Aavegotchi Moves to Matic Network Due to Ethereum’s High Gas Fees

Jafrin  |  Jan 5, 2021

NFT game Aavegotchi has decided to go live on Matic Network rather than their initial plan of launching on Ethereum. The team decided to migrate to Matic owing to the higher gas fees on the Ethereum network. The project will instead move to Matic, a smart-contract platform, and layer two scaling solution for Ethereum. According to the team, Matic Network was the perfect choice to launch Aavegotchi given its friendly ecosystem for non-fungible tokens.

Aavegotchi Moves to Matic Network

According to an announcement, Aavegotchi is postponing the Jan. 4 mainnet launch of its NFT game due to the high activity on the Ethereum blockchain.

Aavegotchi was initially planned to launch on Ethereum. However, the high gas fees on the network made the Aavegotchi team second-guessing their plan. The team then decided to move to the Matic Network following a community vote on Discord.

Aavegotchi is a trading game inspired by the Tamagotchi line of toys from the 90s. Unlike the real toys, the NFT collectibles, carry value in the form of staked tokens and wearables that can be traded just like any other blockchain token.

Other NFT Players Too Moving Out of Ethereum

Recently, Ether (ETH) crossed $1,000 for the first time in two years. The Ethereum blockchain has also been facing higher transaction volumes on its network. Just a few days ago, gas prices on the Ethereum network have reached an average of $10.20 per transaction as the price of Ether surged to yearly highs.

This in turn makes it expensive for app developers to operate on the network. The Avagotchi team even wrote that such higher transaction fees were beyond the acceptable threshold.

Meanwhile, Aavegotchi is not the only NFT game to move to the Matic Network. For instance, OpenSea, one of the largest NFT marketplaces too decided to migrate to Matic. Another crypto collectible card game SkyWeaver also announced that it would be launching its open-beta version on Matic Network.

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