Sydney, April 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Immutable X alpha launched on mainnet today, the first layer-two solution for NFTs on Ethereum, created by Immutable — the team behind one of Ethereum’s highest-grossing trading card games, Gods Unchained. To coincide with the launch, Immutable has released the Immutable X roadmap to grow digital economies.
Historically for developers and creators, NFT projects faced a lot of friction to unlock the network effects of a scaled marketplace and the economic potential of secondary NFT markets. Particularly, high gas fees and poor user experiences limited mainstream adoption. Central to accessibility is removing the barrier of surging gas fees for the user.
Through Immutable X, its layer-two scaling solution, Immutable aims to promote mainstream NFT adoption by offering gas-free minting and trading, self custody alongside seamless UX for developers and consumers. Immutable X is also ensuring any NFT activity on the protocol is completely carbon neutral by purchasing carbon credits to offset gas consumed on Ethereum.
“With today’s Immutable X Alpha release, any NFT can now be traded, earned, shared, gamed and collected completely gas-free on Ethereum,” said Robbie Ferguson, Immutable Co-Founder.
Notable NFT projects working with Immutable X include: OpenSea (NFT marketplace), Mintable (NFT marketplace), RTFKT studios (fashion NFT artists) HighRise (social sandbox), TokenTrove (collectibles marketplace ) SuperfarmDAO (DeFi NFT farm), Epics.GG (collectibles), Illuvium (auto battler RPG), Lucid Sight (MLB Champions Baseball, Crypto Space Commander), War Riders (post-apocalyptic MMO), Gods Unchained (TCG), Guild of Guardians (mobile RPG), doublejump.Tokyo Inc / MCH+ (My Crypto Heroes and other blockchain games) AND Crypto Assault (strategy MMO).
“Before Immutable X, developers had few alternatives. Move to another blockchain that provides more scalability, but a fraction of Ethereum’s ecosystem and security, or use a sidechain. Neither are viable options for developers that want to prioritize revenue security and self-custody,“ Ferguson added.
As the first layer-2 scaling solution for NFTs on Ethereum, Immutable X solves all three issues of the NFT scaling trilemma: accessibility, scalability without compromising user custody and true decentralization.
“We have also been able to work closely with the incredibly talented StarkWare team, who have consistently pushed the boundaries of proving capability. StarkEx powered Immutable X minting on Ethereum Mainnet,” said Alex Connolly, CTO Immutable.
What to expect from Immutable X?
Immutable X offers gas-free and instant trades: For any marketplace, game and decentralized app, Immutable X provides gas-free trades (gasless minting, trading, earning, collecting), instant NFT trades (up to 9,000+ transactions per second) driving scalability, without compromising user custody.
Immutable X enables attractive, dynamic trading UX for users: Within an uninhibited developer-friendly playground, developers have the ability to build more attractive features for their users which are cost-prohibitive on Ethereum today e.g. trading, crafting, free drops, unique rewards, fusing, voting, auctions.
Immutable X provides self-custody for NFTs: Users will remain in control of their NFTs, tied back to the security and interoperability of the main Ethereum blockchain so NFTs won’t be locked into walled gardens or restrictive ecosystems.
Immutable X is a true Layer-2 secured by Ethereum: Immutable does not compromise on decentralization or security.
“The security of this future world should not be owned by large corporations, venture capitalists, a government or one individual. It has to live on something truly decentralized, owned by the world. That’s why…