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Power-up DEC Batteries in Splinterlands

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Today, Splinterlands opens up the sale of DEC Batteries, or DEC-B. These batteries allow players to lock DEC tokens away, while spending only 80% of the value in the battery. Sort of like a locked savings account, DEC-B provides an opportunity to get extra value from your DEC tokens.

Today marks the beginning of the sale of DEC-B, or Dark Energy Crystal Batteries, in Splinterlands.

There will two billion DEC-B tokens available. Each one costs 0.8 DEC or 0.1 VOUCHERS. However, this is kind of like a staking system or savings bond. There is no current use case for DEC Batteries. So players will be forced to hold these tokens until they can be spent in some future update. However, when they do have a use, each battery will be considered to be worth 1 DEC. So there is an opportunity to increase the value of DEC that you were going to hold onto anyway!

And even though one recent player proposal failed, the Splinterlands team does have plans for using these DEC-B tokens. So this isn’t an investment into a completely nebulous future. You can read more about DEC-B tokens here.

The sale starts soon, and I would not be surprised to see it sell out! You can buy batteries on the Splinterlands DEC page.

Dark Energy Crystals Tokenomics

This is another effort by the Splinterlands team to bring Dark Energy Crystals back to their expected parity of 1000 DEC per $1 USD. In addition to holding sales using DEC tokens as payment (which are then burned to remove them from circulation), Splinterlands has also removed all DEC generation from the game rewards. The only way to create new DEC tokens is via burning cards or SPS tokens.

However, despite these efforts, the DEC supply still remains bloated, trading at 0.0007 cents each. So for those who believe in the future of Splinterlands and that DEC will return to its peg value one day, this may be a good investment opportunity. You can purchase DEC tokens at ~70% of their expected value, and then put them into batteries to increase their value as well.

What is Splinterlands?

Splinterlands is a browser-based, play-to-earn, trading card game running on the Hive blockchain. Splinterlands features two tokens. Dark Energy Crystals (DEC), the primary game currency, and Splintershards (SPS), a governance token.

Splinterlands is a cross between a deck-building game and an auto-battler. Players use their cards to build a combat lineup based on the rules of the match. Then, once both sides submit their teams, the cards run in auto-battle mode until only one team remains. Players earn rewards for winning matches, and can also earn additional rewards through Daily Quests, Seasonal rewards, and a recurring, two-week leaderboard contest.

To learn more about Splinterlands, read our game guide, visit their website, follow them on Twitter, and join their Discord server.

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