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The mission of BlockchainGamer.biz is simple. We’re not here to tell you whether to buy Bitcoin or not, or to invest in this or that ICO (please don’t!).

We’re here to cover the intersection where blockchain technology meets the ever-dynamic world of gaming

Jon Jordan BlockchainGamer.biz editor

We’re here to cover the intersection where blockchain technology meets the ever-dynamic world of computer, video and mobile gaming

As you’d expect, it’s something we’re very excited about.

There are clear opportunities for blockchain’s attributes such as decentralized ownership and transactional transparency to shake up the games industry in a way that should enable new gameplay experiences, as well as creating a new wave of game companies.

Yet, we’re not technology ingenues nor blinkered blockchain bulls. Blockchain is not a silver bullet for the world’s woes, and many – if not most – blockchain initiatives will fail.

Through a glass darkly

This uncertainty is one aspect that makes the blockchain gaming space so exciting.

Some very smart people have good ideas about what should work, but even if they manage to combine their blockchain tech with an enthusiastic community, will they scale and sustain beyond the initial sizzle?

Because, like all previous (and future) technological disruption, only the products and services that hit the sweetspot in terms of meeting a deep user satisfaction will fulfil the sector’s undoubted potential.

And this is where we hope BlockchainGamer.biz can make a difference.

We’re no experts. What we are is fascinated by the technology, the games, the companies, and the people who will shape the blockchain gaming sector as it emerges kicking and screaming into the world.

We’re also committed to covering all aspects – from the failures to the successes and everything inbetween – because as we’ve often seen, long term success is more likely to arise from a well-considered failure as it is from a lucky hit.

Do no evil

And in that context, it’s worth striking a note of caution.

Due to the ownership and value characteristics of blockchain technology, writing about it in an open and ethical manner is much more difficult than other aspects of gaming or business.

Long term success is more likely to arise from a well-considered failure as it is from a lucky hit

This is particularly the case as to experience blockchain games will inherently require ownership of the assets and currencies that underpin them; something we will highlight in terms of our individual writers’ holdings, and our overall editorial policy.

No doubt, we will make mistakes as we hone a considered policy of how to handle this aspect of the sector. Of course, any concerns in this area, alongside any other comments, advice or encouragement, can be addressed to [email protected]

But otherwise, welcome to the show. Let’s all enjoy the ride.

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