Blockchain’s many applications in gaming are what got me into the space in the first place and my feelings on the subject have only grown stronger with every passing year. From true ownership to the creator economy, there’s a lot to unpack on the subject.
Token Gamer and NFT Insider have decided to combine forces to launch a weekly podcast, Mint One. John Nichols of NFT Insider and I will discuss a new topic every week, as well as feature special guests. If there’s a topic you’d like us to cover, make sure you let us know through the Token Gamer Discord or Twitter, or the NFT Insider Discord or Twitter.
In last week’s episode, we discussed a bizarre problem within blockchain gaming (based on this article) that hasn’t truly come to the forefront yet, and thus, isn’t really discussed. This week, we decided that after a few weeks of rants and gloom, we wanted to get back to the foundations of why we love blockchain gaming and how the technology will revolutionize the gaming industry.
Episode 18: How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Gaming
Firstly, you might have noticed we’re not called WAX Lyrical anymore. While we adore that pun and we are still firm and relentless champions of WAX, there are far too many podcasts called “Wax Lyrical”. This put us in a bit of a bind. Googling “Wax Lyrical Podcast” had us buried so deeply that it would take years to get organic listeners through traditional means, so we decided to bite the bullet and switch it up. Nothing other than the name has changed, and as Shakespeare once opined, a rose still smells alright if you call it Steve.
So, as many of you will know, in early 2018 I was introduced to the notion of blockchain technology in gaming. There were only a handful of projects at the time but it was exciting. I looked into the topic more and learned that true item ownership was not only deeper than I had realized, but it was in good company with other benefits of the technology.
Since then, we have seen a gradual ramping up of interest, then the tail-end of 2020 saw the beginning of the spike, and finally, in 2021, it went parabolic courtesy of Play-to-Earn (P2E). Now we have billions of dollars being invested in all directions for both games directly and the infrastructure around them.
The ways in which blockchain will revolutionize gaming — and I don’t use the word “revolutionize lightly — are numerous and many are still undiscovered. Nevertheless, there are some fundamental changes coming and in this episode, John and I discuss what we’re looking forward to and why.
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