DMarket 2019: The Best of the Year
2019 has been a turning point for DMarket and our community. It’s been a year of big changes that pave the way for big advancements. Let’s highlight the most memorable moments of 2019 to build from them in 2020.
The #1 update of the year was obviously the launch of the completely new DMarket platform. It was designed to redefine in-game item trading with a set of advanced features.
With the Circular Exchange technology, players can now instantly trade their items across different games. The Target | Bid feature enables DMarket users to buy skins cheaper and faster and make offers for items even before they go on sale. It also makes possible instant sales of items for the best prices offered by other users.
This next-gen functionality is built on top of cutting-edge technologies including DLT, machine learning, and AI-based predictions of price. All the features and technologies are packed into a simple website design allowing users to access all the tools and items on a single page.
Since launching the new DMarket in August 2019, our team has been working on further enhancing its functionality. New features added to the platform include Sales History, Two-Factor Authentication, Partnership Page, updated filters and sorting. And more is sure to come in 2020.
Top Gaming Events
Evangelizing a community-driven approach to in-game item trading, the DMarket team participated in the most important and influential gaming events of the year.
At GDC 2019, DMarket CEO Vlad Panchenko revealed tools and formulas for building a strong and lucrative in-game economy. Other top tier events such as D.I.C.E. Summit 2019 and Reboot Develop Blue 2019 were highly productive for DMarket in terms of B2B communication and resulted in the strengthening of DMarket’s partner network.
Gamescom 2019 and E3 2019 gave us an opportunity to share our ideas and solutions with gaming enthusiasts from all over the world. Also, the most recent Gamescom expo was a perfect place to introduce the new DMarket platform.
Meet you at the most popular gaming events in 2020!
Tier-One Media Coverage
DMarket unlocks the multi-billion dollar in-game goods market for developers and players worldwide. This contribution to the global games industry didn’t go unnoticed by the world’s leading media in 2019.
There is a shift in the gaming industry towards free-to-play games, said Tamara Slanova, co-founder of DMarket, a platform for game developers and players to sell virtual outfits or other cosmetic items known as ‘skins’. So now the only way the game developers can earn money is by selling some in-game stuff, basically the outfits in the game or the skins for weapons in the game.
Read the full story by Reuters.
The new industry rules […] demand new monetization pathways from the game developers. […] Either the game developers build in-game items economies themselves, or they hire a third party to provide that for them. DMarket founders claim to have 10+ years of experience in virtual item trading and building in-game economy from scratch.
Read the full story by Forbes.
Like eBay for gaming, trading outlets such as DMarket are helping match player wants for trades or swaps.
Read the full story by The Fintech Times.
All in all, it’s been one heck of a year. Yet, with all the inspiration we get from our users and supporters, the next one is bound to bring even more enhancements and achievements to the DMarket community. Keep it up and Happy New Year!