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Insert Stonks Whitepaper
Bridging the Gaps Between Gamers, Developers, and Investors through Web 3.0

Insert Mission

The mission of Insert Stonks is to boost game developers’ profits and enable gamers to earn real money doing what they love - playing games. Gamers can have true ownership over digital assets and be rewarded for their time and skill through blockchain tokenization. A tailored set of tools makes it easier than ever for developers to build true open economies out of their games, without the need for knowledge of blockchain code. This significantly drives down the cost of adoption and entry barriers to blockchain gaming. Insert Stonks is made to advance the gaming industry and serve the greater gaming community.

Insert Gamefi

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) refers to a disruptive movement that aims to create a permissionless ecosystem of financial platforms built on top of blockchain networks. This ecosystem is available to everyone and operates without any central authority such as banks or payment processing corporations. Users maintain full control over their assets and interact with this ecosystem through peer-to-peer (P2P) and decentralized applications (DApps).
GameFi, a combination of “game” and “finance,” refers to the financialization of gaming. As blockchain tech has enabled the DeFi movement to disrupt traditional finance, it will also enable GameFi to become a major disruptive force to the gaming industry.
Gameplay can be monetized in new ways. Gamers are no longer beholden to the game makers or publishers to receive financial reward for their time and skill put into playing a game. Such Play-to-earn (P2E) income models are yet to be widely adopted by the industry.
Tokenization is a process of converting physical or non-physical assets into digital tokens, which can be recorded, stored, and sent on a blockchain. These tokens may be fungible and traded like cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are linked to a digital file, such as an image, a video, or a sound file, in a form of digital ownership in a wallet. The tokenization of assets in these ways have broad implications for cryptocurrency and the GameFi industry

Current Global Forces Propelling GameFi

Today, there are over 2.5 billion gamers worldwide, who spend billions of hours a year doing what they love most: playing games.
The video game industry is expected to grow from $178B in 2021 to $268.8B by 2025; 66% growth in 4 years. *Statista
Game developers generate profits by creating experiences for players, but players also actively contribute time to co-create experiences and the game economy, especially in multiplayer games like Fortnite. Players spend their time accumulating value, status and new items within games, but they cannot participate in the profits of monetary value that they generate for the developers. There is enormous value not being properly rewarded or fully incentivized.
Whether or not it is legalized or regulated, there is always a real value market for the ownership of in-game content. For example, there has been a gray market (an unofficial or unregulated economy) for gold in games such as World of Warcraft. Users or bots mine gold, which is then sold to willing buyers for real cash. That happens outside of the developers’ purview.
Gray markets like these represent an enormous opportunity to absorb that market value into game developers’ revenues while also catering to the clear demand for real ownership and input in co-creation of game economies by players.
Enabling real ownership and liquidity of in-game assets and currencies on open markets (P2E model) would incentivize players to spend more time and money to acquire those items, and increase engagement and likelihood of inviting other players to join the fun. This is demonstrated by the success of first blockchain games like Axie Infinity or CryptoKitties, whose NFT sales generated huge profits compared to similar category titles that run on non-P2E business models.
The numbers confirm this. In 2020, the blockchain gaming industry had a market revenue of US $321 million in 2020 with around 41.9 million gamers owning crypto. In this year, Axie Infinity alone generated $2.08 billion in just Q3 2021!
The benefits of making real ownership and engagement possible have been clear to game developers for a long time. However, there has never been a way of securely guaranteeing ownership in a way that would be universally recognizable.
Games could enable sales of their assets, but there was a limited value in items that could only be used within one game. Gaming platforms could guarantee ownership, provide liquidity and facilitate trade of items. However, their short-term profit focus and fear of regulatory risks where financial incentives were involved made them reluctant to let any players cash out their items into fiat currencies.
Finally, blockchain technology makes it possible to enable trustless confirmation of ownership of digital goods and facilitation of trade without 3rd party intermediaries, thus paving the way for open gaming economies and Play2Earn business models within current regulatory frameworks.
Blockchain serving as a decentralized ledger of value removes the need for trust by universally recognizing and confirming uniqueness of tokenized assets. This framework of scarcity causes the asset’s perceived value to increase, such as NFTs and other applicable in-game assets, like a rare piece of armor or vehicle.
Despite massive barriers to entry for the public unfamiliar with crypto trading, basic game mechanics and design, the first blockchain P2E games are generating massive interest, engagement and profits.
The industry has only scratched the surface with the possibilities of creating better, more profitable game economies catering to different types of players and developers - economies that could become viral and successful P2E models.

Current Problems with Blockchain Gaming for Game Developers

Current blockchain games mostly attract attention due to their money-making potential. As the novelty wears off and competition grows, blockchain games will first need to be great games. Developers still need to make great games, then incorporate blockchainbased economic models and have blockchain tech implemented into their games.
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    Only a handful of projects enable developers to make anything beyond trading and minting NFTs. Such games do not pose a challenge to players who want to enjoy developing skill sets that would increase their competitiveness and profitability in games. Player retention and player profitability are low. Experimentation with various economic models catering to different player demographics is required in order to determine the most lucrative models. *DappRadar
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    There are so many more elements aside from NFT trading to be explored to increase profit, such as tokenization, betting, competitions, community economics, decentralized ads, and market making.
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    Controlling token prices is difficult. Developers need to build and control economic models and reduce the risk for investors.
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    Each game is different and requires a different model and different blockchain elements or chain features. A chain agnostic solution that can tailor the economy and tech to the needs of each game is lacking.
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    Player onboarding into blockchain games is difficult due to major friction points: not being familiar with blockchain and terminology, having to set up crypto wallets and understand how they work, not being able to pay in fiat or not knowing how to exchange crypto for fiat.
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    Needing to buy NFTs on unfamiliar marketplaces in order to play. These barriers to entry prevent gamers from playing to earn, increase acquisition costs and limit growth for developers. A comprehensive solution to remove or reduce these barriers must be implemented.
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    Blockchain tech is difficult, costly for game developers to implement, and tech decisions such as which Layer 1 to use for a particular game can have grave consequences (such as ETH clogging due to the influx of Crypto Kitties transactions). Developers require a solution, a suite of APIs and plug-ins with a support structure to make implementation easy and low-cost. This way, they can focus their mental capital on doing what they need to do: Building great games.
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    Compliance is difficult. There are many countries’ regulations to follow, with the challenge of implementing proper KYC/AML systems. A systematic framework of global compliance that developers can simply plug into is necessary, so they can focus on building games instead of worrying over legalities.
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    Cheating in games is a serious issue of trust and can be a significant financial drain on the market. An effective anti-cheat system is required to protect the reputation and sustainability of a legitimate game economy.
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    Lack of interoperability between open economy and collaboration with other game developers and ecosystems. Interoperability would allow users to stay longer and earn more.
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    A lack of democratized access to capital for best game concepts and teams who are dependent on game publishers.
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    There is no way for gamers to seamlessly start playing, co-creating games, and monetizing their play while increasing the revenue of developers.
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    The gaming industry needs a comprehensive, accessible blockchain solution for the industry in its current state, not just for a distant metaverse. A way to bridge the gaps between gamers, game developers, and financial freedom while reducing the barriers to entry and driving the adoption of blockchain gaming right now.

