Kleiner Perkins, Galaxy Invest in EOS Blockchain-Based Gaming Startup

Kleiner Perkins, Galaxy Invest in EOS Blockchain-Based Gaming Startup

Azarus, a blockchain game developer, raised $1.8 million from several crypto VC funds including Galaxy Digital (via its Galaxy EOS VC Fund), Kleiner Perkins and SVK Crypto.
Every Game This South Korean Startup Makes Has Its Own Blockchain

Every Game This South Korean Startup Makes Has Its Own Blockchain

South Korean blockchain game startup Planetarium is planning to launch a test version of a new decentralized game, Nine Chronicles, later in this month. The role-playing game will store its storyboard and data all on a blockchain. Its own blockchain. This is the first game developed with Planetarium’s game authoring tool which will be officially released as an open source platform this year.
Game Creator Lucid Sight Bringing ‘Star Trek’ to the Blockchain

Game Creator Lucid Sight Bringing ‘Star Trek’ to the Blockchain

Blockchain games developer Lucid Sight is teaming up with media firm CBS Interactive to bring “Star Trek” game play and collectibles to the blockchain. Lucid Sight announced Tuesday that it has signed a deal with CBS to introduce the iconic starships from the popular TV and film franchise into a digital universe through its space-based game CSC later this year. Players of CSC, for a limited time, will be able to buy the starships, including the U.S.S. Enterprise, which will be sold as unique digital collectibles.
Vroom! F1 Racing Game Offers First Crypto Collectable

Vroom! F1 Racing Game Offers First Crypto Collectable

F1 Delta Time, a blockchain-based racing game, has just launched a new line of crypto collectables including “Cars, Drivers, and Components.” The collectables are based on the ERC-271 non-fungible token standard, which allows different attributes for each token. However, “fungible Tokens (FTs) based on the ERC-20 token standard will function as a currency in the game, and will be equally necessary as they will be used in transactions such as paying entry fees and purchasing certain items,” write the creators.
Fans Can Now Bet Crypto on Twitch’s Top ‘Fortnite’ Streams

Fans Can Now Bet Crypto on Twitch’s Top ‘Fortnite’ Streams

Fans of the biggest Fortnite and Apex Legends streamers on Twitch can now place real bets on how well they play. Esports platform Unikrn is debuting a new product that lets fans wager crypto on Twitch and other gaming sites, in a bid to give users more content for gambling. The problem with running an esports book is that there isn’t always something to bet on, according to Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood. “Other sports books, the reason they can be successful is that they have thousands of events they can take on at any given time,” Sood told CoinDesk.
$1 Million Bitcoin Scavenger Hunt Attracts 60,000 Digital Sleuths (And New Investors)

$1 Million Bitcoin Scavenger Hunt Attracts 60,000 Digital Sleuths (And New Investors)

Nothing brings bitcoiners together like a quest peppered with cryptographic clues. According to Satoshi’s Treasure co-creator Eric Meltzer of Primitive Ventures, so far nearly 60,000 people have signed up for notifications related to the international scavenger hunt for $1 million worth of bitcoin. On Saturday, at the Magical Crypto Conference in New York, Melzter and the team revealed yet another clue: A series of cryptic images and other hints hidden on business cards distributed at the event.

New In-Game Cryptocurrency Systems Let You Buy Assets in the Virtual Reality World

High Fidelity is announcing the launch of Avatar Island, a VR domain where High Fidelity users can purchase items for their avatars, all contributed by digital artists from around the world.

Out of Steam: PC Gaming Platform Ends Bitcoin Payment Option

The utility aspect of Bitcoin faced a setback yesterday as PC gamers heard from Valve Corporation’s Steam Team in a blog post that Bitcoin would no longer be accepted as payment on its digital distribution platform, Steam.
Chimaera Presents the Future of Gaming with Decentralized Autonomous Universes

Chimaera Presents the Future of Gaming with Decentralized Autonomous Universes

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ASX Request Forces Public Gaming Firm to Spin Out New ICO Startup

ASX Request Forces Public Gaming Firm to Spin Out New ICO Startup

Game maker iCandy Interactive has altered its plans to launch a cryptocurrency following talks with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). According to an ASX announcement, iCandy had planned to develop the token – called "NOX" – itself, as a means to add functionality to a new gaming content marketplace. However, after a discussion with the ASX, during which iCandy's securities were suspended from quotation on the exchange, the firm said it has decided to no longer have any role in developing or managing either marketplace or token.

Second Life Creator Uses Blockchain Tech to Enhance New VR Gaming Experience

High Fidelity, a next-generation platform for virtual worlds currently in open beta, is the brainchild of Philip Rosedale, the creator of Second Life. Readers who don’t know what Second Life is are excused because it’s not on the media’s radar these days.