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MapMetrics expands to peaq from Solana following addition of Solana compatibility to peaq’s Multi-Chain Machine IDs

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peaq, the blockchain for real-world applications, announces the expansion of its ecosystem and product offering. MapMetrics, a Web3 drive-to-earn navigation app, will leverage peaq as part of its decentralized physical infrastructure network (DePIN) powering a Google Maps-style service. The development comes as peaq adds Solana compatibility to its Multi-Chain Machine IDs.

A Solana-originating project, MapMetrics will leverage the now Solana-compatible peaq IDs to build functions of the MapMetrics DePIN on peaq. These will include assigning peaq IDs to the navigator devices on its DePIN, using these IDs to authenticate the data collected by these devices, and a community voting mechanism.

Free navigation apps have become trusty companions for countless people around the world, with Google Maps alone boasting over a billion users. But despite a lack of an upfront cost, they come with a price of their own. When something is free, you are the product; when navigation is free, your personal data is being monetized. From leveraging the user’s position data for valuable insights on specific locations to serving them targeted location-based ads, the companies behind such apps profit from our sensitive data, sometimes without giving much thought to its privacy and protection. And in the case of massive companies like Google, they combine this data with the data sourced from all other Google-related data points to create digital models of ourselves, able to predict our behavior than ourselves.

MapMetrics is changing the equation by putting navigation on Web3 rails. It uses location trackers that enable users to share their anonymized data with the network, earning cryptocurrency and NFTs as rewards. While featuring its own ad engine, it makes sure that no private user data is exposed to the advertisers and shares the ad revenue with the community. It boasts 3,500 devices in the network and 5,000 users across 73 countries.

As part of its integration with peaq, MapMetrics will use peaq’s Multi-Chain IDs to enable devices to connect with the peaq network. It will build and deploy some of the core functions powering its navigation DePIN on peaq, using peaq IDs to authenticate and sign the anonymized data that the devices collect. It will also tap peaq to build a community voting pallet — a building block that other projects will be able to use as well — which will enable the community to contribute to its Google Maps-style navigation service by adding the locations of speed cameras and other objects and validating it with votes.

This comes as peaq expands the compatibility of its peaq IDs to include Solana. Enabling this is an address map running as part of the peaq storage pallet, pallets being modules for building blockchains in the framework that peaq runs on. This map works like an address book, linking addresses of different standards used on various networks and thus enabling cross-chain communication and information exchanges.

For example, with this integration, a solar panel with an ID on Solana will be able to connect to an energy marketplace on peaq. The previous updates made peaq IDs compatible with Binance’s BNB Chain, Ethereum Virtual Machine, and Cosmos. peaq’s steps toward its Multi-Chain vision have already eased the transition for projects coming from Algorand and Polygon, and will now unlock new opportunities for MapMetrics and other projects in the Solana ecosystem.

The peaq ID compatibility expansion enables teams originating on Solana to expand and leverage peaq’s DePIN functions without friction or fragmentation. With peaq Multi-Chain IDs, Solana-originated projects can easily tap peaq for some of their crucial functions.

“With its DePIN-focused functions and economics, peaq is the perfect home for DePINs,” says Brent van der Heiden, CEO of MapMetrics. “We are excited to be joining this bustling ecosystem, and the newfound compatibility between peaq IDs and Solana addresses is making this process significantly more convenient.”

“We believe in an open, Multi-Chain Web3 with seamless communication and value exchange between a plethora of protocols,” says Till Wendler, co-founder of peaq. “By making peaq IDs compatible with Solana, we take another step toward bringing this vision to life — and it’s invigorating to see excellent projects such as MapMetrics use this technology to solve real business problems with the DePIN model.”

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Gamifying the Online Casino Experience with NFTs

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Australian online gambling operators are utilizing gamification strategies to enhance player experience, incorporating features like progress bars, NFTs, VIP programs, and PvP tournaments, despite concerns about addiction and legality.

Online gambling operators in Australia are increasingly using gamification strategies to tap into people’s natural desire for status, achievement, and competition. Features like progress bars, points, and tiered levels give players a sense of advancement as they continue wagering. Fun mini-games and quests add variety. Leaderboards foster social competition, while badges and trophies provide recognition.

Powered by non-fungible tokens NFT technology, players can now earn tradable digital rewards with real-world value and scarcity. Winning unique virtual collectibles and assets drives further engagement.

Loyalty Programs Redefined

A core area getting a gamification boost from NFTs is VIP and loyalty programs. Players can now earn tradable loyalty NFTs.

Source: blockchain.news

 

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Paris Saint-Germain begins Web3 drive as a new blockchain validator for Chiliz Chain

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The French football club aims to explore various avenues in the cryptocurrency sector, starting with becoming an infrastructure provider to Chiliz Chain.

French football giant Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is set to deepen its Web3 and SportFi involvement by becoming a validator for fan token blockchain Chiliz.

Cointelegraph recently traveled to Paris to speak exclusively to Chiliz founder Alexandre Dreyfus and PSG head of Web3 Pär Helgosson about the evolving partnership between the football club and the blockchain platform.

PSG is the first major football club to become a blockchain protocol validator and is set to reinvest revenue generated as a validator to buy back PSG tokens. The move is touted as a way to create a self-sustaining digital economy for the club and its fan base.

The Chiliz Chain is the infrastructure underpinning Socios, the platform that issues and manages fan tokens for over 150 professional football clubs and sports teams. PSG was an early adopter of the technology and launched its fan token on Chiliz in September 2018.

The club intends to explore opportunities in the broader cryptocurrency, Web3 and SportFi spaces, with Helgosson spearheading the efforts.

