A number of key companies in the blockchain and gaming industry met earlier this week in France, to mark a fresh alliance of the two large industries.
Industry-leading proponents from both circles met in a two-day event of the first-ever Blockchain Game Summit in Lyon, France, as the two jointly explored the prospect of integrating both technologies towards mass/mainstream adoption.
The Game Changers
The new coalition, named the Blockchain Game Alliance, included notable founding members from both industries such as popular game company, Ubisoft, ConsenSys, Gimli, Fig, Alto, Ultra, B2Expand, EverdreamSoft, and Enjin.
The aim of the new coalition, was to explore and build on the potential impact of the blockchain technology over the gaming industry.
While blockchain has been used across many fields and industries including health and finance, its potential in the gaming industry has been seized upon by significant companies too; chiefly among these is Ultra, a blockchain-powered gaming distribution platform. The CEO of Ultra, Nicolas Gilot, discussed the importance of the new alliance:
“The Blockchain Game Alliance is advocating for a universal standard in the blockchain gaming space to create a more interoperable and transparent ecosystem, which will benefit stakeholders, by furthering innovation and ensuring economic viability.”
Blockchain In-’fun’-sion and Its Growing Impact
With the fun industry of gaming being one of the biggest in the whole world, the founding members believe the infusion of blockchain across major fields has the potential to offer many benefits across the ecosystem. What better way to introduce blockchain to the mainstream than to seize an industry with over 2.2 billion active gamers across the world?
Like Ultra, GameCredits is a blockchain company focusing on the gaming industry. Exactly a year ago, the company announced it’s new partnership with established game developer, Unity Technologies, explaining the present shared view of the gaming industry having a global influence, and being an entertaining way to fast-track the adoption of blockchain worldwide.
With the introduction of digital tokens and the continued growth of the use of cryptocurrencies, the modern game is bound to evolve beyond the game, as gamers across the world can now get paid for real as they play and win.
With innovators like Gamecredits, Dmarket.io – the first decentralized marketplace where players can trade their in-game items globally – and Ultra, the world of gaming is sure bound to see a change soon. And with this change, comes the slow but steady democratization of blockchain across various industries in the world.