The STONK Engine

The STONK Engine is a powerful chain-agnostic self-service API for game devs to implement blockchain features into their games and start monetizing them via Play2Earn models within minutes, without a blockchain developer or knowing how to write blockchain code. The platform is accessible to all parties, from indie developers to AAA studios. Think Shopify for blockchain games.
It proposes to deliver a broad scope of features to monetize within games utilizing the full potential of DeFi. Plays can turn their in-game winnings into tokens or fiat currency to realize actual profit.
Additionally, games could potentially be made in existing Metaverse platforms, e.g. Sandbox, Decentraland using the STONK Engine. Many people desire to create games, assets, and experiences in Sandbox. An easy DIY platform can facilitate this process for anyone who wishes to make money by buying land, and building simplegames/ businesses in Metaverses.
New game developers will also have the ability to fundraise for new games on our Launchpad platform using tokenization mechanisms, then self-publish and market their games on the Insert Stonks Platform.
Also, the Insert Game support team can help them plan economics, choose their tech stack and implement end-to-end blockchain solutions in their games. Devs will be able to integrate the STONK Engine with any set of external blockchain tools and the tech stack they wish to enrich their games with.
Virtually any game can be deployed with the STONK Engine. Once the framework is set, game developers can upload their work for evaluation and release on the Insert Stonks platform.For GameFi, this allows an open decentralized economy with secure, trustless value
storage and exchange within and between games to exist. This will set the foundation for a truly democratic ecosystem, freeing gamers and developers to compete through the engagement value of their games. No longer will gamers and developers be held hostage in closed system monopolies. They can implement new monetization models utilizing the full potential of decentralized economies.
STONK Engine also unlocks new game monetization P2E models that flip the market on its head, enabling everyday players to generate income during their leisure time. Not only will these new incentive models for gamers increase the adoption and time spent playing on the gaming market, they will also generate massive growth in the user base of the gaming ecosystem as a whole.
With this open economy, new money and users flowing into the gaming market through the STONK Engine will increase the value of the ecosystem, forcing other gaming platforms to join the open market. This way, we will contribute to the future evolution of a true community owned ecosystem.

Features of the STONK Engine

  • Insert NFTs — mint NFTs (items, modifiers, land, avatars, skins, and unlimited other options) to sell to players or let players create their own NFTs (guild ownership, guild membership rewards, merchandise etc.).
  • Stonkenization — build advanced, co-created game economies & facilitate trade of goods and services within the game and outside of it by tokenizing your in-game currency.
  • Insert DAG (Decentralised Autonomous Game) — boost player engagement by giving them stake in key development decisions.
  • Stonk Analytics — analytics tool for game developers that enables them to identify trends and patterns of community activities in their games, along with monitoring the current state of their in-game economy as well as their out-of-the-game market condition.
  • Insert Scoreboarding — boost players’ competitive spirit by saving their scoreboards on the blockchain. As it is permanent, they will fight for it like never before.
  • Decentralized Betting Engine — incentivise competition or leverage players’ appetite for risk.
  • Local Law Enforcer Plugin — stay safe with pre-set rules for KYC/AML & automatically disable certain gaming features for players from particular regions.
  • Easy integrations with favorite blockchain dApps — build a flexible tech stack that best fits your goals.
  • SAFU Anti Cheat System — protect your community and profits with our proprietary Anti Cheat system designed by experienced cybersecurity experts.
  • Insert Payment gateway — easily onboard mainstream players with zero crypto knowledge.
  • Chain Agnostic - Initial launch on Solana. Later stage integration with Polygon, Immutable X and Ethereum Mainnet.

Insert NFTs

Insert NFTs introduce a new way to look at ownership, value retention, and value distributed to the community and throughout the ecosystem. Developers and players alike can create a series of in-game (and global) items and tools for further use, exchange, barter, and share in an open decentralized economy and across social media with one click. A flexible, scalable framework will empower creators to enter the economy, bring value and powers of ownership to other users.
Insert NFTs will be directly connected to the core of the STONK Ecosystem, the space interwoven between all systems. First movers will have the opportunity to get limited runs of non-fungible avatars representing their favorite themes, along with plots of land that are NFTs themselves. These will allow players to introduce their own enterprises in the space to exchange and rent with profit in the foreseeable future.
One possible use case would be renting out one’s plot of land. The virtual tenant could set up an advertisement, their own shop, or both, in that space. Users can pay STNX to bid to have their NFT on virtual billboards in the game’s background; such revenue would go to the developers.
Game developers can easily create rosters of NFTs that can be discovered, won, and eventually bought in-game. This could take the form of a virtual NFT gallery. NFTs could be shared across all social media channels with no effort, as engaging and fun as sharing one’s TikTok. Further opportunities to create viral content can arise.
People would intuitively use their skins across the STONK Ecosystem. With broader adaptation and establishment of standards, these items could be easily used in between the games and other digital spaces.
Creators and users will be incentivized to show off, trade, buy and sell. This will lead to higher engagement, and consequently to increased revenue for the platform in the form of fees that go to creators and developers involved. These fees would be lucrative, but not prohibitive for users.
The vision of Insert NFTs is to change the paradigm of simply having an item you own as a file on a hard drive. Instead, a universe of possibilities to utilize ownership of digital items is proposed. Creatives will introduce new use cases that cannot be currently foreseen. Such examples are certain to disrupt the industry and the way ownership is viewed in the digital space.

