As 2021 comes to an end, crypto gaming giant Dapper labs published an overall review of its several high-profile projects in the blog. One of its major creations is the NBA Top Shot which has grown more than 100x — from a mere 10k signups and around 1k active users last year to over a million signups and 150k active users to date.
Adding to that the gaming entity is working on its next NBA Top Shot –2022 roadmap.
Similarly, its community consisting of Web3 developers building on the Flow blockchain has also increased by 100x. For example, Start-up NFT Genius launched Ballerz on November 8 this year, raking in over $3 million in secondary sales volume during its first week on Gaia — the first NFT marketplace powered by Dapper.
Not only startups but even established firms have dived into the Flow ecosystem- YouTube choosing Flow as their first NFT minting platform, rewarding gifts to their top creators that are starting to make the rounds on the social web.
Earlier this week, Matrix World, the first Metaverse project on Flow, did a successful $4 million+ Flow primary drop, crossing $1M in secondary sales on the BloctoBay NFT marketplace, and has recently announced a partnership with Asian Popstar Jay Chou.
Continuing its rapid strides into the music domain, Versus Auction, art NFT platforms running on the Flow chain, launched collabs with popular artists like John Orion Young, Ben Mauro, and Alotta Money.
Likewise, Dapper labs’ long-time partner Animoca built MotoGP and Olympic Pins this year announcing its entry into the sports Metaverse on Flow. Alchemy, the leading blockchain developer platform, just launched Web3 University — a learning resource for everyone wanting to jump into this world.
Taking cues from NBA top shot, Eternal – a Dapper-backed startup had announced its funding round that includes investors like Mark Cuban, Gary V, and Coinbase in September 2021–– and been executing consistently since then.
Dapper Labs entry into the mainstream world
Seussibles is a mobile-first mainstream consumer NFT experience featuring the Dr. Seuss universe and expanding to other IPs in the future. Moreover, Dapper-powered sports startup, SportsIcon announced a partnership with Floyd Mayweather himself— as well as an upcoming platform for all college and pro athletes.
Lastly, search engine giant, Google became the latest entrant by enabling its cloud platform, Google cloud to host Flow blockchain nodes.