KardiaChain’s SEA Project Highlight #1 :
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Overview: Ancient8, a GameFi + DAO
- Ancient8 is developing the infrastructure for GameFi, with a focus on software and community. Ancient8 is building GameFi Identity and Launchpad products to serve as the marketing distribution channel for GameFi and Metaverse projects to onboard millions of users.
- As Vietnam’s largest blockchain gaming guild, Ancient8 enables everyone to build the Metaverse through blockchain software products, guild scholarship, blockchain education, institutional-grade research, and community. Ancient8’s vision is to democratize social and financial access in the Metaverse.
- Ancient8 has already built an active community of 200K+ members, Ancient8 manages the largest blockchain gaming guild in Vietnam with 3,500+ scholars using our own guild management software, and have partnered with 25+ top-tier GameF like Axie Infinity, CyBall, Thetan Arena, Sipher etc
- Ancient8 was founded in July 2021 by Xu, Nathan L and William Phan, both previously worked in one of the biggest VC in Vietnam - Kyros Ventures. The company is headquartered in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
- Ancient8 is backed by many prominent Ventures mainly: Coinbase Ventures, Coinlist, Jump Capital, Pantera Capital, Hashed and others.
- In January 2022, The company announced their $4M seed round financing, backed by leading blockchain investors and builders
- In June 2022, they announced the completion of a $6 million private round of financing. This round of financing brings Ancient8’s total capital raised to $10M.
Targeted Demographic: Why Vietnam?
Ancient8 believes Vietnam has all the prerequisites for a thriving GameFi industry.
- Vietnam leads the rest of the world in cryptocurrency adoption, and ranks third in monthly average users on MetaMask
- Vietnam is expected to be one of the fastest-growing Internet economies in the next 10 years according to Google's e-Conomy SEA 2021 report. Over 70% of Vietnam’s population has access to the internet.
- Vietnam ranked 9th, globally, in smartphone penetration rate with 63.1%, higher than Indonesia (58.6%) and the Philippines (37.7%), and highest in SouthEast Asia
Overview: Ancient8’s Product Offering
- Scholarships provide access to the expensive GameFi assets needed for P2E games, for which Ancient8 earns a percentage of scholars' in-game rewards
- Ancient8 Academy offers a holistic curriculum designed by their expert game research team. These proprietary courses prepare their members to play each game at the most competitive level.
- Ancient8 ESports team organizes regional championships and internal tournaments for guild members to compete for fun & prizes.
- Exclusive NFTs will offer benefits to holders within the A8 ecosystem and help their members build unique digital identity in the metaverse.
- Twitter and Discord Community: Ancient8 has more than 100k followers on Twitter and 88k+ members in their Discord Server
- Ancient8 Community Alliance (ACA): Ancient8 is teaming up with other leading crypto and GameFi communities around the world and will share their industry-leading educational resources, marketing, and software tools with our allied communities.
- Ancient8 Research: We at KardiaChain absolutely loved this offering. Ancient8 Research is a GameFi analysis portal empowering the next 100 million Metaverse citizens with decision-making competence and access to opportunities through in-depth Game Analysis and Macro Research.
- Bamboo Point (BBP) Economy: The Bamboo Point Economy is an economy within Ancient8's Discord with aims to support functions and utilities in the community! Bamboo Point is not a token, but rather a merit system to record how much each member has contributed to the community.
These are the items that can be exchanged with BBP in our Discord Marketplace.
- Partner Whitelist (Lottery)
- Scholarship (Lottery)
- Ancient8 Merchandise
- Partner Whitelist (Guaranteed)
- Scholarship (Guaranteed)
- Ancient8 Token Launchpad: allows Ancient8 to host Initial DEX Offerings (IDOs) for new game tokens, providing a direct link between premiere blockchain games and community
- Ancient8 NFT Launchpad: allows Ancient8 to host Initial Game Offerings (IGOs) for new game NFT sales, providing a direct link between premiere blockchain games and community
Games being played by Ancient8 Community:
Ancient 8 has partnered with many exciting games in the Play-to-Earn gaming ecosystem. Here are a few examples:
- Axie Infinity
- Thetan Arena
- Legends of Elumia
- Puzzle Royale
- Summoners Arena
More information can be obtained at their website
Token Utilities: $A8
The $A8 token is not released yet but will have value accrual from the Ancient8 ecosystem, and the form of value accrual will be determined through votes by the DAO members. Potential basis for the growth of token value might come from:
- Activities from Play-to-Earn guilds & scholarship businesses
- Activities from NFT Launches on Ancient8 Game NFT Launchpad
- Activities from Token Launches on Ancient8 Game Token Launchpad, including $A8 token staking
- Purchases of the token and NFTs in GameFi and other Metaverse projects
- NFT asset value & the yield produced from different investments
- GameFi ESports
- Blockchain and Software Products
Staking: $A8 tokens will be used for different staking methods for the Ancient8 token and NFT launchpads.
Governance: $A8 token will allow the token holders to participate and vote on community proposals and amendments
Ancient8 is developing the infrastructure for GameFi, with a focus on software and community. Ancient8 is building GameFi Identity and Launchpad products to serve as the marketing distribution channel for GameFi and Metaverse projects to onboard millions of users.
Ancient8 manages Vietnam’s largest blockchain gaming guild, and enables everyone to build the Metaverse through blockchain software products, guild scholarship, blockchain education, institutional-grade research, and community. Ancient8’s vision is to democratize social and financial access in the Metaverse.
DISCLAIMER: THIS CONTENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. IT IS NOT A RECOMMENDATION TO PURCHASE ANY ASSETS. ANY PURCHASES MADE IN THE PROJECT MENTIONED ABOVE ARE DONE SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE.
Researched by: Abhinav | KardiaChain