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  1. In the first part of this series, we discussed how blockchain-based games like Sipher can increase in value over time by providing players with an actual incentive to participate in the game economy. Now, it is time to talk about how attracting users via a unique in-game experience helps this value grow even further. The metaverse isn’t just a science-fiction concept anymoreThe free-to-play (F2P) model has become one of the most popular in the game industry in recent years. Companies using this model depend on a high level of user engagement which will increase the chances of players completing microtransactions or acquiring premium memberships, as well as increased ad revenue. The pay-to-play model, on the other hand, requires players to pay in order to get a license of the game and be able to play it. Some of these games have integrated some of the microtransactions features of F2P games over the past decade but their main source of income relies on the sale of the game. Sipher is not a F2P nor a P2P game per se as the ultimate objective is not the earning of revenue. Both the faucets and sinks existing in the game economy exists to incentive the growth in value over time and keep the game exciting However, as a metaverse dependent on player interaction, the game will benefit from a high volume of players just like a traditional F2M model. This is why the developers have paid so much attention to the game mechanics and the universe itself to provide other types of value to players. To most gamers, playing video games is not about financial gain unless they are doing it in a professional manner such as competitive gaming. Historically, gaming has been a way for players like you to prove your skill, compete with others, explore virtual worlds, etc. This in itself represents value! Sipher is a true gaming experience, not just an NFT collectible experimentWhy do players hate grinding so much? Because it is a repetitive menial task that doesn’t provide any value in itself but is the means to unlock other aspects of the game which will provide the value. If a play-to-earn game relies on grinding, it quickly becomes a chore or part-time job instead of a gaming experience. This is not the objective behind Sipher. The team behind the game has developed a game in which value can also be gained through the journey by enjoying owning and interacting with your Sipher, exploring a beautifully designed game world with fun and engaging content, competing with other players to prove your skill, actively participating in the world history and shapings its future, and much more. Sipher is a true gaming experience, not just an NFT collectible experiment. As with any other virtual world, the World of Sipheria will benefit from attracting new players by providing interesting and captivating gameplay. This will make the game itself valuable, not only the in-game resources and assets. This makes the social element of Sipher an essential aspect of its gameplay. Sure, Sipheria is a place where casual fighting takes place all the time, but it is also a metaverse to make new friends, find mentors or mentees, and even find business partners. Just like in real life, interacting and cooperating with others will allow players to achieve their goals quickly, which will translate to a more profitable and fun experience. Lastly, blockchain-based games like Sipher offer a unique advantage over other types of games by opening the doors to new technologies that could shape the future: Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. With both technologies becoming increasingly relevant around the world as companies adopt them and mainstream media puts them in the spotlight, knowing them is an important skill to have. Learning by playing and having fun is a method that has survived millennia of testing and is now making a complex technology more accessible than everBy playing games that integrate blockchain and crypto at all levels, players can get familiar with the technologies organically without having to go through guides, videos, or “blockchain classes”. Learning by playing and having fun is a method that has survived millennia of testing and is now making a complex technology more accessible than ever. Combining strong financial and game design bases is fundamental to generate growth over time in all senses. By creating a fun and engaging game experience while harvesting the benefits of crypto and blockchain, it is possible to create a new kind of virtual world envisioned by writers and philosophers in the past: a metaverse. Long are the days in which gamers were forced to deal with video games that exploited addictive behaviors, deceptive patterns, misleading user interfaces, and much more to benefit from players to generate revenue. Games in which players and developers work together to drive growth are here to stay. Come join us in the world of Sipheria to help us create a unique experience for all gamers! How Can Blockchain-Based NFT Games Increase In Value Over Time? (2) was originally published in SIPHER on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. View the full article
  2. The NEKO Whitelisting Program provides the community an opportunity to mint the NEKO NFT Character at a Pre-selected Date & Time before the Public Sale goes live. This will alleviate concerns of any gas wars for our devoted Discord and Twitter community members. The main aim of this whitelisting program is to focus on rewarding Quality content from community members instead of Quantity or time based participation. The first-come-first-served whitelisting basis model is no longer efficient, and attracts members who may not be truly interested in contributing to our community. The SIPHER team stands firm by our commitment that we will constantly innovate and discover new ways to reward our community members who share our vision of building a vibrant community for the long haul, and these changes to the whitelisting program reflects a part of our strong ambition to do right by our community. We will be introducing a NEW Charm System🧿 for the Whitelisting, This System Aims to not only reward participation fairly but also be very clear and simple to understand Token System: Being awarded 3 Charms will allow you to be Whitelisted for the NEKO PresaleThe following activities will reward 1 Charm🧿#General & #Faction Channels — 15 Discord Thread pages (conversations in different channels) worth of mostly Healthy, Positive and Meaningful engagement with the community #Art: 5 Mid Level Art Content — Art Content needs to be custom & original , closely related to the NEKO Character, with good level of detail with a good combination of colors #Stories: 3 High Level Story Content — Closely related to the SIPHER Universe, more than 500 words in length, always having the SIPHER NEKO and SIPHER lore in reference to the story (story cannot be about surfing and catching sharks, cuz there is no waves and no sharks in Sipheria atm) #Feedback & Improvement: 1 Good Quality Suggestion