Blockchain Gaming Interview: pixEOS CEO

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This guest article was contributed Joe Chiappetta, a cartoonist and rare digital art collector who has been writing about creative blockchain solutions since 2015. He’s also a team member of pixEOS. Portrait of Fred Nogueira (featured image) by Aoi yNnS Art and games usually stay in their separate, yet related corners—that is until pixEOS came along and continues to challenge …

Blockchain Gaming: the Role of Sharding

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This article was written by Andrew Wagner, the founder of www.blockchaingaming.com Background The concept of sharding predates blockchains. Defined by some experts as “breaking up your big database into much smaller databases that share nothing,” it was intended to fix issues that arose as databases grew too large, such as increased response times when querying for data. It also helped …

Blockchain Gaming: Artificial Intelligence

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This article was written by Andrew Wagner, the founder of www.blockchaingaming.com History The concept of artificial intelligence has its origins in myth and legends. Ancient civilizations speculated about anthropomorphized creatures animated from various materials by magical means. These included the golems of Jewish folklore, which were made of clay or mud. Later, examples appeared from Greek, Egyptian and Chinese mythology …

Blockchain Gaming: Decentralized MMOs

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This article was written by Andrew Wagner, the founder of www.blockchaingaming.com Background The oldest and hardest goal in the blockchain gaming industry has been to develop a completely decentralized game, one based on a persistent online world with no server. Early experiments such as Huntercoin and Motocoin proved epic, but were held back from the mainstream by installation difficulty, hardware …

Blockchain Gaming: Human Mining

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This article was written by Andrew Wagner, the founder of www.blockchaingaming.com The Basics The best way to mine for cryptocurrency has been a topic of debate since the creation of the first altcoin. There are many variations of proof-of-work, wherein computers mine for coins by crunching numbers, while others advocate a proof-of-stake system in which new coins go to the …

Blockchain Gaming: Provable Fairness

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This article was written by Andrew Wagner, the founder of www.blockchaingaming.com Background Provable fairness is a concept originally pioneered by illegal gamblers in the dark ages of cryptocurrency, before blockchain analytics made it possible to trace transactions on blockchains like Bitcoin’s. The idea was simple: prove that online casinos aren’t cheating. The dark web has since receded to obscure blockchains …

Blockchain Gaming: Fog of War

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This article was written by Andrew Wagner, the founder of www.blockchaingaming.com Background Fog of war refers to the unknown variables in a situation. It has its origins in 19th century warfare, where a general had to maintain knowledge of enemy positions and the status of friendly soldiers. If one of your scouts failed to return with updates from the battlefield, …

Blockchain Gaming: XAYA Overview

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This article was written by Andrew Wagner, the founder of www.blockchaingaming.com Background There is a lot of history behind XAYA. It began in 2011 with Namecoin, to which core XAYA team members were major contributors. Forked off of Bitcoin, it took the concept of embedding critical data of the blockchain—despised by Bitcoin purists who view non-financial transactions as spam—and made …