the website.
My XR Gallery
My XR Gallery is a metaverse NFT gallery which uses VR to create an AR/VR experience for users. The My XR Gallery features NFT storefronts from the likes of Punk Rock photographer Andy Rosen and the Polycarbon store, which users can access through the unique Sky Dream Mall metaverse experience. My XR world allows users to create their own 3D VR Gallery to share NFT collections with the world. My XR Gallery is powered by Stratis, allowing for a unique and customisable user experience.
We saw a number of stellar updates in 2022 for My XR Gallery, including their mainnet release, which we recommend you checkout for yourself (https://www.myxrgallery.com/). They have also announced that they are developing exciting new features which will allow users to make the most of the metaverse, these include new 360 spheres and virtual hang out spaces. My XR Gallery is planning for an eagerly anticipated V2 release in July 2022, so be sure to look out for this. Keep up to date with all My XR Gallery’s updates through Twitter and Discord.
Stratis DevEX will revamp the Stratis smart contracts tooling and developer experience by integrating existing tools and libraries for smart contract validation, static analysis and security auditing into Visual Studio. Previously, developers had to use Visual Studio to write C# code and then a command tool to validate and compile this code before using a wallet for deployment. This change significantly improves developers’ experiences, which should free them up to focus on what matters, such as enhancing users expereiences. It also serves the long-term security of the blockchain by ensuring that smart contracts remain as protected as possible while maintaining an optimised user experience.
We expect releases from Stratis DevEx every month, with the project being completed in November 2023. Keep up to date with this journey on Discord.
Hash Battle is a blockchain gaming platform powered by Stratis. Featuring a range of games, including the titles Cops Clash, Hurdle Hop, Tunnel Trouble and Counting Snakes. Stratis’ tech allows Hashbattle to offer rewards. Players can expect a dedicated in-game economy and NFT’s, which give access to interesting features. Users can choose between games of varying costs in Cirrus token, and have the opportunity to win various amounts based on the fee they pay for entry. This provides an exciting and scalable P2E experience for users.
There were several updates for Hashbattle in 2022, including new games and work on their 10K Deadwarriors NFTs. We are expecting to see more Hash Battle in 2023, so be sure to keep up to date via their media platforms:
Trivia Legends is an NFT collectible-style trivia game from Croatian developer Kiqqi Games, which relies upon the Stratis blockchain. NFTs form a core part of the experience, with player avatars being NTS which increase in power the more in-game experience they gain. By combining trivia and strategy, players have fun while unlocking different characters, which are digitalised as real world NFTs.
Trivia Legends had an exciting 2022, with the Beta released on the Android store, making it available to more users. However, 2023 has even more upcoming developments, with a mainnet release expected for February 2023-so stay tuned.
Fileprotected is an NFT marketplace that offers creators control of their intellectual property. It does this through a content registration service that uses blockchain, timestamps and digital fingerprints to secure copyright ownership. Therefore, less intermediaries are required by letting buyers and sellers work directly with each other. This creates a marketplace where everyone can be sure of the source and integrity of the IP being shared or traded, making for an environment of improved trust in the creative process. Creators can also copyright their content and monetize it independently through the addition of ‘Simple Legal’, which marks an important step forward for creators in the ownership of their digital property.
We are excited for the mainnet release, which is expected to come in March 2023, and encourage all to watch this space closely. In the meantime, don’t miss your chance to check it out for yourself – https://www.fileprotected.com/– and be sure to keep up to date by joining the Fileprotected community on Discord or following on Twitter.
Released Projects in 2022
Stratisphere is a decentralised NFT marketplace with 0% platform and low gas fees, which offers our users fairer prices. In 2022, we were delighted to see the Stratisphere mainnet release and also saw wallet updates including the release of the Stratisphere Wallet 1.4 which is available on the App Store and Google Play store. The most recent wallet releases have seen key user-friendly developments like full IPFS support, enhanced profile descriptions and more. Find our website, NFT marketplace, Twitter and Discord community below to keep up with the latest in the NFT market:
Opdex was the first decentralised exchange protocol in the Stratis ecosystem, allowing for trustless token swaps, liquidity provision, mining and staking in a non-custodial and gas-efficient manner. It makes decentralised finance (DeFi) accessible to users and easy to integrate for game developers — particularly true due to its compatibility with tokens based on Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric.