Highlighting a Potential Problem and an excellent solution which has not already been brought up before #Cipher-for-Siphers: Entire Questline Completion #Faction Chat & #Faction War: High Level of Contribution in Faction Wars #Flex-your-tweet: Healthy, Engaging and Positive Tweets periodically over the duration of the whitelisting and tagging at least 2 people and hashtag #NFTgaming #Play2Earn #NEKOWhitelistON #SIPHERNEKOGO #True-Sipher INU Exclusive: Discord User Owning at least 1 INU automatically gets 1 token (Refer to the Guildmaster Program if you would like to learn more about rewards as we move into the launch of the next race for holding multiple INUs. Link: https://www.notion.so/sipherhq/The-Guildmaster-Program-e93e843d306d4b96bbf227108f45e8e3) The following activities will reward 2 Charm 🧿🧿#Art: 3 High Level Art Content — Art Content needs to be custom & original , closely related to the NEKO Character, with HIGH level of detail with a strong & smooth combination of colors #Faction Chat & #Faction War: Key Appointment holders elected as War Commanders and Attack Coordinators of Faction Wars #Flex-your-tweet: Healthy, Engaging and Positive Tweets periodically, over the duration of the whitelisting and tagging at least 3 people #NFTgaming #Play2Earn #NEKOWhitelistON #SIPHERNEKOGO & Account of over 100 followers. 3-Charms activities 🧿🧿🧿#video #art #music-audio: For Outstanding and Very large scale contributions. Very High Quality, Closely Related to the SIPHER Universe, High Level of Detail and Effects with a combination of color and designs #Flex-your-tweet: Healthy, Engaging and Positive Tweets periodically, over the duration of the whitelisting & tagging at least 3 people #NFTgaming #Play2Earn #NEKOWhitelistON #SIPHERNEKOGO & Account of over 3000 followers. Once you have 3 Charms, your Discord ID will automatically change color and you will assume your New Role as the SUPERNEKO! Feline lucky yet? cos your #waifu dream only got started ;)INVENTORSNEKO & ALPHANEKO The selection for Inventors and ALPHA will be even more stringent this Season. For the NEKO, we will internally select the top picks for INVENTOR & ALPHA who will Qualify for 3 Presale Slots. Inventors will have a special “Inventor Guild” which will be carried forward from season to season! More rooms to play! Contest and Challenges launched in the course of the NEKO Presale may also award CharmsCharms can be removed from a member if they were to engage in any of the following activities. Repeatedly sending single words or texts that add no value and are perceived as ‘spam’ in any chat channel.Any indication of bottingCopying other members artwork/music/video without permission and reposting itCopying other members artwork/music/video without permission & making very little/no changes to itOutsourcing to paid content creators to create art/music or video content for you.Offensive, hateful, racist, bullying, homophobic, name-calling, demeaning, or any other form of harassmentsNEKO: Season 2 Whitelisting Details was originally published in SIPHER on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. View the full article
  3. The benefits stated below are exclusive only to Genesis Sipher — one of the first 10,000 Siphers of each race (i.e. Inu, Neko, Tori, Buru) that are minted, which had been or will be sold directly by the team, and are not a result of cloning. This means that any other Siphers that were the result of cloning will NOT be considered a Genesis Sipher, and will NOT be receiving these benefits. Primary Benefits of Being a Genesis Sipher HolderThe primary benefit of owning a Genesis Sipher now is that you’ll be the ones that begin the creation of the other non-genesis Siphers. Think similar to Zed Run and Axie, whereby only those that owned the first genesis/origin NFTs were able to breed first and extract the most money given their first mover advantage. Further, your character will be UNIQUE and no other characters after these Genesis Siphers will look like yours in the game (refer to the following screenshot from a post by Sipher’s Founder, Tin, in Discord containing more information related to the uniqueness of Genesis Siphers and why all of the Sub-Races are special): See the announcement here: https://discord.com/channels/857914873106399303/865474078794448926/889169380804550736Benefits Exclusive to Genesis SiphersIn addition to the primary benefits noted above, there are only a few exclusive benefits that have been announced as of now. You could consider these short-term “bonuses” for being one of the True Siphers and continuing to support us all the way until the release of the game, and maybe even after that! The following are some of the exclusive benefits you receive as a Genesis Sipher holder: Early Access to the GameEach Genesis Sipher will be your “key” to play the Sipher game once it launches. This means that you will be the first ones to play the game before everyone else does. So consider yourselves the “OGs”, or “Beta Testers”. Anyone else that wants to play the game that does not own a Genesis Sipher will need to either buy one from the secondary marketplace (such as OpenSea), or buy a cloned Sipher once that functionality becomes available. Please note that this benefit will be available in order of species launch, meaning that those Sipher species that were minted earlier will receive access a little earlier than than the other Genesis Siphers (for example, Inus will play before Nekos, Nekos before Toris, and so on and so forth) Guildmaster ProgramAs a Genesis Sipher holder, there will be various opportunities for you to be on a fast-track to being whitelisted for presale in future Sipher Race drops, and may even be able to mint future Sipher Race NFTs for free as part of the Guildmaster Program. Click here for further details! SpaceshipsSpaceships are flying “mounts” that your Sipher characters will be able to use in-game for travelling across Sipheria. However, you will need to combine various Spaceship parts and bring them to the Sipherian Ship Yard to fully create a Spaceship. As a Genesis Sipher holder, you will be able to mint LIMITED EDITION parts — once a week per each Genesis Sipher NFT held, at random times, random max quantities and random drop rates. You will only need to pay gas*. *As of this time, we are planning to have these parts be Blueprint Code in forms of ERC-1155 tokens and the Space Ship will be a ERC-721 token. Given the high gas fees in Ethereum, and the amount of parts to mint, we are currently working towards finding the best solution for for minting the Spaceship parts. This could be either another L1 or L2 solution. Please bear with us and we will provide more information once available!This is what a 3D Sipherian Spaceship could look like!!These can be minted in order of launch, meaning that those Sipher species that came out earlier will receive more parts as they can start minting earlier than the other Genesis Siphers (for example, Inus will mint before Nekos, Nekos before Toris, and so on and so forth). Further, each Genesis Sipher species