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Digix partners with Axie Infinity to bring real gold in-game

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First of its kind partnership will enable players to receive in-game gold through Axie-DGX tokens that will be redeemable for physical, investment grade gold

Digix, creator of the world’s first asset-backed digital gold token, has today announced a partnership with Axie Infinity, a game built on Ethereum that enables players to collect, raise and battle fantasy creatures. This partnership will enable Axie Infinity players to receive in-game tokens that are backed and redeemable for physical, investment-grade gold.

In an industry first, real gold rewards will be offered as an in-game currency via Axie-DGX tokens which can be exchanged for Digix’s native token, DGX— where 1 DGX is equivalent to 100,000 Axie-DGX. Axie Infinity is a digital pet community that lets players battle, collect, trade and raise Axis, where players can power-up these fantasy creatures through minigames, quests, contests, and special in-game events. Powered by Ethereum, the Axie Infinity marketplace is transparent, liquid, and secure, enabling players to have complete ownership of their Axies and the ability to trade and sell them in a secure manner.

Shaun Djie, COO and Co-Founder of Digix said: “This collaboration with Axie Infinity is not only a major milestone for Digix—but for the growth of digital gold, highlighting its benefits across a range of industries including gaming. By providing an in-game currency that is backed by gold, a time-tested, safe haven asset—we are remaining true to our vision of democratising access to gold and further showcasing the innovative use cases for digital gold.”

Starting from 20 July 2020 10 AM EST to 2 August 2020 10 AM EST, Axie Infinity players will have the chance to earn Axie-DGX tokens as they compete in this seasonal event. Axie-DGX tokens will be rewarded as a random in-game drop with a total prize pool of US $1500 Axie-DGX tokens.

Aleksander Leonard Larsen, COO and Co-Founder of Axie Infinity said: “This initiative elevates the play-to-earn narrative to new heights. For the first time, players can earn real gold by simply playing a game. User-focused experiments that benefit and reward users are key to furthering the adoption of blockchain technology.”

As part of this campaign, Bullionix will also craft limited edition 3D collectibles in the form of Axie-themed non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that are backed by Digix’s investment grade gold. Each Bullionix collectible has 0.25 DGX staked on-chain that belongs to the holder of the NFT. A 0.1 DGX minting fee is settled in the same transaction. These commemorative pieces are available to mint exclusively from 20th July until 9th August. Each NFT can then be interacted with in the Bullionix dapp, gifted or even resold on NFT marketplaces. Axie Infinity users are able to access their dashboard to transfer Axie-DGX into their personal wallet with the option to mint these limited edition collectibles.

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Virtually Human Studio signs Three-Year Agreement with ATARI boosting entertainment experience on the blockchain

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Video game industry pioneer ATARI and entertainment startup Virtually Human Studio (VHS) announce they have signed a three-year deal to further bring the beloved and iconic ATARI brand into blockchain and NFT gaming.

VHS, creators of ZED RUN, a game of skill and strategy built on the Ethereum network, allows players to interact with non-fungible tokens in the form of cryptographically unique racehorses. VHS and ATARI will work together to introduce rare and collectible in-game items designed to reflect ATARI’s most memorable games such as Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and more.

The deal gives VHS full usage of ATARI’s complete catalogue of licenced game assets, logos and marks including in-game sponsorship and brand visibility across the ZED RUN gaming platform.

ZED RUN will offer an exclusive ATARI Breeding Program, featuring a series of rare racehorses from which players will be able to spawn offspring for a limited time. Each of these collectible ATARI digital racehorses will be auctioned off to the highest bidder once the Breeding Program concludes.

To further showcase how blockchain gaming can bridge the gap with traditional gaming, ATARI will also contribute its signature cryptocurrency ATRI (Atari tokens) towards ZED RUN events. These official ATARI-sponsored racing events will include tournament-based qualifiers with main event sessions set to a weekly racing schedule. Bonus ATARI tokens will be rewarded to users for both the qualifier and main events, creating increased utility and demand for ATRI.

“Partnering with the legendary ATARI brand is an honour. Partnerships like this strengthen our work, reputation and progress within the blockchain and entertainment space. We are deliberate with partnerships that propel us toward expansion and the improvement of the applications we build,” said CEO and Co-founder of VHS Chris Laurent.

CEO of ATARI Fred Chesnais said, “We see the vast potential in NFT gaming on the blockchain. VHS showcases what is uniquely possible with blockchain technology for entertainment. Working together with VHS enables us to introduce our loyal ATARI community to an exciting new game such as ZED RUN as we take steps to play our part in shaping the blockchain gaming and technology space.”

