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Playing2Earn

Playing2Earn

Playing2Earn analyzes blockchain gaming for players, collectors and investors. I focus on games that I think are genuinely fun and have long term potential. I also publish my articles at https://playing2earn.com/.


HACKED FOR $612 MILLION - IS THIS THE END FOR AXIE INFINITY?

30 Mar 2022 5 minute read 5 comments Jamodon

  What happened? In the largest DeFi hack in history, attackers emptied the Ronin Bridge and Katana Dex to make off with an eye-watering 173,600 ETH and 25,500,000 USDC. Ronin and Katana are infrastructure that support Sky Mavis’ wildly popular play...

SKYWEAVER ADVANCED GUIDE PART 2: ARCHETYPES AND INEVITABILITY

4 Mar 2022 13 minute read 0 comments Jamodon

This multi-part guide is designed to help intermediate players go from understanding the rules of Skyweaver to reaching Grandweaver. It's written with a Constructed bias because that's mostly what I play, but the concepts also apply to Discovery. Re...

SKYWEAVER ADVANCED GUIDE PART 1: TEMPO AND VALUE

1 Jan 2022 9 minute read 2 comments Jamodon

  This multi-part guide is designed to help intermediate players go from understanding the rules of Skyweaver to reaching Grandweaver. It's written with a Constructed bias because that's mostly what I play, but Part 1 and Part 2 concepts also ap...

The 6 Most Fun Play-to-Earn Games - November 2021

2 Nov 2021 7 minute read 8 comments Jamodon

Blockchain gaming is new, exciting, and often confusing. Even after understanding the concept of play-to-earn (P2E), it’s often unclear which games are worth playing. Axie Infinity’s explosive growth has attracted many developers, gamers, and investo...

Who Will Engage with Play-to-Earn Games... and Why?

9 Oct 2021 8 minute read 3 comments Jamodon

The vast majority of people who put money into traditional computer games do it because they find the core gameplay fun. A smaller number are primarily motivated by a desire to collect assets (I’m looking at you, Pokémon players) or earn money (strea...

What Gives Play-to-Earn Gaming Assets Value?

7 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Jamodon

Axie Infinity’s in-game currency (Smooth Love Potions, or SLP) has a market cap of over $187 million. Players earn SLP, for free, by playing the game. How can a P2E currency that is handed out for free be collectively worth $187 million? Where does...

What Are Play-to-Earn Games?

5 Oct 2021 3 minute read 2 comments Jamodon

  What is play-to-earn? A play-to-earn, or P2E, game is one in which players earn virtual assets that have cash value through gameplay. These assets can be a game's cryptocurrency, or a variety of individual cards, land, pets, characters, or items....