will receive limited edition parts that will be exclusively obtainable by that specific species, and that will be cosmetically consistent with that species (for instance, Spaceship parts that are exclusive to a Genesis Sipher Inu will only be obtainable via minting by a Genesis Sipher Inu, and when you see these parts on the ship, you will notice that they are built specifically to match a Sipher Inu). Please note that Spaceships are not limited to use by the Genesis Siphers, given that you could trade them on a secondary marketplace. However, only Genesis Siphers will be receiving these limited edition parts, and as such will be the first ones to bring these to the market. You can refer to this link 13/09/2021- LET’S RIDE for further details regarding the Spaceships and free minting of Spaceship parts. Sipher Comic Mint PassEach Genesis Sipher NFT will be given the opportunity to mint a FREE Sipher Comic Mint Pass. The comics will span the story of Sipheria including the lore, stories of characters, stories of dungeons and fights, faction wars, figuring out why we are in Sipheria, among other things. Note that there will also be easter eggs such as cryptic passwords that you can find in the comics, which can then potentially be used in the game (for example — a code that you see in one of scenes in the comic). During the first year, two story books will be captured within the Comics, and there will be one issue released every month of about 25 pages each. They will be fully-colored, professional art and ink. This opportunity is tagged to each NFT separately — which means that if you have minted a Sipher Comic Mint Pass on your Genesis Sipher NFT, and then trade the same Genesis Sipher NFT to a friend, they will not be able to mint another Sipher Comic Mint Pass. Sipher Comic Mint Passes are limited by the Supply of Genesis NFTs, and therefore, is intentionally made scarce as a benefit to our Genesis Sipher NFT holders. You can hold and keep the Sipher Comic Mint Pass for yourself to use and read the comics whenever you want, or you can sell this mint pass to other players or community members via the Secondary Market (OpenSea) to give them a chance to read the comics as well. Other Benefits, and DisclaimersPlease note that the team is also looking to provide other benefits. However, these are still in discussions and as such have not been informed to the public until they are official. Our team believes in honesty and transparency, and prefers to under-promise and over-deliver. More importantly, as both a community member and investor, it is important that you understand that the team has a long-term focus on this game. As such, please know that if you are purchasing a Genesis Sipher you may not see an immediate return on investment. So we believe this to be a long-term investment rather than a short-term one. It is up to you to decide whether you will buy and hold from now and wait for the game and cloning mechanics to come out, or just buy in later (no guarantee of what price these NFTs will be at in the future). This is NOT financial advice, so please do your own research before you make any investment decisions. Think pros and cons, the risks involved, and your tolerance towards these risks. If after these considerations you decide to stay and hold, then we’re happy that you are a part of this community and appreciate your support! But if after those considerations you decide you’d rather sell now and wait to see what happens, need to need to let go of your Sipher in the short term (again, no guarantee that the prices will be lower/higher by that time), or just can’t take the pressure of waiting to see what happens and you’d rather just sell your Sipher, then although it will be sad to see you leave us as an investor, we understand that everyone has different circumstances. Regardless, you will still be a valued member of our community, and we hope you will find your time here engaging and fun with all the activities we have planned. For further details, please visit SIPHER ATLAS Sipheria awaits, Adventurers 🐶 🐶 🐶 Subscribe to our exclusive world news TODAY at https://sipher.xyz/ and get a chance to win your 1st Sipher Inu! — — — — - OR find us on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/SIPHERxyz Discord: discord.gg/SIPHERxyz Blog: https://medium.com/SIPHERxyz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SIPHERxyz — — — — - We are hiring worldwide! https://sipherhq.notion.site/Opportunities-at-SIPHER-a-Blockchain-Game-Company-b8330604647d4410a23aa0aeaf89af11 SIPHER Holder Benefits (with an extra step)! was originally published in SIPHER on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. View the full article
  4. If you haven’t joined our pre-sale! SIPHER public sale starts at September 9th 09:00AM (GMT+7). Please refer to announcements for details on how to mint and also remember to only mint our SIPHER INU on official website: https://sipher.xyz & OpenSea: https://opensea.io/collection/sipheriansurge We are all left from here. A few days away, the laboratory is quiet, just like all the living things gone. Suddenly some kind of electric sound “Ezz…Ezz”. The recorder is playing: “Can you hear us!? Dr. Kami! …We are all incredibly proud of what we have achieved in such a short amount of time! Our experiment team evolved from a small group to a huge community with 30K members! The expansion to the SIPHERIA seemed an impossible task when we first drafted the idea, but we steadily kept working on it to bring us all to this exact moment!…Ezz…E.z…..” “THEY ARE AWAKEN” Visit https://sipher.xyz to mint yours now!DISCLAIMER FROM OUR TEAM The SIPHER team is so grateful to have your support, however, due to possible unforeseen circumstances, we can not predict how the Ethereum network will be in the upcoming hours of launch! So if this is your first minting and NFT, if you do not think you have enough money or experience to fight the gas war. PLEASE DO NOT FIGHT THE GAS WAR, THERE WILL BE SECONDARY SALES ON OUR OPENSEA LINK: https://opensea.io/collection/sipheriansurge • We need to remind everyone that they are responsible for their own gas fees and that Sipher team won’t provide refunds for any fees incurred. You interact with smart contracts at your own risk. • Gas fees can be extremely high, please cancel your transition if we almost sold out. • Plan your gas fees according to network activity. (We cannot predict how high gas might spike). • We have designed the system for MetaMask, we cannot guarantee that any other wallet will work properly. Head over https://twitter.com/SIPHERxyz/status/1435662960635097092 to try your luck!In order to celebrate Public Launch we are doing a giveaway at https://twitter.com/SIPHERxyz/status/1435662960635097092 so head over there now while it’s still hot ;) Sipheria awaits, Adventurers 🐶 🐶 🐶 Subscribe to our exclusive world news TODAY at https://sipher.xyz/ and get a chance to win your 1st Sipher Inu! OR find us on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/SIPHERxyz Discord: discord.gg/SIPHERxyz Blog: https://medium.com/SIPHERxyz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SIPHERxyz SIPHER Public Sale Is Here! was originally published in SIPHER on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. View the full article
