STEPN is a move-to-earn mobile application built on the Solana blockchain. The app, which is available on iOS and Android, is meant to incentivize its users to get up and move, literally.
The first major project to provide a functioning move-to-earn product, STEPN implements notable GameFI elements to incentivize users, providing them tokens when they go for a walk or a run. These tokens can then be used to improve the game pieces (shoe NFTs!) in the game, or they can be redeemed or swapped for USDC or other cryptocurrencies.
After a fourth-place finish in the 2021 Solana Ignition Hackathon, STEPN raised $5 million in its latest seed round and since that time has amassed a considerable user base that is growing daily. STEPN is currently in a public beta phase and requires an activation code from someone already playing the game to finish account creation.
STEPN Sneaker NFTs come in four types: walker, jogger, runner, and trainer. The sneaker NFT that is the best fit for you will depend upon the intensity of the activity you will prefer. Are you a runner? Perhaps buy a runner sneaker. Walker? A STEPN Walker sneaker may be best.
STEPN tracks your movement utilizing a GPS signal, which you can monitor in the top right of your screen. For every minute of movement detected, STEPN will pay out in-game tokens. That's it! You are moving and earning.