Apple Gives Axie Infinity Green Light on App Store
Axie Infinity developer, Sky Mavis, also announced an NFT marketplace
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Blockchain-based gaming platform Axie Infinity’s Origins Card game is available through the Apple App store in Latin America and Asia.
Specifically, the game is downloadable on iOS devices in Argentina, Colombia, Peri, Mexico, Venezuela, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Users in those countries will also be able to use Axie Infinity NFTs in the game, but those just starting out will not be required to buy an NFT character off the bat. Instead, they’ll be provided a non-NFT starter character.
In October 2022, Apple said that it would take a 30% cut from app developers with over $1 million in revenue, and 15% from those who make less.
It also restricted the usage of NFTs purchased outside of the app store.
At the time, Blockworks reported that Apple would only allow viewing NFTs if they didn’t offer additional functionality or unlock content.
Sky Mavis, the developer behind Axie Infinity, also announced the Mavis Market — an NFT marketplace.
RON is the official currency of the market, though users can pay in AXS, ETH, and SLP as well.
Sky Mavis will receive a 2% maintenance fee, and the Ronin Treasury receives a 0.5% fee. Creators, however, will be able to set their own royalties.
Both announcements come a year after a hacker was able to exploit the Ronin Network for $625 million in one of the largest crypto hacks ever.
The attack happened after Sky Mavis “made some trade-offs,” which made the network vulnerable to exploitation.
Last June, Sky Mavis was able to boost security measures on the Ronin Bridge and reopen it.
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