Apr 13 | 6 min read
As the Enjin Network’s governance and utility token, ENJIN and its underlying technology powers an ecosystem used for NFTs, gaming, and other distributed applications. The token is used for minting of in-game assets. The minting process can also be easily reversed to “melt” assets back into the Enjin token. Because the Enjin token has real-world value, the in-game items also carry real value when they are melted back. As a digital asset, the Enjin token has specific use cases for games, NFTs, and other assets and applications on its platform. For example items listed for sale in the Enjin marketplace are usable in games like Lost Relics and Spirit Clash. However, to transfer the items to other players in these games, the user has to purchase ENJIN in order to process the transaction. In this article we take a closer look at ENJIN, one of several protocols and tokens currently held within the Index Coop’s Metaverse Index.
The Enjin token was created by the Enjin Network. The company was co-founded by Maxim Blagov and Witek Radomski in 2009. In 2017 the company launched its initial coin offering (ICO), and raised about $18.9 million by selling Enjin tokens. The Enjin team went on to launch the platform's mainnet in 2018.
The inclusion of the Enjin token in the MVI is the result of the team’s careful analysis of the token’s utility and the crucial role that the token plays in the Metaverse. By developing Enjin as an ERC-1155 token, the protocol developers took advantage of the ERC-1155’s unique properties that allow for a single smart contract to govern an infinite number of tokens. If it was an ERC20 token a developer would need to deploy a new smart contract for each token they wished to launch, this would be a difficult task for any protocol.The token also enables the creation of deterministic events, meaning a player sending a certain token into an address can trigger a chain of events.
With the ENJIN Token’s market capitalization of $2,356,240,926 (at the time of writing) and its inclusion in Coingecko's list of top GameFi coins by market capitalization, the protocol has maintained its liquidity and has a strong price history.
The Enjin team also enables coin swaps through three decentralized exchanges: Kyber, Bancor, and Changelly. These exchanges allow you to swap hundreds of cryptocurrency tokens from thousands of available trading pairs.
The ENJ Token’s smart contract has also been audited by the Callisto Network Security Department.
Backing the value of next-generation fungibles and NFTs: This means that Enjin NFT holders can sell their NFT’s for Enjin tokens.
The Enjin Network allows users to create, store, manage and destroy in-game items: Accessories such as characters or in-game currencies can be created, managed and destroyed using Enjin Network’s technology. Developers can also issue custom tokens, unique items or privilege tokens backed by Enjin Coin.
The Enjin Network’s Community Management Services (CMS) platform: This platform allows users to build websites, stores and forums, and create modules such as in-game plugins while minimizing fraud, improving settlement times and maintaining low transaction costs, these community management tools have helped over 20 million Minecraft users stay connected and form robust networks of like-minded players.
Enjin SDK: By building developer tool kits for Unity, Godot, and Java, the tool kits allow developers to integrate blockchain to their games without writing a single line of blockchain code. By putting in-game assets on the blockchain, Enjin enables the creation of an interoperable universe of game assets.
Azure Heroes: Microsoft partnered with Enjin to launch a recognition program that rewards nominated Azure Cloud participants with Non-Fungible blockchain badges.
There is a total supply of 1 billion Enjin Coins (ENJ) with just over 762 million currently in circulation. The development team distributed 80% of Enjin tokens to presale participants. When users create custom assets, the corresponding value in Enjin tokens is removed from the ecosystem, decreasing the circulating supply. This increases the value of individual Enjin tokens. According to their website, there are currently just over 7 million Enjin tokens locked up in items.
A protocol is only as strong as its community and the Enjin Network’s community is building traction for the Enjin token. The Enjin network has a bustling community with 20,889,179 individuals in its official forum. The Enjin platform now has over 95,000 registered users. Over 830,000 items have been traded on the Enjin Marketplace since 2017. The Enjin Wallet and crypto/NFT app has also been downloaded over 2.3 million times. The Enjin network also has 63,901 members on its Telegram channel.
You can gain exposure to the Enjin Network and other leading entertainment, gaming, virtual economy and NFT projects by buying MVI which includes Enjin tokens. You can buy MVI directly from the Index Coop by connecting your wallet to the Index Coop app.
If you’re looking to exchange a fiat currency, like the U.S. dollar, directly for MVI, then you’ll want an Ethereum wallet like Argent, Metamask, or Rainbow. With each of these wallets, you can connect to your bank account or debit card, which allows you to exchange fiat currencies directly for Index Coop products like MVI.
The Metaverse Index (MVI) is a digital asset that currently tracks the performance of non-fungible tokens, entertainment, virtual reality, augmented reality and music assets across Ethereum. It combines the features of an ERC-20 token and a traditional structured product to capture the trend of entertainment, social activity and business moving to take place in virtual economies, powered by NFTs and blockchain technology. MVI uses a combination of root market cap and liquidity weighting based on the value of each token’s circulating supply and aims to track projects that have significant usage and show a commitment to ongoing maintenance and development.
Index Coop is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that powers structured decentralized finance (DeFi) products and strategy tokens using smart contracts on the blockchain. We offer a suite of sector structured products, leverage and inverse products, and yield-generating products. We aim to create products that are simple to use, accessible to everyone and secure. Our products are built on Set Protocol, a twice-audited, self-custodial DeFi tool that allows for the creation and management of Ethereum-based (or ERC-20) tokens. Among users, partner protocols, and our composable products, Index Coop maintains one of the largest partnership networks in the DeFi ecosystem.
First, you’ll need to create an Ethereum wallet like Argent, Metamask, Gemini, or Rainbow.
Next, you’ll set up your new wallet and connect your bank account.
You can also earn or buy MVI tokens directly via your favorite decentralized exchange.
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