- Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution Polygon became the second-largest blockchain gaming network in terms of unique active wallets (UAWs) in March.
- Hunters On-Chain game by BoomLand saw a UAW increase of more than 17,000% over the past 30 days alone.
Polygon’s User Activity Surges in Gaming
According to a report published by decentralized application (DApp) analytics platform DappRadar, surging user activity on Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution Polygon in March saw the network become the second-largest blockchain gaming network in terms of unique active wallets (UAWs). The number of UAWs engaging with games on Polygon hit 138,081 in March, marking an increase of 53% from February.
Hunters On-Chain Game by BoomLand Drives Surge in Interest
A significant amount of the UAW increase on Polygon was down to the Hunters On-Chain game by BoomLand, which has seen a UAW increase of more than 17,000% over the past 30 days alone, according to DappRadar data.
Launched in January, Hunters On-Chain is a Web3 adaptation of BoomLand’s mobile game Hunt Royale. It is a free-to-play role-playing game with nonfungible token (NFT) integrations and a similar look and style to Minecraft.
Positive Sign for Polygon as It Gains Recognition as a Gaming Blockchain
Polygon, a blockchain previously known for DeFi DApps, overtook Hive this month and secured the second spot. This is a positive sign for Polygon, as it is now gaining recognition as a gaming blockchain,
the report reads. It is unclear what specifically drove the surge in interest for the game last month, although anticipation for an in-game NFT sale on March 31 may have been a contributing factor.
Polygon Continues to Build Momentum in NFTs and Gaming
Polygon Labs, the team behind the network, has notched a long list of big-name partnerships, such as Warner Music, Starbucks, Adidas, Reddit and Adobe, to develop and host NFT projects. The team also successfully launched Polygon’s open-source Ethereum Virtual Machine equivalent zero-knowledge rollup on March 27.
It is touted to allow DApps to scale through transaction batching, unlocking higher performance while reducing gas fees to conduct transactions on the network. The bullish momentum developing around Polygon over the past few months, specifically relating to NFTs, gaming, and the metaverse, is expected to continue.