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Blockchain Gaming Part III: Protocol-led second-generation games

This is Part III of a multi-part comprehensive series on blockchain-based gaming by Zane Huffman: Twitter @jeffthedunker The series is a culmination of historical accounts and interviews with a number of blockchain and crypto based game projects, sprinkled in with opinions on the current state and opportunities within gaming. Part II can be read here. […]
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Aug 14, 2019, 11:53PM UTC

Blockchain Gaming Part II: Successes and Failures of First-Generation Games

This is Part II of a multi-part comprehensive series on blockchain-based gaming by Zane Huffman: Twitter @jeffthedunker The series is a culmination of historical accounts and interviews with a number of blockchain and crypto based game projects, sprinkled in with opinions on the current state and opportunities within gaming. Part 1 can be read here. […]
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Aug 8, 2019, 10:43PM UTC

Digital collectibles market seeing renaissance as platform targeting superfans scores ~$8M acquisition

The world of digital collectibles like CryptoKitties may appear to be a quirky game, but the business moguls backing them aren’t playing around – and they expect to win big. Animoca, a mobile gaming firm listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, has paid approximately $8 million to acquire Quidd, a digital collectible startup pitched as […]
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Aug 7, 2019, 1:30AM UTC

Esports infrastructure provider nets $1.5M investment from Wells Fargo and Galaxy EOS VC Fund

Esports is on the rise, and so is one of its main infrastructure providers, Matcherino. The company that powered more than 6,000 successful tournaments is looking to explore blockchain capabilities with its product, now bolstered by an additional $1.5 million from its Series A-1 round, garnering investments from players like Galaxy EOS VC Fund and […]
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Aug 5, 2019, 8:57PM UTC

Blockchain Gaming Part I: The opportunity

This is Part 1 of a multi-part comprehensive series on blockchain-based gaming by Zane Huffman: Twitter @jeffthedunker The series is a culmination of historical accounts and interviews with a number of blockchain and crypto based game projects, sprinkled in with opinions on the current state of gaming. Abstract Beyond just store of value and medium […]
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Aug 2, 2019, 10:53PM UTC

SEC issues first no action letter for Ethereum-based token

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the first-ever Ethereum token sale from blockchain-based gaming startup Pocketful of Quarters (PoQ). In a no-action letter published Thursday, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance said that PoQ may sell its Quarters tokens (based on ERC-20 standard) without registering them as securities. “The Division will not […]
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Jul 26, 2019, 7:41AM UTC

Video game giant Ubisoft reportedly exploring blockchain potential

French video game giant Ubisoft is considering introducing blockchain to its games, Cointelegraph writes. Ubisoft has been allegedly working on a blockchain solution for months and is considering one implementation—monetisation of in-game items put on a blockchain. In-game collectibles are a common feature in many games. Epic Games’ Fortnite has monetised in-game equipment; while the […]
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Jun 12, 2019, 8:00PM UTC

Proof of Work: Made in China

The following newsletter is republished with permission from Eric Meltzer of Primitive Ventures, a global venture investment firm with a focus on blockchain and related technologies. You can follow Eric on Twitter at @wheatpond and subscribe here to Proof of Work.  Hi from Beijing! As always, the Chinese crypto scene is fascinating. Last year it […]
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Jun 2, 2019, 3:00PM UTC

Proof of Work: Back to building

The following newsletter is republished with permission from Eric Meltzer of Primitive Ventures, a global venture investment firm with a focus on blockchain and related technologies. You can follow Eric on Twitter at @wheatpond and subscribe here to Proof of Work.  Greetings from Boston! I’ll be in NYC from the 10th to the 12th—I love […]
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Apr 26, 2019, 5:57PM UTC

Proof of Work: Satoshi's Treasure, a global hunt for 1 million dollars in BTC

The following newsletter is republished with permission from Eric Meltzer of Primitive Ventures, a global venture investment firm with a focus on blockchain and related technologies. You can follow Eric on Twitter at @wheatpond and subscribe here to Proof of Work.  Good afternoon from sunny but ridiculously windy Boston. When I found out about Bitcoin […]
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Apr 18, 2019, 9:27AM UTC

A CryptoKitties founding employee on why she thinks the concept will ultimately land on its feet

It’s the game that cemented crypto’s place in the public domain. But since hitting headlines in 2017, the CryptoKitties obsession has waned, a victim of the same cycle as many other digital “have-beens”. The obvious question is what happened to the phenomena of digital cats; allegedly sold for the equivalent of up to $100,000. And […]
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Apr 1, 2019, 7:59PM UTC

'We're on track to be the world's biggest dApp:' CDx spinoff launches, betting on crypto-sports gambling

It was just four months ago that the founders of CDx decided to abandon their much-anticipated project. But, it appears a phoenix may have risen from the ashes. The $4 million in funds and tech once geared at tokenizing and trading credit derivatives have been recast into a new decentralised sports betting platform, dubbed SportX. […]
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Mar 26, 2019, 2:13PM UTC

Ripple provides $100 million in funding for blockchain gaming developers

Ripple’s Xpring today announced it is partnering with blockchain gaming platform startup Forte by providing $100 million for investment in blockchain gaming developers. The young startup was only first announced in February and is led by Kevin Chou, formerly in charge of mobile gaming and esports at Kabam. Forte’s leadership roster is strong, featuring former GarageGames and Unity […]
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Mar 12, 2019, 5:19PM UTC

Kakao Corp raises $90M for its blockchain platform

Kakao Corp., the parent company of a South Korean messaging app KakaoTalk, raised $90 million in a private coin offering for its upcoming blockchain platform, as reported by Bloomberg. The company is planning to have another round, similar in size, in March. IDG Capital, Crescendo Equity Partners and Translink Capital participated in the round, per Bloomberg. The blockchain platform […]
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Mar 11, 2019, 10:49AM UTC

STO launches token that offers exposure to a portfolio of video games

A group of former video game executives have banded together to launch a new token that will offer investors exposure to the growing gaming industry. Rocket Token, announced Thursday, promises to offer every day investors the opportunity to tap into the $135 billion gaming business via a token that provides returns from a portfolio of […]
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Jan 17, 2019, 1:10PM UTC

Razer wants gamers to mine cryptocurrency using their idle computers but not reward them with cryptocurrency

Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer is partnering with GammaNow, a crypto mining software solutions provider, to let gamers mine cryptocurrency with their idle computers. Instead of rewarding their gamers with cryptocurrency, however, Razer will reward them with Razer Silver, loyalty points that can be redeemed for discounts on Razer products. “The cryptocurrency that’s being mined through this […]
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Dec 13, 2018, 4:27PM UTC

Mythical Games raises $16M to develop online games on EOS

Mythical Games, an online gaming studio, announced that it had secured $16M from investors including Galaxy Digital, Javelin Venture Partners, and OKCoin. The gaming studio plans on developing games that enable players to own and customize their game assets. Unlike traditional online games, where gaming studios own gaming assets (weapons, cosmetic skins, characters, etc.), Mythical […]
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Nov 17, 2018, 10:51PM UTC

Blockchain Game Alliance pushing for blockchain integration in gaming

The Blockchain Game Alliance was formed last Friday at the Blockchain Game Summit. Ubisoft, ConsenSys, along with other startups such as Enjin, Fig, Alto, Ultra, Gimli and EverdreamSoft, led the charge becoming inaugural members of the consortium. The alliance’s goal is to help develop common standards and practices to spread the integration of blockchain and […]
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Oct 3, 2018, 1:36PM UTC
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