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Mainnet launch and NFT sale carry Aavegotchi (GHST) to a brand new all-time excessive

03/03/2021

Aavegotchi worth rallied to a brand new excessive because the undertaking launched its mainnet and performed an NFT sale which bought out in lower than a minute.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have quickly grow to be the brand new scorching matter within the cryptocurrency sector, as evidenced by Litecoin creator Charlie Lee evaluating the present spike in NFT curiosity to the ICO mania of 2017. 

The current pullback within the cryptocurrency market hit decentralized finance tokens (DeFi) fairly laborious however as Bitcoin worth recovered the $50,000, DeFi and NFT tokens bounced again quickly. 

One undertaking that has efficiently capitalized on the DeFi and NFT increase is Aavegotchi (GHST). The undertaking advantages from its affiliation with AAVE, whereas additionally specializing in the creation of value-infused NFTs which might be restricted in thminting.

Information from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView exhibits that GHST rose 35% from $1.36 on March 1 to a brand new all-time excessive of $1.86 on March 2 because the group performed its first NFT sale.

GHST/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView

Three causes for the GHST breakout to a brand new all-time excessive embody its current migration to the Polygon community, the profitable completion of its first NFT sale, and pleasure in regards to the upcoming mainnet launch.

Customers bridge to Polygon for decrease charges

Transaction charges on the Ethereum (ETH) community have been growing for the reason that starting of 2021 they usually present no indicators of reducing anytime quickly.

In response to this, the staff at Aavegotchi introduced that the undertaking would bridge to the Polygon community, an Ethereum layer-2 answer, on Jan. 26. Following the migration, customers are in a position to conduct transactions, purchase gadgets within the retailer, and stake their GHST tokens for the price of .0001 MATIC, a major worth discount from the present prices of transacting on Ethereum.

GHST worth rose from a worth of $0.61 on Jan. 27, when the Polygon bridge was first launched, to $1.25 on Feb. 14 as customers started to be extra lively locally on account of decrease transaction prices.

Optimism grows because the mainnet launch approaches

One of many greatest drivers of GHST was its official mainnet launch on March 2.

Whereas most NFT tasks are content material to make the most of Web2 servers or IPFS, Aavegotchi has taken its undertaking to the subsequent degree by creating its personal blockchain. Doing this permits every GHST token to have its distinctive persona traits, staked cryptocurrencies, and visible components saved completely on the blockchain which can assist to strengthen their collectability and long-term worth.

This additionally creates the distinctive alternative the place DeFi could be mixed with NFT’s by locking one among Aave’s broad number of interest-generating tokens immediately into a selected Aavegotchi, making each a uncommon, distinctive type of a digital piggy financial institution.

NFTs promote out in beneath a minute

As Aavegotchi launched its mainnet, the undertaking additionally performed its first “portal drop,” which permits token holders to purchase a portal that’s able to summoning a yield-bearing Aavegotchi NFT.

Every portal was on sale for 100 GHST and the demand was so excessive that the ten,000 portals bought out in lower than a minute.

Via an integration with Aave and its aTokens, NFT’s on the GHST platform create distinctive interest-bearing representations of funds equipped to the Aave protocol, a primary for the NFT house.

Aavegotchis are designed to mix components from gaming and accumulating in an effort to tie digital collectibles to actual worth. This provides a brand new degree of performance to NFTs and is probably going to assist every Aavegotchi enhance in worth over time. With the intention to extract the worth of aTokens locked inside an NFT, the Aavegotchi have to be destroyed within the course of.

Future portal drops, low transaction charges and an increasing NFT retailer show that there’s a wholesome demand for GHST tokens and that is sure to develop because the platform expands to supply new layers of gamification.