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Fortnite on the Blockchain | MagnaChain Wants to Make this a Reality

According to its website, blockchain creator MagnaChain is “changing the rules of the game.” And with a reported partnering with the popular video game Fortnite, could it be about to change the rules of the biggest game in the world? Could we be playing Fortnite on the blockchain soon?

Fortnite on the Blockchain

The most important aspect to understand here is that MagnaChain has created a blockchain system specifically for video games. It can do this because the company claims its network is capable of handling up to 100,000 transactions per second.

So if Epic Games, the publishers of Fortnite, are cozying up with this blockchain creator, the fair assumption is that Fortnite may become a decentralized blockchain-based game.

If this were the case, the benefits for the massive gaming community that play it would be huge.

“We plan on MagnaChain changing the face of a host of industries and business sectors. The video game industry is the first application of MagnaChain […] We believe the gaming sector can be one of the few industries to bring Blockchain technology to the masses.”

Transactions on the Blockchain

The Magnachain blockchain is a “completely new, built from scratch, public Blockchain and related integration toolset used for distributed application (dApp) development.” 

Because it is “powered by a truly decentralized consensus protocol,” this blockchain has “theoretically limitless network scaling potential.”

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In a recent testnet, it handled over 13,000 transactions per second. To compare that, “because of a hard-coded limit on computation per block,” Ethereum can only handle an approximate 15 transactions per second.

Scalability Limits Gaming

Scalability is one of the biggest issues faced by blockchain networks such as Ethereum and Bitcoin. It is an issue that causes delays and, as such, greatly limits them for use in large-scale blockchain games. The massive numbers expected in a day’s playing of Fortnite would simply cause these networks to slow to unusable levels.

But MagnaChain has built its network exactly for large-scale blockchain-based games. So can it put Fortnite on the blockchain? We will have to wait and see.

Epic Games already makes significant revenue from sales of digital assets in the game; a blockchain integration would likely see this increase further.

If putting Fortnite on the blockchain works, it will pave the way for a new caliber of blockchain gaming.

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Crypto Gaming | Grammy Producer Running Pocketful of Quarters ICO

George Weiksner was only 11 years old when he launched his own crypto gaming company last year named Pocketful of Quarters. Yesterday, Weiksner announced via Market Watch that he has just signed on Grammy-winning producer Devo Harris to begin crowdfunding his initial coin offering (ICO).

Devo Harris on Board

Harris has worked with artists such as Britney Spears, Nas, John Legend, Aretha Franklin, and Kanye West.

“Kanye West, John Legend and I sparked movements by listeners that has transformed music and culture,” said Harris in the news release. “With Quarters, George and I can ignite a movement by players that transforms games and cryptocurrency.”

Pocketful of Quarters

Weiksner’s company raised $400,000 via a private presale already, and with the help of his Hollywood producer, he hopes to raise close to $1 million. The crowdfunding will be held on Republic.co.

Pocketful of Quarters was starting to solve an issue many gamers face when they are left with unused gaming credits that can’t be transferred between games. Weiksner seeks to connect providers and tokenize the credits. By doing this, his company will make those unused tokens transferable.

“I hate losing coins I bought and earned in games that I no longer want to play,” said Weiksner.

Pocketful of Quarters has almost been in operation a full year, and George became the first 12-year-old to complete an SEC-compliant token sale.

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The 12-year-old phenom also caught the eye of the founder of Ipsy, Michelle Phan. “I grew up playing video games that shaped who I am today,” said Michelle Phan. “I believe in George and his vision to help evolve the gaming experience.” Phan supposedly will be joining Weiksner as an investment advisor and so will Chris Cross, the original designer of ‘Medal of Honor.’

Talk about accomplished before even becoming a teenager. You go, George Weiksner, you go.

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Immortal Player Characters | Blockchain Game Characters You Can Keep

What’s one of the worst things that can happen to a gamer? They build up a character—experience, inventory, what have you—and then the game stops being supported and they lose everything. Well, that may be a thing of the past from now on. Immortal Player Characters are game characters built on the blockchain—which means, they’re yours forever.

Immortal Player Characters, or IPCs, are entirely owned by you, the gamer. Rather than be attached to a game, they are attached to the Ethereum blockchain. This means that an IPC could technically live in any game, assuming the game allows it—and that’s exactly what developer Ed Annunziata is hoping to achieve.

Ed Annunziata is the video game developer behind such games as Jurassic Park and Ecco the Dolphin. He’s also the CEO and President of Playchemy, the company behind Immortal Player Characters.

“Your heart is safe with IPCs,” Annunziata told CryptoCurrencyNews.com, “you are safe to put your time and money into them with NO danger of taking them away from you. Like when an online game shuts down. With IPCs, you simply move your character into another game.”

