NFT News: the latest news in the world of Non-Fungible Tokens concerns Epic Games, the famous creator of Fortnite, which has added its first NFT game Blankos Block Party to its store.
Not only that, one user apparently paid as much as 36.8 ETH in gas just to mint the first NFT on Ethereum in its Proof-of-Stake (POS) version.
NFT News: Epic Games adds Blankos Block Party to its store
Apparently, Epic Games has also added its first NFT game, Blankos Block Party by Mythical Games, to its store.
JUST IN: #Fortnite creators Epic Games lists the first NFT-based game on their store, Blankos Block Party.
— Watcher.Guru (@WatcherGuru) September 15, 2022
“JUST IN: Fortnite creators Epic Games lists the first NFT-based game on their store, Blankos Block Party.”
The celebrated developer of Fortnite has added a blockchain-based, NFT-powered game to its marketplace.
It is Blankos Block Party, launched in 2020 by Mythical Games, which seems to have already amassed over a million players to date. The multiplayer game focuses on unique collectible digital vinyl toys called Blankos, NFTs that can be purchased and upgraded and sold within the game.
The new NFT-based game thus takes the top spot in Epic Games’ store and will be available from 28 September. Not only that, the game does not require users to necessarily purchase NFTs in order to play the game. Rather, it is possible to purchase and play without using NFTs. At the moment, the game is still in the “early access” stage.
Epic Games and the “Coming Soon” blockchain game from GRIT
With the launch of Blankos Block Party, Epic Games has delayed what had instead been foretold by Web3 game company Gala Games last June.
In fact, Gala Games had claimed to involve more than 194 million users of the Epic Games Store in its GRIT game, which however is still in the “Coming Soon” section of the marketplace.
And while this suggests that the GRIT game has slipped through the cracks as the top NFT-powered blockchain game on the Epic Games Store, it appears that its wait is setting an example to other NFT games that will soon be available.
Paying 36.8 ETH in fees to get the first NFT mint on Ethereum PoS
In this NFT-mania, each novelty could be unique. Perhaps this is what was on the mind of the user who decided to pay as much as 36.8 ETH in fees just to buy the first NFT minted on Ethereum’s new blockchain, the Proof-of-Stake one.
A user paid 36.8 ETH in gas fees to mint the first PoS NFT on Ethereum pic.twitter.com/jagrqgFwUc
— Blockworks (@Blockworks_) September 15, 2022
“A user paid 36.8 ETH in gas fees to mint the first PoS NFT on Ethereum.”
Indeed, as we reported, the Merge on Ethereum’s blockchain successfully occurred on 15 September, transforming it from a Proof-of-Work (PoW)-based blockchain to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS)-based blockchain, now relying no longer on mining, but on staking.
The user in question apparently wanted to frame this change by purchasing the first PoS NFT, paying as much as 36.8 ETH in fees alone, the equivalent of more than $53,800.
NFTs dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II
After the official news a few days ago, the demand for NFTs on the late Queen Elizabeth II exploded within minutes.
In fact, it appears that the OpenSea marketplace has registered thousands of new works, such as original photographs and artwork.
Among the many, one original project is that of “QueenE DAO,” created to celebrate the longevity of the Queen while she was still alive. From the project’s inception, the goal was to publish one portrait of Elizabeth II per day until her death, producing 73 total works.