Last year saw the mainnet release of Opdex, and later in the year we also saw new releases for Opdex Desktop which included several functionality improvements. Be sure to check the links below to keep up to date with Opdex in 2023:
Coinvault is a Stratis and Cirrus non-custodial HD wallet in your extension browser for your token, identities, NFTs and more. Featuring indexers, smart contract interactions and more, it allows for an integrated approach with the Stratisphere platform and Opdex which gives a smooth user experience.
In 2022 Coinvault debuted its V1 and mainnet release, and we expect to see many more updates from them in 2023. Do keep abreast with their Discord community and Twitter for future developments. For more info, check out their website: https://www.coinvault.io/.
The end of the year may be near but, for many projects across the Stratis blockchain, the action is only just beginning.
Read on for a summary of what Team Stratis has been working on this month, including an exciting new SDA adoption alert, the launch of the Stratisphere Wallet on iOS and Android, and all the latest information on Stratis’ in-person meetups in 2023.
The Stratisphere Wallet is now available on iOS and Android
The Stratisphere Wallet has landed for iOS and Android devices! This non-custodial wallet can interact with dApps on the Stratis Platform and is now available via the App Store and Google Play.
Team Stratis has been hard at work to bring the community a sustainable and accessible wallet through which users can store, buy, and send NFTs, and the launch of the Stratisphere Wallet App marks the culmination of these efforts.
You can download the app here and here to continue building your NFT collections.
SDA Adoption Alert: DevEX
Stratis is always looking out for ways to hone and streamline our tools to create the optimal user experience. The latest proposal to pass the SDA vote, DevEX, aims to do just that for smart contracts by creating a frictionless integrated interface for developing secure smart contracts using Visual Studio. Visual Studio is accessible and frequently used by enterprise developers, making it ideal for streamlining the development of smart contracts.
Security is crucial to the future of blockchain, which is why ensuring that smart contracts remain as protected against vulnerabilities as possible is so important. The voters were clearly in agreement, with the proposal receiving 125 ‘yes’ votes with 116 required.
Congratulations to Allister Beharry (@allisterbeharry) and DevEX on the successful proposal!
Stratis Meetups: Book now for January!
A highlight of 2022 has been bringing the Stratis community together in London for a series of dynamic and insightful meetups. From learning more about projects developed on the Stratis blockchain to meeting fellow blockchain creators and enthusiasts, it has been a pleasure to watch the community come together.
The popularity of the meetups continues, with the next event on 16th December already sold out. However, tickets for the first meetup of 2023 on 20th January are available on Eventbrite, along with four other dates for H1 of 2023.
You can sign up for your chosen meetup here – we look forward to seeing you at Tower Suites in the New Year!
Stratisphere Wallet Releases
The team at Stratis continue to further develop and integrate new features for their NFT Marketplace. Recent developments have seen full IPFS support, with IPFS now the default storage location for minted NFTs. For those unfamiliar with IPFS, it stands for InterPlantary File System and is a form of distributed storage. It enables files to be replicated worldwide and removes control from the creator. This enables NFTs to be stored indefinitely and not at risk of a storage owner deleting or changing the file.
It doesn’t stop at IPFS; there have been lots of new features added with the latest release with some of the highlights below:
Like your favourite NFTs
Enhanced Profile Descriptions
In addition to the IPFS support being introduced within the existing desktop wallets, support has also been added to the new Stratipshere Mobile Wallet offerings, now available on the respective App Stores. Just search for Stratisphere Wallet!
Corgi Dash launches timeline and website
Another SDA alum, Corgi Dash, continues to make strides with the launch of its website and the reveal of a Stratis blockchain integration timeline.
The timeline suggests that Corgi Dash, a P2E game that sees players dash and dodge their way through six levels of obstacle-filled routes, will submit contracts to the Cirrus Mainnet, deploy the server, and ready the game for launch in January 2023.
