Is DeFi Kingdom Free? There’s Fine Print!

DeFi Kingdom is a play-to-earn game that challenges the competition. Who doesn’t want to play video games and earn money right? The million-dollar question is how much money can you earn and if the game sucks week-old broccoli.

DeFi Kingdoms is not Free! Since DeFi Kingdom runs on the Ethereum blockchain everything you do including setting up a profile costs money with gas fees!

Keep reading and I’ll share how to get started with DeFi Kingdoms, 3 other play-to-earn games, 5 ways to earn money with this game, and my plan with this project!

What is DeFi kingdoms Crypto?

DeFi Kingdoms combines play to earn video gaming with DeFi (Decentralized Finance). It’s also a DEX meaning a decentralized exchange.

I’ve written about 3 other play-to-earn games such as….

Axie Infinity

Gods Unchained

Blancos Block Party

The play to earn model sounds so appealing right? Play a video game and get paid to do it! The main thing is you have to have fun playing the video game.

If the game sucks, then it is hard to continue playing right? Only you can make the decision if it sucks!

The cryptocurrency token for DeFi Kingdom is called JEWEL. This token is an ERC20 token that runs on the Ethereum blockchain.

ERC20 stands for Ethereum Request for comment and I don’t know what the 20 means. You can think of an ERC20 token as WordPress for a blog. It provides the framework that many exchanges and wallets understand.

The good news is the JEWEL token has a use and isn’t just a cute puppy!

The token is used to purchase game items, heroes, and kingdoms. It’s also used for staking and liquidity mining. To stake JEWEL in the game you have to go to the bank and talk to Mr. Teller.

The reward for staking is 1/3 of the trading fees from the DEX (Decentralized Exchange). If you’re not sure what staking is I wrote a post HERE that I hope explains how it works.

How to Earn Money in Defi Kingdoms?

You can earn money with staking, liquidity mining, buying and selling Heroes and items, quests, and possibly renting Heroes out.

To earn money with staking then you would go to the bank. To earn money with liquidity mining (yield farming) you would go to the garden (since you’re farming) at the seedbox.

Heck, you could even buy and sell kingdoms at the real estate office at the capital.

You can earn some high APR (annual percentage rate) from the liquidity mining, but there is some fine print. When you harvest the rewards some of them will be locked and some you can sell for cash.

As you can see from the fine print in the first epoch you can only use 5% of the rewards in the beginning. You can read the full fine print HERE.

Next up is the marketplace which acts as the DEX (Decentralized Exchange). On the DEX you can swap 1 token for another one.

Then we have the Tavern where you can recruit Heroes (NFT’s). The Heroes are VERY similar to Axie’s in the most popular play-to-earn game called Axie Infinity.

These Heroes all have different abilities and you can build them up to sell. Oh, and you can even breed them “just” like Axie Infinity.

Another way you could possibly earn money is with a quest. At the time of this blog post, there are only professional quests and there is no PVP (player vs. player) or adventure quests

Profession quests mean things such as fishing, foraging, mining, and gardening.

I DeFi Kingdoms a Scam?

DeFi Kingdoms is not a scam, but was launched on August 22, 2021, and is VERY new. The main token JEWEL is also not available on any exchanges. Lastly, there is some fine print on liquidity mining that some people don’t know.

Defi Kingdoms is real, and I recommend playing around with it to learn. Getting some hands-on experience can also help you learn and gain confidence (you can only learn so much from a blog post).

To get started all you need is a web browser, the Metamask wallet extension, and some Harmoney ONE tokens in Metamask. You can purchase Harmoney ONE tokens from Binance,, and Kucoin.

Unfortunately, with Binance it takes 10 days to move the ONE tokens to Metamask. Oh, and it’s not as easy as you think. I found this video HERE helpful on how to move ONE token to Metamask.

You can’t create a profile until you have some Harmony One tokens in your wallet.

Harmoney ONE is a layer 2 blockchain on the Ethereum blockchain. You could think of a layer 2 blockchain as instead of MANY transactions that cost gas fees a layer 2 just collects all the transactions and once a day submits them to save everyone money.

It’s like buying in bulk to save money. Sort of like shopping at Costco where you can buy 1 years worth of ketchup at a time.

You can install DefiKingdoms from the link HERE. Also, once you connect your Metamask wallet you don’t need any username or password to login because it’s linked to the Metamask wallet.

Once you’re in the game you could head over to the marketplace and convert some ONE tokens for JEWEL tokens. Those JEWEL tokens you could stake at the bank or go to the gardens and do some liquidity mining.

If you’re not sure what liquidity mining is you can check out this post HERE.

You could also go to the tavern to buy, sell and possibly rent Heroes.


I’m bullish on DeFi kingdoms because it takes a boring topic DeFi and turns it into a video game. The bad news is there is some fine print with liquidity mining rewards and it’s very new.

Also, there are “lots” of moving parts, relying on Ethereum a side chain with a video game element. What could go wrong right?

In conclusion, I want to learn more about this project and this means putting some skin in the game (this is how I learn).

I’m both bullish and “very skeptical” with DeFi Kingdoms. I like simple things, even my golf swing is “insanely” simple, but I can hit the ball straight.

The MORE simple the project the more I like it (probably why I’m more of a Bitcoin guy).

When it comes to DeFi there is only 1 project that is built off Bitcoin and it’s very simple, stable, and boring (except for the rewards).

The project HERE is the one I’m MOST bullish on in the long run, and I feel the most secure with (in these crazy times).

I hope this post on is DeFi Kingdoms Free was helpful to you. Bye for now.


Affiliate marketer for 10 years, domain investor for 2 years, a recent crypto guy, and part-time surfer. Hopefully, this blog can benefit you.

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