Nonfungible tokens and blockchain-based gaming projects saw a breakout in popularity over the course of 2021. This was due to their widespread appeal which attracted the attention of crypto newbies and experienced hodlers alike. This trend helped to further initiate the mass adoption of blockchain technology and from the look of things, its likely to extend throughout 2022.
One project is making moves in 2022 is Phantasma (SOUL), a layer-one blockchain protocol that specializes in the creation of SmartNFTs and decentralized gaming applications. Its prices reflect that it’s about to make a run for a new all-time high.
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that since hitting a low of $2.30 on Dec. 30, the price of SOUL has climbed 61.73% to a daily high at $3.72 on Jan. 3 as its 24-hour trading volume increased from an average of $3 million to $12 million.
SOUL/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView
Three reasons for the surging price of SOUL are the launch of several new protocols on the Phantasma network, the addition of cross-chain support for multiple networks, and the overall increase in popularity of NFTs and blockchain-based gaming.
New projects launch on Phantasma
One of the biggest developments to come out of the Phantasma ecosystem over the past couple of weeks has been the launch of several projects on the network. This includes the role-playing card game Blood Rune, the mobile game Ghost Festival and the NFT marketplace GhostMarkets.
The GhostMarket NFT marketplace is currently conducting its initial decentralized exchange offering (IDO) on Flamingo Finance and will have its GM token available to operate on the six different networks that GhostMarket supports, but including Ethereum (ETH), Binance Smart Chain (BSC), Phantasma, Avalanche, Polygon and NEO N3.
One of the main draws of using Phantasma over other chains is its dual token system where SOUL token holders can stake their tokens to earn Phantasma Energy (KCAL). These in turn can be used to pay for transaction fees. This…