Everything an IPC does, achieves, and owns is coded onto the blockchain where it will exist forever as unchangeable code. Because of this, levels, abilities, and items gained will stay with the character no matter where they go. All IPCs will begin with a basic set of attributes, including Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, and Luck. From there, the rest is up to you. You choose your character’s path, what you want them to be, and as you go, your character will become more valuable.

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Immortal Player Characters

Each IPC is unique—and random. If you generate a new IPC, all of its attributes will be unknown until the IPC is formed, so you get to work with a surprise each time.

In addition to the basic attributes, IPCs are made up of original ‘DNA’ that gives them a unique set of characteristics and attributes. This DNA, which is part of what is coded onto the blockchain, is what will help game developers incorporate an IPC into their game (thinking in terms of matching genre to genre, as well as simply transferring the IPCs’ data into the game).

“All the data of IPCs are available for game developers to use in whatever creative way they feel fit,” said Annunziata. Game developers simply need to interface with the blockchain to incorporate an IPC into their game.

Annunziata added, “We will share our unity plugin and code snippets to make interfacing with the blockchain and IPCs easy. Also, later this year we will offer a mirror service that will help cache IPC dynamic values such as inventory, history, backstory—all created by the owner and the gameplay experience of that particular IPC.”

At the moment, Playchemy is developing IPCs in the theme of medieval fantasy, in what will be known as the ‘Fantasy Realm.’ The designs won’t end here though. Once the Fantasy Realm characters are complete, Playchemy will move into a Gothic Realm and beyond.

There is a range of characters already in the works. Annunziata’s favourite character is the Samurai IPC, pictured below:

Immortal Player Characters

Immortal Player Characters can live in pretty much any game, when the developer allows it. But IPCs are also going to get a game of their own. Annunziata and the Playchemy team are in the process of designing IPCs and these will go on sale soon. Then, with the revenue earned from IPC sales, Playchemy plans to develop games specifically for Immortal Player Characters.

One of those games is IPC City. IPC City is a 2D world, done up in the 8-bit style. IPCs get downloaded into the city simply by entering their ID number in. Then, you as your IPC get to explore the city to your heart’s content, interacting with other IPCs you meet on the way.

There’s also going to be a quest-based game. Your character will receive a list of quests it needs to complete. Each quest will center around a different challenge and will have a set time limit. Players get rewarded when they finish a quest in time. The longer the quest, the larger the reward. Completing quests will give IPCs both experience and memories.

“These games are quicker to launch and allow us to continuously add new content and balancing to them so they will get better and deeper over time,” explained Annunziata. “But ultimately we want to make a high production value action RPG for IPCs as soon as we can.”

Annunziata added that if any devs were interested in getting involved, they could contact him at ed@playchemy.com.

Immortal Player CharactersImmortal Player Characters

As for other games getting in on the action of IPCs, Annunziata told CryptoCurrencyNews that as IPCs gain in popularity, so too will their spread throughout the gaming universe. “If we come, they will build it,” he joked, explaining that “When enough people own IPCs then it will be in the best interest of game developers to optionally support the IPCs in their games.”

You’re probably wondering how you might get your hands on an IPC. Look no further. There are several different ways for you to get an IPC.

The first option is to generate a brand new IPC by interfacing with the IPC smart contract, using ETH. Remember that this way, you won’t get to choose what qualities and attributes your character has. Generating a character will be totally random, from how tall they are to their gender and everything in between.

Or, if surprises aren’t really your thing, you can buy an IPC. You can buy a new IPC for USD through either a credit card or Paypal. That IPC will then be sent to your Ethereum wallet – so you’ll need to have an Ethereum wallet set up first. To buy a new IPC, it’s $1.99 USD.

If you don’t have an Ethereum wallet, you can opt to buy a new IPC along with a new Ethereum wallet that has been created exclusively for your IPC. This option costs $4.99 USD. Buying a new IPC, with or without an Ethereum wallet, gives you a random IPC with random genetics.

The final way to acquire an IPC is to buy an IPC from someone else. This is the buying option that allows you to pick and choose your IPC, to select the traits and/or look you want. This method is also done through the IPC smart contract. IPCs are bought with ETH in this manner, with the seller setting the sale price (which must be greater than zero).

Immortal Player Characters may very well be the future of blockchain gaming. Immortal, transferable, and badass. What more could you want?

Are you ready to play?

IPC Giveaway Competition

It’s been a long time in the works and we’re excited to finally announce our first CryptoCurrencyNews competition! This time, we’ll be giving away Immortal Player Characters.

Ed Annunziata has generously offered us ten IPCs to give away to our readers, so if you like the sound of IPCs and want in on the gaming action, here’s what you need to do:

– Follow us on Twitter.