  5. There is a growing interest that turned NFT projects into one of the most valuable investments at the moment. In a significant effort to fuel blockchain gaming development and propel it to new heights, Sipherian Surge was created as the next-generation, unique-featured project. Our team has detailed upcoming milestones and how they target SIPHER's goals that promise to lay a solid groundwork for their potential growth. PHASE 1 ROADMAP The 1st collection (namely Sipherian Surge) of 10,000 hand-crafted characters, they belong to SIPHER INU race with 5 different emotes per avatar.Launch of Sipherian Laboratory (Web Portal)Launch of Sipherian Laboratory (Web Portal): to mint 10,000 limited edition Sipher InusRelease of Sipher Game LitepaperRelease of Sipher Roadmap for next 18 monthsAnd WE ARE HIRING! Join us!At SIPHER we aim to create a culture where we grow as a team, let the best ideas win, and work hard to achieve our goals. Embrace creativity and problem solving, we aim to create incredible outcomes. As our team is expanding quick, we are looking for talents to join our team, building our very first game and expect to have unprecedented user activity upon launch. If you are looking to join us, please visit our hiring page at (We are hiring worldwide!) Join us at SIPHER Sipheria awaits, Adventurers 🐶 🐶 🐶 Subscribe to our exclusive world news TODAY at https://sipher.xyz/ and get a chance to win your 1st Sipher Inu! OR find us on social media: Discord: discord.gg/SIPHERxyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/SIPHERxyz Blog: https://medium.com/SIPHERxyz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SIPHERxyz Phase 1 Roadmap Updates & We're Hiring! was originally published in SIPHER on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. View the full article
  6. We have heard you loud and clear that you want more activities that we can engage in together as a community. As such, we are announcing the first digital warfare where the factions will be able to duke it out for supremacy in order to earn tangible in-game benefits for your faction when the game launches. The battle will take place on the fields of Poap.art (https://app.poap.art/first-sipher-poap-art-painting-party), where the factions have a chance to vie for supremacy, one pixel at a time. After Cipher-to-SIPHER, this will be our next big thing!How to take Part: 1. 1st Sept 2021 (16:00 UTC), when the war begins, a Message will be sent out to all the factions, so that the faction members can go claim the POAP, and officially begin participating in the first great SIPHER war. 2. With the access pass, head to https://app.poap.art/first-sipher-poap-art-painting-party, and allow it to connect your wallet, which contains the POAP that you claimed in Step 1. 3. Coordinate with your faction to claim your territory/borders on the board and design awesome artwork on your claimed territory, one pixel at a time. But beware, your enemies are lurking around and your borders must be defended. Head over to our Discord (👾 discord.gg/sipherxyz) for detailed POAP.art interaction guide. Timing of the battle: 1st Sept 2021, 16:00 UTC (Midnight Tomorrow VN Time): The POAP Art Battle officially starts, and the bot to claim the POAP will be live. 2nd Sept 2021, 16:00 UTC (Midnight The Day After): POAP Art Battle officially ends. Location of the battle: The battle will be a fight over a canvas of 512x512 pixels on poap.art, whoever controls the most territory on this new barren land, will be the first winner of the Great Sipherian War. Determining Territory / Borders: 1. Factions will use different colours to claim territory: Shade: orangeSHADE BROTHERHOOD EMBLEMTemplar: greenMAXIMALIST TEMPLAR EMBLEMScholars: blueCENTURION SCHOLAR EMBLEMand they do so by surrounding a group of pixels with their border color. 2. IMPORTANT: Factions then have to decorate the inside of that territory with art of their choosing, if they choose to simply fill their territory with faction colors, points will be deducted and we will not recognise this as a successful take over of an area. In the example below, even though Shades have taken a lot of pixels, Only the scholars will get 16 points (the 16 pixels inside their territory). If the Shades for example had filled that left area with some kind of art/message inside the border, they would have scored 32 points. (I am leaving it as blank white/grey pixels for the purpose of the explanation, but in the final CANVAS it is going to be some kind of text/art of the factions choosing) 3. A Faction’s border is identified as any group of pixels that makes a continuous loop and surrounds an area. A Faction’s territory is identified as any group of pixels that is surrounded by a LOOP of their Faction’s color with NO BREAKS, and are all connected by the EDGES, NOT CORNERS of PIXELS. In the example below, the templars have 0 points because of the lack of a continuous loop, and the shades also have 0 points because their loop connects at a corner, not with an edge. The scholars managed to successfully take 9 points. 4. The external BORDER of the canvas does not count as ANY factions border. In the example below, only the templars have 16 points, the other two factions have 0 points. In the example below, Shades would only get 28, while the scholars stole away 16. Hot Spots: There will be four hotspots in the canvas of 512x512. The coordinates of the four hotspots are as follows: Box 1: 124x,124y : 133x,133y Box 2: 380x,124y : 389x,133y Box 3: 124x,380y : 133x,389y Box 4: 380x,380y : 389x,389y Or to more intuitively understand it, there are 4 boxes of 10x10 pixels, centered on four center quadrants of the map if the canvas was divided into four squares: as you can see from the image below: For every box that each Faction controls, that Factions Members will get a + to their progress of SUPER SIPHER, two boxes mean ++, and four boxes mean ++++. The Winner: This is a hard competition to give a clear rule for, so we cannot promise the judging method yet, but it will be one of two ways. 4 Snap shots at 6 hour Intervals, and we tally up the scores from the 4 snapshots. OR We will decide based on a timelapse, and whichever faction controls the most territories for the longest amount of time, will be the winner. The 1st place faction will get the equivalent of: +++ progress. The 2nd Place faction will get the equivalent of: ++ progress. The 3rd place faction will get the equivalent of: + progress. Good Luck, Have fun, make your faction proud. Sipheria awaits, Adventurers 🐶 🐶 🐶 Subscribe to our exclusive world news TODAY at https://sipher.xyz/ and get a chance to win your 1st Sipher Inu! OR find us on social media: Discord: discord.gg/SIPHERxyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/SIPHERxyz Blog: https://medium.com/SIPHERxyz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SIPHERxyz We are hiring worldwide! https://sipherhq.notion.site/Opportunities-at-SIPHER-a-Blockchain-Game-Company-b8330604647d4410a23aa0aeaf89af11 Attention: Faction War is Coming to Sipheria! was originally published in SIPHER on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. View the full article
