I've been gaming on the block-chain

Subject: General Tech | August 22, 2018 - 02:42 PM |
Tagged: blockchain, blockchain tycoon, gaming, ridiculous

It has finally happened, the application of blockchains to everything under the sun has now grown to encompass a game, aptly called Blockchain Tycoon.  In it, you virtually mine virtual currency, using that to purchase more systems to add to your mining power so that you can mine faster and buy more GPUs and so on and so on.  From the playthrough Rock, Paper SHOTGUN tried, within 10 minutes you are dumping your GPUs for ASICs but sadly there is no mechanic to sell those GPUs to unsuspecting eBay shoppers to buy more ASICs or upgrade your HVAC.

In short the game sounds every bit as fun as actual cryptocurrency mining, except you don't actually lose your shirt when the market crashes ... again.

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"This week, Fraser’s delving into the confusing world of cryptocurrencies in Blockchain Tycoon. What is a blockchain? Why are people mining them? Are there tiny digital pickaxes? A lot of questions need to be answered."

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Fine! I'll go build my own blockchain, with blackjack and ...

Subject: General Tech | June 30, 2017 - 02:51 PM |
Tagged: gambling, blockchain, bitcoin, ethereum

Argonaut Software founder and Ethereum guru Jez San’s Funfair project looks to make online gambling more secure with blockchains.  He related a story about how the admins of an online casino site used privileges to view players' cards and pass the information onto accomplices, tilting the odds even more in favour of the house.  With a blockchain every single transaction is publicly recorded and anyone can inspect and audit that record so such nefarious schemes would immediately be spotted.  This also opens up an interesting choice for regulators, who could either embrace the technology and be able to monitor and police it or attempt to ignore or prevent it, in which case they would be totally shut out of the entire process.  This is a very complex idea, for a deeper look into how this could work and the repercussions of it being embraced you can pop over to The Register.

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"One of the brains behind classic Nintendo game Star Fox is launching a blockchain-based online gambling service that could leave regulators stumped – and says he has raised $200,000 from the public to launch it."

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Source: The Register