Stonkenization

How do games enter the Insert Stonks ecosystem and what do they gain?
The ecosystem enables developers to mint their own in-game tokens: Fungible and Non-Fungible - cryptocurrency and NFTs. They may utilize it in one or all these different ways:
  • STNX will become the in-game currency.
  • Insert Stonks will just be the ecosystem used to create in-game NFTs.
  • Insert Stonks can be an ecosystem used to create a token that supports the whole free and independent in-game economy
In the Insert Stonks ecosystem developers always get a chance to prove their concept through the “Insert DIY” option or by applying for Customized Implementation Support from the Insert Game support team.
Each game developer gets a choice, whether to use DIY STONK Engine implementation as the shortest and easiest option to prove the game concept and profitability, or to apply to be selected for custom implementation with the Insert Game support team.
To make this system transparent and scalable, developers’ games can be ranked on a progressive leveling system depending on their needs and goals:
  • Meme Coin — This status is given to every game automatically after registration on the platform and start using Insert Stonks’ Basic Solutions immediately.
  • Utility Token — Attained after a Meme Coin game (launched with Basic Solutions) has been running for over 3 months with 2,000 active users monthly. This serves as evidence that the game is a genuine project.
  • Stablecoin — Attained after numerous months with thousands of users demonstrating the proof of concept. This game is eligible to apply for Insert Game Advanced Solutions.
  • NFT — Attained after contacting the Insert Game support team to be onboarded for the Stablecoin Program, enables launching the game with Advanced Solutions.
  • EIP-1159 — 12 months of successful application of Advanced Solutions
  • Layer-2 — Attained after many more months with tens of thousands of users demonstrating the proof of concept with Advanced Solutions. This game is now eligible to apply for Insert Game Partner Solutions.
  • Layer-1 — The highest level given to a game that has qualified for all the Partner Solutions.
Basic Solutions — the simplest utility of Insert Stonks
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    The game will employ the Stonk Coin (STNX) minted on Solana and be supported by the simplest version of the STONK Engine. If a game creator uses the STONK Engine to connect to Solana Chain without discussing it with the Insert Game team, at the beginning they will be using STNX for the economy and all in-game transactions. Some customizable features will be offered, but all currency will flow through .
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    Whether or not the game has its own token, all in-game NFTs will be minted with certain strict community rules. For example, when an NFT is sold for the first time, there is no fee. Every resale from then on will have a X% fee, automatically added to the smart contract. This fee can go back to the Insert Stonks Ecosystem to support the community pool, the developer wallets, the ecosystem, and in-game liquidity. ERC-20 NFTs can be “wrapped” on Solana, meaning increased profits for the community.
Advanced Solutions — Developers’ games can level up either through the advancement of their in-game economy or initially start with a more advanced in-game economy:
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    Creators who plan to launch their game on the Insert Stonks Platform can discuss with the Insert Game team who can also evaluate their game. If it has enough potential to have its own strong economy and virality, the Insert Game team can give all the support required to launch with the highest possible momentum. • The team can help in designing their in-game economy, support the game with marketing expertise, and in some cases, decide to support the project financially. • After the economy is designed, the project idea gains traction, and the product (game) is being delivered, their token can be launched as well. Their token can launch an ICO on the Launchpad. The Launchpad is only used by projects approved by the Insert Game team. • Additionally, the game’s token can get listed on the STONK Exchange, insofar as the game owners provide the initial liquidity for the STNX/TOKEN pair. For this, the game needs to go through the same process as crypto projects or startups do with investors. On this path, the game does not have to compete for investments from the team, but proves its concept by going public with the Basic Solutions, and then later attains higher status.
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    When released on the STONK Exchange or any other DEX, the game gets a tailored Token Bonding Curve (TBC) solution, designed and implemented by the Insert Game team. • A TBC is a smart contract that takes the input of a token and outputs a new token, providing deep and immediate liquidity while mitigating pump-and-dumps and market manipulation. This means game developers can plan efficient growth of their game community by rewarding early adopters properly while securing their in-game economy. This is based on their economic performance; in-game volatility, amount of players, size of the community, etc. and/or based on the STNX team’s forecasts.
Partner Solutions — Insert Game team’s full support
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    A game token receives support with STNX liquidity on the STONK Exchange.
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    The game token pair is opened for external liquidity providers on the STONK Exchange.
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    All owner tokens and digital assets are released to the game developer(s).
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    The developers of high-performing games receive 0.01% profits of the Insert Stonks Ecosystem revenue.
The superior end result is to create different suitable paths for game creators: They can prove their concept just by connecting to the platform without Insert Game Basic Solutions, or by applying for evaluation via submission with a pitch deck.
With approval, developers can launch an ICO for their game token on the Insert Game Launchpad. Significantly, this gives them an opportunity to acquire funds to develop their game, as well as opening a free market with supporting liquidity for the game.
If the game develops with the support of STNX and is deemed “secure,” game dev coins are locked until the token is released to the free market. Prior to this, the game developer can communicate to establish a vesting period. This is tailored to each game differently, depending on the level of interest and prediction of demand.
ROAD 2 MOON and its token, ISRM - A Use Case for How In-Game Economies Will Work
ISRM will be minted on Solana.
  • Every player joining Road 2 Moon can play the game freely without competition. In order to compete, a player registers using their SOL address and creates a password.
    • Players wishing to compete for prizes and NFTs can buy ISRM on a DEX, swap it with STNX from their STNX hot wallet, or swap their SOL altcoins in-game for ISRM.
    • The altcoin swap works as such: Altcoin → WSTNX → ISRM
    • The STNX Engine takes a fee for this transaction.
    • ISRM tokens can be withdrawn anytime to be traded on SOL. • Alternatively, ISRM tokens can be instantly swapped for STNX, with a 2% fee that goes to the Community Pool and 3% fee for the Insert Stonks Development Team.
  • Community Pool — a pool with all the community fees collected from the game’s activity in one week. Neither the Insert Stonks team nor the game developer have control over what happens with it. The community decides when this pool should be redistributed between all the gamers, and on what terms.
    • For example, the community can choose different options:
    • It will be distributed once a week, between all gamers with anti-cheat enabled;
    • It will be distributed daily between all gamers.
    • Community pool voting starts automatically after the last pool’s distribution. The community decides what happens with the next pool, voting with their tokens.
    • An important rule: A player who does not vote does not qualify for community pool tokens. All community members are required to take active part in the game and the community in order to play-to-earn and receive more tokens.
    • Tokens claimed from the Community Pool drop can be instantly used in the game for other races or other uses, or withdrawn from the account after a 15-day vesting period.
  • Racing Arena — Players can create an arena and play with their friends, or create an open arena for everyone to join in. Arena participants decide to play at the same time and compete for the highest score. Based on the arena’s unique rules set by the arena host, players will fight for the amount of tokens that all participants have put into the pot (available only in regions with favorable regulations).
    • The arena host determines the amount of tokens players need in order to participate and race with others. It can be anywhere from $1 up to the amount that the host sets.
    • Races inside the arena can host from 2 to 10, or even 100 players. There are no restrictions except what the host decides.
    • The host can also decide who can race in the arena based on their credibility. All arena participants can see how many races each have had in the past, their win/ loss ratio, if they have their anti-cheat enabled, and so on.
    • From all the funds that flow through the racing arenas, there is a community fee of 5% collected from all the pots. This goes to the Community Pool, which is distributed back to the game participants.
  • Public Prize Pool Arena (PPPA) — This arena is created and managed by the game’s developer, open for everyone who meets the standards for eligibility:
    • An account active for at least 1 week
    • Anti-cheat enabled
    • At least 20 prior races recorded, to detect when a bot is racing instead of a human.
    • There is one new Public Prize Pool opening every 4 days. Players pay a fixed amount of $0.5 + a variable amount of 0.1% of the prize pool to be able to compete for the biggest prize. After it closes, the top 3 scoring winners are revealed. Prior to receiving their prizes, their rides go through video analysis to ensure there was no cheating.
    • Prize Pool distribution is as follows:
      • 35% for 1st Place
      • 25% for 2nd Place
      • 15% for 3rd Place
      • 10% goes to the Community Pool
      • 10% goes to the Dev Wallet with X-month vesting period
      • 5% goes to the Insert Stonks Ecosystem
    • Apart from the opportunity to win one of the 3 main prizes, there is a drop of 10 NFTs (1 Unique, 3 Rare, 6 Common) randomly distributed to all PPPA participants. Those who are lucky to receive the NFTs can choose if they wish to mint them or not.
    • Depending on the number of players, the number of prizes and percentages may be adjusted accordingly. Developers can customize arena rules for their games.
  • Public NFT Drops Arena (PNDA) — In this arena, players can get NFTs drops made by the game creators. The rare ones could be worth thousands in the future. Players can race here only if they meet the same standards to race in the PPPA. After each race, they have a chance for NFT drops. They pay a fixed amount for every attempt, such as $0.1. PNDA Distribution:
    • 0.1% chance of hitting a Unique NFT
    • 1% chance of hitting a Rare NFT
    • 5% chance of hitting a Common NFT
    • •Once a week, there is 1 Unique NFT dropped for the top scorer in the PNDA.
    • From all PNDA funds:
    • 50% goes to the Game Dev Wallet. This is to compensate game developers who must create the NFTs. • 30% goes to the STNX Team Wallet.
    • 20% goes to the Community Pool
    • The Road 2 Moon use cases are only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what developers can do to incentivize player engagement, retention and creativity.

