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The growth of GameFi over the last two years has been significant, but it hasn't been without some problems – a few of which have persisted all through. Most notable is the congestion that affects blockchain networks and adds to existing high gas fees and low transaction speeds challenges.

Blockchain-based game Zuki Moba is the latest to be caught in a mesh of these challenges. The game creator announced this week that its switching platforms from BSC to the Polygon network.

The switch comes with an upgrade

According to the Tuesday official announcement, community feedback showed that users saw a bumpy experience (mostly when interacting with NFT marketplaces) during a testnet run on BSC. The development team thus resolved to change their preferred blockchain platform for the game to Polygon, which it described as the best option there is at present.

The team is now preparing for a mainnet launch coming on 16 April. Polygon has been a major partner of Zuki Moba, and now, it will enable cost-saving and better transaction speeds. The migration also provided a chance to upgrade and optimize the longer-term goals of the community.

When concluded, the switch to Polygon would see the full transfer of assets, including dApps, ZUKI tokens, NFTs, dApps, and ZP tokens. In fact, after this ‘big update,' Zuki Moba will deploy a roadmap with plans of facilitating the expansion of the ecosystem and improving the community's access to it.

The roadmap includes plans to get a major tech partner to assist in launching an app that will enable the Zuki Moba community to transfer ZUKI tokens to the new platform. It also calls for the evolution and expansion of Zuki Moba to be promoted within the community.

Of course, the biggest beneficiaries of this switch will be gamers of Zuki Moba. The update should also help onboard new users. Notably, the game intends to model in the direction of a metaverse.

Rarible announces support for Polygon NFTs

Zuki Moba's switch to Polygon comes a week after NFT marketplace Rarible revealed that it was implementing support for Polygon NFTs as part of its multi-chain expansion roadmap. The NFT outfit hopes to bring even more competition to the space by supporting more chains than its rivals like OpenSea.

The latter, market-leader at present, is primarily focused on NFTs minted on Ethereum. Though it added support for NFTs minted on Polygon last October, the recorded Polygon NFT volume figures are only a fraction of those by Ethereum. This is partly due to the popularity of Ethereum when it comes to NFTs compared to other blockchains.

PolygonInsights for Week 11 published yesterday shows that Ethereum's weekly aggregate of NFTs sold is almost thrice that of Polygon. There is also a great disparity in the volume in USD between the two chains.

NFT Highlights Week 11

 

It has to be noted though, that the ‘inferior' figures in the Polygon NFT space don't necessarily reflect the blockchain's overall performance and status.

In a recent Twitter thread, Messari researcher Jerry Sun highlighted several developments within the Polygon chain, specifically around its ‘suite of L2 and infrastructure products.'

“[Polygon has] built a portfolio of projects, to be launched soon [….] The team is committing over $1 billion to back ZK-based projects,” he wrote. “The four L2 solutions Polygon is working on [are] decentralized ZKR (Hermez), recursive ZKR (Zero), STARK-based ZKR (Miden) and enterprise-focused ZKR (Nightfall).”

The Messari researcher also mentioned some of the infrastructure products that the network is developing.

“Now we move onto some of the upcoming infrastructure products,” he added. “Avail a data availability platform […] designed to only track data changes to the state machine and Edge an open-source software development kit […] for devs who want to build their own blockchains.”

This line-up of products from Polygon will be supported by a $100 million development fund unveiled last year.

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Sam is a financial content specialist with a keen interest in the blockchain space. He has worked with several firms and media outlets in the Finance and Cybersecurity fields.