You can find the newly launched Corgi Dash website here for a glimpse into the upcoming game. Get ready to earn coins and beat all six levels when the game drops in the new year.
The year may be drawing to a close, but activity at Stratis HQ certainly isn’t drawing to a halt. The past month has been action-packed, from events such as Stratis Meet-Ups and MetaBeat Conference, to updates across platforms including Opdex and CoinVault.
Read on for an overview of this month’s most exciting developments for Team Stratis and our community of blockchain aficionados.
Stratis: Technical Service Provider for Open banking
In October, Stratis announced that the platform is now a Technical Service Provider (TSP) for the Open banking technology platform.
With over 6 million active users in the UK alone, Open banking is responsible for building bridges between banks, third parties, and tech providers to facilitate simple and secure data exchanges. Now that Stratis is a TSP for Open banking, Stratis can start to leverage a worldwide banking standard for our stable coin solution, which is currently issued on the Cirrus Blockchain.
You can read more about Stratis, stable coins, and Open banking in this blog post.
Stratis x Blue Orchid 2023 Meet-Ups
Bringing the Stratis community together in person has been a hugely rewarding development over the past few months as Stratis launched a series of events at Tower Suites in London in partnership with Blue Orchid Group Hotels.
We were delighted to welcome several creators who have used Stratis to create work across the gaming, art, and music landscapes to present on their unique projects, with the variety of projects a testament to the creativity and innovation that the Stratis platform enables.
Having seen the success of recent meet-ups, this month we were pleased to announce the dates for upcoming meet-ups in 2023:
Friday 20th January 2023, 18:00-22:00
Friday 17th February 2023, 18:00-22:00
Friday 24th March 2023, 18:00-22:00
Friday 21st April 2023, 18:00-22:00
Friday 19th May 2023, 18:00-22:00
You can find the full details in this recent blog post and can register your interest in the events here.
Stratisphere NFT Art at Saatchi Gallery
As part of Stratisphere’s upcoming marketing campaign, one of the content creators we have worked with closely is British artist Hannah Nijsten. Hannah has collaborated with Stratisphere to create NFT’s of her physical art inspired by Stratis brand colours. We were thrilled to see this physical and digital art featured alongside other incredible works by Hannah at a recent exhibition at Saatchi Gallery! As the digital dimension of art continues to develop and evolve, it is an exciting time to be working with artists that apply their creativity and vision to the rich world of NFTs.
Polycarbon Blockchain Attended Metabeats
It was great to see Polycarbon Blockchain, the minds behind My XR Gallery and Sky Dream Mall, take to the floor at MetaBeat in San Francisco last month, an event designed to bring together thought leaders in the metaverse to discuss and demonstrate how technology and innovation will bring industry and commerce into the metaverse.
With MetaBeat estimating that the metaverse market will reach $800 billion by 2024, the landscape is ambitious and rapidly growing, and Stratis were delighted to support Polycarbon Blockchain as they presented their own role within the metaverse when it comes to the intersection of art, VR, and more.
To learn more about Polycarbon Blockchain, why not check out their YouTube channel here?
Public Release of CoinVault Extension Wallet
CoinVault, a non-custodial wallet that enables the management of NFTs as well as funds on the Stratis and Cirrus blockchains, recently launched the public release of its browser extension wallet to five star reviews.
CoinVault is quick and simple to set-up and use, enabling users to track and manage their assets with ease.
Stratisphere NFT Desktop Wallet Update
In November, the Stratisphere NFT desktop wallet launched version 184.108.40.206, complete with optimizations and added support for network changes to ensure seamless use for wallet holders.
Opdex Desktop also added some new updates to its backlog this month. Opdex protocols are designed to offer trustless token swaps and allow for actions such as liquidity providing, mining, and staking to be conducted in a non-custodial and gas-efficient manner.
The updates to Opdex Desktop included feature improvements for version checks and update notifications, additional wallet position details, and performance improvements to ensure the platform functions optimally for all users.
