The Pokémon Game: Blockchain Version

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Before we talk about pokemons, let’s deal with the technical part. It is no secret that though being the world’s #1 cryptocurrency, Bitcoin has some issues to address. One of them is the famous Bitcoin scalability problem. Because of the definite size and generation speed of Bitcoin blocks, the amount of transactions per a certain period of time is not that big.

The developers have come up with a few solutions to solve this problem. Today we will be interested in the one called the Lightning Network. It serves as a new “layer” on the blockchain, thus, accelerating the transactions.

It is exactly this network which was used by a Portuguese developer João Almeida to create his platform on. The name of the platform is Poketoshi, and its goal is to let gamers play the Nintendo hit, Pokémon.

The platform combined the Lighting Network with the video-streaming service Twitch. According to the Next Web, the LN is not actually useful for the game itself, but it does prove its capabilities of conducting quick transactions.

The commands within the game can be payed for in Satoshi (1 Satoshi = 0.00000001 BTC).

The game creator shared a short clip of Poketoshi:

This is definitely not the first time that blockchain is used in the gaming industry. Earlier we wrote about the list of the most popular video games created on blockchain.

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