  7. Over the past years, video games have not only become one of the more popular mediums of entertainment by surpassing both the music and movies industries combined when it comes to revenue, but they have also grown in complexity. In the 1st part, let’s dive-in the economic side of added values. Games like World Of Warcraft, EVE Online, and Second Life have economies so complex that they have been designed and studied by world-class economists. The combination of in-game assets, resources, and in-game currencies that online games have relied on, creates a lot of opportunities for economies that operate in a similar way to their counterparts in real life. Now, blockchain technology is opening a world of new possibilities for virtual economies to flourish and translate their benefits to real life. Non-Fungible Tokens have proven to be especially intriguing for game developers and players alike due to the benefits they provide both parties. Most gamers will be familiar with the frustration that comes from feeling your in-game assets are rented instead of owned. Maybe your beloved game is not profitable anymore and the servers are shut down, you broke a rule unintentionally and got your account banned, or just are done with the game and all that effort seems to be wasted. NFTs mean that you truly own your assets, allowing you to do whatever you want with those assets at any time. Blockchain technology is opening a world of new possibilities for virtual economies to flourish (source GamesBeat)This benefit makes games like Sipher so attractive to the new generation of gamers as it essentially takes the complex economic systems that online games have created over the years, and gives them a twist to allow players to earn by playing. The result is the creation in which value is being co-created by both developers and players. Just like other games, the economy of Sipher and other blockchain-based games makes use of concepts like “faucets” and “drains”, which allow their virtual worlds to grow in value. As players interact with the game to create content, the in-game economy will grow in a way that reflects that of “real” economies, making their assets grow in value at the same time. While “Play-to-earn” games like Sipher have existed for a long time, these earnings are usually not the result of engaging and fun content but a grinding experience of sorts… And there is nothing gamers hate more than grinding. The reward (which is often pretty small in value) becomes the objective, which can ruin the experience of playing the game. Sipher provides players with a dynamic, fun, and engaging virtual world in which both playing and earning go hand in hand, with both aspects resulting in a feedback loop that makes the player-owned real-money economy grow over time. One of the features of the game that allows the economy to grow over time is the way in which Siphers are “sequenced” (the in-game term for created) by players. When a player wants to create these meta-digital beings that will operate as their NFT character, they are required to use in-game resources with real value like the $SIPHER and $ATHER tokens. This use of cryptocurrency to generate the NFT characters imbues them with innate value, which in addition to the interaction of said character with the virtual world will allow it to gain unique characteristics, traits, and relevance to increase its value over time. However, this value would not make sense in traditional games as characters would not be tradeable in most of them. Players would be forced to risk being banned if they choose to engage in account sharing or trade their characters via black markets. This is not the case in Sipher as the use of NFTs means the character is entirely owned by the player, allowing them to be traded, sold, borrowed, etc. Sipher provides players with a dynamic, fun, and engaging virtual world in which both playing and earning go hand in handBut selling your beloved in-game assets and your virtual companions is not the only way by which you can benefit from Siphers growing economy…Those players who decided to HODL their token will generate passive revenue by doing so, all while also contributing to the continued growth of the ecosystem. In the metaverse of Sipheria, every single resource is tokenized using the ERC-721 standard to ensure true ownership by players and organic growth in value for the metaverse. However, there is one element of the gaming experience that can be tokenized directly: The story you create in the game. Your Sipher’s story will depend on your decisions and unique approach to the game. While this will have a direct impact on all of the Sipher metaverse, it’s up to you to transfer these impacts to a financial advantage by making the best out of it. Sure, the in-game economy and value of your assets will grow organically but it is your creativity and unique perspective that will allow you to maximize your earnings and fun! Sipher is not just a game, it is a universe you help create and benefit from in the process. How Can Blockchain-Based NFT Games Increase In Value Over Time? (1) was originally published in SIPHER on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. View the full article
  8. NFTs have the great fortune of arriving at an important moment. With digital platforms on the rise as demand for accessible, interactive, and efficient solutions to today’s needs, the NFT market is at the right moment to go mainstream. The fast-growing space has not only been creating lucrative profits for many participants but also changing how we think about digital ownership altogether. This type of crypto asset gives a flashy impression as it can not only represent unique assets but also ensures that they can’t be modified by third parties. Now, the search for constant improvements in the industry has resulted in a brand new idea to interact with NFTs in what might be the coolest Avatar+ project ever: Sipher. In Sipher, not only do users have complete control over their programmable NFT Avatar emotions, coined “Avatar”, but they can also customize them to a high degree. The Sipherian Laboratory enables users to create their own playable characters with multiple emotions based on user interactions, which in addition to its Machine Learning powered assistants to educate about the game, create unique humorous, philosophical, and entertaining conversations between Gamers and their Droids creates a unique experience in the Sipher Metaverse. How cool is that that your NFT now has 6 different “heads" in SIPHEREach character you create on Sipher represents a one-of-a-kind NFT and that cannot be reproduced. As soon as you complete the creation process, you will hold 100% ownership over it, which means you can transfer, offer, sell, keep