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NFTs and Secondary Sales Can Improve Established Game Economies

Non-Fungible Tokens, or NFTs, have revolutionized how we think about digital assets within digital worlds. With the rise of NFTs, we are seeing a growing trend of secondary sales, which is having a significant impact on in-game economies that utilize digital collectibles.

One of the most exciting aspects of NFTs is the ability to create unique and limited-edition digital items that can be bought, sold, and traded on the open market. Last year, MetaJuice introduced this functionality to the IMVU social metaverse. This has led to the creation of vibrant secondary markets where players can buy and sell NFTs.

This month, we had a successful NFT release with our Dark Academia drop, which sold out quickly. Items were gone in just under 5 minutes! We also launched a second IMVU Quest featuring NFT rewards, which were all claimed within minutes, showing that there is a high demand for NFTs regardless of how users acquire them.

Dark Academia Skirt Outfit

NFTs have also opened up new ways for players and creators to monetize their in-game activities. In the past, players could only earn in-game currency or items that could be used within the game. However, with NFTs, players can now make valuable digital assets that can be sold for our in-game crypto token VCOIN, which can be converted into real currency, providing a new source of income for players.

The impact of NFTs and secondary sales on in-game economies is not limited to just video games. NFTs are also being used in virtual worlds and other online communities, creating new opportunities for players to monetize their activities and for developers to create new revenue streams.

IMVU producer “Cutsie” built an in-game modeling business

Undoubtedly, NFTs are changing how we think about digital ownership and creating new opportunities for players to monetize their activities and for creatives to build new revenue streams. It will be interesting to see how this trend continues to evolve in the future.

Stay tuned for our next NFT drop report, where we’ll share more info on the process and learnings of introducing blockchain assets to a web2 audience. We are excited to see how users respond to these new concepts and can’t wait to show you what we have in store!

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