Cassava Network, a web3 rewards infrastructure protocol, has launched the first version of its AfriMyth Avatar collection.
The Avatars, inspired by pan-African mythology, will serve as the foundation for Cassava’s upcoming Cassava ID rewards system to introduce Africans to Web3 through partnerships with existing Web2 apps.
With just an email sign up and zero knowledge of web3, users can create their own avatars, or IDs, on the Cassava Network website. And these would be used as unique identifiers for reward programs, and can also potentially be minted as NFTs.
This is also the first step in the ecosystem of decentralised applications (dApps), that Cassava is building as subsequently, there will be a crypto waller, DeFi, and NFTs.
The first 2,000 users to create an AfriMyth Avatar will get an airdrop of a Rare-tier NFTs. These NFTs will play a role in the upcoming rewards system, allowing users to modify their reward potential by equipping different upgrades to their Avatars.
Speaking on the launch, Mouloukou Sanoh, co-founder of Cassava Network said;
“With AfriMyth, we’re paying tribute to the rich and diverse peoples and their stories from across Africa and sharing them with the world. It’s also the first step on our journey toward widespread Web3 adoption as we look to roll out Cassava’s Web3 infrastructure over the coming months and year.”
Elsie Godwin, Marketing Manager at Cassava Network, continued:
“Cassava is bringing Web3 to an entire continent via our rewards infrastructure. Games, news apps, music streaming services, social networks and more can all implement Cassava rewards, allowing developers to bridge their existing apps to Web3 without starting from zero. This also means users can begin earning rewards by using the apps they already love to use.”
Cassava Network aims to harness the growing interest in blockchain technology across Africa by creating a stepping stone for users to enter the world of cryptocurrencies and Web3.
Cassava recently closed a US $8 million funding round led by Everest Ventures Group, the EMURGO-backed Adaverse, and Dragonfly Capital. Their native token, $CSV, is slated for release in late Q4, 2022.