Reddit prepares to drop Gen 4 collectible avatars on Polygon

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Social media level Reddit continues exploring integer collectibles contempt a important downturn successful the non-fungible tokens (NFT) industry.

According to an authoritative announcement connected r/CollectibleAvatars, Reddit volition drop its latest bid of collectible avatars connected July 26. According to societal media reports, the caller driblet volition beryllium launched astatine 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Titled “Retro Reimagined,” Reddit’s caller collectibles driblet volition beryllium the 4th procreation of collectible avatars launched since the level debuted the task successful July 2022. Just similar each erstwhile generations, the latest driblet volition beryllium issued connected the Polygon blockchain and volition beryllium disposable for decentralized trading and third-party sales.

Reddit’s Gen 4 CollectibleAvatars’ teaser. Source: Reddit

The caller driblet of Reddit’s collectible avatars brings caller designs from caller and existing creators, including recently-joined Cool_Cats_NFT and Micah Johnson.

Cool Cats is simply a large NFT task backed by the manufacture elephantine Animoca Brands. Cool Cats NFTs were launched successful July 2021 and dwell of 9,999 cartoon feline avatars. The Ethereum-based task has generated astir $388 cardinal worthy of NFT income measurement to date, according to information from CryptoSlam.

— Cool Cats (@coolcats) July 25, 2023

In addition, Reddit has promised to present changes successful its collectibles shop, which volition beryllium disposable straight successful Reddit's avatar editing section. At the clip of writing, the store features a fig of Gen 3 avatars, galore priced astatine $4.99. The Gen 3 bid was launched successful April 2023.

Artists similar Ali Sabet, rojom, gasolyn, StutterVoid, Conall-in-Space, kristyglas and dashikka are besides backmost to creating the Reddit avatars.

Collectible Avatar’s from Reddit’s Gen 3 drop. Source: Reddit

As antecedently reported by Cointelegraph, Reddit doesn’t view its Polygon-based avatar collections arsenic due NFTs due to the fact that cryptocurrencies aren’t portion of the process of buying oregon selling them.

Instead, collectibles’ owners have the quality to transportation their avatars to different Reddit accounts with its blockchain-based wallet Vault oregon to an outer third-party crypto wallet. The level doesn’t yet enactment secondary income of collectible avatars though.

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Reddit’s ongoing NFT-like inaugural comes contempt the ongoing diminution successful the NFT industry. As of May 2023, investments successful apical NFT projects specified arsenic Doodles, Invisible Friends, Moonbirds and Goblintown lost up to 95% of their value successful Ether (ETH) contempt immoderate bullish enactment connected crypto markets.

The NFT of Jack Dorsey's archetypal tweet, originally purchased for $2.9 million successful March 2021, has plummeted successful value, attracting a champion connection of nary much than 2 ETH, oregon astir $3,700, astatine the clip of writing.

Despite difficulties successful the NFT industry, Reddit appears to person accrued the adoption of blockchain collectibles. In the 11 months aft launching its collectibles project, Reddit was adjacent to breaching 10 cardinal holders of its collectible avatars arsenic of May 2023.

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