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Fortunejack introduces Christmas promotion

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Famous Bitcoin Casino FortuneJack decided to spice things up in the final stretch of 2020. With its latest promotion “Happy Hours” FJ is offering its community daily competitions which reap tons of pleasant prizes in the form of cash or free spins. In total there will be more than 150 such happy hours within a period of the month and players will have the opportunity to compete against each other for the rewards. This promotion is one of the most massive offerings we’ve come across in the gambling industry for the holidays.

FJ Casino as a whole

While the “Happy Hours” promo is definitely something interesting, maybe it’s better to first mention several details about one of the oldest BTC Casinos in the world. FortuneJack was established in 2013, at the time when most of the gambling industry was oblivious to the concept of Bitcoin Casino. This Casino offers more than 2000 games in the following categories: Live Casino, Slots, Video Poker, Table Games, and the crowd favorite, provably fair games. FJ is one of the few Bitcoin casinos that also offer full-blown Sportsbook on their platform, so you can easily bet on your favorite sports using crypto.

Back to Happy Hours

The Holiday promotion will run for the whole month, starting from the 21st of December all the way to the 20th of January. There will be 5 daily happy hour competitions, each with a certain reward and rules of participation. The winners will be decided on the leaderboard by the Highest Multiplier, highest wins, highest wagers, the sum of total multipliers, Win & Loss streaks, and Cashbacks. All these criteria will define the player positions on the hourly leaderboards. All you need to do is verify your FJ account and Start Playing.

What can you win?

The official information about “Happy Hours” provides details about the rewards in such a fashion. There will either be cash or free spin prizes. The minimum for both will be either $500 or 600 free spins, for every single hourly competition. In total any player can come out with some serious profit by the end of the promo. Also, if you’re a new player on this Bitcoin Casino, you’re eligible for up to 6BTC Welcome Pack and 250 Freespins, as your first deposit bonuses.

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Binance Announces New Strategic Partnership With Chiliz

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Binance is proud to announce their new strategic partnership with a fintech blockchain company that provides sports and entertainment entities, Chiliz.

An early investor in Chiliz, Binance has extended the partnership with additional investments into the leading venture in the fintech sports space, ensuring a partnership vision for the long-term. The first milestone of the partnership will be Fan Tokens allocation through Binance Launchpool.

Chiliz operates Socios.com, a fan influence and rewards platform, which has partnerships with some of the biggest sporting properties in the world including football teams FC Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Galatasaray, AS Roma & Atletico de Madrid; Esports teams  OG and NAVI, and the UFC. Powered by the utility token $CHZ, Socios.com is one of the most active non-financial, consumer-facing mainstream blockchain products in the world. In just over a year it has been downloaded by more than 370,000 people, over 14 mln Fan Tokens have been sold, and over 700,000 votes registered on the blockchain. FC Barcelona’s ($BAR) Fan Token Offering sold out in 20 minutes, generating $1.3m, whilst Turkish team Trabzonspor’s FTO generated 5 million TRY in less than 5 minutes.

With Binance Launchpool, users are able to acquire new token rewards in return for staking different tokens. The first Socios.com partners to benefit from Binance LaunchPool will be Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Italian champions Juventus (JUV) Fan Tokens. Users will be able to stake BNB, BUSD, or CHZ tokens into separate pools, starting from 2020/12/15 at 0:00 AM (UTC) to 2021/1/14 at 0:00 AM (UTC)

Binance will then list Paris Saint-Germain Fan Tokens (PSG) and Juventus Fan Tokens (JUV) in the innovation zone at 2020/12/21 6:00 AM (UTC) and open trading for PSG/BTC, PSG/USDT, PSG/BUSD, JUV/BTC, JUV/USDT and JUV/BUSD trading pairs.

“Chiliz became a part of the crypto world through Fan Tokens, which has shown huge potential in bringing crypto to mainstream audiences all around the world,” said Binance CEO and Founder, CZ (Changpeng Zhao). “We’re delighted to welcome Chiliz to the Binance ecosystem and look forward to empowering both fan engagement and crypto adoption among a captive audience of billions”.

“Binance has been a strong supporter of Chiliz since day one, but this new partnership really seals our original vision of tokenizing the sports & entertainment industry over the next 5-7 years. In just under 3 years, we have already established ourselves as the leading force in this space, but this partnership gives us renewed strength and credibility to create the leading global fan engagement & monetization ecosystem,”  said Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO & Founder of Chiliz. “Chiliz aims to onboard many more partners from the worlds of sports & entertainment over the next few years. With new features, gamification, leaderboards & NFT-based events being released in the coming weeks, Socios.com is the leading venture in this space. Whilst Socios.com is the utility platform, $CHZ – the app’s exclusive currency – is the utility token that sits between hundreds of thousands of branded digital assets.”

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