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  • Billions and Billions: How Brands Take Blockchain From Niche to Normal
    Billions and Billions: How Brands Take Blockchain From Niche to Normal
    “The value we create inside of our virtual worlds will become indistinguishable from the value we’ve historically created outside of them.” Dapper Labs – the company behind CryptoKitties – has a simple mission.
  • Investing in Blockchain Gaming: Why VCs Are Betting Big
    Investing in Blockchain Gaming: Why VCs Are Betting Big
    “Blockchain integration essentially enables community ownership of the entire gaming ecosystem, which in turn allows game publishers to uniquely monetize their model, create richer and deeper experiences, and extend the lifetime value of the assets that they are creating.” How healthy is the gaming industry? Fortnite thoughtfully provided a concise answer to that question on June 16th. In advance of the much-anticipated unveiling of The Device, a live event on the game platform, slots were full half an hour early as eager gamers logged in to witness Epic’s latest twist in its flagship game. The number at which participation was capped? Twelve million players in-game.
  • Beyond In-Game Assets: Blockchain Gaming, DAOs, Guilds, and Ragequitting
    Beyond In-Game Assets: Blockchain Gaming, DAOs, Guilds, and Ragequitting
    “If the “real world” economy is run by centralized authorities who can change and adapt monetary policy on a whim outside public opinion or scrutiny, current video game economies are a microcosm of this behavior.” Many of the builders and investors in the blockchain space believe that the most compelling route to attracting users to the burgeoning crypto-economy is not upending the global financial order but something with significantly lesser stakes: gaming. And this reasoning makes sense.
  • Play2Earn: How Blockchain Can Power a Paradigm Shift in Building Game Economies
    Play2Earn: How Blockchain Can Power a Paradigm Shift in Building Game Economies
    “We’d like to further empower our community by allowing them to earn a token that allows them to govern the ecosystem in the future, making decisions like what content to add within the universe, what tech upgrades should be focused on, and what to do with funds generated by the game’s operation.” For the past decade, the dominant business model in the gaming industry has been Free2Play.
  • Gen Z and the NFT: Redefining Ownership for Digital Natives
    Gen Z and the NFT: Redefining Ownership for Digital Natives
    “Perhaps our children’s generation won’t own the roof over their heads, but they’ll own a wealth of digital assets instead.” Many of them, at least in the Western world, learned to swipe a screen before they learned to talk.