it in your Sipher avatar collection, or use it as your way to interact with the Sipher ecosystem while standing out. When you acquire your NFT, not only will you receive your new character with a set of 5 changeable emotions (6 including your helmet) and get access to a broad variety of applications but also get exclusive access to all of the functions it provides. Every Sipher comes with wide customization options via multiple unique components that include body, emotions, headgear, garments, hands, and more. There are also gameplay attributes that will also come in handy in the future, granting you a competitive edge in the world of Sipheria. Apart from changeable emotions, you can also build the background story of your digital avatar, its name, origin, purpose, and ultimate goal. After all, as a representation of yourself, your avatar has a unique background that sets it apart from the rest. Once the Avatar’s background is set, everyone can witness your Legend growth once it is stored on the blockchain. Avatars are not only just pixels, they represent you and what you stand for. We stand for the belief in the cypherpunk and cryptographic ethos as a means to give you full control over your digital experience and identity… What do you stand for? Built as ERC-721 Blockchain, the 1st collection of 10,000 characters (namely Sipherian Surge) will see NFT drop on August 31st, and they belong to SIPHER INU race. Sipheria awaits, adventurers 🐶 🐶 🐶 — — — — Subscribe to our exclusive world news TODAY at https://sipher.xyz/ and get a chance to win your 1st Sipher Inu! OR find us on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sipherxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/dRqdSxUSmd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sipherxyz Blog: https://medium.com/Sipherxyz We are hiring internationally: https://sipherhq.notion.site/Opportunities-at-SIPHER-a-Blockchain-Game-Company-b8330604647d4410a23aa0aeaf89af11 Avatar+ -> Avatars with Changeable Emotions, Naming and Recording Background Story was originally published in SIPHER on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. View the full article
  9. Today we are excited and honored to announce that not only one, but two Kyber Network’s Founders will be joining hands as SIPHER’s Founding Advisors. With extensive experience in blockchain and strong passion for gaming, to guide our project through this critical time. The Founding Team has now been complete with Loi Luu & Victor Tran apart from our Founder Tin Nguyen — who are the mastermind behind SIPHER from the early days of the development. Loi Luu & Victor Tran — Kyber Network Founders have officially join hands in our Founding Team alongside with Tin NguyenLoi Luu is the CEO and Co-founder of Kyber Network, an on-chain liquidity protocol that powers decentralized applications, including exchanges, funds, lending protocols, payments wallets and so on. As a prolific investor in blockchain space, Loi has an impressive portfolios with notable investments in 1inch, Serum, Mercurial Finance, Krystal Wallet and more. Joining Sipher, Loi will bring his extensive network in the industry to facilitate Sipher’s growth. Victor Tran is the Co-founder and CTO of Kyber Network, he has been involved in blockchain and cryptocurrency development since early 2016. With his love for gaming and blockchain, Vu joins Sipher to foster the growth of Sipher through his proven experience in the blockchain industry. Last but not least is SIPHER’s Founder — Tin Nguyen, who are no stranger to the business and start-up world with his note-worthy career in the real estate industry as CEO of Trung Thuy Group — an award winning real estate firm in Vietnam, his successful ventures in multiple start-ups such as DreamPlex, FreshHouse & ZoneStartups Accelerator that resulted in him being nominated for Forbes Vietnam 30U30 for his accomplishment in entrepreneurship. Apart from his career, Tin is also an avid creator with a passion for metaverse, and he has hit the road to make it a reality through SIPHER. With the passion, extensive experience, and history of leading successful projects, we believe that our Founding Team will play an important role for our development, and bring SIPHER to the next level! Reimagined artwork of Sipherian World — the World of Blocks and ChainsSIPHER is a casual MOBA and Exploration Game with an end-game goal of creating an Open World Social Game. Built as ERC-721 Blockchain, the 1st collection of 10,000 characters (namely Sipherian Surge) will see NFT drop on August 31st, and they belong to SIPHER INU race. Subscribe TODAY to receive our exclusive world news at https://sipher.xyz/ and get a chance to win your 1st Sipher Inu! Sipheria awaits, anons 🐶 🐶 🐶 — — — — Find us on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sipherxyz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sipherxyz Blog: https://medium.com/Sipherxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/dRqdSxUSmd We are hiring internationally: https://sipherhq.notion.site/Opportunities-at-SIPHER-a-Blockchain-Game-Company-b8330604647d4410a23aa0aeaf89af11 SIPHER Founding Team Announcement was originally published in SIPHER on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. View the full article
  10. Sipher is a new blockchain-based gaming experience that takes the best of two worlds: Surrogates (avatars) and the Cypherpunk movement. In the metaverse, players use avatars to interact with and combat each other, engage with the virtual world, generate rewards, and much more. “The NFT craze is over” is a common phrase ever since Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) made their way into the blockchain world. No matter how many times this phrase is repeated, it has never been true so far. Colored Coins, Rare Pepes, CryptoPunks, CryptoKitties, Axie Infinity, and Bored Ape Yacht Club are all projects that has shown that there is always new space for innovation. NFTs have evolved from their earlier days when they were simple collectibles known to a few “nerds” to being one of the hottest things even for those out of the crypto space. Not only can NFTs replace the baseball cards of old but they also have been integrated with dynamic video games and serve as a membership card for “exclusive” clubs. Now, a new blockchain game is aiming to become the next best thing in the world of NFTs after the success of its predecessors: SIPHER. In this new project, not only are NFTs part of a dynamic and vibrant metaverse but they also operate as your characters to participate in-game. The game’s first collection will see 10 thousand unique avatars that can then be used in “sequencing”, allowing their holders to get unique traits that then can be used in the metaverse to gain a competitive advantage and increase rewards. Built as ERC-1155, the limited 10,000 #NFTs will features your 1st in-game characters: Sipher InuWhat is Sipher?Sipher is a new blockchain-based gaming experience that takes the best of two worlds: Surrogates (avatars) and the Cypherpunk movement. In the