Dubai, August 26, 2021 – Polygon, an ethereum-based full-stack scaling solution has today announced that Showtime, one of the biggest non-fungible token (NFT)-based social media platforms, allowing anyone in the Showtime community to create and mint NFTs for free has partnered with Polygon Studios.
Polygon is the most adopted scaling solution of choice for developers. They work with the majority of today’s top blockchain-based Web 3.0 games and NFT projects, including Decentraland, Opensea, Sandbox, Somnium Space, Animoca, Decentral Games. Polygon’s ethereum scaling solutions also boast over 13.5 million unique users and have facilitated more than 350 million transactions.
Launched in March this year, Showtime has become the ‘Instagram for NFTs’ with a vibrant community of digital artists and collectible enthusiasts embracing the social network from all over the world. The platform – which received $7.6 million in funds in April from crypto-investment firms Paradigm and DJ 3LAU – allows users to follow creators and collectors, browse personalized news feeds, discover trending NFTs, and engage with artists through like, comment, and share features.
Now that their NFTs have a home on the Polygon PoS network, Showtime users will be able to create NFTs that will be featured on popular NFT marketplaces, like Opensea, Foundation, and hicetnunc (HEN), where they can be bought and sold.
Users can easily create an NFT by signing a transaction with their crypto wallet (such as Metamask, Coinbase Wallet, and others), then they can mint a unique copy of the NFT or multiple copies (up to 10,000), without paying any gas fees.
Alex Masmej, Co-Founder and CEO of Showtime, and the man known for tokenizing himself said: “We’re bringing together two of the most transformative innovations of our times – social media and NFTs. Now, with the power of Polygon, we’re reimagining the economics of content creation and distribution. This will play a significant role in opening up the NFT marketplace to more creators and collectors around the world.”
Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder of Polygon, added: “This is another great example of how the biggest innovators are choosing Polygon’s fast, easy, economical, and accessible technology. It’s exciting to see transformative applications, like Showtime, empowering the world’s creators to develop and monetize their content through the rapidly growing NFT ecosystem.”
Later this year, Showtime will launch a range of marketplace features, allowing anyone to create NFTs from their email address, list NFTs at a fixed price, buy NFTs with USD and other fiat currencies, and sell NFTs on the Polygon network.
To celebrate Showtime joining Polygon, the social network is dropping exclusive NFTs to 22,000 ETH addresses that will be able to claim in one of the largest NFT launches ever.
The ability to create and mint NFTs through Showtime on Polygon is initially available by request, and will be open to the public in September.
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About Polygon Studios
Polygon Studios is the Gaming and NFT arm of Polygon focused on growing the global Blockchain Gaming and NFT Industry and bridging the gap between Web 2 and Web 3 gaming through investment, marketing and developer support. The Polygon Studios ecosystem comprises highly loved games and NFT Dapps like OpenSea, Upshot, Aavegotchi, Zed Run, Skyweaver by Horizon Games, Decentraland, Megacryptopolis, Neon District, Cometh and Decentral.Games. If you’re a game developer, builder or NFT creator looking to join the Polygon Studios ecosystem, get started here.
Polygon is the first well-structured, easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its core component is Polygon SDK, a modular, flexible framework that supports building and connecting Secured Chains like Plasma, Optimistic Rollups, zkRollups, Validium, etc., and Standalone Chains like Polygon POS, designed for flexibility and independence. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 450+ Dapps, ~350M txns, and ~13.5M+ unique users. To learn more, visit Polygon’s website and be a part of its social media communities.
Showtime is a social network where users can discover, like, comment and share NFTs. Showtime was launched in March 2021 and instantly became the place for digital artists and collectible enthusiasts to show off their collections.