TLDR; Many of the early Non Fungible Tokens are based on digital trading cards and while some have an interesting creation story and a cult following, they don’t have verifiably high, sunk energy costs that we see in more complex games. This complexity is an easy signal to verify for gamers. Complexity isn’t enough though,… Continue reading Proof of work in Crypto Games
iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/farsight/id1149267066 http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/tony-sheng_recording-1_2019-04-29–t04-00-28pm–ts_1.mp3 We discuss: Bonding over games Finding Decentraland Competition for smart contracts Keeping an open mind. Layer 2 scaling Neon District and Age of Rust Breaking game loops with speculation How many protocols do we need? Check out his new podcast, Click here to Apply https://anchor.fm/click-here-to-apply
http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/sune.mp3 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/farsight/id1149267066?mt=2 We Discuss his: Background & Game influences Don’t mention the blockchain. Mainstream gamers just want to play, don’t care about tech. Fortnite account selling as an example. Pay to win is the phrase Vs cosmetic items or land Positive vs negative keywords in marketing Partnership with Opensea – The Ebay for collectible items… Continue reading The coming crypto games boom with Ember Sword Co-Founder Sune Thorsen
http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/jon_Jordan_final.mp3 iTunes Link In this episode we discuss how NFT’s have evolved from Meme’s, to cards, to cryptokittes and soon RPGs. Jon has been in the industry for 20 years and has a 10,000 foot view of the industry. What games are gaining traction What trends to follow What are the most promising projects in… Continue reading The Evolution of Blockchain Games with Jon Jordan
TLDR; Controversy and conflict on a platform is a sign that users have found something worth fighting for. Many users don’t fully know what they want from open virtual worlds yet. Only trial and error will allow them to accept certain tradeoffs. The best format should prioritise the freedom to: Experiment in different district models.… Continue reading Opportunity and Exit – What Decentraland can learn from Second Life.
TLDR: Many positive, recent changes have gone mostly unnoticed by the wider market due to bearish sentiment, restraint from founders and limited developer access. Disclaimer : This is not investment advice In September 2017 I wrote about how Bitcoin social metrics were taking off or ‘hitting the knee’ of an S Curve. Bitcoin Reddit Subscribers… Continue reading 22 things about Decentraland that most people haven’t noticed.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/carl_Fravel_final1.mp3 iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/farsight/id1149267066?mt=2 Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/0xPFMYfEKS3Ieqf19pIpZM Notes 2 Mins – Carl’s background – 3d models marketplace – Second LIfe experience – Sansar Creators Guide – Carls Book on the platform – Led to introductions to Decentraland Founders Via Adam Levine. 3 mins – Second Life Journey – How it improved over time. –… Continue reading Carl Fravel – Decentraland District Leader – Lessons from a Life in VR
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When there is blood in the streets TLDR; Decentraland is building on four different trends; Digital Collectibles, Virtual Reality, Online Gaming and Open Blockchains. Development timelines, governance and scaling remain the open questions for the project. I have spent about 20 hours researching the project over a week. Introduction Decentraland came on my radar on… Continue reading Decentraland Review