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Reddit's crypto is popular with Fortnite Free players: get your complete PDF guide

Reddit's crypto is popular with Fortnite Free players: get your complete PDF guide

Recently, the social network Reddit created tokens to reward the commitment of its users. A fortnight later, we can see that fans of the Fortnite game have collected more tokens than those of the subreddit devoted to cryptocurrencies!

BRICKS stronger than MOONS?

Around mid-May, the messaging network Reddit proposed an original way to measure the reputation and engagement of users of its platform: a system of rewards in ERC20 tokens from the Ethereum (ETH) network.

Thus, users who participate in the life of the subreddit concerning cryptos (/r/Cryptocurrency) or the one dedicated to the Fortnite video game (/r/FortniteBR) are respectively rewarded with MOONS tokens for the former, and BRICKS tokens for the latter.

And as we can see on the DappRadar tracking tool below, fans of the famous Battle Royale type game have almost 4 times more transfers than cryptoasset lovers!

There are thus, at the time of writing, 14,939 transfers of BRICKS tokens, with 13,030 holders, while at the same time the 2,869 holders of MOONS tokens have only made 3,318 transfers.

Gamers more accustomed to virtual currencies and micro-transactions?

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Besides the fact that the Fortnite community seems more active on Reddit than its crypto-focused counterpart, these results might not be so surprising after all.

Indeed, the points earned thanks to the tokens make it possible in particular to obtain various small bonuses: badges, GIFs or even emojis, etc. A very common reward principle among gamers, used to unlocking achievements in their favorite games.

Video game players are also very familiar with micro-transactions. Almost all of today's games offer their own virtual currency: already at the time of the MMORPG World of Warcraft (released in 2004) there was talk of trafficking in the game's virtual gold coins. » make it easier to purchase in-game items, such as character equipment or small customizations to your game account.

Conversely, on the side of crypto enthusiasts, some seem not to like this gamification of tokens. According to Cryptoslate, some users of the /r/Cryptocurrency subreddit have called MOONS tokens a “marketing gimmick,” or accuse them of having no exchange value (in real currencies).

Even if all this may seem anecdotal, this is where the adoption of cryptocurrencies is at stake! If cryptos remain in a small group of specialists (some of whom seem to have lost their child's soul), they will never impose themselves in a massive way. On the contrary, if they prove their concrete usefulness (even if it is playful) then their adoption by the general public is assured.

Illustration: Piotr Swat/Shutterstock.com

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