In a tweet posted by Axie Infinity late Thursday, a profitable land plot inside the monster-battle fantasy nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, game offered for 550 ETH ($2.3 million). Axies are creatures that customers command to duel different gamers, battle enemies and full each day quests. They’re additionally NFTs that may be bred (minted), purchased and offered freely.

The sport takes place on this planet of Lunacia, which is inhabited by Axies. It’s a 301 x 301 sq. grid the place every part represents a tokenized plot of land referred to as Terra, which gamers may also purchase, promote or hire out to different gamers at will. The land that was offered yesterday is classed as Genesis, which is the rarest type of digital actual property out there within the Axie Infinity ecosystem.

Monsters, generally known as Chimeras, spawn within the recreation and terrorize Lunaria. By defeating Chimeras, gamers earn Clean Love Potions (SLPs), which might then be offered at cryptocurrency exchanges for money. Defeated Chimeras additionally drop different kinds of sources that can be utilized to improve their Axies and land, thereby rising earnings potential for SLPs. Genesis Land is positioned strategically on the heart of Lunacia, the place uncommon Chimeras raid bosses spawn and drop particular objects. As well as, solely 220 out of 90,601 land slots have the Genesis classification.

Critics of the sport say that there is nothing bodily tangible with digital actual property and marvel why they might have any worth in any respect. However for some, playing Axie Infinity is a full-time job deserving of upfront investments, particularly in creating nations, the place incomes SLPs every day within the recreation can typically surpass that of countries’ minimum wages.