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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
STEPN's September Step Challenge Begins Today
Jason Bales

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."

STEPN's September Step Challenge Begins Today
STEPN Addresses Recent Ecosystem Changes
Logan Hitchcock

STEPN addressed community concerns about recent changes to its platform via a blog post released on Friday morning.

The post most notably addresses the implementation and use of health points (HP) within the STEPN ecosystem.

According to the team, Health Points are a critical inclusion for the long-term success of the STEPN ecosystem, as it institutes a lifespan on STEPN Sneaker NFTs. "Without HP, the sneakers have an infinite supply and would never be worn out which is a recipe for inflation and eventual price drop," reads the team's response. 

Further community concerns are addressed inside the post, like the recent changes to the STEPN ecosystem affecting the burning of gems and $GST

Want to get started with move-to-earn? Read our guide, "How to Get Started With STEPN." 

STEPN Addresses Recent Ecosystem Changes

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