BitCrystals Price Rising as Spells of Genesis Approaches Launch

As the full launch of EverdreamSoft’s Spells of Genesis (SoG) nears, the blockchain-based token powering the digital trading card game, BitCrystals (BCY), has seen a fairly significant rise in price.
After a price-peak in March, BCY saw a period of bearish activity up to late May, until the price received a bump.
Going into July the BCY sat at 0.00010497 BTC ($0.07 USD), according to CoinGecko, and illustrated another climb in the game-based cryptocurrency.
EverdreamSoft marketing director, Markéta Korteova, posited BCY’s price patterns could be related to the four progress milestones laid out by SoG’s team. Each milestone was a designated marker point toward the game’s development, with the third milestone achieved in February.
The first milestone was the launch of BitCrystals in late 2015 through a token sale in which 70 million BCY were made available for purchase. According to the BitCrystal’s GitHub page, 14.3 million BCY were distributed during the sale, raising 40 bitcoins, while the remaining 55.5 million BCY were slated to be destroyed or burned.
The crowdsale was a big help to the development of Spells of Genesis, said Korteova. From the very beginning, EverdreamSoft’s goal was to make SoG more than a regular trading card game, operating under “the whole idea of a blockchain-based game and of true ownership of game assets.”
“We were not crowdfunding just the game, but the whole vision behind it,” said Korteova, adding, project backers became more than simple donors, they also became “co-owners of parts of the project. This was possible thanks to BitCrystals.”
BitCrystals are digital assets based on the Counterparty platform. It allows Spells of Genesis’ currency to operate as an independent token while still existing on the Bitcoin blockchain.
BitCrystals can be used to purchase trading cards within the game, which can then be played in Spells of Genesis or Moonga. The cryptocurrency can also be traded on the blockchain, or used for alternative purposes in other games, according to BitCrystals.com.
By existing on the Bitcoin blockchain via Counterparty, BCY can also be “traded freely outside the game” for conversion into other cryptocurrencies on supporting exchanges, such as ShapeShift and Poloniex.
With the fantasy/adventure game set to launch in full this September, available on Android and iOS devices, Korteova speculates an upward trend in the price of BCY may be realized.
The game places an emphasis on collecting cards, with players using a battle system to engage opponents in matches of strategy and skill, pitting card decks against one another.
EverdreamSoft states, “making the strongest deck is a very important feature.” New cards are earned after each battle, but the publisher says that players will have to work hard to find the “rarest and strongest cards.”
The trading card game is gaining traction with a broad audience as well, a demographic that includes 53 year-old grandmother, Christine Panton, who made headlines for becoming a dedicated SoG player during its soft-launch in early 2016.
Comparing her experience to other games like Farmville and Candy Crush, Panton told press, “I think games that require learning basic strategy and game theory, such as leveling up and collecting better characters, are far better for the senior or retired community. It helps to keep the mind sharp.”
Panton said she’s looking forward to the official release, commenting she is “hooked on the competition,” and constantly checking the leaderboard to see her ranking among other SoG players.