Tag: Gaming

Buyer Beware: NFT Gaming Projects Flock to the XRPL

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VerseX is an XRPL-powered Metaverse shopping, social, and gaming platform. It features a virtual-reality mall and integrated play-to-earn activities. The platform has two main tokens. $XVR is the platform’s native currency and governance token. And $XMEN (which definitely won’t ruffle feathers at Marvel) is the platform’s early investor token. Despite my repeated insistence on Twitter,

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Minecraft Developers Boot NFT Projects, Including XRPL Powered ZerpCraft

ZerpCraft is an XRPL-powered gaming project and RippleX development grantee, which allows Minecraft server administrators the ability to mint property NFTs and monetize land in their game worlds.   “After the launch of XLS-20, the ZerpCraft plugin will be made open source allowing any Minecraft server administrator the ability to mint ZerpCraft NFTs and monetize their

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Ripple’s Gaming Juggernaut

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Ripple’s blockchain investment wing has funded some promising projects over the years, but the one that I’m most excited about is Forte. Forte is a blockchain-based gaming marketplace that allows developers to integrate decentralized marketplace features into their emergent gameplay experiences. Back in 2020, Forte announced a partnership with the Will Wright chaired Gallium Studios.

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XRP Expands Into $300 Billion Gaming Industry

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Private permissioned sidechains on the XRP Ledger are two months away. Federated sidechains are 6-9 months away. Gaming worlds may eventually plug into the XRP ecosystem using hooks and federated sidechains. Games are already implementing basic blockchain features into their digital worlds. Fully-fledged market economies are soon to follow. The Forte blockchain is a Ripple

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Can NFTs Alone Guarantee Ownership in Digital Worlds?

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have some exciting applications in the gaming world. The boon to an NFT based item or cosmetic is that it can exist far longer than the lifecycle of a typical game. Even after the servers are dead and the player has moved onto to something new, a rare NFT has the potential

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The $3.5 Million Dollar Mirandus NFT

Tons of people on my Twitter feed have been mentioning Gala Games. Some have been running nodes, and others discussing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain-based property ownership in Gala’s upcoming MMO, Mirandus. I’m most interested in the latter because it’s something I’ve written about before. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are fungible, essentially meaning one Bitcoin

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Xbox Series X vs. Xbox Series S: 4k gaming vs. high FPS

Microsoft will soon release two different versions of their next-gen gaming console. The Xbox Series X ($499) is the full-powered 4k variant, and the Series S ($299) is the smaller, and less powerful, 1440p gaming box. Some publications have described the Xbox Series S as the budget variant of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, but I feel

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Forte Blockchain and PayID Preview

Forte provided a preview of some of their upcoming blockchain gaming features during a recent PayID developer conference. The preview illustrated some of the social monetization techniques developers could leverage within the Forte blockchain. These social aspects of the Forte monetization platform are already present in the gaming ecosystem, but they occur informally or without

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