Polygon turns into second largest gaming blockchain after consumer exercise surges in March


Surging consumer exercise on Ethereum layer-2 (L2) Polygon in March noticed the community grow to be the second-largest blockchain gaming community by way of distinctive energetic wallets (UAWs).

In response to an April 6 Blockchain Video games report revealed by decentralized utility (DApp) analytics platform DappRadar, the variety of UAWs participating with video games on Polygon hit 138,081 in March, marking a rise of 53% in comparison with February.

That determine locations Polygon nicely forward of third and fourth-ranked Hive and the BNB Chain at 84,000 and 80,000 UAWs a bit, whereas first positioned WAX is nicely forward of the pack  at 314,000 UAWs.

“Polygon, a blockchain beforehand recognized for DeFi DApps, overtook Hive this month and secured the second spot. It is a constructive signal for Polygon, as it’s now gaining recognition as a gaming blockchain,” the report reads.

A major quantity of the UAW enhance on Polygon was right down to the Hunters On-Chain recreation by BoomLand, which has seen a UAW enhance of greater than 17,000% over the previous 30 days alone, based on DappRadar knowledge. 

Launched in January, Hunters On-Chain is a Web3 adaptation of BoomLand’s cell recreation Hunt Royale. It’s a free-to-play RPG with NFT integrations and has the same look and magnificence to Minecraft.

On March 9 specifically, the sport noticed an all-time excessive UAW rely of round 55,300.

Hunters On-Chain distinctive energetic wallets. Supply: DappRadar

It’s unclear what particularly drove the surge in curiosity for the sport final month, though anticipation for an in-game NFT sale on March 31 might have been a contributing issue.

Trying extra broadly, the report famous that every one “on-chain gaming exercise decreased by 3.33% in March to 741,567 each day Distinctive Lively Wallets (dUAW); nonetheless, video games make up 45.6% of the DApp business exercise in Q1 2023.”

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There was some bullish momentum growing round Polygon over the previous few months, significantly regarding NFTs, gaming and the Metaverse

To date Polygon Labs, the staff behind the community, has notched an extended listing of big-name partnerships akin to Warner Music, Starbucks, Adidas, Reddit and Adobe to develop and host NFT initiatives.

The staff additionally efficiently launched Polygon’s open-source Ethereum Digital Machine equal zero-knowledge rollup on March 27. It’s touted to permit DApps to scale by transaction batching, unlocking increased efficiency whereas additionally decreasing gasoline charges to conduct transactions on the community.