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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August 23, 2018 | 03:57 AM - Posted by Prodeous@Work (not verified)

Sorry.. but what??


They should ink that with the Build your PC simulator, where you have to mount every single one of them, cables and all. And do maintenance of them. Including the loud environments they usually occupy due to cooling requirements.

Still.. LOL But I bet there will be plenty of people interested to shell out their own cash to simulate making their own cash, allowing the company to make cash.. :)

August 23, 2018 | 01:35 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

LOL, that is a brilliantly ridiculous idea.

August 23, 2018 | 09:27 PM - Posted by PibblesWankerHeart (not verified)

And Whining/Moaning Gamer Zombies that attack the coin farm at regular intervals to feast on the GPUs for their gaming hunger! Vega Vega! Need VeeeeGa!

Oh Crap Morty! we're running out of ammo for these mini-guns and Pibbles-Coin is spiking in value and we're all in on this coin farm! Keep shooting Zombies Morty while I Try and flood the farm with Halon! Hissssssssss---Nada, Oh Damn Morty! they're Zombies, I forgot, they're already dead....

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