Stratis is excited to announce it is now a Technical Service Provider for the Open banking technology platform. For those who are unaware of Open banking, current partners include CMA 9 (the nine largest banks in the UK) and over 6million active users in the UK. Open banking connects banks, third parties and technical providers – enabling participants to exchange data simply and securely to their customers’ benefit. They provide the trusted framework for collaboration, enabling the delivery of better value and innovative services.
The importance of standards for both interoperability and simplified integration is very much understood within Stratis and is why they sought to join Open banking. This membership enables Stratis to begin leveraging a worldwide banking standard for their stable-coin solution, removing complexities, and ensuring adherence to standards.
Stratis has now completed the development of the solution, enabling a stable coin to be issued upon the public and decentralized Cirrus Blockchain. Now, with access to the Open Banking directory sandbox, Stratis can begin to further integrate into the service and provide great value for future clients and partners. As highlighted previously, Stratis’ vision for a stable coin is not based upon new age algorithms, instead its solution ensures that tokens are minted as collateral becomes available, thus ensuring that each token represents its intended value.
Stratis plans to release an GBPT Portal on its test network (CirrusTest) to demonstrate how simply and efficiently tokens can be minted by mocking deposits in a banking account. This is a fantastic step forward for Stratis and it’s exciting to see what the future holds.
September saw team Stratis enjoy new proposals and exciting events, and although summer is over, autumn is already shaping up to be just as interesting a season for all the community.
Keep reading for an overview of what’s new in the Stratis community.
Corgi Dash passed its second SDA proposal
Congratulations to the Corgi Dash team for passing their second SDA proposal!
The proposal requested 135,000 CRS ($70,000 USD) to complete game development and integrate smart contracts, NFTs and the SDK platform into the game.
Corgi Dash is a fun, play-to-earn game in which players dash over and under various obstacles to reach the Corgi House over six fast-paced and increasingly difficult levels. Each Dash costs 500 Corgi coins to enter, which are then redistributed into the Game Rewards wallets. There are 10,000 coins available across each Dash. If a player completes all six levels, their collected coins are added to their Stratis Wallet and can be traded on OPDEX.
To hear all the latest news about SDA projects and proposals, be sure to join our Discord page here.
Stratis enjoyed its first London meet-up
It was wonderful to see some new and familiar faces at the first Stratis meet-up at Tower Suites in London this month.
The meet-up included some incredible presentations from creators that have worked with Stratis to bring their projects to life, from the creator of The Astroverse and Dawn of Ships to developers from Kiqqi Games.
If you are interested in attending the next meet-up to discuss all things Stratis, blockchain, and NFTs, then join us at Tower Suites for our second event on 21st October. You can sign up for tickets here.
$STRAX is now listed on Bitpanda
This month, Stratis’ native $STRAX token was added to Bitpanda, one of Europe’s fastest-growing fintechs which allows users to trade and invest in stocks, cryptocurrencies, and more on its platform.
Recent Stratis Hackathon winner, Allister Beharry recently presented his Formal Verification of C# Smart Contracts at the event. Stratis is grateful to have great minds such as Allister interested in their platform, providing solutions such as Silver.
Stratis collaborated with Binance to offer an AMA with Stratis CEO, Chris Trew. As expected, the AMA events always raise great questions and provide a fantastic opportunity to share information about Stratis to a wide audience.
The full AMA can be viewed below:
Question 1: Who is currently building on Stratis?
We have a wide range of companies building on the platform, ranging from established indie gaming studios developing gaming-focused NFT solutions to a fully decentralized exchange that enables users on the platform to trade in a completely decentralized manner. We have a really cool project currently building a metaverse, which reminds me of the Habbo Hotel. In this virtual chat room, you create your own avatar and interact with people all over the country and world. Check them out here: https://myxrgallery.com/.
Question 2. What are your thoughts on NFTs?
NFTs present a fantastic vehicle for a wide variety of use cases beyond art, from actual ownership of in-game items to NFTs being utilized as tickets or memberships for venues and events. We are also really focusing on working with traditional artists, offering workshops highlighting the benefits that NFTs can bring and how they can be created with ease.
