Developer Sky Mavis developed the sidechain to ease the pressure of Ethereum network congestion as well as gas fees on players.
The Axie community has grown exponentially over the past year, & Sky Mavis described operating on the Ethereum mainnet as “a bit like training inside the hyperbolic time chamber”; regard to the favored DragonBall universe.
The explosion of DeFi, the earlier year saw the Ethereum blockchain struggle to scale, causing delays to transactions and sky-high gas fees. While the move to ETH2.0 and POS [Proof Of Stake] took an enormous breakthrough earlier in December as the Genesis block of the beacon chain winked into existence, the eventual benefits that this might bring back scaling are still how off.
The primary stage of the migration will see land & items transferred to Ronin, and to incentivize this, early adopters will receive a limited land item, the R0N1N-21. Ethereum [ETH] deposits, as well as withdrawals, have already been permitted.
Users got to install a new Ronin browser extension for Chrome/Firefox, which is meant to figure alongside MetaMask. Hardware wallet support is planned for the subsequent few weeks.
Stage secondary of the migration will continue with staking mechanisms, token claiming, and breeding contracts replicated on the sidechain. Finally, the Axies themselves are going to be migrated to the new chain.
Earlier in December, as per an interview with one among the game’s non-fungible tokens, a social media managed Axie referred Axia, which was disappointed at having been sold for a mere $97k.