CyberKongz

CyberKongz Play & Kollect Season 22 Is Live
Logan Hitchcock

CyberKongz announced Season 22 of its Play & Kollect gaming ecosystem is now underway. 

While the initial prize pool will contain 10,000 $BANANA (approximately $7,200), NFTs are also up for grabs via The Klaw - a novel prize distribution mechanism that the CyberKongz team introduce a few seasons ago. 

Users can earn golden tickets and shredz while playing in Play & Kollect, and can then utilize those tickets for a chance to pull a prize from The Klaw. 

At the time of writing The Klaw still holds 16 Meebits, 16 Genesis Kongz, 26 Treeverse, 33 Deadfellaz, and more. 

 

 

CyberKongz Play & Kollect Season 22 Is Live
CyberKongz Helps Oldest National Park in Africa Stay Afloat With Crypto Mining Operation
Jason Bales

Virunga National Park in Africa is currently closed to tourism during ongoing conflict in the region, but CyberKongz is helping the safeguard for biodiversity keep its lights on with a sustainable cryptocurrency mining operation.

The operation uses excessive power from the National Park's hydroelectric plant, which is also used to produce low-carbon electricity in the Lubero region. The crypto mining plant is meant to provide additional revenue to Virunga while tourism is halted and is funded by CyberKongz.

"Luviro is a run-of-river hydroelectric power plant with a capacity of 15 MW, located in the Lubero region," the video CyberKongz posted on Twitter reads. "It is named after the Luviro river that supplies the water needed to produce electricity."

The video explains the process.

"It starts with the water intake structure," it mentions. "Water from the Lubviro is diverted into a channel, where it is slowed over many kilometers. The water then enters a forebay to remove impurities, before speeding downstream for nearly 200 meters. The energy accumulated by the falling water turns the tribune, which then drives the alternator, producing stable, low-carbon electricity 24 [hours a day]."

At the end of the process, the water is returned to the river. 

Jonas Kambale, one of the electricians at the crypto mining operation, explains how the excess electricity powers the plant.

"At Ivungu, I am responsible for the maintenance of the blockchain servers," he said. "We currently have 2,882 machines on site. With the arrival of 1,800 servers, we will triple our current operations, and it will allow Virunga to generate substantial income."

Virunga National Park is home to one-third of the world's population of endangered mountain gorillas. 

CyberKongz Helps Oldest National Park in Africa Stay Afloat With Crypto Mining Operation
CyberKongz Play & Kollect Season 20 Begins
Logan Hitchcock

CyberKongz has begun Season 20 of its Play & Kollect game, the first full season with the newly released "Klaw." 

The Play & Kollect gaming economy allows holders of CyberKongz VX to participate in select minigames to earn $BANANA and other rewards. Those rewards have been drastically improved with the introduction of the Klaw, which will enable the CyberKongz team to distribute NFTs form other communities in the form of prizes. 

The Klaw is currently stocked with CyberKongz Genesis, CyberKongz Babies, CyberKongz VX and Meebits NFTs. 

In addition to the Klaw, the starting prize pool for Season 20 is 10,000 $BANANA, approximately $9,000 at the time of writing. 

 

 

CyberKongz Play & Kollect Season 20 Begins
CyberKongz Introduces 'The Klaw' to Its Play and Kollect Ecosystem
Jason Bales

CyberKongz upgraded its "Play and Kollect" gaming ecosystem with the addition of "The Klaw," an expansion game that introduces craftings into the CyberKongz's economy for the first time.

The Klaw requires a Golden Ticket, which can be collected through the gaming ecosystem in the form of full tickets and Shredz (pieces of Golden Tickets). The Golden Ticket is inserted into The Klaw machine, and then a randomized NFT is awarded to the player. The reward comes from a pool of more than 1,300 NFTs selected by the CyberKongz community. 

There are 420 total Golden Tickets and 7,170 Shredz to be found. Ten Shredz and 20,000 Kongium can be used to craft a Golden Ticket. 

This new gaming element is intended to convince players to deplete their daily Fuel Rods and BANANA token rewards.

The Klaw also helps introduce CyberKongz holders to other NFT collections.

"While building an interactive and fair protocol for the distribution of NFTs and other tokens through Play & Kollect, we always wanted to expand the functionality by adding a way to distribute NFTs from other collections," the team wrote in its announcement. "The answer: The Klaw!"

"With our first expansion of Play & Kollect we have introduced an element of community into our game," the team continued. "CyberKongz have always believed that communities are the heart and soul of Web3. The Klaw will introduce CyberKongz to new communities and new communities to CyberKongz."

Remaining prizes can be found on The Klaw's official website. For example, there are 15 Genesis CyberKongz, 55 Baby Kongz, 300 CyberKongz VX, and 20 Meebits currently remaining, according to an image on the team's announcement. 

The Klaw experience takes place on the Ethereum Mainnet, and Golden Tickets, which are ERC-1155s on Polygon, will need to be bridged.

CyberKongz Introduces 'The Klaw' to Its Play and Kollect Ecosystem

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