Blockchain gaming is the final argument in convincing mums all over the world that playing games could be a profession. Throughout history, the most common belief was that play prepares children for adulthood. Even though caves were the first playgrounds, there is no proof that playing was securing the survival of the species.
On the other side, in the very same human cave, exchanging the sharp stone for a slice of meat was a business from the start. However, due to fraudulent activities, the trading was also a zero-sum game for some.
As the need for trading incentivized many inventions, the most recent one, the blockchain, solved this problem.
Following the news and reviews could help, but sometimes it is not enough to save from harm. For example, XTrade broker was signing the contract with Christiano Ronaldo in one moment and losing its license in another. Nowadays, their platform includes trading with highly volatile cryptocurrencies. Since players are still betting against the platform, nothing changed except new currency pairs.
Unlike Forex trading, blockchain-based trading is an immutable process. Therefore, there is no possibility of creating a fraudulent platform. Furthermore, the platform is a facilitator as blockchain is an underlying, decentralized network.
Why is this blockchain transparency important?
Nowadays, we have a Decentraland as the unique world where every player can own in-game items. Of course, in-game items are not a novelty. But, with “the touch” of the blockchain technology, every in-game item is a unique one. Similar to any scarce commodity, the value of these items could rise over time. In this case, owning them could turn profitable.
The Future of Gaming
Previously, YouTube gamers gained mums acceptance for playing games. Building upon this market opportunity, a streaming platform Twitch specialized for gaming. Soon after, professionals with the job title of “Twitch streamers” overflooded Linkedin.
Similar to any revolutionary idea, the blockchain is offering rewards for masses. In this case, these are the viewers and content creators.
Thereby, someone can earn by playing the game, owning the digital property, and trading it for food, shelter, and Lambo in the physical world.
Progress made by blockchain gaming created an actual replica of our daily activities. Imagine waking up and instead of going to work – playing games and earning digital assets. Similar to hardworking individuals, the best gamers would be able to afford better homes in the physical world.
Inevitably, the education would conform to the market need, and the popularity of the gaming courses would rise. In this unlikely scenario, mothers would force their children to practice gaming. And play more!
Nonetheless, it is hard to tell whether playing for the sake of playing will get society approval. It is more likely that some forms of in-game producing and trading would be more appropriate for the grownup individual.
Even though this might be a distant future, its shape is obvious to notice. In the world of blockchain, both gaming and blockchain trading would be the necessary skills. As A.I. tends to take over the repetitive jobs, it is hard to predict what would people do.
Of course, a few could turn into artists and philosophers. But, in this scenario, their moms wouldn’t approve their choice. It is because achieving success would be connected with the activities of former time wasters.
Disclaimer: I do not have any vested interest in any of the mentioned projects. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author and is not investment advice. Trading of any form involves risk. Do your research.