metaverse, players use avatars to interact with and combat each other, engage with the virtual world, generate rewards, and much more. The game takes place in Sipheria, a technologically advanced virtual World of Blocks with a high level of influence of cyberpunk, mechas, cryptography, nanotechnology, and genetic technology. In Sipheria, humankind saw itself forced to create a new form of meta-existence: Siphers. Demo artwork of Sipheria — World as BlocksThese new lifeforms were the result of CRISPR-genome extraction and ethereal elements, having all the qualities necessary to survive in the world and contain the consciousness of their creators (you). As the player, gamers can interact with the world freely by using their unique Siphers as their avatar. As Siphers are NFTs built upon the Ethereum network, these meta-digital beings are entirely owned by their holder and can take advantage of all the benefits of the NFT ERC-1155 standards to gain unique traits, customizations, abilities, and more! A Unique Approach to NFT Popular NFT projects have been heavily focused on the collectible aspect, forgetting about the potential the technology has in other areas. This has made the mainstream audience think of NFTs as just a visual representation of something that has no real value. To many, owning an NFT is just the same as taking a screenshot, recording, or copying the original content, and has no justification to see its values. However, games like Decentraland, Axie Infinity, and Bored Ape Yacht Club, have shown that NFTs can have value as collectibles while also serving other purposes. In the case of Decentraland, they represent land in which players can create what they want; Axie Infinity used it to represent creatures owned by players, and Bored Ape Yatch Club as a membership card for a club with social functions (The Bathroom). Sipher’s NFTs work as a key to participate and interact with the game world, as unique collectibles that can be modified by players using different mechanics, as in-game characters used to battle other players, a story-telling mechanism, a virtual assistant, customizable emotions, and much more. Sipher has many of the elements that not only make a videogame popular but also that allow collectors to find and trade unique assets. These 2 qualities make the game attractive for gamers and collectors alike, allowing it to capitalize on two different audiences in different ways. As if this was not enough, the project also has a big financial element to it similar but not quite the same as what Aavegotchi tried to do: Providing players and collectors with a way to generate gains. Siphers can not only be burnt (if you are cruel enough to do so) to get the game’s cryptocurrency in exchange, revived, and traded as such many collectibles but they can also be used to generate $SIPHER token which can then be staked to generate earnings in different ways. This makes Siphers a mechanism to open the doors to new investment possibilities, Finally, the developer also makes use of Machine Learning powered chatbot to educate about the game, create unique humorous, philosophical and entertaining conversations between players and the game. In conclusion, Sipher has the potential to become much more than just another NFT project: a blockchain game that will redefine P2E (Play-to-Earn), and more. Packing Up: Joining Sipher was originally published in SIPHER on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. View the full article
  11. Creation Process — How to Create Amazing Characters and WorldSipher allows you to create a fully customizable Sipher from head to toe. We give you the ability to outfit your meta-digital being with an extensive collection of over 200 uniquely designed equipments and counting. Entering the Sipher’s ambitious world, gamers will start building their character with a touch on identity construction from the ground up. Sipher Inu is the cool, twisted and nonetheless wicked invention of the Sipherian race. In addition to being a meta-digital being, all Siphers also possess unique characteristics and hidden abilities, all of which will be leveraged in the Sipheria Universe and gameplay in the future. These amazing, wicked characters exist on the Ethereum blockchain in the form of ERC-1155 and are hosted on IPFS to enable them to have real ownership. Sipher allows you to create a fully customizable Sipher from head to toe. We give you the ability to outfit your meta-digital being with an extensive collection of over 200 uniquely designed items & equipments. You are able to add extra accessories to make your avatar different and unique. Draw an outline of what your alter ego is like and jog down a list of their personality traits, helping you build your character. Over 200 unique item design and counting!All Sipher comes from different walks of life. Their perspectives on justice, faith and religion will differ from one being to the next. Each of them comes with different motivations and possess their own objectives and agendas. And each will tell their own stories. Uniqueness is the primary substance that forms the encompassing story of Sipher. The world will witness whenever Siphers make their own stories, undisputed, unedited, unscripted and through it, they will be the masters in control of their fate. This will be the part that scores most points when you design your avatar. From its face to its personality, it’s the story to the very minute details such as emotes, costumes, to make sure everything is perfect just how you want it to be. Such 6 emotes for 1 character? much wow!The most exciting part of the creation process is the Avatar+. Avatar+, in other words, is the first Avatar that possesses multiple emotions based on interactions between users. Each Sipher Inu is made of multipledistinct components, including body, expression, headgear, clothing, body parts and so many more. There are also 4 powerful and unique sub-races among the 10,000 Sipher Inus developed in the Laboratory: Canis, Infected, Cyborg and Alien. These rare Sipher Inus will always carry these unique DNAs and have important implications in the Sipheria Universe’s future. Canis, Infected, Cyborg & Alien sub-raceIn short, players are designers and storytellers. Building a character’s background always begins with a world, and your meta-digital creation is the main precedent of the game, the soul of the world you have created. It’s important to ask questions about the story you want to create: Where did the character come from? What does he/she look like? What are their special abilities? Siphers lets you take entire control of the narrative, whether full of twists and dramas pushed to the climax or simple and casual storyline. Everything that exists in this world has a destiny and if we scrutinize it, an interesting story will come to existence. Sipheria awaits, anons 🐶 🐶 🐶 — — — — Find more about Sipher — a casual PvP & PvE blockchain game at: sipher.xyz OR find us on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sipherxyz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sipherxyz Blog: https://medium.com/Sipherxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/dRqdSxUSmd We are hiring internationally: https://sipherhq.notion.site/Opportunities-at-SIPHER-a-Blockchain-Game-Company-b8330604647d4410a23aa0aeaf89af11 Creation Process — How to Create Amazing Characters and World was originally published in SIPHER on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. View the full article
