With the recent news that Mythical Games is looking to provide standardization for EOS, one question has to be asked. Does EOS have the potential to challenge the more widely used Ethereum?
It’s questions like this that require a closer look at some of the statistics before just conceding. Firstly, we’ll take a look at the number and speed of transactions coming from both.
Over the last 24 hours, Ethereum has completed over 67,000 game transactions, with an average speed of 20 seconds. We do have to consider the fact that currently there are hundreds of game-related dApps using Ethereum.
Games are a clear majority within ETH, but they suffer from some issues that limit user experience as players. The fact that these games take place within a broader mainnet means that transaction costs and speed often suffer.
In the past, this has resulted in a number of games switching over to alternative blockchain solutions.
One of the highlighted advantages that EOS has, for the time being, is that the number of game-related dApps it boasts is far smaller than Ethereum.
There aren’t many EOS developers out there just yet, meaning that it can provide near-real-time transaction speeds.
Comparing directly to Ethereum, EOS’ game line-up is responsible for over 1.8 million transactions, dwarfing ETH.
Again, it has to be considered that transactions are more effective due to transaction validation only needing to be resolved by 21 nodes, along with having zero fees.
This places EOS at a number of advantages, but it has received criticism due to the centralized nature of its block validation process.
Hidden Fighters – EOS’ game changer?
Using a combination of Mobile gaming, PvP and augmented reality, Hidden Fighters is a more recent title to be added to the EOS mainnet. Within the game, players can compete against other players with fully customizable digital avatars, as well as earn tokens and items through missions.
Along with these features, augmented reality is put to use, allowing users to discover ‘hidden areas’ that can hold secret items and rewards.
The game itself comes from an all-Italian development team and is one of the latest examples of EOS challenging Ethereum’s game-based hegemony.