News – BlockchainGamerBiz https://www.blockchaingamer.biz Where the games business meets blockchain Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:38:08 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.4 Blockchain Gamer LIVE! goes bigger and better in September https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14362/blockchain-gamer-live-goes-bigger-and-better-in-september/ https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14362/blockchain-gamer-live-goes-bigger-and-better-in-september/#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:38:07 +0000 https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/?p=14362

We’ve spoken at length with many key figures in the blockchain games space and it became clear that most preferred to be part of a larger ‘pan-gaming’ event. We’ve taken that feedback on board and combined Blockchain Gamer LIVE! Digital with the upcoming Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital 2020 on Sept 14-18th to make one […]

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DMarket raises $6.5 million, adds Trip Hawkins to board https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14263/dmarket-investment-6-5-million-almaz-capital-trip-hawkins/ https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14263/dmarket-investment-6-5-million-almaz-capital-trip-hawkins/#respond Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:30:00 +0000 https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/?p=14263

Blockchain-based game item marketplace DMarket is levelling up with a $6.5 million funding round led by early-stage investor Almaz Capital with participation from payment outfit Xsolla.  The company previously raised $19 million through ICO in 2017.  DMarket will use the investment to increase its engineering and management talent as it expands to help create new […]

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Ubisoft launches Rabbids Token for UNICEF https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14284/ubisoft-launches-rabbids-token-for-unicef/ https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14284/ubisoft-launches-rabbids-token-for-unicef/#respond Wed, 17 Jun 2020 19:28:28 +0000 https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/?p=14284

Ubisoft has announced its first public blockchain project is Rabbids Token, a hot potato-style collectibles experience running on Ethereum with all proceeds going to UNICEF.  As seems to be fashion with consumer-facing blockchain projects, it’s all rather complex.  In total there are 55 Rabbids Tokens, which you can buy with ETH and an Ethereum wallet […]

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New Blankos Block Party video as game gears up for beta https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14238/blankos-block-party-video-out-beta-soon/ https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14238/blankos-block-party-video-out-beta-soon/#respond Fri, 12 Jun 2020 10:15:48 +0000 https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/?p=14238

It’s been a loooong wait but finally we got another video dump from Mythical Games for its much anticipated Blankos Block Party.  Part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming event, a 1 minute gameplay video from the blockchain-based (it’s using EOSIO SDK) user-generated PC gaming platform was released. It shows dozens of the little vinyl toy-inspired […]

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Ubisoft accepts Axie Infinity, Splinterlands and Xaya to its Entrepreneurs Lab https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14232/axie-infinity-splinterlands-xaya-ubisoft-entrepreneurs-lab/ https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14232/axie-infinity-splinterlands-xaya-ubisoft-entrepreneurs-lab/#respond Thu, 11 Jun 2020 10:12:53 +0000 https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/?p=14232 Ubisoft

Continuing its strong interest in blockchain, Ubisoft has announced the companies that have been accepted in season 5 of its Entrepreneurs Lab. These include Axie Infinity developer Sky Mavis Decentralized gaming platform Xaya, and TCG Splinterlands They join Planetarium and Sorare, two blockchain game companies that were accepted into the Entrepreneur Lab in the previous […]

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CSC’s Star Trek Picard NFT auction now selling Borg cube https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14228/csc-star-trek-picard-nft-borg-cube/ https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14228/csc-star-trek-picard-nft-borg-cube/#respond Thu, 11 Jun 2020 09:42:07 +0000 https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/?p=14228

Crypto Space Commander’s latest Star Trek NFT sale is continuing apace. The first NFT to be auctioned was Picard’s USS Enterprise NCC01701-E, which sold for $6,389 (26.2 ETH). Now the attention turns to the Borg tactical cube NFT which is up for auction. Running until 18 June 2020, the current price is $5,772 (23.5 ETH).  […]

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Anyone can run a Theta node as Google Cloud joins enterprise program https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14206/theta-node-google-cloud-enterprise-program/ Wed, 27 May 2020 14:40:55 +0000 https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/?p=14206

Blockchain-based video delivery platform Theta Labs has announced that Google Cloud is now part of its Enterprise Validator Program.  Other validators include Binance, Blockchain Ventures and Japanese gaming outfit Gumi.  Google Cloud is now also Theta’s preferred partner for cloud deployment, enabling anyone to spin up a Theta validation node from its Google Cloud Marketplace. […]

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Chainmonsters MMORPG to launch on Dapper’s Flow blockchain https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14198/chainmonsters-dapper-flow-blockchain/ Wed, 27 May 2020 14:00:59 +0000 https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/?p=14198

As Dapper Labs gears up for the launch of its new Flow blockchain, it’s also started talking about the developers supporting the new tech.  One such is German startup B-Side Games, which is developing the MMORPG Chainmonsters, and has joined the Flow Accelerator Program.  In a blog post, it says it chose Flow to overcome […]

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More strategic, more co-operative: first details of My Crypto Saga https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14177/more-strategic-co-operative-details-my-crypto-saga/ Mon, 25 May 2020 20:32:28 +0000 https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/?p=14177

Announced on 1 May, we”ve finally got a bit more information about Double Jump’s new game My Crypto Saga, which appears to be an extension of My Crypto Heroes but with more strategic and cooperative elements.  According to the new mini site launched – and a message from CEO Hironobu Ueno – the game will […]

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CryptoKitties evolving as it moves to new Flow blockchain https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14158/cryptokitties-evolving-flow-blockchain/ Fri, 22 May 2020 10:24:50 +0000 https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/?p=14158

In an interesting move, Dapper Labs has announced that it’s going to release a version of CryptoKitties on its new Flow blockchain. Labelled CryptoKitties-on-Flow, the new experience is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of Flow in relation to Ethereum.  One obvious change in this regard is that the artwork for kitties will be changed, moving […]

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