War Riders™ and Worldwide Asset eXchange™(WAX) today announced that the company’s in-game items will be available on WAX ExpressTrade™, and bought and sold on OPSkins™ using WAX Tokens, Bitcoin, ETH, US dollars, Euros and dozens of other currencies.
War Riders is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game based on earning cryptocurrency, customizing vehicles and battling opponents. Players can build their own customized war vehicles from scratch and use them to mine and attack enemies for the in-game currency, Benzene (BZN). Players can mine for BZN by driving through waypoints or raiding other players’ coins. BZN has a finite supply and unique “burning” mechanism enforced by a smart contract.
“We believe players should have full control over their hard-earned loot crates and virtual money,” said Vlad Kartashov, CEO of a blockchain startup Cartified, creators of War Riders. “In War Riders, the digital vehicles truly belong to the players, who are free to do anything they want with them. For the first time, we have a chance to create a truly decentralized gaming economy by giving power back to the players.”
“The inception of blockchain-based games and collectibles presents a new opportunity for the crypto community to get involved, and game developers are taking notice,” said Malcolm CasSelle, CIO of OPSkins and President of WAX. “As the popularity of blockchain games and Crypto Collectibles™ grows, so does the need for a trustworthy marketplace, which is where WAX and OPSkins come in. Integrating War Riders to that ecosystem is an exciting move for us and for the blockchain-based gaming community as a whole.”
With the integration of War Riders’ in-game assets onto the OPSkins platform, WAX Tokens gain additional utility and more players are incentivized to join the ecosystem.
OPSkins is rapidly becoming the go-to marketplace to trade Crypto Collectibles, also known as non-fungible tokens or NFTs. War Riders is the latest game based on NFTs to be added to OPSkins and whose in-game virtual assets are tradable with WAX Tokens. The first NFT was CryptoKitties in December 2017, and there are more to come. OPSkins enables customers to buy and sell NFTs using a variety of payment methods, including tokens, fiat currency, credit cards and more — all without the need to install a 3rd-party wallet. Through the use of the WAX ExpressTrade service, customers can trade NFTs to other users instantly and for free. By using the open source WAX ExpressTrade API, developers can integrate instant, free, real-time trading into a game or DApp. WAX allows anyone to create a virtual goods marketplace, onboarding millions of gamers to the growing cryptocurrency space.
About War Riders
War Riders is developed by Cartified, Inc, a VC-backed software startup headquartered in Washington DC. The purpose of the game is to become the most powerful army in the Wasteland. At the heart of this is Benzene (BZN) — the only form of payment left to trade in the Wasteland. Players build their own war vehicles from scratch with customized logos and messaging and use them to discover BZN in the Wasteland. In order to redeem BZN, the players have to bring what they’ve collected back to their garages without being shamelessly robbed on the way home. Benzene will be used to buy better guns, additional garage spaces, armor, nitro-boost, and it can also be exchanged for other virtual currencies. WarRiders will be holding one of the largest pre-order campaigns for their virtual vehicles on the Ethereum blockchain. To properly prepare for the apocalypse, all the premium vehicles will have their tanks filled with BZN shortly after the purchase. The private sign-ups are now open on their website. For more information, join their telegram and discord to receive some free goodies and stay up to date with the project updates.
WAX is a utility token and decentralized platform, enabling anyone to operate a fully functioning virtual marketplace with zero investment in security, infrastructure or payment processing. Developed by the founders of OPSkins, WAX is designed to serve the 400+ million online players who already collect and trade video game assets and Crypto Collectibles. WAX ExpressTrade, a free, instant peer-to-peer trading service, is now live on OPSkins.com and will soon host items from over 20 additional games. With the inclusion of the WAX simple exchange widget, gamers will have access to a worldwide market with blockchain trust and transaction verification. For more information, please visit https://wax.io and http://www.opskins.com.
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