The market for crypto collectibles and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has exploded within the last year—but rarely is it spoken of in the same breath as Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency industry’s leading coin. There’s at least one startup that aims to change that.
Exordium announced today that it has raised more than $7.2 million in total funding to date for its upcoming Bitcoin-based space combat PC game Infinite Fleet, thanks in part to a new investment from Polyient Ventures.
Infinite Fleet, developed by Pixelmatic and published by Exordium, is a massively multiplayer online game that will feature collectible in-game spaceships created as NFTs. The game was created by Samson Mow, chief security officer of Blockstream, the Bitcoin tech company responsible for the Liquid Network.
The game will utilize Liquid, a sidechain of Bitcoin that enables faster transactions than ordinarily available on its main chain, to tokenize the in-game assets, give them provable ownership, and allow them to be