Epik, which helps businesses license and produce immersive blockchain-powered in-game experiences and nonfungible tokens, announced that it will partner with Huobi Global to launch its membership token, Epik, through its Huobi Prime program. Epik will be the eighth Huobi Prime and will be available for sale on Aug. 27, 2021. Huobi Prime is a selective program that introduces new, cutting-edge asset projects to cryptocurrency traders. Epik has created the world’s largest decentralized and cross-chain compatible network for digital collectibles, in-game experiences and NFTs that gamers can utilize across both mainstream and crypto-based games comprising over 300 game companies and one billion gamers.
For brands and intellectual property owners, Epik’s blockchain-powered capabilities present a low-risk opportunity for brands to explore the NFT space and get access to distribute NFTs across the world’s largest network of game companies and crypto marketplaces. Epik’s technology and brand partnerships allow for major gaming companies to engage with their audience in an entirely new way: by monetizing limited-edition collectibles to share with loyal fans and players within the gaming community.
Epik is one of the few companies to successfully be a part of the Huobi Prime program run by Huobi Global, a tier-one crypto exchange with an average of $8.9 billion in trading volume every 24 hours. Acceptance into Huobi’s program for a primary listing means an extremely high level of due diligence has been conducted on Epik and the Epik Prime token examining the legitimacy, revenues and overall health of the company.
“We are pleased to announce Epik’s launch through our Huobi Prime program. We are dedicated to finding the best projects out there, and Epik Prime’s unique value proposition for brands and gaming companies stood out to us,” said Ciara Sun, vice president of Huobi Global.
Epik Prime is a membership token that powers a robust loyalty reward program that offers new products, services and benefits to token holders such as earning exclusive rewards, the ability to pre-order items and digital collectibles, access to in-game NFTs which are impossible to get, and chances to win random NFT prizes.
Epik Prime will also provide benefits to holders in the Epikverse. The Epikverse is the name of the digital ecosystem and technology behind Epik’s consumer-facing capabilities — a truly innovative and disruptive virtual world experience. The Epikverse consists of a number of unique “micro-verses” that exist within other video game metaverses. As such, the Epikverse acts as a gateway between worlds, providing an interconnected network across any game in which another Epikverse exists. Through this network, users can buy, sell and trade all forms of NFTs and digital merchandise or even enjoy a live virtual event together with their friends, all while logged in to entirely different games. Players simply need to have an existing account (or create a new one) within each of the games they wish to engage in through the Epikverse.
“The Epikverse is the network of railroad tracks needed for cross-chain, cross-platform interoperability,” said Victor David, CEO of Epik, adding, “We’ve created an ambitious and evolutionary framework that will make getting on- and off-chain, or in and out of metaverses, perfectly seamless. Epik is bringing Web 3.0 experiences and capabilities to the mainstream gaming world.”
What truly sets Epik apart is the trust that it has with titans in the gaming industry. Epik’s client list features over half of the top 25 game companies in the world. Its most recent collaborations include Gameloft’s Asphalt 9, one of the world’s largest mobile games downloaded over 1 billion times. Through this partnership, Epik helped Gameloft launch the AAA gaming platform’s first foray into NFTs, with exclusive in-game digital collectibles and NFTs from the popular racing game made available for purchase on Epik’s marketplace. This collaboration was history-making and an exciting event for the entire mainstream gaming and collectibles industry, as well as a major leap forward for the mass adoption of blockchain technologies.
The Huobi Prime Epik token launch announcement follows its recent private sale on DAO Maker, a leading crypto launchpad, where Epik shattered its all-time high record for most user registrations. Users from DAO Maker rushed to get access to invest in Epik, signaling intense interest and confidence in the mainstream crypto company.
Epik has made tremendous progress and in the last 45 days since launching the Epik Prime platform, Epik has revealed major video game NFT partnerships with two games with over one billion downloads, Asphalt 9 and Garena’s Free Fire, along with two of the leading avatar-based games, Avakin Life and Second Life.
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