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July 31 Carv Digest | Bi-Weekly Newsletter
Commencing today, Carv's bi-weekly newsletter will highlight the most critical events and development surrounding Carv's ecosystem. We will also share our insights and fun finds in the rapidly evolving GameFi ecosystem. So be sure to subscribe and join discussions in our communities to stay up to date with Carv's latest development. Enjoy!
From the Community
From day one, Carv has been building towards a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) with the mission of building a player-owned gaming identity. So what's better than involving the community from the start, for the community, loved by the community?
Announced last month, the Carv Guardian Program garnered overwhelming traction, receiving over 1500 talents from 20+ countries spanning five continents. Guardians are the early believers and co-creators of Carv DAO. There are five different roles representing different talents.
Priests - community management
Paladins - content creation
Rogues - graphic, meme, and video creation
Warlocks - translation
Hunters - business development.
Partnerships and Events
Carv aims to be the enabler for the entire gaming ecosystem spanning web2 and web3. Hence we are actively collaborating with quality projects to grow the ecosystem of every chain partner, as well as bringing the best experience and benefits to the Carv community.
We have thus far partnered and integrated with more than 50 games, including Big Time, Walken, and StepN. For the last two weeks, Carv has officially partnered with another ~10 games and projects across the ecosystem!
We are constantly having conversation with >10 games/projects per day to establish connections and all types of partnerships!
We have refreshed partnership and are actively participating in our chain partners' community, contributing to the growth of their ecosystem and supporting the developing projects. Our chain partners include: Solana, NEAR, BNB, Polygon, Avalanche, etc.
Our community had so much fun with Thetan Arena’s game night. More than 200 joined. We also celebrated for Thetan Arena x Coinbase Loot box being claimed 10,000 times.
BurgerCities and Carv co-designed Carviar in the metaverse. Find Carviar, from whom you can learn more about Carv!
Carv Casino has been a blast and is still ongoing in our Discord! Coming online on July 16, it's driven our community crazy. Will you hit the jackpot or lose all your fortune?! Welcome to the house.
Our community project Drgaonball: Carver Arise is 🔥! We asked our community to share their most artisitc Carv fan art. It's worth mentioning the Carv community has some of the most talented and enthusiastic fans, submitting more than 1800 entries! See below for the community's best picks.
We also asked our community to share their unluckiest gaming experience. Some are really sad, others amusing to read. You can check them out in our Discord 🎨｜fan-art channel!
We ran AMAs with our new game partners in our Discord, sharing the latest updates of their project and how Carv and these projects can partner to buidl web3 gaming vertical.
On Jul.20, Carv joined a panel AMA with Mirror World, Port3, xHashtag, and Hogwart Labs. We shared our thoughts on the utilities of NFT badges, answering questions often raised in Carv community -
Why do I need to collect these #NFT badges?
What are the utilities of Carv NFT badges?
What's SBT, after all? Why should I care?
If you missed it, check out the Twitter Space recording below.
Moving from AMAs to the launchpad front, Galaxy Blitz launched their INO for their standard and advanced mystery box sale.
Badges Minted Highlights
We are all about recording and displaying moments that matter. That's why our badges are so popular! Here's a view on badges minted just these two weeks.
Mirror World Space EP.009 with Carv - 350 badges carv-ed
Galaxy Blitz x Carv Enthusiast - 1299 badges carv-ed
Thetan Arena Game Night - 162 badges carv-ed
Ultiverse Electronic Sheep Mint Celebration - 3092 badges carv-ed
BurgerCities x Carv NPC hunt - Ongoing
Product & Tech Update
Carv has been hard at work creating the best web3 experience for our users and partners. Although the decentralized ecosystem constantly evolves, staying true to our vision is something Carv prides itself on. With that in mind, we are excited to share some of our significant upgrades.
Improved data pipelines - we started implementing Graph Protocol on our data pipelines for reliable data retrieval of advanced on-chain stats. We have constantly been improving the Carv protocol for timely and reliable credential calculation.
Upgraded Soulbound Event Badges - we upgraded our official event badges smart contract to support true Soulbounding (all Carv NFT collections are now non-transferable). Currently, we support SBT badges on EVM chains, with more chains to come!
Support event badges on Solana - we now support carving event badges on Solana. Our latest panel AMA was popular with whopping 2600 Solana badges carved during the event!
Improved gasless minting system - we have been improving our already high-performance carving system to be even more performance, robust, and user-friendly.
Automated Discord features - we have deployed an excellent discord bot into Carv's discord guild with several automation features so that carvers receive community event rewards more accurately and timely.
Upgraded anti-bot - we have been implementing and will keep adding more anti-bot techniques to avoid abusing our gamer credentials system.
We have big plans moving into August as well. For one, the GRAND Remake of the Carv website is underway. Expect a brand new UI feeling and excellent new features like SBT-based game reviews coming soon. Stay tuned!
Game Discovery & Listing
Carv houses some of the most hardcore gamers, eager to discover and try the latest games. Carv's in-house game researcher, our de facto game connoisseur, shares two games on top of his mind.
Heroes of Mavia: the Clash of Clans on blockchain, a land strategy game with the potential for full suite professional e-sport tournaments. We thoroughly enjoyed the game graphics by Mavia's seasoned team and its game economics design.
Apeiron: the first God-games on blockchain, drawing inspiration from classics such as Populous and Black & White, collectively raised 17.5Mn from leading investors like Hashed and NFT sales. We find Apeiron's tri-token model to be an intriguing case study. With its third token catering to guild members, Aperion's tokenomics model could be trendsetting. We'll share more insights into Apeiron in our future posts.
As always, if you come across games you savored, we want to know about them too! So join our Discord community here and share them with us.
Carv aims to be the enabler and buildr for the entire gaming ecosystem spanning both web2 and web3. Occasionally we will share our thoughts on different stakeholders in the GameFi ecosystem. We see these as conversation starters to spark great discussion. Some highlights below but check out our full take on Gaming Guild's future here.
[Insights] Delphi Digital shares its thoughts on the future of (crypto) gaming. The first half of the article is an introduction to game profitability, web3's promotion of games, and a reflection on the P2E model. A fantastic primer for web3 gaming novices. The second half proposes a model of PlayFi that is different from the current P2E: building and monetizing around meta-games. On-chain reputation is one core aspect of PlayFi that Carv is actively building.
And that concludes our inaugural newsletter. Thanks for tuning in. If you haven't, make sure to hit that subscribe button.
P.S. We are headed to Korea Blockhchain Week, so the next issue will be filled with lots of fun!
Carv is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) with a mission to build a player-owned gaming identity that enables achievement display, game discovery, and direct monetization. With Carv's protocol, games and guilds can accurately distribute and launch incentive campaigns to players.