Web3 Game Takes Top Spot In App Store
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Web3 game hits #1 in the app store
The coldest crypto wallet ever
ChatGPT on iOS
Web3 Game Takes Top Spot In App Store
The moment has finally arrived. A web3 game made it to the top spot on the Apple App Store. 🥳
And that game is not Axie. It’s Cross The Ages, Trading Card Game (TCG) on Immutable.
Ok, it was #1 in the Strategy Games category in France, but that’s still pretty impressive. Just look at the games it beat.
So far, they claim to have 100k+ downloads and 50k+ community players, according to their website.
Why this is a big milestone
Remember when no sprinter could go sub 10 seconds until Jim Hines in 1968? Now that barrier has been broken 149 times. We might be getting exactly that for web3 games.
It’s moments like this that’ll start the true rise of web3 games.
The Coldest Crypto Storage Ever
Ledger created Ledger Recovery, now you can’t trust them?
Well, someone swung to the other end creating the coldest, iciest crypto storage ever. This is the very reason we love crypto. No walled garden sh*t here.
So what’s this storage?
It’s a GameBoy turned crypto wallet by Joseph Schiarizzi on Twitter. My childhood dream handheld device is now a wallet 😊.
The dev is calling it Game Wallet, and it converts any GameBoy you have collecting dust into a secure offline wallet.
What we know
You get a physical cartridge that lets you use your GameBoy as a cold storage. With it, you can create and save your seed phrase securely offline.
Once you have inserted the cartridge, you create your seed phrase by completing quests like an RPG.
Then you chat with an NPC that provides your seed phrase generated by a hash of your first 500 button presses.
Gameboy cold wallet demo: seed phrase is generated by talking to an NPC using a hash of your previous 500 button presses as you walk around and do quests.
— JOSΞPH 🍩 (@CupOJoseph)
Jan 21, 2023
Unlike most hardware wallets, there is no firmware update ever! No Pokemon-style evolution for this one.
Since the GameBoy lacks any internet connection whatsoever, it’s the coldest storage you can get.
Originally started as a side project, but now it’s going open-source with KeyP.
When people say blockchains change “Don’t be evil” to “Can’t be evil”, this is exactly why. Ledger’s new release of Ledger Recovery got quite a few people concerned, then this drops?
Stuff like this would never happen in the walled gardens of Meta and Google.
If you’ve got a GameBoy you want to convert, this is where to go https://www.gamewallet.gg/.
ChatGPT Is Coming To iOS
ChatGPT comes to iOS, and it didn’t waste time being the #1 Productivity app on the App Store.
Just looking at the top 10, AI is on a tear at the moment, with 6 out of the 10 apps being AI apps.
Looking to the day it’s crypto apps up there.
Thirdweb announced Web3 Warrior, an on-chain game built on Conbaise’s network Base. The game was built in just 3 weeks, according to reports. Yikes, hope it’s good.
Illuvium launches Illuvium Overworld Beta 2 with new features, movements and mechanics like Morphopods, and slide and glide. The update also introduces 30 new Illuvial characters.
Odsy Foundation raised $7.5 million to improve crypto wallet security by making private keys only one piece of the data required to sign transactions rather than the only one.
Community-owned game publishing platform World Play League raises an undisclosed amount for a pre-seed round from Genesis Vault Capital.
Future Twitch competitor Rooter raises $16 million for its game streaming platform to strengthen its tech capabilities.
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