– Share this article on Twitter.

– Fill out your information on the Giveaway Page (coming Tuesday).

The giveaway will start on Tuesday, July 24th. The first round will be to give away three of the IPCs, so the first three people to enter the giveaway, as per the instructions, will win their very own, unique Immortal Player Character!

We’ll announce when the next giveaway round will start on Twitter, so make sure to follow us so you don’t miss the date!

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Crypto World Cup FINALS | Charles Hoskinson vs. Charlie Lee

It’s the Crypto World Cup Finals! And the crowds go wild! Charles Hoskinson is facing off against Charlie Lee in what is perhaps the biggest and most highly anticipated crypto competition EVER. It all comes down to this. Who will be victorious? Who will win the cup?

Time to find out crypto fans!

Charles Hoskinson 4-2 Charlie Lee

It was the fight to end all fights, the battle to end all battles, the crypto to end all cryptos! But in the end, Charles Hoskinson came out on top, beating out Charlie Lee for crypto champion.

The first goal of the game went to Hoskinson, less than 20 minutes into the game. Unfortunately for Lee, he wasn’t using his head today—or, rather, he used it to score on himself. That’s right, the first goal of the final match was a self goal by Lee. Bad luck!

Amped up now, Lee was desperate to even things up, and even things up he did! The second goal of the game went to Lee, this time into Hoskinson’s net, a mere ten minutes later.

Another ten minutes and Hoskinson scores a penalty goal, bringing the score to 2-1 to Hoskinson.

The second half of the game was just as exciting as the first. You can’t ever say there’s a dull moment with Hoskinson and Lee, champions in the world of crypto.

Hoskinson scores his third goal of the game, followed by his fourth. Lee, feeling the pressure now, manages to get one final goal in, but unfortunately for Lee it’s not enough, and the game ends 4-2 to Hoskinson.

So there you have it, folks, Charles Hoskinson wins the very first Crypto World Cup! Congrats to all our players; it has been a pleasure watching you all!

Charles Hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson

And that is a wrap! What a competition it has been! Full of surprises, some tears, and a whole lot crypto fun.

Charles Hoskinson

>> Check out Day 24 of the Crypto World Cup

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Crypto World Cup Third Place

63 games down and one more to go. Earlier, the Crypto World Cup third-place match took place, and, after a middling match, Satoshi Nakamoto secured the title of third place.

Some argue that the third-place game in the Crypto World Cup means nothing; after all, it’s not like the winning crypto player gets a bronze medal, like in the Olympics.

We disagree. We think getting to the third-place match in the Crypto World Cup is something to be proud of — even when being there means both crypto players lost in the semifinals. 

Crypto World Cup: Satoshi Nakamoto Comes in Third 

Satoshi Nakamoto and Justin Sun faced off for third place in the Crypto World Cup, not long after Nakamoto lost 1-0 in its semi-finals match to Charles Hoskinson, and Justin Sun lost, in what was one of the most heartbreaking games of my life, to Charlie Lee in extra-time.

>> Justin Sun vs. Charlie Lee Semi-Final

But despite the disappointment, despite the tears, both Satoshi Nakamoto and Justin Sun walked onto the pitch today, heads held high. 

Final Score: Satoshi Nakamoto 2-0 Justin Sun 

This game pretty much favored Satoshi Nakamoto, who scored within the first four minutes, and kept the 1-0 lead right through to halftime.

In the second half, it looked like Justin Sun may have been on the verge of a comeback. Satoshi Nakamoto was receiving yellow card after yellow card, an indication that he was feeling the pressure, and starting to get frustrated with Justin Sun. 

But a comeback never happened. In the 70th minute, it could have happened; Justin Sun almost scored, twice, in a span of two minutes. However, because of Nakamoto’s strong defense, the ball never met the back of the net.

12 minutes later, Satoshi Nakamoto knocked the ball into the bottom left-hand corner from inside the box, making the score 2-0. 

And that was it. Injury time did nothing; it was evident Justin Sun had given up after the second Nakamoto goal went in. 

No Time For Tears 

Like we said earlier, it’s a big deal to have even gotten this far. Satoshi Nakamoto was full of surprises throughout the entire tournament, and Justin Sun not only made history getting as far as he did, but he also provided a nation with hope.

>> Crypto Finals Preview 

It’s a big deal to us, and, we hope Satoshi Nakamoto and Justin Sun feel the same. Now, however, all they can do is spend time with their loved ones, and, perhaps, watch the Charlie Lee vs. Charles Hoskinson game tomorrow (check back then!)

So congratulations to Satoshi Nakamoto for coming in third at the Crypto World Cup, and Justin Sun, you should feel extremely accomplished! 

Oh, and one more thing: there’s always the Crypto Euros, two years from now! 

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