BNB Chain, the public blockchain supported by Binance, has overtaken Ethereum to become the most dominant chain for Web 3.0 gaming, also known as GameFi.
BNB Chain Dominates GameFi
Since the launch of Axie Infinity on top of its network, Ethereum has dominated the blockchain gaming sector. However, data from the third quarter of 2022 shows that the BNB Chain has snatched away much of the market share held by Ethereum.
In a Thursday, October 20th report titled ‘The State of Crypto Q3‘, Binance provided insight into the crypto and DeFi ecosystem’s third quarter. According to the release, BSC now accounts for the largest share of the GameFi sector.
The report reveals that the BNB Chain had the highest number of blockchain games built on it in the third quarter, attaining dominance in the GameFi sector with a market share of 36.6%.
The report revealed the leading genres to be action, adventure, and collectibles, as more than 1,000 titles were released for web browsers.
Ethereum and Polygon trail the BNB Chain
The BNB Chain’s Q3 GameFi performance bested that of Ethereum and Polygon, which hold 20.2% and 11.8% of the market share respectively, while Solana registered in fourth place with a share of 6.9%.
In terms of market cap, the BNB Chain’s GameFi sector is valued at approximately $1.5 billion. ‘Gameta’ was the most played game by users over the past 30 days, recording more than 1.9 million players.
On the Flipside
- The BNB Chain recently suffered a major exploit, as more than $100 million was stolen by a hacker on October 7th.
Why You Should Care
Although the GameFi sector is still in its early development phase, Binance is expected to play a major role in its expansion to compete with the $300 billion traditional gaming industry.
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