A paradigm shift in the gaming industry

Blockchain Gaming: the Role of Sharding

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...

Blockchain Gaming: Artificial Intelligence

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...

Blockchain Gaming: Decentralized MMOs

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....

Blockchain Gaming: Human Mining

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...

Blockchain Gaming: Provable Fairness

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...

Blockchain Gaming: Fog of War

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...

Blockchain Gaming: XAYA Overview

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...