The Mocaverse doesn’t sleep, and neither should you! Just kidding! You should really try and get eight hours of sleep a night. But that can be hard when you have exciting new things hitting the Mocaverse with Shards and Moca Coin!
The Mocaverse continues to grow, teasing an upcoming release of a MOCA token, and introducing a new rewards system involving Shards.
Shards are a new addition to the Moca ecosystem. Players earn Shards through a gamified referral system. Basically, you want to sign some friends up for Moca IDs with your referral codes, and then have them participate in the ecosystem and earn Realm Points. Shards are mined on an hourly basis and come from a shared pool, so getting in early will be advantageous! Mining periods run for 14 days, after which the Shard pool resets.
There will also be an upcoming airdrop for those who hold Moca NFTs, as well as those who have already used up their invite codes. You can read the full details about the Shard mining system in the official press release.
Experience Points, Realm Points, and Shards, oh my!
The Mocaverse has become host to an increasingly complex web of points and rewards systems. So let’s try to break it down a bit.
Experience Points accumulate on Moca NFTs that are not listed for sale. Holders of Moca NFTs can also earn experience points by participating in the ApeCoin DAO run through Mocaverse, and participating in various other events and giveaways. Experience Points were used in the Cosmic Hunt last year, a treasure hunting mini-game that rewarded players with various NFT prizes. Expect to see other such events in the future.
Realm Points are associated with Moca IDs. Players can accrue Realm Points through referrals and participating in various special events. These are usually held in a free to play game associated with Animoca Brands, and offer Realm Points rewards for those who participate and complete specific quests. Realm Points open up access to various giveaways hosted by the Mocaverse. One of the currently available ways to earn Realm Points involves solving daily chess puzzles with Anichess. Fun, rewarding, and brain stimulating!
And so what are Shards for? Good question! The Moca team has not revealed that answer yet, but they say “more shards = better”!
We don’t really have any details about this yet. But Animoca Brands has spun off the Moca Foundation to build and run the MOCA token. Described as “omni-chain network token created to reimagine the web3 cultural economy by empowering unity in culture, governance, and growth”, MOCA coin is slated for release in 2024. Their webpage is mostly empty at the moment, but you can follow them on Twitter for future updates.
What is the Mocaverse?
The Mocaverse is a web3 ecosystem made up of all the developers and companies that are under Animoca Brands or in which Animoca Brands has invested. Which is quite a large portfolio — over 450 projects!
The Mocaverse centers around Moca NFTs, a limited edition, PFP style collection that offer lifetime rewards to their holders. Holding a Moca provides access to special events, whitelists, tournaments, and more! Animoca has been steadily adding utility and value to their Moca NFT collection, pushing the floor price up to over 2.5 ETH!
Animoca Brands has quickly grown into one of the largest players in the web3 gaming scene. They have a number of direct subsidiaries, such as The Sandbox, Darewise (Life Beyond), and Blowfish Studios (Phantom Galaxies). They have also invested in Open Sea, Yuga Labs, Axie Infinity, and many, many more projects!