Courtyard has developed non-fungible token (NFT) cards featuring legendary anime Pokémon, which were launched on the Polygon (MATIC) blockchain. Within seconds of going on sale, all 175 cards were purchased by enthusiasts, resulting in a significant increase in the floor price of the digital collectibles.
During the two-phase sale, participants bought “Mystery boxes,” which are standardized virtual packs that give holders the chance to receive one of the Pokémon-themed cards. The sale accepted fiat money from credit cards in addition to the USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin.
Analysts have compared the sale to a lottery, with “Rollbit-style loot boxes” for existing RWA collectibles. Holders of the packs can open them within 24 hours, while all packs will be automatically opened within 48 hours.
The success of this sale has unlocked new opportunities in the trading of physical and digital collectibles, according to digital asset analyst S4mmy.eth. The strong public interest in the Pokémon NFTs caused the floor price of the closed packs to skyrocket from $5 to $50 almost instantly.
In addition to the NFT cards, there are also luxurious 2000 Base Set booster boxes available for purchase. These super-rare tokenized collectibles are valued at over $15,000 each, as confirmed by S4mmy.eth.
The recent accomplishment of the Pokémon NFT sale adds to the growing success of the Polygon (MATIC) blockchain in the NFT space. In August, Polygon surpassed Solana (SOL) to become the second most active blockchain for NFT trading. The platform has also formed partnerships with major companies such as a Korean telecom operator and online shopping platform, Flipkart, to facilitate NFT-related initiatives for their customers.
– Polygon (MATIC)