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Discussion Platform Reddit Introduces Blockchain-Backed Collectible Avatars to 52 Million Users

The social media and discussion website Reddit has announced the launch of blockchain-backed collectible avatars. The collectible avatars are stored via the Polygon blockchain as the chain was chosen for its “low-cost transactions and sustainability commitments.”

The new Polygon-issued collectible avatars are available for purchase and the artists who created them will receive royalties. The purchase gives the owner rights to the art on and off the platform, Reddit’s announcement details. “You do not need cryptocurrency to purchase these avatars, nor are they being put up for auction,” Reddit explained on Thursday. “Each avatar has been priced at a fixed amount and is purchasable with fiat (government-issued) currencies.”

“In this series, Collectible Avatars are limited-edition avatars made by independent artists, in partnership with Reddit, and provide owners with unique benefits on the Reddit platform,” the company’s blog post says. “If someone sets their Collectible Avatar as their avatar on Reddit, they can mix-and-match the avatar gear with other Reddit avatar gear and accessories, and their profile image in comments sections will have a glow-like effect.”

Reddit adds:

Blockchain-backed Collectible Avatars are one of the early steps we’re taking to test out the potential benefits of this concept on Reddit.

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