- Polkadot minted 4,930 NFTs per minute, surpassing Solana and Polygon.
- Unique Network’s technology enabled rapid, efficient NFT transfers for “Forever Has Fallen”.
In an unprecedented display of blockchain scalability and efficiency, the Polkadot network has shattered existing records by minting an astonishing 4,930 Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) per minute.
4930 NFTs per minute! 💨
That's the new record Polkadot parachain @Unique_NFTchain just set, marking a historic milestone in the scalability of blockchain technology.
The NFTs were minted for the Web3 game "Forever Has Fallen"
— Polkadot (@Polkadot) February 6, 2024
This historic milestone was achieved in collaboration with Unique Network, a Polkadot parachain specialized in composable NFTs, during the minting event for the interactive Web3 game, “Forever Has Fallen”.
Polkadot’s Scalability Triumph
This groundbreaking achievement not only surpasses the records previously held by blockchain giants Solana and Polygon but also marks a significant leap forward in the scalability of blockchain technology.
The record-setting event was spotlighted by Polkadot on their official X account, emphasizing the significance of this achievement for the blockchain community. The minted NFTs, known as Bounty Hunter Tickets (BHTs), are integral to the gameplay of “Forever Has Fallen”, allowing players to access the Hunter’s Lair within the game’s expansive metaverse.
This integration of NFTs into the gaming experience is a testament to the evolving relationship between blockchain technology and digital entertainment, paving the way for a new era of interactive Web3 gaming.
The success of this minting event was the result of meticulous planning and testing by the development team. After evaluating various blockchain networks based on criteria such as gas fees, minting speed, and overall performance, Polkadot emerged as the clear choice.
The network’s ability to rapidly process thousands of NFT transactions without compromising on efficiency or cost-effectiveness was key to its selection. This achievement is a strong endorsement of Polkadot’s potential to become the preferred network for Web3 gaming projects and other applications requiring high-speed NFT transfers.
Innovations in Web3 Gaming
A critical factor in reaching this milestone was the advanced technology and infrastructure provided by Unique Network and the Polkadot SDK. These tools facilitated the high-speed transfer of thousands of NFTs, ensuring a seamless and immersive gaming experience for players.
The integration of Web3 elements into the game, highlighted by Kimon Lycos, Founder and CEO of Incite, with said:
“Because our production is first and foremost about fun, we want Web3 elements to be under the hood, and to have this type of speed will enable a Web2 type experience of instant gratification.”
Alexandar Mitrovic, CEO of Unique Network, underscored the advantages of developing on the Polkadot platform. The flexibility to optimize code and upgrade the chain without the need for forking is a game-changer for developers seeking to innovate and expand their projects without being hindered by technical limitations.
Looking ahead, the Polkadot ecosystem is poised for further advancements with the upcoming integration of Asynchronous Backing (AB) by the network’s core developers. This enhancement is expected to significantly boost the network’s speed and efficiency, offering even greater scalability and performance for blockchain and NFT development.