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Blockchain move-and-earn app, STEPN, has successfully integrated Apple Pay into its platform, making it the first to achieve this feat.
- Apple Pay integration simplifies the STEPN user experience for purchasing products.
- Users can now bypass the need for a separate crypto wallet.
- STEPN continues to innovate in the move&earn space, bridging the gap between Web2 and Web3 technologies.
- Co-Founders of Find Satoshi Lab, the developers behind STEPN, express enthusiasm for the integration and its impact on the Web3 ecosystem.
STEPN has set another milestone by integrating Apple Pay into its platform, marking a significant step forward for STEPN and the Web3 ecosystem.
Previously, STEPN users had to connect a separate crypto wallet to purchase STEPN's products, which include non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of virtual sneakers. With the introduction of Apple Pay, the payment process has become more streamlined and the user journey simpler. Users can now directly use their credit or debit cards linked to their Apple Wallet, expediting transactions while maintaining high-security standards.
Since its inception in 2021, STEPN has experienced remarkable growth and built a community where users engage in physical activities to earn valuable rewards fuelled by crypto incentives.
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Since its launch in 2021, STEPN has grown rapidly, scaling from thousands to millions of active users, creating a community centered around health, fitness, and earning crypto rewards.
Though down significantly from its high, STEPN's token, $GMT, is up to $0.3127 in the first 24 hours following the announcement. It is up 17% in the last 24 hours and 15% in the previous seven days.
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This integration opens us up to a whole new audience, making Web3 more accessible to the masses. It bridges the gap between Web2 and Web3 technologies in an unprecedented way.Yawn Rong, Co-Founder of Find Satoshi Lab (FSL)
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STEPN users that have worked out for 42 hours using the app will receive free access to the MOOAR NFT trading platform, according to an announcement from the project.
The access will be limited to just one month of a waived subscription fee for those who officially burned more than 500 energy in the STEPN app (approximately 41.7 hours of use).
MOOAR is a new NFT marketplace and launchpad created by Find Satoshi Lab, the company behind the popular STEPN move-to-earn platform. The platform operates with a subscription fee but does not take a trading fee on secondary trades on the marketplace.
To redeem the free month of trading, users who met the aforementioned criteria should look for an email from email@example.com with the necessary steps.
MOOAR recently announced its first five launchpad NFT projects and operates across Ethereum and Solana.
Move-to-earn platform STEPN announced the completion of the ASICS Solana OG NFT airdrop on Friday, delivered to holders of the ASICS badge.
🪂 ASICS-STEPN Airdrop ✅— STEPN | Public Beta Phase V (@Stepnofficial) November 18, 2022
1,001 @ASICSamerica + @STEPNOfficial Solana OG NFTs have been airdropped to #ASICS Badge Holders. Let us know if you received one ✨
New to #STEPN? How to play ⤵️https://t.co/swGmXcigpH pic.twitter.com/Q9RCbZyowB
The partnership between STEPN and ASICS was announced earlier this month, with users able to purchase a physical pair of sneakers and an NFT loyalty badge for $200. Each holder of the badge was then entered into a raffle for the 1,001 airdropped NFTs, which can be used in-game or sold on the marketplace.
STEPN users can perform sneaker enhancements from Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. ET to Dec. 18 at 6:59 p.m. ET to win their share of 100,000 $GMT, the project said Wednesday.
During the game, new Around the World Limited Edition Country Sneaker Skins — 32 of them to represent each country in the World Cup — will be handed out randomly to those who perform sneaker enhancements. Holders of the winning World Cup team skin will receive a share of the first-place prize of 50,000 $GMT (about $19,880).
Here is the prize breakdown:
- Winner: 50 percent of 100,000 $GMT pool
- Second place: 25 percent
- Third place: 10 percent
- Fourth place: 5 percent
- Fifth-eighth place: 2.5 percent each
Solana, STEPN, and ASICS have collaborated on a new pair of physical sneakers and NFTs according to a press release from Solana.
The sneaker, which will be manufactured by ASICS, is inspired by Solana's colors and user interface and is being launched as part of the "UI Collection." Shoes are available in both black and white and feature a Solana gradient on the heel and tongue.
Want to purchase a pair? You can only do so with USDC on Solana, using Solana Pay. Solana Pay is a payments rail and infrastructure product that was released by the blockchain's foundation earlier this year.
For $200, purchasers will receive the physical sneakers and an ASICS Loyalty Badge NFT. By holding the loyalty badge NFT, users will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to earn one of 1,001 STEPN x ASICS NFTs, mirroring the UI Collection.
The 1,001 NFTs breakdown is as follows:
- 850 common NFTs
- 150 uncommon NFTs
- 1 rare NFT
The UI Collection is only available via pre-order at ui.asics.com until Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 2:59 a.m. ET. While there are only 1,001 STEPN NFTs to be airdropped, there are no supply limitations for the physical sneakers as ASICS will only make as many as ordered. There are no order restrictions and pairs will ship globally.
Find Satoshi Lab (FSL), the company that founded popular move-to-earn platform STEPN, is creating a new multi-chain, subscription-based NFT marketplace called Mooar, The Block reported.
The new NFT marketplace, which originally launched on Solana and Ethereum, uses a "unique membership model" of $29.99 a month for unlimited NFT trades. This replaces the traditional marketplace fee that OpenSea, LooksRare, X2Y2, and other NFT marketplaces currently have.
