Ava Labs, the development team behind the Avalanche blockchain has teamed up with non-fungible token (NFT)-focussed investment firm Polyient Games to launch a decentralized exchange (DEX) for crypto collectibles.
Polyient’s NFT exchange will be powered by the Avalanche blockchain and will exist within the firm’s forthcoming Polyient Games Marketplace. The exchange is slated to host exclusive NFT auctions and peer-to-peer trading, with plans for “more liquid NFT trading products” and “NFT-adjacent tokens” in the future.
Polyient’s native utility and rewards token, PGFK Particles (XPGPs), will be used to power the exchange. It will be the base currency for all NFT sales, pairings, and auctions on the platform, as well as a membership token that yields rewards for users of the Polyient Games Ecosystem. Polyient has opened pre-registration for its PGFK token sale.
ETH-based token standards supported
In an announcement, Polyient’s chief executive, Brad Robertson said that Ethereum’s congestion informed the firm’s decision to build on top of Ana’s Avalanche blockchain:
“By building on Avalanche, we are able to leverage a scalable infrastructure while maintaining bridges that facilitate the seamless transfer of ERC-20 and -721 assets.”
Ava raises $54 million in two token sales
The announcement follows Ava Labs’ public raise of $42 million one week ago. Coupled with the firm’s initial private raise of $12 million last month, the firm has issued $54 million in AVAX tokens.
The first market to be hosted on the new DEX will be a swap market for trade between XPGP and Ava’s AVAX token. Tokenholders are also able to provide liquidity to pools and Polyient’s DEX to reap a share of the platform’s transaction fees.