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Steem Monsters Explosive Growth Shows Demand For Proof-Of-Ownership In Gaming

in steemmonsters •  19 days ago

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I am amazed by what Steem is transforming into. Never before in my life have I seen I dynamic like here on our social media blockchain. The network effect is enormous and projects are popping up like mushrooms after rain. Coming from a gaming background I have a keen eye on one of them: @steemmonsters is a phenomenon which shows that blockchain ownership proof paired with digital assets is a huge market.

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One has to admire the path Steem Monster has taken: They released a platform that allowed you to buy digital images for Steem with the prospect of transforming them into proper cards over time. And Steemians from all over the world started to throw their money at them. They collected thousands of Steem in the first week and grew exponentially.

Now they have proper virtual cards and even a market place to trade them for enormous prices. The rareness and proof-of-ownership aspect has transformed these cards into a new form of digital gold. Some of these cards go for thousands of Steem over the digital table. And this even before the actual game is available.

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The official Kickstarter has begun two days ago as a quick look at the Trendind Page reveals. @steemmonsters has already 4/5th of the funding money collected and convinces with more content on a daily basis than few others on the blockchain.

The currently available cards are called Alpha cards and are limited in their numbers. When the limit is reached no more cards of this edition will ever be sold and all owners will sit on an early invester bounty one could say that could potentially become very valuable when this kicks off as a proper game. And it looks like it will kick-off indeed.

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The game is a mix of Hearthstone and Magic the Gathering. You even have gold cards which are rare versions of the normal cards. Weekly tournaments with price money will be an essential element of the game and drive the selling of the new card packages. Trading, crafting, playing and most and for all OWNING of the digital cards are obviously a model that has explosive potential.

I have not yet gotten any cards as I am notoriously short with Steem but I will try to get a few of these Alpha decks just in case the hype continues and makes this one of the most interesting Steem applications out there. It certainly is an incredible sample case for future developments which will come for sure.

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Have you gotten any Steem Monster cards yet? Do you think they could increase in value when the alpha ends and new editions come out? Do you think this could bring in gamers who otherwise have nothing to do with Steem?

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so this thing really taking off Best of Luck for the long run

I strongly believe that these kind of projects is what Steem needs to bring more people on board. I think the potential is enormous and it will reform the whole aspect of the chain. For me the blog platform in itself has huge flaws and only a couple of people persist/survive/succeed here. It is incredibly hard. Projects like @steemmonsters, show that there is so much more going on underneath the surface of this chain. Lots of people are working on this, people are excited, I hear almost nothing negative about the Monsters, so this is what a social blockchain should be like. Personally I would have probably left this place weren't it for projects like this popping up. It is showing what is possible on this chain and in a very simple way. Communities is where it is at and #steemmonsters is the strongest one yet, this is going to make Steem great (again). Amen :)

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Communities is where it is...

I totally agree which is why I build the 1UP voting system for communities. :)

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Yes, I just saw that and was looking into it. Still a bit hard to fully understand, but I guess it will become clearer when it comes out.

Dude, get some packs!

Hypnotizing you... Look into my cards.

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Must...Get...PACKS!!!

I started playing EOS Knights .... and I'm having an eye on this one as well.
Maybe next month I will start playing it .... can't do them all at ones :)

Quit talking about it and buy the rest of the packs available.
I broke out my Ouija board and asked the king of pop "Should I be a part of Steemmmonsters?"
Do you know what that board told me?

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^^ Science ^^

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Lol, I got my starter pack and first booster. Not sure if my humble finances allow for more right now. :P

Yes Steemmonsters is totally addicting and is showing so many advantages that Steem Blockchain has over other crypto collectables like Crypto Kittys for Ethereum. I also wanted to correct you on the point that alpha cards won't be printed anymore after they sold. If you look to the kickstarter campaign the last tier for 10000$ includes a two times per day alpha card pack generator for the next 5 years. Five of these tiers can be purchased which means that everyday there are going to be 10 more alpha packs available in the market. In total over five years that are more than 18000 booster packs or 6% of total supply for five people...lol I really don't understand why @steemmonsters created that tier since it devalues all the excisting cards. But still I think the prices for some of the alpha gold cards are still a bargain and I'm totally hooked...can't wait to battle!!!

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You think the cards from the Kickstarter will be valuable? I was thinking if the 200 $ perk was worth it.

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I guess they are very good deals if you compare what you get to the actual market prices...if I could affort the 800$ tier with gold legendary shen lui that would be awesome. The 200$ tier also has great value in it.

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Love those Monsters!