Deflationary Features for Stonkenized Games

The core purpose of a stonkenized game is to both enable gamers to play to earn crypto and increase revenue for game developers. This is the core advantage community economics has over standard non-blockchain platforms.
Every stokenized game introduced into the ecosystem via the STNX team or 3rd-party developer will increase the number of users in the ecosystem.
An in-game benefit system will offer features that have a deflationary impact on STNX, such as locking their STNX in their wallet. Players can choose to enable these features to gain even more crypto as they play a stonkenized game. This increasing scarcity of STNX is designed and organized to benefit the ecosystem.
Our goal is to make these features highly profitable for gamers, to increase the number of players and thus users in the ecosystem. The more attractive the feature, the more it decreases the supply of STNX token available for sale on a daily basis. It decreases the real circulating supply, which has both short and long-term impact on the value of the token.
More users in the ecosystem → More users enable Deflationary Features to Earn More → More locked STNX → Less Available Trading Supply → Price Growth & Lower Volatility → More Speculators Join the Ecosystem → Increased Price Growth Due to Scarcity → More Credibility in the Ecosystem → An increase in users → More users in the ecosystem → More Users Use Deflationary Features to Earn More…
Examples of In-Game Deflationary Features:
  • Multiple P2E Game Access: Every game on the platform is free to play. However, in order to sign up and earn tokens in more than 1 game, one requires 100 STNX per game in their wallet. This is not used to pay for any fee, but users must have it in their wallet to access all the general (P2E) features of a game if they play more than 1 game. This will generate at least 100 STNX locked for almost every participant in the ecosystem that plays and profits from stonkenized games.
  • Cosmetic Content: Each game will feature extra skins and avatars. Most will be available for free depending on the amount of STNX the gamer has in their wallet. The more STNX they hold, the more exclusive avatars and skins they can access. However, the most exclusive will be for sale in the form of NFTs, which can be resold outside of the game.
  • Staking Pools: Games will have their own staking pools. Gamers gain higher stakingrewards based on the amount of STNX in their wallet. The more STNX they hold, the higher interest percentage they earn from staking in-game tokens. This is only up to a certain maximum limit, as to not give too much advantage to whales.
  • Holding NFTs: The amount of NFTs an account can hold depends on the STNX they hold in their wallet. For example, an account can hold up to 5 NFTs. Any additional NFT added on requires X amount of STNX to be held in a wallet.
  • Arena Competition: Players must maintain a minimum amount of STNX in their wallet to access public arenas to fight for prizes, public NFT drop arenas, or any ingame public space. Approximately $10-15, this required lock amount will not be high, nor will it have to be spent.
  • Community Pool Distribution: In-game tokens from the community pool will be redistributed to the players that have at least X amount of locked STNX.
  • Daily Free Try: In order to participate in public arenas, players must pay an entry fee in order to participate. Players with X amount of STNX in their wallet will have one free try daily; i.e. 1 Daily Free Race in Road 2 Moon.
  • Private Arenas: If players wish to compete with each other, they can create private arenas. In order to do so, some amount of locked STNX in their wallets will be required.
These are some examples for how players will be incentivized to lock a certain amount of STNX in their wallets. However, it is not intended whatsoever to coerce players into holding high-worth bags of STNX. Generally, holding an amount like 1000 STNX (worth $100) will unlock almost all benefits in all games. The amount of STNX required will be adjusted according to the price of the token, so as to not create barriers of entry to the games and the ecosystem as a whole.
Bottomline: Anyone can join the ecosystem and play games for free. If you hold some STNX, you can earn more.

