Earning cryptocurrencies while running? How Walken wants to dub StepN

DeFi is full of inventiveness to generate crypto earnings. the sector of move to earnProudly represented by Walken on Solana, is one of the newest examples. walk rewards its users’ daily physical activity in tokens and offers to “gamify” the DeFi experience. The project aims to simplify the approach, access and use of cryptocurrencies and to encourage physical activity. He is free to play (free) and the beta version of the application is already available on Android and iOS smartphones. Let’s see how Walken is one step ahead.

This article was produced in collaboration with Walken.

A free and accessible move to earn on Solana

Based on the Solana blockchain, Walken is a free app which rewards its users in GEM and WLKN tokens. It directly uses health data from your smartphone (Apple Healthkit and Android Health) to count steps. Each step earns a fraction of GEM. Counting runs in the background all day, without having to manually schedule a run or keep the app open.

The DeFi component is based on two native tokens, the GEM and the WLKN (governance token)

  • GEMSTONE : obtained for each step taken daily (updated at each launch)
  • WLKN : obtained during battles and events

When registering on the Walken application, each new user inherits a unique “CAThlete” that allows them to participate in battles and thus earn WLKN. This one NFT has 3 properties that you can improve over time, in the sweat of your brow.

These 3 attributes can be increased by spending GEM or by purchasing accessories that give your CAThlete different boosts. These accessories are also NFTsavailable in the in-app marketplace.

Complete the Walken Challenge in NFT Duels

In summary, with your daily walk you can collect GEMs to improve your CAThlete’s skills. The scores of the three characteristics increase your chances of winning the duels. Wins rewarded with WLKN, the project’s governance token walk

The battles are divided into 3 events:

  • sprint speed)
  • City race (power)
  • Marathon (endurance)

Therefore, be aware of your own stats before launching your CAThlete in the race of your choice. These duels are based on comparing your strengths with those of your opponents. The number of steps taken in the past twenty-four hours is also taken into account in the final decision. All this data is therefore analyzed and a winner is chosen.

NFT’s dueling system is very fun and intuitive

Battles take place within the seven leagues walk whose access is conditioned at the level of your CAThlete. The payout for winning increases with each competition. You can then use the earned tokens to buy accessories and improve your first CAThlete or buy a more advanced and profitable one. To avoid farming phenomena, each battle requires an energy bar that recharges over time. So you can’t fight on chains all day long.

An integrated marketplace to improve your performance

As you will have understood, each user starts with a basic CAThlete that allows them to: play for free. But through the marketplace he can acquire others. There are also accessories to permanently improve your NFT stats. These accessories are also in the form of non-fungible tokens. This allows them to be used freely and offered for sale again later. All these secondary market eligible NFTs can therefore be bought and resold using SOL or WLKN tokens. The choice is up to the seller who sets this parameter at the time of the sale.

In the market, you can buy and sell Walken NFTs with Solana's currency, SOL, or with the project's native cryptocurrency, WLKN.
Buy CAThletes or loot boxes on Walken’s Marketplace

The game is based on: the Solana protocol, all transactions are executed very quickly, for a negligible cost in fees. In addition, this proximity to one of the flagship protocols of recent months has attracted many investors who have come to support the experienced team in developing the application. For example, we find big names in crypto financing among the project partners, including Morningstars Ventures, Huobi Ventures, Olivex and Genblock Capital.

Still in beta, Walken offers a free move to earn. Simple and ergonomic, walking app is intuitive and easy to handle, from 7 to 77 years old. The roadmap includes a listing on several crypto exchanges and a fiat ramp to buy NFTs directly from this quarter. It is also announcing a metaverse with land to be acquired in early 2023. Do not hesitate to join the networks so as not to miss anything Telegram, Discord or Twitter† Are you getting started?

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