It’s time for your monthly update on what has been happening in the world of Auctionity. There is quite a lot to say, so we’d like to focus on a few areas that we think are most interesting and relevant for this period. If you have any questions on topics we did not discuss, feel free to leave a comment and ask us below.
We start this monthly newsletter with the accomplishment of a promise to our community: the long awaited Blockchain Based Auction platform, Auctionity, is now available. As announced by Etienne, and according to plans, Auctionity launched at the beginning of October. The dev team is still at work to optimize the platform and make some UI/UX improvements, to enhance the overall user experience. We have made several updates on the Github page, and will continue to document all changes. Next week we will publish the API documentation.
The Block explorer has been updated, allowing everyone to check transactions directly on the blockchain.
There are some auctions running on the Auctionity Saleroom, then you will find all the best crypto assets for sale. Right now, two categories of NFTs are available, but new ones will be added as we are developing partnerships with major crypto asset creators in the next couple of weeks.
By clicking on a crypto asset, you will access the product page featuring all the characteristics of the asset for sale. If an auctioneer is already set to host the auction, a short video introducing the crypto asset is available, as well as an additional description and estimated price given by the auctioneer.
At the end of the auction (around 10 minutes before its end), the video will be replaced by a livestream hosted by the auctioneer themselves. Below is a video of an auctioneer for the sale of a kitty.
To build a future, you sometimes have to look in the rearview mirror. When it comes to blockchain technology, 2017 was all about fundraising with ICOs.
2018 was about infrastructure. 2019 will be about mass adoption.
This is precisely what all our work is focusing towards right now. We are still developing some technical aspects, but most of our efforts are directed towards usages. The way blockchain is evolving through many actors in the blockchain field will radically change the way blockchain will be used. For example, right now the way to connect to a Dapp is not intuitive enough for the general public, but we can trust that in the future this friction point will be solved. The fact that HTC just released its Exodus 1 proves that things are moving in the right direction. This is the first major blockchain-powered smartphone on the market, containing a secure enclave for your crypto-possessions, including… Non-Fungible Tokens!
We do believe in the potential of blockchain and we think that tokenization is the key to lead the industry to future success. At least, that’s what we are working towards.
When it comes to blockchain technology, 2017 was all about fundraising with ICOs. 2018 was about infrastructure. 2019 will be about mass adoption.
As you know, Auctionity is now live, and we need to spread the word to drive wider adoption. First, we are here to educate and explain how the platform works for those not yet familiar with Dapps. In previous blog posts we covered the technical aspects of Auctionity, how to bid, how to sell an NFT at auctions, and how to become an auctioneer.
We’re continuing our deep dive into Auctionity to help every user interact with the platform for the creation of new content and video tutorials. Feel free to let us know if you need explanations on a specific point. We will do everything to be of help.
In October, Auctionity participated in the Crypto Games Conference in Minsk, Belarussia. You can read about it in Svetlana’s blog post.
We also participated in the 12° Ethereum Milano meetup in which Etienne Roudeix was a speaker: How Auctionity scales Ethereum blockchain. You can watch the livestream again here:
If you did not get a chance to participate in one of these, you can watch the pitch made last month by Tristan, our CEO, about Auctionity, at the Blockchain Game Summit.
On November 7th, we will participate in the Blockchain Games 2018 online event.
In this Online Business Matchmaking Event, stakeholders in the blockchain games industry meet in pre-scheduled video calls.
Companies in the games and blockchain industry create many new game experiences and revenue models. They make gaming fairer, create secondary markets for in-game digital assets, introduce new player reward systems, standardize monetization protocols and decentralize secure ecosystems for low-fee eSports betting. The way to get ahead in the fast moving blockchain games market is to select and meet the right clients, partners and investors.
In this Online Business Matchmaking Event you can meet in pre-scheduled video calls all kind of stakeholders; Developers, Publishers, Investors and Service Providers of, for example, virtual marketplaces, cryptocurrency for virtual goods, reward- wallet- and payment solutions, asset exchange and ecosystems, blockchain app platforms and game development Engines.
Auctionity will participate in the next edition of the Pocket Gamers Connects in London, on January, 21–22 2019. It is a dedicated blockchain games event from the creators of Pocket Gamer & PG Connects. We’ll give you more information in the coming weeks.
Auctionity has been featured in a number of articles, in French, English and Russian in various blockchain media as well as more mainstream ones. See some of the links below:
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