The Most Popular Games on Blockchain in 2018

Have you noticed how fast the blockchain technology is conquering all the top segments? This innovation also did not bypass the video game industry. According to experts, this is one of the best symbiosis, since games on blockchain are not only cool, but also profitable.

At the moment, cyber-lovers do not have much, because the developers have not presented the world with as many games on blockchain so far as people would like. The Coin Shark will introduce the most popular blockchain games in 2018 to you.

1. HunterCoin

This game is the first gave on blockchain in history and currently the only autonomous and centralized one. It was released in 2014. The essence of the game is simple: you collect unmarked coins with the help of your own squad of hunters. As soon as they see the coin on the map, they take it and carry it to respawn. Simultaneously, other players, that is, enemy hunters, should prevent the coin from appearing in the wallet. The HunterCoin token operates inside the game.

2. Spells of Genesis

The release of the game was accompanied by a loud sensation. Spells of Genesis does not work on blockchain, like HunterCoin, but simply uses technology in the game process. The events in the game develop around the Moonga universe, where the enemy Sayosian empire – is located. The main goal is to overthrow the tyrant by collecting cards and building mines. Bitcrystals tokens operate inside the game. Android and iOS users can use the web version for free.

3. Beyond the Void

The strategy game has MOBA elements. Actions in Beyond the Void are developing in the future, where people found the “Cube”, which provides an opportunity to travel through galaxies. However, the “Cube” has a high cost, because of that people are forced to fight with each other. The game has its own ERC20 Nexium tokens, which provide access to additional resources.

4. Augmentors

This blockchain game with augmented reality has a lot in common with the well-known Pokemon Go application, as players need to create their own monsters, in Augmentors they are called Augmentors: semi-humans, cyborgs, god-characters and monsters. Now the game has 50 characters. The DataBit token is used as a means of payment inside Augmentors.

5. Bitcomon Go

The game application was released in July of 2017. The essence is quite simple: an account is created and various tasks are performed. Players receive tokens for the solution of these tasks. You can also receive the platform currency by inviting new users.

6. Yggdrasil

It is a slot game on the platform FairWin, which operates on blockchain. The main task in the game is to grow a tree. The game has levels, the tree changes appearance on each of them and opens new symbols for players. Currently, Yggdrasil is in the test phase. FWIN will be operating inside the game.

7. CryptoKitties

The game CryptoKitties is a real bomb of 2017, which has some similarities with the beloved Tamagotchi. In this game you need to buy a kitty, breed him or her with another cute little ball of fur, so that the kittens are born. Then the players can put them up for sale and receive cryptocurrency.

8. BitQuest

BitQuest is hard to call a game that works on the blockchain technology, but one can call it one of the popular ones. The game is a public server in Minecraft. The essence of the game is to kill monsters and get an “emerald”, which can also be obtained by exchanging for other items.

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WWF Will Handle the Supply Chain with the Help of Blockchain

The Australian division of World Wildlife Fund has decided to integrate the blockchain technology into its supply chains in order to track down and store data on various kinds of food.

WWF partnered up with the company BCG Digital Ventures to create a blockchain-based platform called OpenSC and bring the plan into reality.

According to the official announcement of WWF Australia:

OpenSC enables businesses to track their products – anything from food to tissue paper – by adding a unique blockchain code at the product’s point of origin, such as the moment a fish is caught at sea.”

Moreover, OpenSC will allow its users to scan a special QR-code on the food they want to buy in order to see the information on a specific product: from its properties to how it traveled in the supply chain.

This is not the first time an organization or company of a global scale is turning to the blockchain technology. We remind you:

Ford Will Fight Child Labor in Africa Using Blockchain

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Is Bank of America Going to Cooperate with Ripple?

As we all know, the crypto market is still in a deep recession. The collapse of cryptocurrencies at the end of last year negatively influenced all coins, however, some of them suffer less than others.

One of such coins was Ripple. Not only did it manage to outrun Ethereum in the rating, its blockchain platform keeps being implemented widely by the world’s largest companies in various spheres.

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Recently, there appeared rumors on the Internet, saying that the second largest financial institution, Bank of America, might be considering forming a partnership with Ripple Labs and incorporating the blockchain technology into its system, according to Fintech News.