Developer Deflation

Deflationary instruments on the developer side will also increase the value of STNX with time:
  • STONK Engine Deposit: The minimum locked amount required for a game project to access STONK Engine features is nominal, in the range of $200 - 1000. Developers do not need to pay the STNX Team anything. These locked coins grant access to STONK Engine features. If the project is dissolved, the developer can sell the coins.
    • The ecosystem is for creators that want to use the platform for free. Once a game proves its concept and starts earning revenue, the number of options available to the developer will only increase. In order to access them, the developer will have to adjust the amount of their locked STNX. See “Stonkenization.”
  • In-game item and NFT Token Deposits: Developers generating in-game items or tokens must back them with locked STNX in their game-dev wallet.
    • Not only does this increase scarcity, the player gains an opportunity to liquidate their in-game assets faster if they want to switch games, or just withdraw cash from the platform.
      • They can “burn” their item, to redeem the tokens they deposited.
      • X% of the coins will go to their wallet
      • Y% of the coins will go to the developer’s wallet.
      • The X-to-Y ratio will vary based on the STNX value to avoid arbitraging.
To reiterate: With the implementation of these entry / in-game deflationary features and the more games there are, the more players there will be on the platform which in turn use such deflationary features. This leads to a market situation where less STNX is available for daily trading. This in turn will have a significant growth impact on STNX.

Insert DAG

DAO stands for Decentralized Autonomous Organization. These DAOs operate platforms and dapps in the DeFi space. The realization of functional and profitable in-game economies will essentially enable any game to become a DAG — Decentralized Autonomous Game, filling a very important role for the GameFi space. They will have the power and benefits of DAO governance, combined with guild ownerships, in-game NFTs, and interaction with the STONK Ecosystem.
Player-made economies, where users can build stuff to sell, or offer services. Such services are in fact games themselves in MetaVerses, which can be powered by the Insert Stonks Ecosystem. Through working on this DIY platform, game devs may not understand how much revenue they make from their games, as crypto tokens fluctuate, assets are traded on different platforms, and so on.
They require analytics to track revenue and profits, and to split test their models in order to optimize their games

STONK Analytics

Every game owner/developer needs to keep track of their game traffic, in-game currency condition and in-game economy performance. Especially when every game gets an opportunity to launch their own in-game currency with tailored STONK Engine solutions.
The Insert Stonks team is building an easy to use and transparent analytics tool that enables the measurement of every available piece of data received from users and exchanges. With this tool, game developers will be able to identify trends and patterns of community activities in their game, along with monitoring the current state of their in-game economy, as well as their out-of-the-game market conditions.
This information will help game owners improve their game and user experience while focusing on profitability and efficiency for their business. As an addition to basic data analysis, avatar trends and game mode data will help game owners plan their NFT strategy more efficiently.
The STNX team will be ready to support any game owner in making critical decisions to improve their in-game economy. Everyone will have access to the data using STONK Analytics.
Below is the list of metrics available in the tool with a minimal daily time frame.
  • New Users
  • Total Unique Users
  • Total Users
  • Active Users
  • Active Users (divided by each of the stonkenization solutions used in-game)
  • % of KYC’d Users From Total Users (public for gamers)
  • Daily Active KYC’d users (helps against cheating) (public for gamers)
  • Users Participating in Community Voting
  • Users Participating in Community Voting vs Total Users
  • Users Participating in Community Voting vs Active Users
  • Total Red Flagged Accounts Quantity
  • % of Red Flagged Accounts vs Active Users
  • Users Banned
  • % of In-Game NFTs Minted From Drops
  • % of In-Game Common NFTs Minted From Drops
  • % of In-Game Rare NFTs Minted From Drops
  • % of In-Game Unique NFTs Minted From Drops
  • NFTs Resell Income
  • Total Value of Bets Between Players
  • Total Value of Betting Players
  • Community Pool Size
  • Community Pool Tokens Distribution (between how many users)
  • Community Pool Tokens Distribution vs Average Community Pool Distribution (anti cheat)
  • Total Income
  • PPPA income
  • PNDA Income
  • Total Income Balance
  • % of Locked (vesting) Balance
  • Ready To Be Withdrawn Balance
  • Advertising Income
  • % Usage of Advertising space
  • Token Price Change vs USD
  • Token Price Change vs STNX
  • Token Price Change vs BTC
  • All Games Averaged Price Change vs STNX
  • Amount of Token Holders
  • % Change of Token Holders
  • Token Volatility
  • Token Volatility vs STNX Volatility
  • Token Volatility vs Average Ecosystem Volatility
  • Token Market Volume (across all the platforms and exchanges)
  • Token Market Volume (on the STNX ecosystem)
  • 10 Biggest Token Wallets Activity
  • Average Time Spent In Game per User
  • Average Time Spent In Game per Game Mode per User
  • Average Time Spent Logged In per User
  • Time Spent in the ecosystem
  • Time Spent Per Public Available Avatar
  • Time Spent Per Paid Avatar
  • % of Inactive Users vs Daily Active Users
  • Inactive Users for 7days or more
  • Inactive Users for 30days or more
  • … and many more will be implemented depending on the demand.

