What’s the appeal of going Tri-chain?
Multi-Chain may be the chain/s of choice
Game development through blockchain has proven itself to be more than a challenge for most teams. It’s the equivalent of walking a barely visible path; it’s hard to do simply because there are so few that have followed it.
And that’s hardly surprising, the relatively short life that blockchain games have enjoyed so far means there’s a lot that needs to be done in a short stretch of time.
But with games like Blockchain Cuties and Everdragons establishing a presence, not just on one, but three chains at a time, it raises a number of questions. While these fluctuate between a second chain (EOS and POA respectively), what sort of benefits does it offer for the developer and end-user?
We managed to speak to both the EverDragons team and TRON to find out more.
EverDragons: simplifying transactions
“At first glance, this system may seem complex but it is a genius way of offering free transactions and protecting the system from exploitation,” Jacqueline Hardy, Co-Founder of EverDragons explained.
“The transaction cost for Bandwidth and Energy, if not covered by the free daily limit, is lower than on Ethereum but higher than on POA Network to adequately reward the SRs that aim for vertical scalability.”
Hardy explains that while, by outward appearance, managing the game across three chains can prove difficult, it can actually simplify the twin issues of transaction costs and scalability.
For EverDragons, it appears to be a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario considering its use of the Distributed Proof of Stake (DPoS).
“We have been monitoring the development of several blockchains and found that the DPoS consensus is a powerful, fast and secure scaling solution,” Hardy went on to discuss how leveraging TRON makes all the difference.
“TRON has added to this in a genius way by making transactions virtually free whilst protecting the token economy. This is of huge benefit for developers and players alike.”
This is certainly true as well for Blockchain Cuties decision to leverage the TRON network:
“TRON did a great job at solving major scalability and speed issues. And their network is growing fast.”
So what is the appeal of having multiple chains run the same game? According to Roy Liu of the TRON Network, this is to provide for a far broader audience.
“Really, the process of using multiple chains leaves these games more accessible to a larger number of players. And that’s something that game developers really need.”
There’s certainly appeal, in this sense, to make use of multiple chains in order to have it be accessible for a broader audience.
On its own, TRON has all the potential to bring 10 million users to blockchain games with the launch of its mainnet. Ethereum, in particular, also consists of nearly 30 million users with an already committed pool of gamers.
The odd one out is POA, which offers a good idea for solutions to scale and transactions, but it remains to be seen just how many potential players it may leverage.
Along with technical solutions to pressing technical issues, blockchain games that go multi-chain appear to give a tidy advantage for game developers.