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- A new era for thirdweb 🔮
A new era for thirdweb 🔮
Why we're betting on blockchain gaming, create token bound accounts (ERC-6551), fireside chat & AMA with Jesse Pollak from Base, & more!
Welcome back to thirdweb weekly: where we highlight how web3 is disrupting everything from decentralized finance to media & entertainment. 🚀
Speaking of which… we’re excited to announce Onchain Chats: a series of monthly talks to showcase how web3 is being used in the real world — kicking it off next Wednesday with Jesse Pollak from Base! Sign up here to join. 🔵
The future of gaming is web3 — and we’re here for it 🎮️
Gaming has seen explosive growth over the last decade — and in 2020 alone, gamers spent over $54 billion on in-game purchases. Games like Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft have built massive global communities through in-game economies, unlockable items, and open marketplaces. 🎮️
But building the infrastructure to support games like these takes years alone — dramatically increasing the barriers to entry for new game developers.
As a result, developers are turning to web3 to make games much faster, cheaper, and easier to build — with the blockchain serving as an underlying platform & replacing the backend systems in traditional games, reducing development time from years to just weeks.
Last year, we partnered with Coinbase to launch thirdweb’s GamingKit: The all-in-one toolkit for developers to build best-in-class web3 games, fast. Since then, we have:
And now, we’re excited to announce that we’re launching a new gaming division within thirdweb: bringing Atif Khan onto the team as our new VP of Gaming — a former Facebook executive with 15+ years of industry experience.
Learn more about how web3 is transforming the entire gaming industry — and what we’re doing about it — in our full announcement blog:
📹️ YouTube Video: How to Create an In-Game Currency for your Web3 Game
In this video, learn how to create a web3 game with an in-game currency — implementing it as an ERC-20 token. We’ll take you step-by-step through:
📚️ Guide: How to Create Token Bound Accounts (ERC-6551)
In this guide, learn how to implement ERC-6551: a new standard for ‘token bound accounts‘ that creates a smart contract wallet for every ERC-721 NFT — unlocking new use cases for fully onchain identities, in-game characters, & much more.
🗓️ Events & Workshops
🔥 May Ecosystem Report: Blockchain apps are booming!
Last month, over 400,000 unique wallets used a Web3 app built with thirdweb. A record high for 2023 and a 4x increase from January.
Ignore the noise, blockchain apps are booming:
Here’s our Web3 development ecosystem report for May: 🧵
— thirdweb (@thirdweb)
Jun 12, 2023
🚢 thirdweb Changelog: Weekly Product Updates
Here are some of the updates we’ve made in the past few weeks:
We’re constantly shipping product updates to make thirdweb better. Get the latest updates in our Changelog.
Have a great rest of your week shippin’! 🚢 🛠️
And if you’re ever looking for 40,000+ other builders to learn from & share your web3 journey with, look no further than our Discord community 🤝