Venture capital firm Animoca Brands joined Chiliz Chain as a validator of its proof-of-stake protocol in November 2023 after Chiliz revamped its tokenomics model. Chiliz introduced a new inflation-staking rewards mechanism for CHZ holders and the integration of the transaction fee protocol burning scheme EIP-1559.

PSG gets first shot at token buy-back mechanism
Helgosson told Cointelegraph that PSG will use its accrued revenue as a node validator to carry out PSG fan token buybacks from public marketplaces. The buybacks will be automated and executed by smart contracts through its validator and on decentralized exchanges on the Chiliz Chain.

The program aims to increase revenue from the club’s validator through gas fees and supply inflation that are reinvested into PSG tokens. The club is interested in refreshing its token reserves to create a self-sustaining economy:

“We’re aiming to build a sustainable tokenomics model together where the club, because of our role as a node validator, can use the profits to buy back fan tokens and use them to reinvest back into the fan ecosystem.”
Helgosson says the move is expected to provide rewards, new utilities, functions, products and services that will benefit PSG tokenholders, sponsors and players.

PSG and Chiliz are also planning a blockchain hackathon hosted at the club’s iconic Parc des Princes stadium in the summer. The event aims to attract developers to build decentralized applications and products incorporating PSG tokens on the Chiliz Chain.

An alternative for sports organizations
Dreyfus tells Cointelegraph that PSG’s move to become a validator could be a catalyst for other clubs to follow suit and better understand how the ecosystem’s tokenomics work.

“As for the drawcard, PSG is going to play an active role in the operations of the Chiliz ecosystem, meaning they will help build trust and attract more brands and developers, also by co-hosting hackathons with us at their stadium,” Dreyfus explained.

Chiliz and Socios have been focused on building products and experiences for the broader sports industry. Dreyfus believes that its protocol needs stakeholders from the space to participate in its governance and ongoing operation.

The Chiliz founder says his long-term goal is to have dozens to hundreds of validators comprised of sports organizations, fan-owned nodes and cryptocurrency firms. The hope is that PSG’s move will prompt other major clubs to consider becoming node operators.

“This is a new income source for them, diversification, but also being part of the network effect brings value to everybody involved.”
PSG’s Web3 play
Off-the-record conversations with Helgosson reveal that PSG is ambitiously exploring a multitude of ways to diversify revenues and offerings in the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem.

The club’s investment in becoming an infrastructure operator of Chiliz blockchain marks the start of its moves to actively participate in the Web3 ecosystem. PSG has explored and launched several nonfungible token collections, some of which offer exclusive rewards to holders.

Helgosson would not disclose the details of its investment or capital allocation for the Chiliz node-as-a-service partnership but said the club intends to actively engage and reinvest with its Web3 partners.

He highlighted that being a node validator is a core component in building a sustainable tokenomics model for the Paris Saint-Germain Fan Token ecosystem and Chiliz.

Source: CoinTelegraph

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Luxury brand blockchain platform Arianee aims to scale, launches L2 on Polygon

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Arianee has launched a Polygon CDK-powered layer 2 to issue and manage digital product passports for various luxury brands and companies.

Luxury brand blockchain infrastructure provider Arianee has developed a new layer 2 built on Polygon to scale its digital product passport platform used by various luxury brands and companies.

Arianee has been developing the optimized layer 2 since early 2023, using Polygon’s zero-knowledge proof (ZK-proof)-powered Chain Development Kit (CDK). Arianee co-founder and CEO Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel spoke to Cointelegraph about its reengineered infrastructure, allowing brands and developers to design highly customizable, cost-effective and performant digital passports and tokens linked to real-world products and assets.

“We exclusively build on EVM [Ethereum Virtual Machine], catering to enterprise and scalable use cases. When striving to deliver a service that operates seamlessly, universally and with predictable costs, it remains hard and risky to build on L1 or even on Polygon mainnet,” Hurstel explains.

The Arianee CEO said the company is focused on supporting brands engaged in scalable, high-performance and evolutive projects, which “demand an environment allowing precise control over efficiency in terms of both costs and energy consumption.”

Arianee’s native protocol token will be used for payments within the Polygon CDK application-specific chain (appchain), which is bridged to the Aria20 ERC-20 token on the Ethereum mainnet. Launching the layer-2 appchain will allow brands to launch and manage their digital product passport and loyalty tokens.

Arianee is currently the infrastructure provider to more than 40 brands, including Breitling, Moncler, Yves Saint Laurent and Lacoste. Luxury watch brands like Breitling issue digital product passports on the protocol to give owners blockchain-based proof of ownership.

These digital passports are nonfungible tokens (NFTs) that provide customizable utility for their real-world counterparts. Owners own and control their data and can interact with manufacturers to organize and manage product repairs, warranties, insurance and other services.

Polygon’s CDK is expected to deliver increased scalability and performance driven by ZK-proof technology. Brands using Ethereum’s ERC-721 token standard to issue NFTs and digital passports can also integrate existing infrastructure to Arianee’s protocol using the Polygon CDK.

Another drawcard of the new layer-2 functionality is the provision of block space dedicated to individual applications on the protocol. This is touted to reduce the impact on user experience as a result of high network activity. Polygon’s scaling infrastructure also reduces the operational costs of applications and services associated with gas fees and smart contract execution.

Polygon released a new Type 1 prover in February, allowing ecosystem chains like optimistic rollups to unlock ZK-proofs’ layer-2 functionality. The open-source technology unlocks the ability to generate ZK-proofs for mainnet Ethereum blocks at near-zero cost.

Source: CoinTelegraph

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