My belief in NFTs has seen Stratis develop the first genuinely sustainable and commission-less NFT Platform, “Stratisphere”. You can check out NFTs that have already been listed and experience how easy it is to “Top-up” to purchase your favorite NFT!
We’re currently gearing up to make Stratisphere a known brand in the UK and within the NFT space. A huge brand awareness campaign will launch in London later this year, so keep your eyes peeled!
Question 3. Where can we meet Stratis team members?
We have a globally dispersed team of developers working on the platform; however, we pride ourselves on being a leading London-based blockchain platform. You will find Stratis’ team members attending many events in London weekly.
To further cement our position as a leading London-based blockchain platform, we will hold monthly events at an iconic venue overlooking the Tower of London. It’s a free event, so we encourage you to register and come along to meet the team, hear the speakers and enjoy some drinks/canapes!
Question 4. Which development at Stratis most excites you?
There have been lots of projects that have excited me over the years building in the space. Currently, though, I am genuinely most excited to watch our progress in our stablecoin (GBPT) offering. As recently announced, we are working alongside PwC to ensure regulatory compliance for our required registrations. The solution works with the existing OpenBanking standards ensuring compliance and simplified integration into any of the UK clearing banks we engage with. Additionally, PwC has committed to providing auditing services for the solution upon its deployment.
We could issue a stablecoin with our current technology. Still, we understand the importance of regulation. We know that this is required for any significant engagement relating to a digital banking currency.
Question 5. Can you stake or mine STRAX?
Absolutely, several options are available to those seeking passive income through staking or operating a Masternode. We have cold-staking options available for the more security-conscious token holders; additionally, we also provide token holders with the opportunity to operate a Masternode. According to stakingrewards.com, operating a Masternode currently offers a 35.56% return.
Masternodes produce blocks on our Smart Contract Sidechain and also play a role in voting for projects to receive funding to build on the platform. We take pride in knowing that our platform is secured by a genuinely distributed pool of masternodes. This ensures decentralized execution of contracts and enhanced security thanks to the trustless registration methods.
There is an active and supportive community surrounding Stratis and the projects building upon it. It truly is great to see.
Binance Community Questions
Question 1: When BSC interoperability? and how that affect current masternodes?
We will be rolling out BSC support for our interoperability platform soon, as part of this roll out we will be adding official support for Linux when hosting a masternode.
Question 2: STRAX Anonymous Team or Totally Public Team?
We are totally public and have been since day 1
Question 3: How long does the commission fee of 0% is going to stay?
The 0% fee will stay forever, we may however offer a more feature packed offering in future that is not 0%.
Question 4: Are you a BTC person or ETH person?
Both, I mined ETH when it was just a few dollars
Question 5: Do you have an estimated date for the release of the GBPT stable coin on Stratis blockchain?
Unfortunately, we cannot, but it will likely not be in 2022
Question 6: Currently NFT is developing and becoming a new innovation in the Blockchain world. However, many users still don’t understand about NFT. Do you have plans to educate about NFT to users outside of non-Crypto? What are the measures to increase awareness of your project in non-crypto space?
Great question, we see education as a critical part of raising the awareness of NFT’s and Stratis. Not only educating the end user but also businesses/artists/developers etc.
Question 7: What is the SDA?
Stratis Decentralised Accelerator. This is our decentralised fund that provides funding for innovative projects building on Stratis. A decentralised vote by the Stratis Masternodes is required to receive the funding
Summer may be drawing to a close, but the team at Stratis is as busy as ever with new developments and updates to share with the community. Read on for a selection of what the team has announced in August, as well as some sneak peeks of what is yet to come in September.
Blockchain Tower Suites Meet-Up
With many of the Stratis community’s interactions taking place virtually over our Discord channel, it is exciting to announce that this next month will see an in-person meet-up of like-minded individuals that are building on Stratis, are interested in the STRAX token, or are new to blockchain technology and would simply like to find out more.
The next meet-up will take place at the iconic Tower Suites by Blue Orchid Hotels. We will gather in a private room before heading up to the Skyline Bar, known for its stunning views of the Tower of London and across the beautiful city of London.
