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Clicker Games in Telegram Make Bullish Case for Toncoin (TON)

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Updated by Lynn Wang
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In Brief

  • Telegram's clicker games are driving Toncoin's popularity and adoption within its mini-app ecosystem.
  • These games allow users to earn cryptocurrency by tapping screens and completing designated tasks.
  • Games like Notcoin and Hamster Kombat have attracted millions of users with engaging mechanics.
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The rise of clicker games within Telegram’s mini-app ecosystem is significantly boosting the popularity and utility of TON Blockchain and its native token—Toncoin (TON).

Telegram’s community-centric nature, combined with the play-to-earn (P2E) model, offers a compelling incentive in cryptocurrency for user engagement. This trend has transformed crypto adoption and set a new standard for integrating digital assets within social and gaming platforms.

Pioneering the Next Wave of Crypto Adoption

TON Blockchain, which is a part of Telegram’s ecosystem, stands to benefit significantly from this latest trend. Players who earn Toncoin through gameplay can easily transfer their earnings to TON-based wallets. The seamless integration of TON Blockchain within these games enhances the utility and demand for the cryptocurrency.

Moreover, these clicker games have quickly amassed millions of users. For example, as of June 10, Hamster Kombat, one of the most popular clicker games, has garnered over 100 million players.

Read more: 6 Best Toncoin (TON) Wallets in 2024

Telegram’s extensive user base and social media’s viral nature also play pivotal roles in the rapid spread of these games. The community-driven promotion and ease of sharing within Telegram groups amplify the reach and impact of these games.

Furthermore, they offer convenience by allowing users to play games directly within Telegram. Users do not need to download additional applications. This ease of access simplifies the onboarding process, broadening the appeal to a wider audience.

Besides the solid ecosystem, the gamification element is also a crucial driver of engagement. Clicker games combine the addictive nature of simple and repetitive tasks. Many of these games have developed their in-game currencies and economies, encouraging microtransactions.

The ability to purchase upgrades, boost earnings, or unlock new features through microtransactions adds another layer of engagement and potential revenue. Additionally, features such as leaderboards, friend challenges, and team competitions create a sense of community and friendly rivalry. This blend of social aspects, entertainment, and financial incentives boosts engagement and retention.

“This is all very bullish for TON. […] It is crypto’s latest meta,” crypto analyst Alex Krüger affirmed.

The Top Telegram Clicker Games Driving Toncoin Growth

The clicker games trend in the Telegram ecosystem was started by Notcoin, which Open Builders launched in early 2024. Notably, Notcoin has become a key player in the Telegram gaming ecosystem since its inception.

Players can mine the in-game currency Notcoin by tapping on a virtual coin. In May, Notcoin held its token generation event (TGE), listing the native token NOT on several major exchanges, including OKX and Binance.

After the listing, Notcoin quickly positioned itself among the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. At the time of writing, its market capitalization is $1.86 billion, and it is trading at $0.01804.

NOT Price Performance.
NOT Price Performance. Source: BeInCrypto

Read more: What is Notcoin (NOT)? A Guide to the Telegram-Based GameFi Token

Another popular game, Hamster Kombat, engages users with its competitive gameplay. Hamster Kombat allows players to manage a virtual crypto exchange by tapping on digital hamsters to earn coins.

Players tap in-game “hamsters” to mine HMSTR coins. They can also boost earnings by winning coins via the Daily Combo, subscribing to the game’s YouTube channel, or inviting friends. Special missions and daily check-ins offer extra coins, and players can upgrade their exchanges to increase their earning rate.

In addition to Notcoin and Hamster Kombat, other interesting clicker games garner significant attention from the crypto community. These include Catizen, Truecoin, and Pixelverse.

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Lynn Wang
Lynn Wang is a seasoned journalist at BeInCrypto, covering a wide range of topics, including tokenized real-world assets (RWA), tokenization, artificial intelligence (AI), regulatory enforcement, and investments in the crypto industry. Previously, she led a team of content creators and journalists for BeInCrypto Indonesia, focusing on the adoption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in the region, as well as regulatory developments. Prior to that, at Value Magazine, she covered...