  12. Sipher is a new blockchain-based game designed to become the most exciting metaverse gamers have seen. By combining concepts that have already been tested with a unique twist, the game brings a new experience to the blockchain gaming industry. Reimagined artwork of Sipherian World — the World of Blocks and ChainsBlockchain-based games have existed since the inception of blockchain networks, building a follow-up over the years due to the new possibilities they provide their users with. With the surge in popularity Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) experienced over the past months, blockchain games have found themselves once again in the spotlight. The success of NFTs has based itself on the ownership it provides over the digital asset, but this concept is still hard for many to understand. Many people unfamiliar with the technology find themselves asking what is the difference between having an NFT and just taking a screenshot. However, despite the early success of collectible games like CryptoKitties and newer projects like Axie Infinity, The Sandbox, and My Crypto Heroes, there are still some entry barriers that prevent blockchain gaming from becoming mainstream… Until now. Blockchain games have gained popularity and found new ways to apply NFTs, most times they have been focused on the collectible aspect and forgotten about the dynamic and interactive aspect gamers crave. This is why Sipher was born: To take NFTs to the next level by creating a game that makes blockchain accessible and allows players to interact with a dynamic and social virtual world, all while earning real financial benefits. Welcome to Sipheria! Sipher 101In the Sipher metaverse, players will find themselves in control of digital organisms resulting from a combination of CRISPR-genome extraction and ethereal elements: Siphers. These meta-digital beings operate as the player’s avatar in the meta universe. Inspired by the ethos of the cypherpunk movement, Siphers are completely owned by the player who creates them, allowing them to participate in the unique story, perspective, and potential each Sypher has. Siphers are limited NFT game characters built as ERC-1155. More than just avatars, they are the medium by which players can interact with the Sipheria metaverse to play games, socialize, and trade with other players. Siphers can also be customized via outfits and accessories designed by artists and more. More than just avatars, they are the medium by which players can interact with the Sipheria metaverseAs a result of CRISPR-genome extraction, Siphers are created via “Sequencing”, a mechanic similar to “breeding” in CryptoKitties. This allows each Sipher to have traits that can vary in rarity: Normal, infected, cyborg, and cosmic traits. Each of the traits obtained by the Sipher at the time of sequencing will provide it with special abilities such as “Flight”, stats like added durability, and even weaknesses. This is important as the game also has a combat element to it, allowing players to choose classes and sub-classes to create teams and fight each other in unique maps. Sipher is a game with elements of genres like PVE, PvP, a living economy, and much more, making it a unique gaming experience… Just like Siphers. The world of Sipheria also makes use of its own ERC-20 Token: SIPHER ($SIPHER). This token will provide the ecosystem with a transactional currency that can be staked to receive benefits (in-game and financial), participate in the governance of the game, acquire in-game assets, and much more. What Makes Sipher More Than A Game?The exponential growth of the gaming industry over the past decades has proved that video games can be (and are more often than not) serious business. Sipher is no different. While the Sipher is designed to be accessible, fun, open, and sustainable, it also aims to provide players with all the benefits of crypto, ERC-1155 Ethereum NFTs, and blockchain technology. This allows players not only to have a good time but also to get real financial benefits. This financial element not only works as a great incentive and reward for players who put an effort into the game but also allows the creation of a self-sustaining community and ecosystem in the process. The self-sustaining nature of the game is possible due to the small fees that transactions on the Sipher marketplace (Sipherian Laboratory) will generate, the use of the ERC-1155 NFT standard, the inexistence of a bonding curve and pre-established value for Siphers, use of the $SIPHER ERC-20 token, constant rewards, and more. The close tie the game has with crypto and smart contracts also mean the game operates as an introduction to the world of blockchain, empowering the player, and giving the game an educational value that doesn’t interfere with the gaming experience but boosts it. Joining the Metaverse The first Sipherian Race to make it into the metaverse will be SIPHER INU. A total of 10 thousand of these Siphers will be created, each with its unique style created by talented visual 2D and 3D sculptors, with the collection going by the name of “Sipherian Surge”. Behold the Rise of the Pack of fluffy INUsThese Siphers will be the first keys to join the Sipher metaverse and will act as the beacons for $ATHER tokens to be airdropped in the future, which in turn will unlock the more advanced in-game economy in the future. Of these 10k Siphers, 9.5k will be fair-launched in a wrapped Black Box that will be unlocked 2 weeks after the launch or once all Siphers are sold. The remaining 500 will be given to the community as game rewards, to our team & partners. The funds acquired from the sale will be used to fund the development of Sipheria Universe including making it into an awesome game, block Genesis and Moonbase our social hub. Those interested in jumping into the world of Sipheria and start their journey will be able to participate in the presale that will be taking place soon. Each Sipher will have a price of 0.1 ETH with a maximum of 10 Siphers per transaction. No bonding curve and a maximum of tokens per transaction means that everyone will get a fair chance to join the metaverse. OR find us on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sipherxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/dRqdSxUSmd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sipherxyz Blog: https://medium.com/sipherxyz We are hiring internationally: https://sipherhq.notion.site/Opportunities-at-SIPHER-a-Blockchain-Game-Company-b8330604647d4410a23aa0aeaf89af11 What is SIPHER? was originally published in SIPHER on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. View the full article