Insert Scoreboarding

Gamers love to show off their skills, reflected in scores that can be viewed by their friends and the community at large. It encourages players to compete and build their personal image, which in turn increases engagement.
Games built with the STONK Engine will safely store players’ scores on the blockchain, never to be changed. Scores will contribute to player rankings for both games free-toplay and pay-to-play.
Players can publicize their scores across games, have an overall weighted score, and leave comments and reviews for games for community-building. Those with the best scores can receive rewards in cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

Insert Decentralized Betting Engine

Developers can add a waging system to their skilled games. Players place a bet on the outcome of them winning, which goes into a pool. The Betting Engine rewards the top player(s) with bigger rewards, and the rest goes to the developers.
The pool system is designed in a way that allows the potential for players to go to the moon!

Insert Compliance with the Local Law Enforcer Plugin

Compliance is essential for a fair and sustainable gaming environment, across all jurisdictions. Laws must be respected in order for everyone to be protected and enjoy taking part in the ecosystem.
Insert Stonks ensures compliance with local laws and regulations in every corner of the world. Depending on the player’s local gambling regulations, players may be prohibited from any betting aspect or placing wagers based on IP. Alternative free-to-play options can be made available for players to earn tokens.
Delivering such a Decentralized Betting Engine precludes ignorance of laws and regulations. The Local Law Enforcer Plugin will ensure that all users and systems comply.

Insert SAFU anti-cheating measures

Cheaters pose a significant risk to security and profitability. Insert Stonks is developed with leading anti-cheat developers to provide a seamless and fair experience for all players.
  • External anti-cheat launcher to deal with any executables for Windows and Mac OS platforms.
  • Developers can use the SDK for Unity, Unreal Engine, and other game engines to integrate it into the gameplay.
  • Removes 99% of all cheaters.
  • OpenCV Prevention to stop cheaters from using bots to play the game and allow fair equal play.
  • External memory access prevention to prevent in-memory code patching and tampering with values.
  • Detection and prevention for specific threats including:
    • Speed Hacks
    • Wall Hacks (disabling physical colliders)
    • Game Code Binaries Patching
  • Player Behavior Analytics SDK for different game engines. The backend analyzes data and detects suspicious behavior.
  • Anti-cheating measures and blockchain-based logs of game code updates will ensure protection of the economies.

Insert Payment Gateway

  • The Insert Stonks payment gateway is composed of multiple payment and withdrawal options. Users will be able to deposit funds by bank transfer, PayPal, or simply transfer their crypto onto the hot wallet.
  • In time, the project will include a dedicated card with a 250 EUR daily spending limit.
  • The ecosystem will require users to undergo KYC checks before being given the ability to make large deposits or withdrawals

STONK Engine Release Schedule

  • The STONK Engine’ initial launch will be on the Solana (SOL) blockchain. It will run in beta, with a few titles already connected to serve as exemplary integrations. This phase will last approximately 4-5 months over the following stages:
  • Stage 0 - Alpha Release - January 2022
    • Hot Wallet •User registration/login
    • Security shard
    • Payment Identity - Integration with user hot wallet
    • Proof-of-Play CM
    • Scoreboarding
  • For game developers: Web-based Services
    • Registration platform
    • Ability to add company details
    • API documentation
    • Ability to add games
    • Ability to define which features the game would like to utilize
  • Stage 1 - Functionalities - March 2022
    • Local Law Enforcer
    • Crypto / Fiat payment Gateways
  • Stage 2 - Functionalities - March 2022
    • NFT Marketplace / Stonk Market Alpha
    • NFT Randomization Engine
  • Stage 3 - UI for Unity and Unreal Engine - April 2022
    • Unity3D Tools
  • Stage 4 - Further integrations - April - June 2022
    • First tools for Unreal Engine
    • ADS Module
    • SAFU Anti-Cheat Alpha
    • Decentralized Betting Engine Alpha

Insert Stonks Platform

Insert Stonks is the platform surrounding the STONK Engine.
This ecosystem includes the following elements:
  • The STONK Engine — the heart of the ecosystem makes blockchain technology rapidly accessible to every game developer. It is a powerful set of plug-ins that allows any developer to onboard their game easily onto the Insert Stonks Ecosystem for the sake of monetization.
  • The STONK Wallet — a radically simplified wallet system that creates a smooth onboarding experience for players
  • STONK Fiat & Crypto Payment Gateway — pay in any currency or crypto; withdraw winnings anytime
  • STONK Market & NFT Marketplace — trade your assets & currencies freely
  • STONK Coin (STNX) — platform utility token serving games connected to STONK Engine
  • Insert GAME Launchpad & Platforms - decentralized non-dilutive, debt-free fundraising solution for game developers combined with a marketing & listing platform
  • This will include the support of the Inert Game Consulting Division, which helps game devs plan their economies, choose their tech stack, and implement blockchain into their games
  • 3rd Party Chains — STONK Engine is compatible with all major Layer 1 solutions
  • Solana Blockchain – a powerful system optimized for the speed of skill-based games that game developers can utilize if it fits their goals (see Road 2 Moon)
  • Community Incentives • The First Insert Stonks games as Proof of Concept for the STONK Engine • Road 2 Moon • MooniVerse
The STONK Engine will enable all game developers to implement blockchain technology into any game quickly and cheaply with no blockchain development experience. All blockchain assets in each game, created using the STONK Engine, will be exchangeable in the open economy of the STONK Exchange. The value of our platform will increase as new games and users join, and as they generate and exchange more value.
Players can make real money playing their favorite games enabled with the STONK Engine. This will act as a powerful incentive for users to play on the Insert Stonks Platform, for higher engagement. They will stay longer, spend more as an investment to win/earn more, invite friends and migrate from other platforms where players are only allowed to spend money, not make it. The resulting user growth will encourage more developers to integrate blockchain into their games using STONK Engine, and deploy new P2E versions of their games on the platform in order to access more users with greater engagement and LTV potential.
This creates an effective cycle:
More great games → more players and developers on the platform → even more great games
Game developers will compete for better Play2Earn business models. They will be even more incentivized to create engaging games. This will enhance player experience and naturally eliminate game developers that are not profitable for their communities, dishonest, or do not engage with users. Thanks to an open economy and free flow of value, game developers will also be able to collaborate, launch joint game experiences, NFTs, competitions and much more.

