Demex Daily #78: Immutable Debuts Polygon-Powered zkEVM for Gaming

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Immutable, a gaming-focused layer-2 developer, has announced the early access launch of its Immutable zkEVM Mainnet, powered by Polygon. This dedicated chain for games offers EVM compatibility, low costs, massive scaling, and enterprise-grade security. It aims to enhance the gaming industry by opening new revenue opportunities for game studios and giving players more control over their digital assets. Among the first games to launch on Immutable zkEVM are Guild of Guardians, Metalcore, Shardbound, Treeverse, and others.

The Mantle Journey Season Alpha, which concluded on January 15, 2024, and saw participation from over 290,000 individuals, has declared the allocation of its 25,000,000 $MNT reward pool. Of this, 15,000,000 $MNT is designated for users, while 10,000,000 $MNT is set aside for protocols. To qualify for these rewards, users must clear Sybil and bot screenings, possess a minimum of 200 MJ Miles, and have completed required social attestations. The period for claiming these rewards is slated from January 29 to February 28, 2024. Furthermore, protocols will be evaluated based on their Total Value Locked (TVL) and transaction volumes, adhering to certain minimum criteria and KYB requirements. The allocated rewards will be divided, with half going directly to protocol teams and the other half reserved for incentivizing future user participation.