On Thursday, Justin Kan, the co-founder of Twitch, announced Fractal, a new blockchain gaming-focused nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace. Fractal's Discord channel has since attracted about 111,000 members, despite being only revealed two weeks ago. As of this writing, the highest major transaction on the site so far appears to have been for a "Baby Scoot" NFT, which went for 4 Solana (SOL) worth roughly $680. Users can buy, trade, and hold NFTs on the Solana-based marketplace in blockchain games. The Sandbox, Nyan Heroes, Caveworld, and Genopets, to mention a few, were among the first blockchain games announced by the company on Thursday to be partners.
In his announcement, Kan described the 111,000-member Fractal community as one of the fastest-growing crypto communities. He added that since NFTs are the future of gaming as they allow for the creation of long-lasting digital assets, the team at Fractal has partnered with some of the most inventive gaming firms on the Solana blockchain.
In a second blog post released by the team, Fractal also announced that it would be airdropping 100,000 Fractal NFTs to its members. Hinting that they may one day wield governance rights over the marketplace and deliver in-game benefits. According to the post, Fractals will have advantages on the Fractal marketplace and society as their full potential is yet to be found. For example, they may provide extraordinary powers and skills in popular blockchain-based games in the future or open the doors to thrilling new worlds ready for exploration.
As of now, users can link Solana-friendly wallets, such as Phantom, and buy and sell any of the NFTs from Solana-based gaming projects. In the words of Wendy Huang, the co-founder of Nyan Heroes in Australia,
"Fractal's game-centric NFT marketplace has the potential to become the leading hub and aggregator for gamers and gaming communities at large. The diligence and hard work of the founding team give Nyan Heroes even more confidence in their ability to expand into a steam-like platform."