About Adventure Gold
What Is Adventure Gold (AGLD)?
Adventure Gold (AGLD) is the native ERC-20 token of the Loot non-fungible token (NFT) project. Loot is a text-based, randomized adventure gear generated and stored on-chain, created by social media network Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann. The project intentionally has no front-end interface, images, statistics or functionality. Instead, it is based on a set of 8,000 text-based NFTs open to how the community wants to interpret it. The NFTs contain texts of gears ranging from the “Holy Greaves of Giants” to the “Grim Shout.” As of Sept. 8, 2021, the floor price of Loot on OpenSea is 8.56 ETH. Numerous derivative projects are being built around Loot and can be found here.
Adventure Gold was launched on Sept. 2, 2021, and allowed each owner of a Loot NFT to claim 10,000 tokens for free. With the price of AGLD skyrocketing in the initial days of trading, this airdrop was worth as much as $70,000 per NFT. AGLD founder Will Papper claimed he wanted to set a standard for projects building on Loot by providing a currency for the decentralized gaming universe.
Who Are the Founders of Adventure Gold?
Adventure Gold was founded by Will Papper, who is also the co-founder of Syndicate DAO, a decentralized investing protocol. Papper is a graduate of Stanford University and a crypto-native, having owned Ethereum since the 2014 pre-sale. He created Adventure Gold as a reaction to Vitalik Buterin endorsing the project and encouraging others to build upon it. Papper launched AGLD one day after Buterin’s endorsement on Twitter, by writing the majority of the code in four hours at a small airport in Oregon. As of Sept. 6, 2021, Adventure Gold has no official development team beyond Papper.
What Makes Adventure Gold Unique?
Adventure Gold follows the approach the underlying Loot NFT game has hoped for, by the community building on top of Loot as a form of endorsement. While the simplicity and uniqueness of Loot itself inspired the Web3 community to come up with numerous derivatives projects based on its code, Adventure Gold itself aims to be used as a governance token and have users vote on future in-game credits or future mints building on top of Loot and adopting AGLD.
A multisig group consisting of Papper and other “extremely reputable community members who love Loot” can execute contractual permissions, such as minting decisions and other governance proposals. The development speed of Loot and Adventure Gold and the buzz surrounding the project have also led to a uniquely volatile trading environment, fuelled by the decision of powerhouse exchanges like FTX to list AGLD merely 30 hours after its launch.
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How Many Adventure Gold (AGLD) Coins Are There in Circulation?
Adventure Gold has a total supply of 75.3 million AGLD. Each of the 8,000 initial Loot NFTs received 10,000 AGLD as airdrop, with the remaining supply being released on the open market. Currently, exchanges like Huobi, FTX and Uniswap V3 are the biggest holders of AGLD.
How Is the Adventure Gold Network Secured?
Adventure Gold is an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. The token does not provide a security audit, but it is governed by a multisig consisting of its founder and several other still-anonymous wallets.
Ethereum is one of the most popular blockchains and the go-to solution for many decentralized applications and open source projects like Loot and Adventure Gold. ERC-20 is the token standard followed by almost all tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. It is secured by a proof-of-work consensus mechanism that requires miners to mine new Ether. A set of decentralized nodes validates transactions and secures the Ethereum blockchain.
When Will Adventure Gold Trading Begin?
Adventure Gold trading began on September 3, 2021. The token was quickly listed by several big exchanges thanks to its extraordinary popularity and reached an all-time high of $7.63 on its first day of trading, after an almost vertical price explosion.
Where Can You Buy Adventure Gold (AGLD)?
AGLD is currently available on Poloniex, Huobi, FTX and Uniswap V3.
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