CryptoSpaceX and Worldwide Asset eXchange™(WAX) have announced that further Crypto Collectibles™ will be available on OPSkins™, the marketplace for online video game assets, and will be tradable with WAX Tokens, Bitcoin, ETH, US dollars, Euros and dozens of other currencies. This follows similar recent news that CryptoWars, a fully decentralized strategy game built on the Ethereum blockchain, would be offering Crypto Collectibles™ on the platform.
CryptoSpaceX is a strategy battle game that combines open world gameplay with blockchain-based crypto collectibles. Players can collect and battle planets and starships while scavenging for the in-game natural resource Stardust, which can be used to build and upgrade items.
Piyush Kumar, Co-founder and Development Lead of CryptoSpaceX, said: “There’s more to the crypto collectible space than virtual asset ownership. We envision a platform which provides endless possibilities to create real-world value from these tokenized pieces of art.”
Design Lead of CryptoSpaceX, Jean Paul Fiction commented: “Sci-Fi cinema has filled our dreams with beautiful imagery. In turn, every concept artist on our team is sharing a part of his soul by creating the CryptoSpaceX galaxy.”
OPSkins is a marketplace to trade Crypto Collectibles, also known as non-fungible tokens or NFTs. CryptoSpaceX is the latest game based on NFTs to be added to OPSkins and whose in-game virtual assets are tradable with WAX Tokens. The first NFT was CryptoKitties in December 2017, and there are reportedly more coming. WAX allows anyone to create a virtual goods marketplace, on-boarding gamers to the cryptocurrency space. With the integration of CryptoSpaceX’s in-game assets onto the OPSkins platform, WAX Tokens gain additional utility and more players are incentivized to join the ecosystem.
Malcolm CasSelle, CIO of OPSkins and President of WAX, explained: “The inception of blockchain-based games and collectibles presents a new opportunity for the crypto community to get involved, and game developers are taking notice. As the popularity of blockchain games and Crypto Collectibles grows, so does the need for a trustworthy marketplace, which is where WAX and OPSkins come in. Integrating CryptoSpaceX to that ecosystem is an exciting move for us and for the blockchain-based gaming community as a whole.”