WEMIX gains 200%+ after stablecoin and boosted staking rewards announcement

Blockchain-based gaming, also known as GameFi, is an up-and-coming sector that could potentially be one of the primary catalysts for kickstarting the mass adoption of blockchain technology.

WEMIX, a gaming protocol that operates on the Klaytn network, aims to get in on the GameFi revolution and this week the project’s native token (WEMIX) rallied even as the wider market continued to sell-off.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that since hitting a low of $1.27 on May 12, WEMIX price climbed 269% to hit a daily high at $4.70 on May 25 as its 24-hour trading volume increased to $652 million.

WEMIX/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView

Three reasons for the price reversal for WEMIX include the upcoming launch of WEMIX 3.0, a series of project launches and partnership agreements and the introduction of lockup staking for token holders.

WEMIX 3.0

The main development attracting attention to WEMIX is the protocol’s planned mainnet lauch, which is scheduled to take place on June 15.

WEMIX 3.0 will be an Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) compatible public chain that will utilize a Stake-based Proof of Authority (SPoA) consensus algorithm.

As part of the mainnet launch, WEMIX will also be introducing the WEMIX Dollar (WEMIX$) as the native stablecoin of the ecosystem.

WEMIX$ will be a 100% collateralized stablecoin that is backed by USD Coin (USDC) and off-chain assets like fiat currencies.

New partnerships boost excitement

May has been a busy month for the WEMIX protocol after multiple games launched or announced their upcoming launch dates on the network. New additions include Crypto Ball Z, Four Gods and Every Farm, as well as the onboarding of the SpoLive sports prediction game.

Along with protocol launches, WEMIX announced several strategic investments including being the lead investor in the Old Fashion Research (OFR) crypto fund as well as an investment in a U.S.-based augmented reality metaverse startup called Jadu.

On May 17, the team behind WEMIX also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vietnam Blockchain Association.

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Increased staking rewards

WEMIX also launched Stake360, an incentive that offers WEMIX holders boosted staking rewards for committing to an extended lockup period.

In addition to the standard 7% staking reward available to all token holders, investors who agree to a 90 to 360 day lockup can earn from 9% to 20.28%.

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