John Mandeville: How blockchain technology can revolutionise gaming
Gaming and blockchain are rarely said together in the same breath. There is obvious synergy given the potential role of digital currencies, but the opportunities for gaming developers are broad and compelling. We created a company, Blockchain Studios, precisely because we thought the application of blockchain technologies would unleash fresh creativity and ideas in gaming. There are five compelling reasons why the gaming industry should follow suit. Read More.
For many years, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies remained a fringe movement, generally unknown to those outside the immediate community. In 2010, a year after its invention, one bitcoin was never worth more than $0.50, but the unprecedented attention that cryptocurrencies and blockchain have received in the last two years has led to sharp price spikes, forcing ordinary consumers, businesses and institutions across a wide range of industries to sit up and take notice. Read More.
Decentralized applications, referred to as dApps, are emerging as an appealing alternative to traditional social media platforms for developers and influencers alike. A dApp is an application that runs on a network of nodes (computers) that are powered by a decentralized blockchain database, instead of by a conventional central database. Read More.
Solidity is the programming language used to create smart contracts within the Ethereum blockchain.It’s a programming language that was designed to be easily picked up by those who are familiar with other languages. It has many similarities to the likes of Python or C, for example. Programming concepts that exist in other languages such as variables, functions, classes, and arithmetic operations, all exist here too. However, at present, there would appear to be a shortage of programmers who are highly familiar with Solidity, and how to use it. Read More.