LimeWire, a once popular peer-to-peer file-sharing platform, is making a comeback as a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace for creators and artists. Powering the new ecosystem is its utility token, LimeWire Token (LMWR). LMWR can be purchased using cryptocurrencies like Ethereum ETH, USD Coin USDC, Tether (USDT), Bitcoin (BTC), Binance Coin (BNB), and others. The latest crypto that can be used is Ripple’s XRP.
The platform was popular before it was shut down in 2010. It has reinvented itself as a Web3 subscription service that caters to creators in the music, art, and entertainment community. LMWR, an ERC-20 token, is the heart of the LimeWire ecosystem. It grants privileges depending on the number of tokens held by holders. It gives voting rights, early access to drops, and other rewards.
LimeWire Token Launch
LimeWire has successfully raised close to $10 million in a private token sale in 2022. The event was led by prominent investors such as Kraken Ventures, Arrington Capital, Crypto.com Capital, and SwissBorg Ventures. DAO Jones, a group of investors from the music industry that includes Steve Aoki, also participated.
LimeWire says it “will use these funds and strong connections within the crypto and music industry to grow our team, extend partnerships, support artists, and curate high-quality content.”
The public sale, which started in early May 2023, is currently ongoing and will end on May 11. The general public can purchase LimeWire tokens using their favorite cryptocurrencies. There are 97.5 million LMWR available for public sale. According to LimeWire, the remaining tokens will be burned. The LimeWire Team also said that listing on exchanges will start on May 16.
From 2000 to Present
LimeWire was founded by Mark Gorton in May 2000. It was a program created for users to share files directly with one another, a concept that was not known to many during that time. After a while, it became one of the most popular P2P file-sharing programs in the world. However, in 2010, LimeWire was shut down by a court order due to copyright infringements.
LimeWire’s relaunch as a blockchain platform is probably one of the most watched events in the crypto space this year. The company is leveraging its strong brand name and innovative token model to revolutionize how creators and fans interact in the digital world. It has also established strategic partnerships with several institutions.
LimeWire was once a pioneer in the early days of the internet, a program that changed the way users share information. Maybe it will once again change the way we use Web3.
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