Currently, the bank is using SWIFT technology for international transactions, which proved to be quite inconvenient, slow and insecure.

It is still unclear whether Bank of America wants to fully apply Ripple technology or create a similar app, but its main intention is to let the customers make transaction between various banks in a safer and easier way.

Neither of the sides have officially commented on the matter so far.

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Ford Will Fight Child Labor in Africa Using Blockchain

According to the report made by Reuters, an American major car manufacturer Ford is partnering up with such giants as IBM, LG Chem and Huayou Cobalt to create a joint blockchain platform which will track down cobalt coming from Congo.

This project is aimed at helping children who are working at cobalt mines in Congo against their will and against any human rights.

The blockchain platform is going to analyze the supplies of cobalt coming from Congo to be later utilized to produce lithium-ion batteries (which can actually be found in Ford cars) and, if it is coming from mines where child labor is applied, make sure it never makes its way into the world market.

Moreover, the future plans in this direction involve using AI chemical analysis in order to identify cobalt from other metals in the supplies, since they often merge together naturally, making it impossible to distinguish between them.

This important step in fighting child labor in Africa has been in the making since the December of last year, however, the companies taking part in its implementation chose to keep it quiet until recently. The trials of the platform that will soon be conducted are going to track cobalt form Huayou mines to LG chemical plants and finally to Ford vehicles.

We remind you:

The UN Will Use Blockchain to Develop Healthcare in Africa

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Will NASA Be Using the Blockchain Technology?

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is considering the blockchain hyperledger technology as a solution for the air traffic management.

According to a NASA researcher Ronald Reisman, blockchain could be crucial in dealing with security and privacy issues and prevent various kinds of cyber attacks, such as IP-spoofing.

The design innovation is the use of an open source permissioned blockchain framework to enable aircraft privacy and anonymity while providing a secure and efficient method for communication with Air Traffic Services, Operations Support, or other authorized entities,” he said.

Reisman is sure that NASA’s upcoming release, the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, which will be out next year, is not equipped sufficiently to protect all the data that needs to stay classified.

Blockchain, with its smart contracts technology, certificate authorization and many other unique features, could potentially solve all of issues mentioned above. However, it is still unclear whether NASA will follow the suggestion of its researcher.

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The U.S. Department of Energy Is Going to Finance Blockchain-Based Projects

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China Toughened Rules For Blockchain Service Providers

The Chinese government is quite strict to the services that provide information which does not correspond to the rules and regulations of the country. Usually, such accounts or services are banned or some limitations are established.

This time China, namely the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), has forbidden blockchain services providers to distribute illegal content by publishing a set of blockchain regulations, named “Blockchain Information Service Management Regulations.”

According to these rules, blockchain providers do not have the right to “produce, duplicate, publish, [or] disseminate” information that is prohibited in China. They also need to register their companies in special agencies. Upon the registration, providers are to indicate their name, server addresses and service types. The services, which do not comply with the rules, will be fined from $737 to $4,420 depending on the severity of the offense.

Previously, the blockchain network was used by residents of China to evade censorship rules. For instance, the supporters of #MeToo movement have posted their stories on the Ethereum blockchain, so that they will not be deleted.

Another example is posted by Twitter user (nickname: @readkrystalhu):

In this regards, the Chinese authorities have made such a decision. No one knows whether it is for good or for bad. All we can be sure of is that censorship in China is extremely severe.

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The U.S. Department of Energy Is Going to Finance Blockchain-Based Projects

According to the official announcement of the American Department of Energy, the federal government is going to allocate 4.8 billion dollars to sponsor various universities and institutions engaged in research and development projects, including those studying the potential of the blockchain technology.

The plans for funding are the part of the initiative organized by the Office of Fossil Energy with the aim of developing and expanding the technologies of applying fossil energy.

As for the blockchain technology, the Office is interested in utilizing it for processing “signal data and other information flows within distributed sensor networks for fossil-based power generation systems.”

Such projects may be engaged in searching for a solution for various energetic problems: from looking for the way to use fossil fuels more rationally to analyzing and providing statistical data on coal power stations.

The US has already understood the massive potential of the blockchain technology. Besides applying it in various fields, often funded by the government, the demand for the specialists in this industry has skyrocketed. We remind you:

The Demand for US Blockchain Specialists Has Grown by 700%

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