Blockchain game

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A blockchain game is a video game that is based on blockchain technology.

History[edit]

The first blockchain game, Huntercoin, was released in February, 2014.[1][unreliable source]

Another blockchain game is CryptoKitties, launched in November 2017.[2] The game made headlines in December 2017 when a cryptokitty character - an-in game virtual pet - was sold for US$100,000.[3][irrelevant citation] CryptoKitties illustrated scalability problems for games on Ethereum when it created significant congestion on the Ethereum network with about 30% of all Ethereum transactions being for the game.[4][irrelevant citation]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Chiraag Patel (2014-02-26). "Huntercoin is the World's First Peer to Peer Massively Multiplayer Online Cryptocurrency Game". Medici. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  2. ^ "Internet firms try their luck at blockchain games". Asia Times. 2018-02-22. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  3. ^ Evelyn Cheng (2017-12-06). "Meet CryptoKitties, the $100,000 digital beanie babies epitomizing the cryptocurrency mania". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  4. ^ Laignee Barron (2018-02-13). "CryptoKitties is Going Mobile. Can Ethereum Handle the Traffic?". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-09-30.