This meeting is the first to mark Stratis’s strategic partnership with Blue Orchid Group, which will see Stratis host three meet-ups at Tower Suites over the next year.
The first meet-up will take place on Friday, 23rd September, from 18:00-22:00. You can sign up using the link below, and we look forward to seeing you all there for what is sure to be a great evening.
Also, in August, Opdex announced the upcoming release of Opdex Desktop. Opdex has always prioritized total decentralization as its objective, and with the release of Opdex Desktop, the projects carried out on the application will be entirely decentralized and managed by the community.
The application works alongside Cirrus Core and will enable Mac, Windows, and Linux users to enjoy the website’s existing functionalities within a downloadable program.
Be sure to follow @OpdexProtocol and @stratisplatform on Twitter to find out when the open beta is released.
Stratipshere new look
Over to the Stratisphere NFT platform, there has been a facelift on the homepage to highlight top collections and the most popular NFTs. It was also recently announced that you can now top up your Stratisphere account with debit and credit cards to purchase NFTs and expand your digital collectable collection.
You can check out some of the current collections on the marketplace here.
Dawn of Ships Theme Song
Play-to-earn game and SDA alum Dawn of Ships has just shared its theme song on Twitter.
The RPG game has shared several exciting updates over the past few months, from new functionalities to design updates. We look forward to watching this fun, swashbuckling game set sail.
US-based game developer, Polycarbon Blockchain, passed its first SDA vote in December 2021. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength in the developments of ‘My XR Gallery’, an interactive NFT and VR gallery powered by Stratis blockchain and featuring NFT items that can be traded across the Stratisphere NFT Marketplace.
This month, Polycarbon Blockchain launched its latest proposal, in which the game developers requested 112,000 CRS ($USD 90,000) in funding to further bring to life projects My XR Gallery and Sky Dream Mall with updates such as live VR events. By enhancing its offering, Polycarbon Blockchain aims to strengthen the Stratis network and increase brand awareness and STRAX value.
This second proposal passed the SDA vote with the 105 required votes on the 13th of July — congratulations to Polycarbon Blockchain!
Dawn of Ships announced more core ideas and mechanics
In previous monthly updates, we’ve seen the Dawn of Ships ecosystem unfold, revealing different core mechanics such as ‘Ambush’ and ‘Plunder’.
In July, Dawn of Ships announced new developments to the ‘Ambush’ mechanic, which allows players to ambush a Plundering mission and steal resources. Now, ‘Team Level’ and ‘Clan Advantage’ mechanics have been added to the ‘Ambush’ package.
‘Team Level’ literally levels the playing field by determining a player’s Team Level based on the average level of the $SHIP. Players can only launch an ‘Ambush’ if their team level is at a +-1 difference from the Plundering Party. The +- 1 window must also be maintained should players choose to send in enforcements.
‘Clan Advantage’, on the other hand, has more of an impact on the ‘Battle Outcome’, which is determined by which team has the highest AP. ‘Clan Advantage’ is decided based on the 3 SHIPs’ majority clans. Teams with no majority clans are labelled ‘Clanless’ and receive -3% of the total AP, whereas teams with a disadvantaged clan get -7% total of AP.
However, all is not lost for teams with a lower AP, as the new ‘Lucky Strike’ mechanic gives them a chance to win even against the odds.
Dawn of Ships has also introduced Weekly Leaderboards and achievements. Those who top the leaderboard will be rewarded with $GOLD and $OVIA, and achievements – based on completed actions within the game – are rewarded with currency.
You can find out more about the latest updates to Dawn of Ships here.
Stratisphere NFT Marketplace commences its brand awareness campaign
To celebrate the community at the heart of the Stratisphere NFT Marketplace, a marketing campaign is being launched to showcase the many features of Stratisphere and how artists can use NFTs.
Head to @StratisphereNFT on Twitter for an early behind-the-scenes glimpse into filming for a Music NFTs section of the campaign and some incredible artwork created by physical and digital artist Hannah Nijsten.