Last month Swipe.io sold for $68,000 at Park.io. This marks the largest reported .io sale of all time.
It looks like the name was bought by a crypto company and Swipe.io will be an app that allows users to spend 20+ cryptocurrencies from a non-custodial wallet.
Interestingly there is a Swipe.io that is a game produced by Diginity Games. This is an actual game in both the App store and Google play. There is a whole genre of “.io” games. Dignity could not secure Swipe.io but they still named their game that.
CrazyGames.com explains what .io games exactly are:
History of .io games
The very first .io game was Agar.io. It was created in 2015 by Matheus Valadares, a Brazilian software developer, and released on the internet forum 4chan. It became an overnight sensation, amassing millions of players. The game features cells which grow by eating agar or other players, and which can be split. Agar.io was acquired by Miniclip a few months after its original release.
What are .io Games?
Io games are a series of real-time multiplayer games of which the name ends in the domain extension “io”. The .io top-level domain (ccTLD) is originally the country code from the British Indian Ocean Territory, but was popularized for games by some of the initial hits in the .io games genre. The games are casual multiplayer games that involve real-time battles between players in an arena. Players earn points by killing other players. The top players are listed on the leaderboard. The most famous .IO games are Agar.io and Slither.io.
Properties of .io games
.IO games come in all shapes and colors, but they do have some shared properties:
- Players grow by eating or otherwise killing other players
- The game takes place in an arena.
- Most games use HTML5 technology to run in any modern browser.
- The games are fiercely competitive and feature real-time multiplayer gameplay.
SwipeCrypto.com is also a developed website that helps app developers monetize data using the blockchain.