Blockchain Game Alliance Formed By Blockchain And Gaming Companies

Blockchain, Group | September 27, 2018 By:

A group of gaming and blockchain companies have joined forces to form the Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA).

Announced during the inaugural Blockchain Game Summit in Lyon, France, BGA include some of the most influential blockchain and gaming companies, such as Alto, Gimli, Fig, Ubisoft, Ultra, B2Expand, ConsenSys, EverdreamSoft, and Enjin. The alliance is “committed to advocating for the democratization of blockchain within the gaming industry.”

While blockchain technology is still developing, the coalition believes that its core technologies, such as distributed ledger, smart contract, and consensus mechanism, have a huge potential and broad prospects in gaming. BGA’s objective is to highlight the transformative nature of blockchain, as well as how it will bring about innovative benefits which will positively impact the gaming ecosystem.

The alliance will provide game developers and players with an open forum to share knowledge and collaborate on research which fosters new ways to create and play games. The ultimate goal is to help spread the integration of blockchain by developing common standards and best practices.

Dan Biton, co-founder of Gimli, said the Blockchain Game Alliance aims to leverage thier combined skills and expertise to provide a bridge between blockchain and gaming in order to accelerate industry adoption.

“Alliance members will have access to extraordinary businesses with some of the brightest minds, in order to improve collaboration and disrupt the status quo, so the industry can best serve the 2.2 billion active gamers worldwide,” Biton said.

Nicolas Gilot, Co-CEO of Ultra, said that the founding members are advocating for a universal standard in the blockchain gaming space to create a more interoperable and transparent ecosystem which will benefit stakeholders, by furthering innovation and ensuring economic viability.

“Blockchain is redefining the gaming experience by providing transaction transparency and proof-of-ownership, while also bringing exciting innovations and financial incentives to players,” Gilot said. “While the alliance is still in its early stages, we are ambitious in our future plans and look forward to welcoming new members and unlocking the power of blockchain technology for the gaming community.”