Mooar will not replace creator royalties, which can be set anywhere between 0.5 and 10 percent, with a default setting of 2 percent. The royalties debate has been heating up over the last few months, with popular NFT platforms like LooksRare and Magic Eden experimenting with new models. Certain projects, like y00ts and DeGods, removed creator royalty fees entirely.
FSL's new marketplace will look to steal market share from the industry giant OpenSea, which has seen a notable decline in monthly total volume since earlier this year. It did $319 million in October 2022, down from $2.6 billion in April 2022.
It will also have its own launchpad for projects to create and distribute NFT collections.
“We deeply empathise with builders in the space and we want to empower those creators,” said Shiti Manghani, COO of FSL, in an interview with The Block. “We are fed up of centralized institutions and want to create a new paradigm. If we make systems that are biased against artists while championing decentralization, what’s the point?”
Mooar is the third platform created by FSL after STEPN and Dooar, a decentralized exchange protocol.
Find Satoshi Lab, the company behind the hit move-to-earn game STEPN, announced loyal STEPN members will soon earn additional benefits from the upcoming NFT marketplace - MOOAR.
MOOAR, which has not yet launched, will become the dedicated marketplace for STEPN NFTs, giving rise to additional uses for $GMT, the project's native token.
As of 9:00 a.m. ET today, users on STEPN who meet any of the following criteria will be eligible for distinct, exclusive rewards via the MOOAR platform:
- Genesis Sneaker owners
- Users who have run more than 1,500KM
- Users who have given out more than 50 STEPN activation codes
If you had achieved any of these items by the snapshot time, you should expect an email with further details about the potential benefits.
More information is expected to be shared in an upcoming Twitter Space on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6:00 a.m. ET.
The official winners of STEPN's STEPNEMBER 12,000 steps challenge have been announced. This is the second of four total challenges throughout the month of September.
"For the second STEPNEMBER challenge we saw incredible stories from the community, sharing your journey to a greener lifestyle and the adventures you took in nature whilst taking those steps," the team wrote on Twitter. "Before we announce the winners, we want to thank you all for your entries. It wasn't an easy task for our ambassadors to select 20 from the 100s of amazing submissions."
Each winner receives 1,000 GMT, STEPN's native utility token.
The winners include: @pemburuairdropx, @scratchandmine, @muitoespacial, @kochanov_p, @Helmiro_Helmiro, @Oshden_Doge, @sergey33fr, @SfetcuGeorgiana, @StepNRunnerOne, @STEPNeur, @peach_flamingo_, @stepnpato, @komicrypto, @Vitalii19862, @thomasroell, @abechung, @MatheusEliasUsp, @Gaelle_ingui, and @JulienBIM.
The third challenge, Burger Burn, ends today. Winners will be announced next week. For more information, see Lucky Trader's guide here.
The second week of STEPN's September Step Challenge, STEPNEMBER, starts today, Sep. 16, and ends in one week on Sep. 22.
"At STEPN we've created a rallying call - motivating people to seek rewards from healthy pursuits," the team wrote on Twitter. "Did you know you can burn 19 calories per minute by running up the stairs? That's a burger every 13 minutes."
This week's challenge focuses on burning a burger (in calories) every 13 minutes, aptly named the Burger Burn STEPN-Up Challenge, and asks participants to use stairs in their workout routines.
- Post a video on Twitter or Instagram (Instagram stories are not counted)
- Follow STEPN's Twitter and Instagram pages
- Include the hashtags #STEPN #STEPNEMBER and #STEPNBurgerBurn
- Tag STEPN in your post
The top 20 entries from each challenge will be rewarded 1,000 GMT, STEPN's native utility token, each. An additional grand prize of 20,000 GMT will be awarded to whoever wins all four challenges.
Entries are judged based on:
- Quality (clear, well-taken, well-lit)
- Content (fun, engaging, relevant to the theme)
- Engagement rate (retweets, shares, likes)
STEPN's newest step challenge starts today, Sep. 9, and ends on Sep. 15. The new challenge, aptly named STEPNEMBER, challenges participants to move 12,000 steps in a day.
"Did you know if you move 12,000 steps in a day you can avoid creating nearly 10 pounds of CO2 in vehicle emissions?," the team posted on Twitter. "Show us how you took our 12,000 steps challenge."
To join the challenge, follow STEPN on Twitter and Instagram, post a video on either social media platform with the hashtags #STEPN, #STEPNEMBER, and @STEPN12000, and tag STEPN in the post.
The entries are judged on three main criteria: the quality of the video (clear, well-taken, well-lit), the quality of the content (fun, engaging, relevant), and the post's engagement rate (retweets, shares, likes).
There are rewards for each of the four challenges throughout the week. The top 20 entries for each challenge will receive 1,000 GMT, STEPN's native utility token. There is an additional grand prize of 20,000 GMT to whoever wins all four challenges. The total prize pool is 100,000 GMT.
This new challenge is part of STEPN's overall commitment to revolutionize health and wellness, social connectedness, environmental responsibility, financial freedom, and the bridge between web2 and web3.
"The problem is that everyone knows that exercise is good for you, and everyone wants to exercise more, but actually implementing and maintaining a consistent workout habit is easier said than done," the team wrote on its official Medium blog. "In the age of screens and instant gratification, it’s harder than ever to overcome the inertia of getting outside."