The Dark Side of Play-to-Earn: Exploring the Negative Impact of In-Game Monetization

Play-to-earn or P2E for short, typically refers to a business model where players can earn real-world or in-game currency by playing games, completing tasks, and performing different activities. This in-game currency is usually the project’s native cryptocurrency and is used to reward users.

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Liquidity Challenges in Illiquid Marketplaces

Illiquid Marketplaces is a common problem with various underlying factors. Information asymmetry, where one party has more knowledge than the other, makes it challenging to establish agreements and facilitate transactions. Complex market structures, with intricate trading rules or inadequate infrastructure, can hinder liquidity. Small marketplaces with fewer users naturally have less liquidity. Fragmented marketplaces, where sellers impose rigid terms, create barriers for potential buyers.

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