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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!

Forge New Alliances: The Dawn of Guilds in Common Ground World

Forge New Alliances: The Dawn of Guilds in Common Ground World

The Common Ground World team is thrilled to announce and unveil a groundbreaking update to our beloved farming sim game. 

As we continue to nurture and expand the vibrant ecosystem of Common Ground World on GalaChain, we’re preparing to introduce a game-changing new feature that has been highly anticipated by our dedicated fan base: Guilds.

Tied intrinsically to Common Ground World Node ownership, Guilds represent a new frontier. The unique blend of collaboration, strategy, and competition of Guild play will offer an all around game enhancement to our flagship game.

Very soon, Common Ground World Nodes will become the first tokenized Node licenses in the Gala Games ecosystem, as announced in this blog. Following the release of GalaChain’s first Node Workload NFTs, Common Ground World’s Node-powered Guilds are scheduled for release in late April 2024. This update is set to transform how players interact within the digital landscape of Common Ground World.

Building and Guilding: A New Chapter Begins

Any owner of a Common Ground World Node Workload NFT (once minted) will have the opportunity to create their own Guild. This pivotal step involves:

  1. Selecting a Node upon which to form a Guild
  2. Assigning a name for the Guild
  3. Assigning a unique tag for the Guild
  4. Creating a description for the Guild
  5. Gathering up to 20 Guild members to share in the Guild’s benefits

Guild leaders are endowed with the power to curate their Guild NFT Library, which operates essentially like a real library. The Guild Leader may place NFTs within the Guild Library and those NFTs can then be checked out by a single player at a time. This system gives each Guild a new level of maneuverability, cooperation and strategic control, allowing Guildmates to plan and borrow NFTs from the Guild Library as needed to maximize their gameplay.

Screenshot is not final and might not represent the final product

Joining a Guild: Unite for Greater Achievements

The formation of Guilds opens the door for any Gala user without a Guild to join forces with others. By accepting an invitation or applying to a Guild, members can reap the benefits of all NFTs within the Guild Library.

Each Node Workload NFT will represent one Guild, and each Guild will allow up to 20 players. Basically, every worthy and dedicated player who wants to join a Guild will have access to one–They may even face a difficult decision about which Guild to join.

Guild membership amplifies each player’s prowess within the game while fostering a sense of camaraderie and collective achievement, uniting Guildmates through Guild Competitions.

The Competitive Spirit of Guilds

With the incorporation of Guilds into Common Ground World, we are setting the stage for an era of unparalleled cooperation, but also introducing a new level of competition. Guilds will engage in contests that challenge their strategic thinking, teamwork and dedication, giving each Guild regular opportunities to strive for victory within the game’s universe.

Empowering Players & Finding Common Ground

At Gala Games, our mission transcends the mere provision of gaming experiences. We are committed to leveraging the power of GalaChain to redefine the gaming industry, ensuring that players are not only participants but also beneficiaries of the digital worlds they inhabit.

Our early adopters’ patience will certainly be rewarded when it comes to Common Ground World Guilds, which we expect to rouse quickly as a key game feature. The tokenization of Common Ground World Node licenses and subsequent introduction of Guilds are a fantastic example of what GalaChain can do for gaming, and we’re barely scratching the surface.

As we march towards the launch of Common Ground World Guilds, we invite our community to join us in this exciting journey. Your passion, feedback, and engagement are the cornerstones of Common Ground World and its continued success in the Gala ecosystem. Let’s cultivate a world of unity, creativity, and competition, where every player has the opportunity to make their mark and thrive.

Join us every Friday from 8-9am PT for Common Ground World Town Hall, live on Youtube.

Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the Guild launch date. The future of Common Ground World, powered by GalaChain, is bright, and it is our community that lights the way.

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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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