Mocaverse, the Animoca Brands membership non-fungible token (NFT) collection, has partnered with Rarible, a NFT platform for creators and brands, to launch Mocaverse Marketplace, a custom marketplace for the Mocaverse community.

The Mocaverse Marketplace provides the Mocaverse community with a secure dedicated place to trade Mocaverse NFTs with proven authenticity, Mocaverse said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the platform is intended to address various user safety concerns associated with trading on third-party platforms, such as the risk of purchasing a copycat or interacting with malicious software.

It it noted that the Mocaverse Marketplace will offer 0 percent platform fees on native listings of the Mocaverse collection.

It will also respect royalties on all sales conducted on its platform.

The Mocaverse Marketplace experience offers custom features unique to the Mocaverse collection, including filtering with Moca XP points and support for five other ERC-20 tokens, with more features scheduled to launch through the summer.

Moca XP is a points system that tracks how engaged Moca NFT holders are in the Mocaverse ecosystem.

Moca XP is earned through staking, participation in activations, engagement in social channels and contribution to the Moca DAO.

Having higher Moca XP increases the chance of receiving rewards and benefits at season’s end.

“With the integration of our Moca XP rewards system, the value of a Mocaverse NFT cannot be defined by traits or rarity alone, nor could that value be accurately reflected in generic marketplace settings,” said Alan Lau, Chief Business Officer of Animoca Brands.

“By offering Mocaverse holders various custom marketplace features developed in partnership with Rarible, we can effectively integrate trading activities into our broader ecosystem while facilitating a seamless Mocaverse experience,” he said.

Alex Salnikov, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Rarible, said the future of Web3 is with innovative brands that create the next level of community engagement.

“We believe that in order to grow and thrive in the long term, every community needs its own home that is unique, safe, and not dependent on third party policies. And we’re excited to create one with and for Mocaverse,” he said.

According to the statement, the Mocaverse Marketplace is powered by Rarible Protocol, a decentralized infrastructure governed by RARI token holders through the RARI Foundation.

Mocaverse is an ambitious project by Animoca Brands that aims to bring together the company’s portfolio projects, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and partners through a unique NFT collection.

Mocaverse features 8,888 Mocas, which are NFT profile pictures (PFPs) that serve as a membership pass for Animoca Brands team members, investors, partners, and certain token holders.

Mocaverse aims to unite the Web3 community through shared purpose and values by allowing holders to exchange ideas, learn, connect, play games, and build the future of Web3.

Rarible is a blue-chip NFT platform that provides several products designed to lead creators and their communities to success at every stage of their NFT journey, powered by Rarible Protocol.

Launched in 2019 b Alexei Falin and Alex Salnikov, Rarible offers a multi-chain, aggregated marketplace for NFTs, a self-serve marketplace builder tool, and a white-glove service for custom marketplaces.

Since its inception, Rarible has grown rapidly and become one of the most well-known and highly-ranked NFT companies in the market, backed by Venrock and CoinFund.

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