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Introducing GalaChain’s First Node Workload NFT

Introducing GalaChain’s First Node Workload NFT

To keep up with powering the most innovative projects, products and platforms in web3, it’s crucial that we maintain optimized node networks. These networks empower users to contribute computing power to the decentralized network through GalaChain’s cutting edge DePIN (Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Network), essentially turning community computers into employees of the blockchain and rewarding operators for their time and energy.

While GalaChain was being created from the ground up by our team of blockchain experts, tokenization of node licenses was always an important part of the vision. A key benefit to blockchain is the user’s ability to own tokenized items on their terms, so a license to operate a DePIN node for rewards should be no exception.

As recently announced in this blog, Founder’s Nodes and Common Ground World Nodes would be the first nodes in the GalaChain network to undergo this “tokenization” process.

Today, we’re pleased to announce that Common Ground World Nodes have now made GalaChain history, becoming the first tokenized node licenses in the GalaChain ecosystem.

Node Workload NFTs

Throughout the history of the decentralized Gala ecosystem, node licenses have been issued as account locked items, making them unable to be transferred or traded. With Node Workload NFTs, operators are becoming empowered to trade their licenses with one another for the first time.

Please note that the Node Workload NFT is not the node itself, but the tokenized license to operate the node for rewards. No matter which node network (there are already several and more in the works), the node is run using the GalaChain node client on the operator’s computer.

By transferring a Node Workload NFT to another user, you are also giving them the right to operate that node and receive the rewards that come with it.

Initial Features

The Common Ground World team is bravely leading the way into this uncharted territory by tokenizing licenses for Common Ground World Nodes. This is a crucial step before the upcoming release of Common Ground World Guilds, which promises to be a truly game-changing feature for Gala’s flagship game of town and city builders.

Your Node Workload NFTs will initially be transferable to other users and bridgeable to the Ethereum blockchain for external trade. However, please note that your Node Workload NFT must be on GalaChain to run your workload.

Future Features

The ability to list your Node Workload NFTs on GalaSwap will be added with a future update. 

Allocation of CGW Node Workload NFTs

For anyone who purchased Common Ground World Node (formerly known as Town Star Node) licenses in a previous sale, you will receive a number of Node Workload NFTs that corresponds to the amount you spent on your CGW Node license in the original sale.

Around midday on March 27th, operators should have received 1 Node Workload NFT for each $1000 spent on the license in the original sale. For example, if you spent $1000, you should have received 1 Node Workload NFT, but if you spent $4000, you should have received 4.


Stay tuned for more updates and the tokenization of other node networks within the GalaChain ecosystem, such as Gala Founder’s Nodes!

Latest and Greatest | Common Ground World

Latest and Greatest | Common Ground World

It feels like just yesterday that Common Ground World was born, a web3 ownership enabled prototype called Town Star, created by some of the same genius minds that brought the world the Farmville franchise. Gala Games grew from an innovative startup to a global leader in web3 entertainment while this game kept growing all the while.

For the first issue of a new quarterly update series about each of our awesome games, Common Ground World was the perfect choice. Now let’s dig into some of the latest and greatest excitement for everyone’s favorite farming sim from Gala Games!

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Coming Soon for Common Ground World Nodes

In a massive step toward player empowerment and decentralization, Common Ground World Node licenses will soon be tokenized and minted on GalaChain, allowing owners to transfer and trade them as they please. Stay tuned for more updates on CGW Nodes!

Guilds are coming soon to CGW Nodes, currently on track for release before the end of Q1.

Later This Year

Later this year, Daily Challenges are making a triumphant return with a new and improved reward system. Look for more updates about that in the near future!

Thanks to the power and versatility of Gala’s L1 blockchain, GalaChain, Upgradeable NFTs are coming soon to Common Ground World, adding a new layer of strategic planning for collectors!

If those on the horizon updates weren’t enough, we’ll sweeten the anticipation by mentioning Consumable Boosts, joining the game later this year!

New Competition

This week’s competition runs 2/6 at 9am PT through 2/9 at 9am PT. For a powerful Star boost, players will be scrambling in their Stationary Shops to craft and sell Red Envelopes!

Weekly Town Hall

Join members of the Common Ground World team for a weekly live get together on the Gala Games Youtube channel, every Friday from 8-9am PT. Join the fun to get all the latest in the CGW community straight from the team, and to get your questions answered.

Check out last week’s CGW Town Hall through the link and don’t miss the new one this Friday morning!

Unfolding Fortune

The latest Common Ground World competition (found here in its entirety) is a fortunate one. In honor of Lunar New Year 2024, kicking off the year of the Dragon, CGW players are turning paper into symbols of fortune and luck by crafting and selling Red Envelopes for a substantial Star boost!

New NFTs

Every week, the Common Ground World team is dropping new limited NFT items in the CGW store. This week the hot new item is the Legendary Lantern Festival, pictured below.

Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with the all-new Lantern Festival NFT – a celebration of Lunar New Year that brings prosperity and joy!

Placement of this Legendary item quickens the pace of your Stationary Shop workers while cutting the production time in half for Bamboo Shoots and Red Envelopes, giving you a gameplay edge in the current competition. Get yours HERE.

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