Playing an important role in the adoption of Web3, Enjin provides a platform of software products designed to allow anyone to harness the power of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) through the development, trade, monetization, and marketing of blockchain assets.
What is the Enjin platform?
The Enjin platform is an ecosystem of interconnected, blockchain-based gaming products designed for individuals, game developers and businesses to create, manage and trade virtual goods such as digital art, games, or virtual marketplaces using the Ethereum blockchain. Enjin aims to provide users with the tools to implement smart digital solutions for blockchain games within the gaming environment.
Through the platform's software development kits (SDKs) and APIs, users can build digital assets as well as seamlessly integrate them into their games and applications.
Under the Enjin umbrella is the Enjin Network, a community gaming platform that allows users to create websites, chat, and host virtual stores. Over the course of a decade, the Enjin platform has accumulated over 20 million users.
Powering the ecosystem is the Enjin Coin (ENJ), a token used to back the value of NFTs and other assets minted on the platform. When an asset is minted it locks ENJ tokens into a smart contract and effectively removes the tokens from circulation.
It’s also worth noting that Witek Radomski, Enjin's co-founder and the brainchild behind the ERC-1155 Ethereum token standard, wrote the code for the first non-fungible token (NFT). By utilizing its cutting-edge technology, Enjin is revolutionizing the future of gaming and digital assets.
Who created Enjin?
Enjin was originally founded in 2009 as a gaming community platform by Maxim Blagov and Witek Radomski. Blagov took on the responsibility of being CEO and in charge of the platform's creative direction while Radomski took on the role of CTO, leading the technical development of the platform's products.
Following Radomski's interest in Bitcoin in 2012, the platform explored incorporating blockchain technology into its business model and embraced the world of tokenized digital assets.
Radomski went on to write the ERC-1155 token standard in June 2018, a token standard used for minting both fungible, semi-fungible and non-fungible tokens using the Ethereum network. This token standard is a critical building block in the platform’s design.
In 2017, the Enjin platform launched an initial coin offering (ICO), raising $18.9 million through ENJ token sales. A year later the project went live and in September 2019, the Enjin Marketplace was launched.
How does Enjin work?
The primary goal of the Enjin network is to facilitate the management and storage of virtual goods for games, anything from in-game currencies to unique in-game items. So, how does Enjin work? The process of creating and destroying these tokens involves five steps, as outlined below.
Developers purchase Enjin Coin.
In-game items are designed and effectively minted with the appropriate amount of ENJ locked into a smart contract.
Players use these tokens within the game.
Players trade the tokens between fellow players or on the internal or external marketplace.
Players sell the tokens for Enjin Coin, referred to as melting. The token is destroyed and Enjin Coin is released from the smart contract.
SDKs (software development kits) come into play here, with kits designed to fulfill certain functions, such as facilitating a payment platform or being wallet-focused. These kits are designed to minimize costs and simplify the process of creating these virtual goods. APIs (application programming interfaces) work alongside the SDKs to integrate these virtual goods (digital assets) into the game.
The Enjin platform utilizes JumpNet which is integrated with other products in the ecosystem, such as the Marketplace, Enjin Beam, and the Enjin Wallet to allow for gas-free transactions for ENJ and NFTs.
The Enjin ecosystem encompasses the Enjin smart wallet that allows players to store and trade their in-game items with ease. The Enjin wallet is designed to connect all the features, from managing inventory to conducting transactions and selling these tokenized digital assets for ENJ.
What is the Enjin Coin (ENJ)?
Enjin Coin (ENJ) is the native token of the Enjin ecosystem. Built on the Ethereum blockchain and compatible with multiple gaming platforms, the Enjin Coin is an ERC-20 token that allows the in-game items created on the platform to be traded with real-world value. The ENJ token has a maximum supply of 1 billion coins.
The token also allows developers to mint these digital goods. The process requires the users to lock Enjin Coin (ENJ) into a smart contract that automatically assigns value to the in-game item. Players that later use these items can use them in the game, trade them or sell them for ENJ, equivalent to the original minting cost. Once sold, the item is destroyed (known as melting) and the ENJ that was locked in the smart contract is released to the seller.
How can I buy Enjin Coin?
Anyone can tap into the Enjin ecosystem by acquiring ENJ tokens through the Tap mobile app. Simply create an account and complete the verification process in order to gain access to your unique Enjin wallet, from where you can buy, trade and sell Enjin Coin.
Fully licensed and regulated, Tap provides a secure and convenient means of managing your funds, allowing users to manage and store both crypto and fiat currencies in one location. With a wide range of supported currencies and services, Tap is revolutionizing the financial space.
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