Cronos Ecosystem Spotlight: Argo Atlantis
Read on to find out about Argo & Atlantis, their latest updates on Cronos, and why they have chosen Cronos as their home chain to build on
Today, we are excited to feature Argo Finance and its latest product, Atlantis. Argo is a liquid staking protocol that is at the same time building out a fully on-chain resource management strategy game on Cronos.
Let’s dive right in!
Can you share more about Argo and the team behind the project?
Hey #CROFAM, you’ve probably seen our first feature on Argo Finance and since then the Argo Family has grown exponentially, both as a team and community.
Our team members have all worked their way up in various top-tier firms across Big Tech and TradFi but have all been bound by the same burning passion for web3.
All of us have had very similar paths entering this space, having spent a few years exploring and building in multiple ecosystems and projects, before finally coming together to deliver Argo Finance.
We haven’t stopped and aren’t planning to stop anytime soon. LFG!
Argo recently launched Atlantis, can you share more about what Atlantis is?
Atlantis is a play-to-earn resource management strategy game in the Argonauts ecosystem. It is also the first innovative fully on-chain game that launched on Cronos with complex on-chain tasks. Its premise revolves around space exploration and adventure and is primarily a resource management game.
Players go on expeditions with their planets or races with their spaceships, find resources like Gold, Stardust, and Gemstones, improve their assets, and compete against others for more rewards. Players need to manage their resources well to optimise their way up. It may be easy to progress at first, but it gets harder, especially if you want to fight for the top spots against other players. They have to decide whether to sell these resources in the game's marketplace or use them to improve their spaceships.
As such, game theory also plays an extremely crucial role in Atlantis as players have to consider what others might do and how the market might change. The marketplace works on a free-market system where players set their own prices for resources. This means players have to think about how much of a resource is available and how much it's in demand when they sell.
We started off as a DeFi Liquid staking protocol but saw the need to create more utility for our liquid staking token (bCRO). Atlantis came to life as a result and we are constantly building out within the intersections of DeFi & Gaming.
Argo has been live on Cronos Mainnet since June 2022. How has your growth been since then?
We’ve seen our community grow from humble beginnings to 18,000 followers. Our discord is livelier than ever even with the huge amount of channels (many products and niche areas to explore in our community! Come join our friends and ambassadors!)
Since then we’ve also successfully launched multiple products and partnerships. You would remember our favorite NFT- Argonauts, the Argonauts Odyssey, VVS staking, Lottery, and finally, Atlantis, which on its own is already a massive undertaking with its own ERC-1155 NFT marketplace and NFT assets.
We are currently seeing close to >500 daily active players who are interacting with the game on a daily basis.
We’ve built out and combined the best of both DeFi and NFT, and our community has never been stronger. LFG #ARGOFAM
Are there any interesting upcoming product launches that the #CROFam can look forward to?
If you’ve been on Twitter (or “X”) recently, you would have noticed tweets flying around about our latest venture: Argo Petz.
Argo Petz is a new collection of NFTs that will enable us to create an entirely new branch of gameplay, called the Atlantean Trove.
Further down in the roadmap, Trove v2 staking will include Argonauts Questing and expand the utility of our core collection. Beyond that, we also have formed partnerships with CorgiAI, Ebisu’s Bay, and Minted for additional rewards.
This is without mentioning the art! All our collections are hand-drawn and our Petz are no different. We here at Argo love how cute some of them look!
Why did you choose Cronos as the chain to launch on?
We chose to build on Cronos for a couple of reasons:
Strong ecosystem of users from Crypto.com. Crypto.com has a growing large user base globally and we see Cronos as a decentralized ecosystem that Crypto.com users will utilise. We wanted to build great innovative products to cater to this growing group of user base
Built on Cosmos. Cronos is an EVM chain on Cosmos that allows assets to be interoperable across Ethereum, EVM, and Cosmos. This flexibility allows us to target users across multiple ecosystems
We are #CROFam at heart. Building on the #CROFam ecosystem is a natural decision.
Support of Cronos Labs. We are honored to be one of the Cronos grant recipients and have received strong marketing & partnership support.
For a user new to Argo, where can they learn more about your project and get started?
For quick updates, you can always follow our Twitter @argoprotocol. However, for the best experience, one should always join our discord and interact with our community and long-time Argonauts!
For a more detailed look into our inner workings and protocols, do check out our key links: