Valve has added a new rule to its “What you shouldn’t publish on Steam” list that prohibits the distribution of games that use blockchain technology or allow users to exchange non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or cryptocurrencies.
The change was noticed by SpacePirate, a developer working on an NFT-based game, who explained that the change was made because the company does not allow game items that have real-world value.
However, MoonNation has come to the rescue. @MoonNation0 has said that it is open for all games to use the native token Moon Nation Bridge, or MNB, and it will be the largest platform used by crypto gamers with their API, blockchain tech and P2E, allowing crypto enthusiasts to create games and so much more.
MoonNation, which promised that the Moon Nation Bridge will have its API for game developers, is now ready to be the “Steam of Cryptocurrency.” Reportedly, they are now fast-tracking the development of MNB to be the actual player in online gaming — bridging cryptocurrency, play-to-earn & gaming in the metaverse.
The Moon Nation Bridge allows users to access the MNG balance directly by connecting the user’s wallet to the platform. Users may exchange their MNG token into MNB, the local currency, and then spend that money to purchase games, use spent points to play games on an hourly basis, in-game exchange currency, and many more.
Moon Nation is the biggest space-based role-playing game ever created on the Binance Smart Chain. MNG is the entry point into this space adventure, and it is a rock-solid utility token with reflections and burns on every transaction. Users holding MNG tokens are considered native residents of Moon Nation. To travel to other countries or other planets, players require a passport that may be acquired by collecting tokens or by participating in events like pre-sales.
The passport is in the form of NFTs. These NFTs are the determinants of a user’s rank in the game. The reward system is intended to maintain the game competitively and make it possible to explore other worlds, even for those players who are not particularly active. Sometimes, conflict may break out between various groups in the game. The winning community receives advantages from the homeless community. In this manner, it looks more like an online virtual casino where the in-game currency acts as chips, and MNG functions as the fiat money. Talking about visuals, MoonNation’s drawings and the animation looks pretty genuine, which immerses the player in the game, drifting in the infinite space aboard an alien spacecraft.
The MNG token has been meticulously constructed to be an excellent investment vehicle that will grow for decades rather than days while acquiring additional usefulness over time due to ongoing growth and improvement.
Transaction fees for MNG will be critical to its success and sustainability over the long term. The payments collected will result in price stability, consistent deflation, and token holders receiving incentives. The total quantity of tokens will be a whopping 384 million. Its value is the distance between the earth and the moon. To ensure stability and functioning, a total of 10% of the transaction fees will be paid to the liquidity pool. These costs will apply anytime tokens are purchased, sold or transferred between players and holders.
It is also stated that an additional 3% of the tokens would be dispersed to all token holders. Another 3% will be burned down and delivered to a burn location to induce deflation. A 2% portion will be spent on marketing and development, and the remaining 2% will be put into the project’s growth and improvement.
Ben Todar (IG & Twitter: @bentodar) expressed his belief in the crypto gamifying project long before this incident and started MoonNation to provide better options to users who wanted to explore the gamification of cryptocurrencies. With such good opportunities for MNG, the project is currently on a very promising track and is likely to grow even further.
Manchester United named Premier League’s ‘most valuable’ club in Forbes’ 2023 ranking
Manchester United has been named the most valuable club in the Premier League for 2023, according to an annual ranking by Forbes.
Every year, the business magazine is known for publishing a list of clubs within each sport that are considered to be of the most value, and ranks them from highest to lowest based off how much they’re worth – and, as you can imagine, the top 10 is usually made up of some of the most famous and well-known global franchises.
When it comes to football in 2023 though, according to Forbes, the “soccer pitch is filled with more green than ever”.
The world’s top 20 most valuable football teams have an average value of $2.89 billion in 2023, which is 14% higher than the year previous.
With a current value of $6 billion, Manchester United has taken the number two spot on the global 2023 rankings, just behind Spanish superclub Real Madrid at $6.07 billion – making the Red Devils the most valuable club in the Premier League.
