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Gone in 30 Seconds: Yield Guild Games' $12.5M Token Sale Sells Out Fast

Some tokens will distributed to members of the startup's community.

Jul 29, 2021 at 7:16 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:32 p.m. UTC

Decentralized gaming startup Yield Guild Games (YGG) sold all 25 million of its native tokens at breakneck speed.

  • The YGG tokens raised $12.5 million in Circle's USD-pegged stablecoin, USDC, according to a blog post on Wednesday.
  • The sale was conducted via open-source smart contracts platform MISO on the SushiSwap exchange. It began at 14:00 UTC (10 a.m. ET) and lasted a total of 31 seconds.
  • With the completion of its token sale, the launch of the YGG decentralized autonomous organization is now "officially underway," the company said.
  • YGG touts itself as a "play-to-earn gaming guild," attracting gamers to its platform in order to earn tokens through blockchain-based economies.
  • First up in its order of business will be the distribution of YGG tokens among its community as a means of rewarding early participation, YGG said.
  • Up to 45% of the total YGG token supply is reserved for the community and will be "slowly dispersed" over a four-year period.
  • As of Wednesday, YGG tokens are available for trading on decentralized exchanges.
  • The move comes shortly on the heels of a $1.3 million fundraising round in March, which garnered interest from the likes of Delphi Digital and BlockTower Capital, among others.
  • The project also raised $4 million in June in a funding round that was led by Bitkraft Ventures with participation from ParaFi Capital and Mechanism Capital.

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