Solana Chain

Solana is the fastest growing blockchain with over 400 projects spanning across the network. High transaction speed and low transaction costs make this the most scalable and practical network for blockchain.
Early blockchains suffered from limited throughput and lack of runtime specialization, making them impractical for scaling in many real-world use cases. For example, Ethereum currently processes 13 Transactions Per Second (TPS). Solana’s fully developed blockchain has the power to process 1,700 TPS.
The STNX coin will be minted on the Solana blockchain.

Future Integrations

The dev team is planning to connect Stonk Engine to other EVM compatible blockchains. The upcoming fork - Ethereum 2.0 is of particular importance, as Ethereum comprises the biggest user base in the blockchain space. Current problems with high gas fees and network congestion are big barriers to adoption of Play2Earn gaming on the second largest network. Once launched, we aim to facilitate the influx of game developers to Ethereum 2.0 by lowering costs of building Play2Earn games thanks to Stonk Engine technology.
Polygon, Binance, Near, Wax, EOS, Harmony One are also under consideration for future integration.

STONK Wallet

The Insert Stonks wallet is a beginner-friendly web-based wallet that every player unfamiliar with crypto will immediately know how to use. It’s similar to any in-game payments systems gamers are used to. No need to create a Metamask wallet, no need to register on exchanges, no need to buy & transfer any crypto. Simply connect a credit card, transfer fiat currency and start playing. STONK Wallet can be embedded within the games to make the onboarding experience as smooth as possible.

STONK Market

The exchange will support a variety of the top 100 coins, as well as a multitude of CMC and CG listed altcoins. Significantly, the Stonk Exchange will also support trading tokens across multiple networks.
Players need to be able to easily buy and exchange NFTs using fiat, credit cards, or cryptocurrency. Insert Stonks’ payment widget allows for many different options when trading, buying, and selling fungible and non-fungible tokens.
The ecosystem offers fiat-to-crypto, crypto-to-crypto, and crypto-to-fiat payments. Users can immediately cash out their winnings, instead of being limited to keeping in-game currency in a closed monopoly.

Insert GAME LaunchPad

An alternative token crowdfunding solution for early-stage games. Currently, new game developers with new game concepts need to give away equity to raise funds to make their ideas reality. This Launchpad will help game developers raise non-dilutive, debtfree financing in a decentralized way

Insert Stonks Games

Road 2 Moon (R2M)

The first game in the Insert Stonks ecosystem, Road 2 Moon was created by our awardwinning team to demonstrate the capabilities of the STONK Engine. These are the first games to test economic models.
In Road 2 Moon, the player assumes the rule of their favorite altcoin and hops into a Lambo with Mr. Stonk. Their objective is to drive as far as they can away from the SEC, passing checkpoints, and collecting coins along the way. The more coins collected, the higher the score.
Road 2 Moon aims to be the first blockchain game in which success is based on skill rather than chance or investment size. This is true Play2Earn, not Pay2Win or Pay2Earn.
An open WebGL beta testing will be run for the community. As feedback from the community is essential, users will be rewarded for test reports.
The main challenge for the team was building a game that is fun to play yet hard to master. Therefore, elements of randomization in the game engine were included to make it discernibly unique among other games.
R2M will showcase the possibilities of the SAFU anti-cheat system and transparent waging mechanisms (where regulations allow). Players will have the option to win NFTs and later use them in game or resell on the open market.
The game will initially be backed by the ISRM Token on the Binance Smart Chain, which later will be wrapped on Solana. The token will serve as a speculative asset and voting tool to showcase the first DAG governance protocols of Insert Stonks. (More info TBD)

MooniVerse (MV)

Following the chase in Road 2 Moon, the Lambo transforms into a spaceship and the player takes off into orbit. In space, there is plenty of danger: Teslas, Starmen, NSA satellites, Amazon delivery drones, and SpaceX rockets looking for a place to land.
This mode is geared for more dedicated gamers. The mechanics are similar to the ones in Road 2 Moon. The difference being that adversaries move in a semi-random manner, thus raising the difficulty exponentially
The games will be published as standalone apps with web 3.0 connectivity for Mac and PC. iOS and Android versions are under development. The developer team is using the Unity game engine, with C# scripts written completely by them. This is to provide unique, customized controls and original game mechanics. This approach gives the developers full control over every aspect of gameplay such as player movement or enemy behavior.
Both R2M and MV are constantly tested and adjusted to assure that the game is fair, utilizing simple mechanics to provide an easy-to-play / hard-to-master experience.
Key Takeaways:
  • Players are rewarded for their dexterity, not investment
  • Cutting-edge graphics running in the web browser
  • Multiple game modes
  • Free2Play version available
  • A variety of optional meme-based NFT collectibles
  • Interactive scoreboards and a transparent wagering system
  • Community beta testing

STONK Coin (STNX)

STONK Coin (STNX) is the ecosystem utility coin. STNX will be minted as a token on Solana.
STNX will be available to trade on multiple blockchain DEXes. It will be available also on the Stonk Exchange and with time it will be launched on other CEXes. The Insert Stonks Team will be managing those in accordance with future demand.
The amount of STNX available for mining is fixed for a total amount of 1,000,000,000. Limiting the supply makes it a long-term deflationary asset. The STNX team cannot in any case have inflationary influence on the value of the coin by producing more than the fixed amount of 1,000,000,000 STNX. The Insert Stonks ecosystem rules and team efforts can and will only have a deflationary impact on the STNX coin. For example, deflation can occur by burning it, implementing ecosystem fees, burning on every transaction to limit the supply to reward early adopters - any deflationary policy for the benefit of the whole ecosystem

