2nd day of panels builds on AxieCon’s hot start as the general theme of the day focuses on community, technology, and web3.
Lunacians all around the globe have made their way to Barcelona, enjoyed pool parties, and were treated to leaks during the first half of what the team calls “the culmination of the efforts to gather the community.”
This segment of AxieCon, Axie Infinity’s major gathering in Catalonia, opened with a highlight reel featuring the community of the popular blockchain gaming project. Kathleen Osgood, Sky Mavis Director of Business Development, opened the panel discussions by focusing on the community, which was the common theme for the day.
“Not only is Axie Infinity the biggest NFT game, but we have the most unified digital nation in the world,” Osgood, said in her opening speech. “Community is the heartbeat of Axie Infinity.”
The global community showcase featured three very different but equally important community members in Lima, Tiyo, and Mr. Creator, and each shared how they have contributed to the ecosystem. The next AxieCon panel focused on Axie Lore and was headed by Andrew Green, Jihoz, and Nick Braccia. But, the highlight of the morning was Psycheout’s announcement about the Ronin Ecosystem.
“Ronin is more a kin to a fully independent blockchain network,” Larsen said. “We have a couple more validators joining us [and] Dedicated Proof of Stake is coming very soon. For phase 3, we know that Ronin needs to scale. We need to implement a solution that has been battle tested for the hundreds of millions of users that we are aiming for. [The goal] is to implement a network that is fully decentralized.”
Psycheout then announced, to the AxieCon crowd’s delight, that Google Cloud will be joining the Axie Ecosystem as the eighteenth validator of the Ronin network. Gustav Arentoft, and Osgood then joined Psychout on stage to further discuss the future of Ronin.
The panel continued with talks on how Axie has affected the Philippines, updates on the creators and builders programs, as well as panels on developing tools for Web3 and the importance of Web3 gaming. Raylights, a new Axie Infinity experience built by Quicksave Interactive, held a demo on their minigame that utilizes Land NFT assets.
“[Raylights] is all about discovering and collecting these secret recipes,” Elina Arponen, CEO of Quicksave Interactive, described the game. “You’re socializing by sharing what you’ve learned and showing off your land. It has a fun and relaxing gameplay that’s easy to learn, but there is content that will challenge [the players]”
AxieCon wrapped up with performances by the Axie Sisters, a discussion on Axie’s impact on Latin America, and a live broadcast of Lunacia’s favorite podcast, AxieChat.
What is Axie Infinity:
Axie Infinity is a play-to-earn battling game that shares some similarities with Pokemon and Tamagotchi. Players collect, breed, raise, battle, and trade token-based non-fungible token (NFT) creatures known in the game as Axies.
Each Axie has its own strengths and weaknesses and is customizable with around 500 different traits. Players can evolve and upgrade their Axies which can then be used or sold on the Axie Infinity marketplace.
Where to find Axie Infinity: