Blockchain Basics

Cryptogame? Blockchaingame? Where is the difference?

While both categories often get mixed together, they are very different. Actually, to say that both are the same is like comparing a Pinball machine to a modern MMORPG. Here is the reason why.

How crypto games work

Crypto games provide the gaming community with a new way to earn rewards for their time spent playing. Some enable the players to earn a unique currency, which only exists in-game, others reward existing tokens such as Bitcoin or Litecoin.

How blockchain games work

Exchanging in-game items has become a lucrative industry. Up to now, experts estimate it’s worth about $50 billion and there is no sign that it has reached its peak yet. It is worth noting that the exchange of in-game items is not only lucrative for big video game series such as Call of Duty or Counterstrike. It is also a common concept in the small but popular field of blockchain based games like CryptoKitties.

Completely decentralized games

There are also some applications of blockchain as a game. The first so-called DApp-game is LiteBringer. Even the famous CryptoKitties, that allows players to purchase, collect, breed and sell various types of virtual cats, is technically not a true blockchain game. While the blockchain stores the genes of the cats, a centralized server generates the artworks and descriptions. Consequently, a client cannot display the cat without the server.

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