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Steve Aoki Partners With STEPN
Logan Hitchcock

Steve Aoki is collaborating with STEPN to launch a limited edition Genesis Sneaker on the Solana blockchain.

The Deets

  • Duration of Raffle: From October 31, 00:00 am UTC to November 3, 11:59pm UTC
  • Prizes: 240 limited edition Genesis Sneakers
  • Entry Fee: 3500 $GMT per sneaker (denominated in SOL) • Designs: Four distinct sneaker designs available
  • Raffle Mechanics: Daily raffles throughout the event
  • More Info: Raffle details on mooar.com/rafflemint

The Bulk

Fans and sneaker enthusiasts stand a chance to win one of the 240 limited edition co-branded Genesis Sneakers, which have been specially designed for this event and collaboration between Steve Aoki and STEPN. 

The raffle runs over a span of four days, starting today and ending on Nov. 3. Interested participants can grab these sneakers by entering the raffle, which requires a fee of 3500 $GMT for each sneaker.

Four unique sneaker designs, each embodying the essence of Steve Aoki and STEPN, have been crafted for enthusiasts. The raffles will be conducted on a daily basis, ensuring that participants have multiple chances to secure these exclusive sneakers.

As for the specifics, all deposited $GMT will remain locked in until the conclusion of the event. Withdrawals are only possible after the raffle concludes. Winners can locate and claim their prized Genesis Sneakers on the MOOAR dashboard.

🎤 Founder Feedback


Thrilled to announce our partnership with Steve Aoki. This raffle symbolizes the synergy between music and blockchain, bringing together fans from both worlds.STEPN

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For those eager to be a part of this raffle, mark your calendars and head over to mooar.com/rafflemint for the details. 


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Steve Aoki Partners With STEPN
STEPN Announces Apple Pay Integration
Austin Ketterling

Blockchain move-and-earn app, STEPN, has successfully integrated Apple Pay into its platform, making it the first to achieve this feat.

The Deets

  • 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.

The Bulk

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. 

📊 By the Numbers

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. 

🎤 Founder Feedback


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)

STEPN Announces Apple Pay Integration
Some STEPN Users Getting Free MOOAR Access
Logan Hitchcock

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 hello@stepn.com with the necessary steps. 

MOOAR recently announced its first five launchpad NFT projects and operates across Ethereum and Solana. 

 

Some STEPN Users Getting Free MOOAR Access
STEPN Airdrops ASICS NFT to Badge Holders
Ghost

Move-to-earn platform STEPN announced the completion of the ASICS Solana OG NFT airdrop on Friday, delivered to holders of the ASICS badge.

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 Airdrops ASICS NFT to Badge Holders
STEPN Kicks Off World Cup Contest
Staff Writer

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

 

STEPN Kicks Off World Cup Contest
STEPN Partners with ASICS, Solana on New Sneakers and NFTs
Logan Hitchcock

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. 

STEPN Partners with ASICS, Solana on New Sneakers and NFTs
STEPN's Find Satoshi Lab to Create New Subscription-Based NFT Marketplace
Jason Bales

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.

STEPN's Find Satoshi Lab to Create New Subscription-Based NFT Marketplace
Loyal STEPN Users Will Receive MOOAR Benefits
Logan Hitchcock

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. 

Loyal STEPN Users Will Receive MOOAR Benefits
STEPN Announces Winners of 12,000 Steps Challenge
Jason Bales

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.

STEPN Announces Winners of 12,000 Steps Challenge
New STEPN 'Burger Burn' Challenge Starts Today
Jason Bales

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.

To participate:

  • 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)
New STEPN 'Burger Burn' Challenge Starts Today