STONKenomics

STONK Coin (STNX)
Max Supply: 1,000,000,000 STNX
Token distribution during presale, exchange listings, and Token Generation Event (TGE):
Presale
Stage 1: Angel Round → 8,888,888 STNX sold
Price: $0.03
$266,666 raised
0% release on the TGE
24-month linear vesting period Stage 2: Seed Round → 35,500,000 STNX sold
Price: $0.04
$1,420,000 raised
2% release on TGE
24-month linear vesting period
Stage 3: Private Round → 85,000,000 STNX sold
Price: $0.045
$3,825,000 raised
5% release on TGE
18 month linear vesting period
Stage 4: Launchpad → 20,000,000 STNX sold
Price: $0.05
$1,000,000 raised
10% TGE release
12 month linear vesting period
Stage 5: Public Round → 14,285,715 STNX sold
Price $0.06 - 0.08
$1,000,000 raised
100% TGE release
No vesting period
Presale Total: 163,674,603 STNX → 16.37% of total supply
Collected Total: $7,511,666
Fund Distribution:
CEX/DEX liquidity - $751,166.67 (10%)
Marketing and Management - $3,755,833.35 (50%)
Technology + Development - $3,004,666.68 (40%)
*Bonus Presale Distribution of ISRM
Insert Stonks’ Road2Moon is the first game created as a proof-of-concept for the STONK Engine. ISRM is the token used in this in-game economy.
The ISRM token will have its own launch and ICO on the STNX Launchpad.
All STNX presale participants will be granted bonus IRSM tokens into their STNX hot wallet.
There will be a drop of 0.1% of total ISRM supply distributed equally between all the presale participants based on the size of their investment.
There will be a drop of 0.01% of total ISRM supply distributed to all the STNX presale participants that acquire 2 or more referral entries.
Ecosystem Distribution
Operational Reserve 250,000,000 STNX → 25.00% of total supply
Purpose: Tokens intended for long-term project support. Tokens will be allocated in a Dev Wallet or wherever needed to support the project operations and strength of the economy (prize-pool, investors, events, next funding rounds and more). Vesting: Tokens will be unlocked based on the requirement of the development team
Ecosystem 240,492,064 STNX → 24.05% of total supply
Purpose: Intended for ecosystem support and development (staking, rewards, suppliers and more. It will be utilized for public airdrops that will be performed ONLY during presale and launchpad Vesting: Tokens will be unlocked on a requirement basis
Exchanges 100,000,000 STNX → 10.00% of total supply
Purpose: To provide liquidity across exchanges Vesting: Depending on the exchange requirements. Team Tokens 120,833,333 STNX → 12.08% of total supply
Purpose: To provide liquidity across exchanges Vesting: Depending on the exchange requirements.
External Experts and Advisory Board 50,000,000 STNX → 5.00% of total supply
Purpose: Allocated towards External Experts and Advisory Board Vesting: 0% at TGE followed by 24 month vesting with monthly linear release
Marketing and Promotion 75,000,000 STNX → 7.50% of total supply
Purpose: Tokens are allocated for marketing purposes and will be minted on a requirement basis. Vesting: 1-week cliff followed by 12 months linear vesting

Staking

TGE Staking
All TGE participants will receive bonus tokens on their STNX hot wallet monthly, based on their initial investment. Coins remaining in the hot wallet will be staked automatically.
Staking
After the TGE, all STNX holders will have the option to either lock their tokens on a hot wallet for staking or use an unbounded staking option.

Community Incentive

For a more fun, engaging, and rewarding user experience, voting power is given to the community via STNX.
STNX deposited and kept in one’s hot wallet can be used to decide what happens with the community fund pools as they get pumped up. Users can:
• Distribute to charity
• Increase marketing budgets
• Increase potential wins (only applicable where regulations allow)
• Organize tournaments
• Fund further game development or sequels
• Organize events
• Build freely in the Ecosystem
• Build TRUST their score (More info TBD :)
• Over time, more elements will be added to the open economy

Product Delivery

  • Phase 1 (done)
    • Hot Wallet Release (Alpha)
    • STONK Engine - Baseline definitions and structuring
    • STONK Engine Technical Conception
  • Phase 2 (done)
    • Presale: Angel Round
    • Road 2 Moon Testing (Late Alpha)
    • Road 2 Moon Beta access for KOLs (webgl)
    • STONK Engine Security Shard - First stable version
    • Hot Wallet open access
    • Stonk Engine: Easy Connect Feature
    • Stonk Engine: Scoreboarding
  • Phase 3 (ongoing)
    • STONK Engine: Pre-Registration
    • STONK Engine Alpha Launch on Solana
    • STONK Analytics Alpha Launch
    • Presale: Seed, Private, Public Rounds
    • ISRM - Token Minting on Solana
    • STONK Market: NFTs (alpha)
    • STONK Engine: NFTs
  • Phase 4
    • Road 2 Moon Final - Early P2E Access
    • STNX - Token Minting on Solana
    • Insert Game Launchpad Beta
    • STONK Engine - Security Shard Extension 2
    • STONK Analytics Beta Launch
    • 3rd Party Game Integration
    • ISRM Token Exchange Listings - Official Public TGE on Solana
    • Stonk University: Scolarship Feature
  • Phase 5
    • STNX Token Exchange Listings - Official Public TGE on Solana
    • STONK Market: Exchange (alpha)

Built by Gamers, For Gamers

We’re a team of experts working in the game, tech, marketing, and blockchain industries. Together, we’ve found a universal financial solution for games that easily implements game economies and payments.
We wanted to capture the joy of gaming we had as children, combined with the possibility of profit in a fair and sustainable manner.
Join us!
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This white paper will be subject to revisions as the project progresses.
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