In case you haven't noticed, besides DeFi and NFTs, bridges have become the big thing lately. Many different groups are working on them for a variety of reasons. Though they all maybe called different things, they all pretty much serve the same purpose.
For just about as long as blockchain has been around, there has been difficulty moving assets from one chain to another. Many projects have attempted to tackle this issue, but until they have it figured out, bridges seem to be the answer.
Leo is working on their own bridge right now and I expect we will see that launched in the next couple of weeks. WAX is working on a bridge of some sorts and then there is the reason I am writing this post.
I hold a fair number of NFTs on the WAX blockchain. Some of the NFT games that I am most heavily invested in are Dark Country, Koggs, and [Alien worlds(https://alienworlds.io/)(pictured above). Alien worlds has been one of my best gambles so far in terms of NFT investments. I have mentioned before that I purchased 4 pieces of land for about $30 a piece when they launched. Those lands are now selling for a minimum of $2500 a piece on the secondary market.
The main reason I haven't sold them is because holding land earns you TLM on the WAX blockchain. There are a lot of people who have faith that TLM will one day be worth more than the fractions of a cent it currently is. On the Alcor exchange you could convert TLM to WAX. With WAX being at $.21 now and TLM being worth about .11 WAX there isn't a ton of value there yet.
Then the Bridge Happened
The Alien Worlds team has been working on a bridge(AKA Teleport) to move TLM from the WAX chain over to the ETH and BSC chains. They recently announced their teleport to convert TLM:WAX to TLM:ERC20 and TLM:BEP20.
A few lucky individuals noticed that the bridge was open for a short time the other day and moved a fair number of their TLM over to one of those chains. Then, about mid morning yesterday, those new TLM tokens were listed on Binance and most people watched in dismay as the price skyrocketed to $4.00 per TLM.
Sadly, I was one of those people whose TLM was stuck over on the WAX side of things. Equally unfortunate is that fact that we know as soon as the teleport opens back up, countless people are going to be trying to move their TLM over and that $4 per TLM price we were seeing will likely "tank" (for the time being).
I just have to say congrats to those fortunate few who were able to make a killing on their TLM. I've gotta believe it was sheer luck and just being in the right place at the right time that allowed them to take advantage.
If you notice in my account above, I have about 4000 TLM liquid that I could have moved over. The other 100,000 TLM is staked to the planet Kavian for voting and participation in the Cabal $16,000 would pay off a lot of bills for me. In fact it would probably eliminate all of my debt except my mortgage. How awesome would that be?
Better luck next time I guess...
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