Smooth Love Potion is an in-game currency earned by players in the blockchain game Axie Infinity. In this NFT-based Pokémon-inspired gaming universe, players can raise their pets, battle and build their land-based assets.
Axie Infinity utilizes the Ronin Network, a sidechain created specifically for the game and linked with the Ethereum blockchain. The network increases blockchain efficiency, facilitating fast and seamless in-game transactions. The sidechain also drastically reduces gas fees in contrast with Ethereum, enabling players to breed Axies and participate in battles without transaction fees.
SLP is the name and ticker symbol of the protocol's native ERC-20 token. It is only one of the gaming tokens used in the Axie universe, and it facilitates the breeding of digital pets called Axies.
Breeding in Axie Infinity can only be done a maximum of seven times. Therefore, the amount of SLP required increases each time an Axie is bred and is removed from the total supply, thus creating a demand for SLP.
You need SLP to breed Axies. The cost of breeding starts at 100 SLP and can go up to 2,100 SLP. SLP used to breed or update axies will be burnt, lowering the token's circulating supply and preventing hyperinflation. You can use SLP earned in the game to buy more Axies or sell it through crypto exchanges.
Smooth Love Potion provides monetary value to every active player in the network. Players can earn SLP tokens by playing the game in PvE Adventure mode, participating in events and battling in the PvP arena. The game rewards tokens for reaching specific levels to incentivize players to keep participating in the game.
Play-to-earn gaming concepts are not new. However, SLP's unique value proposition of being a gaming token with monetary value may be one of the reasons behind the boost in SLP's price and its popularity.
While players can earn SLP inside Axie Infinity by winning games, they can progress more by purchasing SLP in large amounts on any exchange platform. It should be noted that SLP is not a governance token; that responsibility goes to the in-game token AXS.
Like all ERC-20 tokens, SLP can be staked. You can lock your SLP assets to earn percentage-rate rewards, similar to an interest-bearing savings account. The rewards are fuelled by transaction fees and inflation accumulation. The staked amount also serves as collateral which can be destroyed if the validator acts dishonestly.
Smooth Love Potion tokens currently have a circulating supply of 1.51 billion. The SLP token has no supply limit, so it is an uncapped gaming token with a unique burning mechanism. SLP tokens are continuously generated through in-game activities and destroyed as players breed Axies.
The token supply is hence entirely contingent on player activity. The more Axie Infinity's user base expands, the more SLP tokens are created. SLP distribution is centralized, and there was no presale or initial token allocation.
The SLP price has skyrocketed in a short period, given Axie Infinity's rapid expansion and the parabolic run of AXS. In July 2021, Axie Infinity averaged nearly $30 million in daily sales, with the number of buyers exceeding the number of sellers. As a result, the SLP price chart broke out with a triple-digit gain, increasing the demand in the Axie ecosystem.
Axie Infinity was launched with the help of $700K raised in crowdfunding in 2019. In November 2019, Axie Infinity completed its seed funding round with $1.5 million from investors, including Animoca Brands, Hashed, Pangea Blockchain Fund, ConsenSys, and 500 Startups Vietnam. In May 2021, Axie Infinity concluded its Series A funding round with a total of $7.5 million raised. Leading investors for the round include Collaborative Fund, Libertus Capital, and 500 Startups Vietnam.
Trung Nguyen is the CEO and co-founder of Axie Infinity. Being a software engineer, he was interested in building a blockchain-based game of his own after playing CryptoKitties in 2017. The economy, true ownership and the advanced genetic system fascinated Nguyen and led to the creation of Axie Infinity.
With support from Sky Mavis, a Vietnamese Studio, Axie Infinity has surpassed many established NFT segments.
Sky Mavis raised $1.5 million from blockchain investors, including Hashed and Pangea Blockchain Fund. Recently, it also had backing from Mark Cuban. It also raised $7.5 million from investors Blocktower Capital, Konvoy Ventures, Stephen McKean and Derek Schloss.
Smooth Love Potion is a utility token designed to work as Axie Infinity's internal economy fuel and grow as more players join the ecosystem. Players can use the token in-game for breeding new Axies or for long-term growth.
SLP is the name and ticker symbol of the token. It can be bought on platforms such as OKX or earned when players complete daily quests.
SLP differs from most popular cryptocurrencies because it's minted through Axie Infinity's gaming universe, utilizing play-to-earn mechanics.
While it can be traded and swapped through crypto exchanges like OKX and used for real-world purchases, its primary role is in-game transactions. Another unique factor about SLP is its self-burning mechanism activated at the moment of Axie breeding.
You can buy SLP from OKX exchange. OKX offers the SLP/USDT and SLP/USDC trading pair. Alternatively, you can buy SLP directly with fiat or convert your crypto to SLP.
Before you begin trading with OKX, you need to create an account. To buy SLP with your preferred fiat, click "Buy with card" under "Buy Crypto" on the top navigation bar. To trade SLP/USDT or SLP/USDC, click "Basic Trading" under "Trade." Under the same tab, click "Convert" to convert crypto to SLP.
Alternatively, visit our new OKX Crypto Calculator. Select SLP and the desired fiat that you would like to convert to view the estimated live conversion price.