The rest of the top five is made up of Catalan giants Barcelona in third place with a value of $5.51 billion, fellow North West club Liverpool at number four with a value $5.29 billion, and rounded out by cross-town rivals Manchester City.
The Sky Blues have a current value of $4.99 billion, according to Forbes.
Top 10 Most Valuable Football Clubs 2023
Real Madrid – $6.07bn
Manchester United – $6bn
Barcelona – $5.51bn
Liverpool – $5.29bn
Manchester City – $4.99bn
Bayern Munich – $4.86bn
Paris St-Germain – $4.21bn
Chelsea – $3.1bn
Tottenham Hotspur – $2.8bn
Arsenal – $2.26bn
Other Premier League teams featuring in Forbes’ top 30 list of the most valuable for 2023 include London clubs West Ham and Crystal Palace, the North East’s Newcastle United, Midlands-based Aston Villa, rival Liverpool club Everton, and the recently-relegated Leicester City.
Manchester United has been named as the second most valuable football team in the world, despite what Forbes has called the ongoing “sale saga with seemingly no end in sight”.
United fans will know that the club’s controversial current owners, The Glazer family – who have owned the club since 2005 – are apparently asking for a world-record price to buy the team, which would mean a higher figure than the $6.05 billion that the US-based NFL team, Washington Commanders, sold for this past April.
At the moment, it’s thought that only two bidders – Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar, and Sir Jim Radcliffe’s Ineos Group – submitted final bids to buy Manchester United before the club’s dealine on 28 April.
However, Finnish businessman Thomas Zilliacus notably tweeted that his bid for the club was still on the table.
So, long story short, who knows? It still all remains to be seen.
Featured Image – Ash Donelon & Manchester United (via Facebook)
Nespresso opens new ‘experiential’ Trafford Centre store with free tastings, masterclasses, and more
Nespresso has opened a brand-new “experiential boutique” store inside the Trafford Centre, and it all looks very fancy.
Designed to engage both existing and new Nespresso customers through a range of “unique and personalised experiences”, the new Trafford Centre store means Greater Manchester‘s community of coffee lovers now get an unrivalled access to the beloved brand’s wide range of blends, machines, and accessories.
Shoppers will get to “immerse themselves in the world of Nespresso” through a sophisticated ‘Coffee as an Art’ tasting and masterclass area – with state-of-the-art coffee machines, and customised latte art workshops.
You can also create your own coffee recipes using digital tutorials and Nespresso machines at the interactive ‘Taste & Discover’ area, where specialists will be on hand to help you explore the full Nespresso range, and offer one-on-one coffee learning, tasting, and machine demonstrations so you can better understand your taste preferences.
There’s even a ‘Nespresso & You’ personalisation area so you can get your own travel mugs engraved with a name or personal message.
The new Trafford Centre store is also big on sustainability.
As Nespresso capsules are made of 80% recycled aluminium, making them infinitely recyclable, and the company co-founded the UK’s first industry-wide coffee capsule recycling scheme back in 2021, the brand’s sustainable ethics have been continued with throughout the design new store.
Not only is the new store run on 100% renewable energy and features a dedicated customer capsule return and recycling area, but tabletops are also made with used coffee grounds and 100% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood, and there’s also an AR-powered ‘Circularity’ area showing how capsules are recycled and given a second life.
“Our boutiques are designed to encourage and support coffee exploration, creating an elevated experience for customers [and] the brand-new opening of our latest boutique at the Trafford Centre creates a new and innovative way for shoppers to enjoy and understand more about their coffee,” explained Luke Horwath – Head of Retail at Nespresso UK & ROI.
“The digital resources as well as our expertly trained staff will enable customers to learn about Nespresso blends, recipes, brewing methods, and our commitment to sustainability.”
And to top it all off, in a bid to properly celebrate the start of summer, the new Trafford Centre store is the only place in the UK where you can get yourself an exclusive first look and taste of Nespresso’s new Summer Iced range ahead of the collection’s official release on 30 May.