In the business of entertainment, it is risky to let the player's interest wane in wait for transaction confirmation.
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Decentralized games are facing the same challenge as the rest of the dApp industry - declining user base. As reported by diar.co, even the most popular decentralized game CryptoKitties suffered a decline of 96% in terms of active users measured by unique active ETH addresses. The reason for poor user retention according to Diar is unintuitive multi-step user experience, a crucial issue that even in the future could make finding new adopters difficult.
An intuitive solution also highlighted by Andrew Gazdecki of Altcoin.io is sharing of liquidity: Blockchain projects should not silo their apps, they should instead engage in liquidity pooling and support collaboration among different blockchain assets.
The blockchain game Etheremon is the first decentralized gaming platform that made this step to make the dApp game more accessible and partnered with Kyber Network. The integration launched on Tuesday 18th September 2018 at noon UTC.
Leveraging Kyber Network in Blockchain Gaming
Kyber Network developed an on-chain liquidity protocol that allows decentralized token swaps to be integrated into any application.
Kyber Network supports atomic token swaps with immediate settlement, effectively removing transaction waiting time. With this integration value exchange can be performed seamlessly between all parties in the ecosystem.
While the one application that comes first in mind is decentralized trading, in the most general way Kyber Network makes it possible to use any ERC-20 token where a platform-specific token would otherwise be necessary.
In the world of game dApps where every game has its own in-game currency this is a substantial improvement in usability for users who play more than one blockchain game. Kyber Network integration means they can access gaming dApps using any ERC-20 token, no need to hold and manage segregated in-game funds for each dApp game they play.
It is expected among the most popular tokens to use in Etheremon will be Zilliqa (ZIL) and Basic Attention Token (BAT).
Advantage in the Crowded Blockchain Gaming Industry
According to DappRadar.com, decentralized games are among the most popular dApps overall. CryptoKitties currently rank fourth and Etheremon fifth on the leaderboard of all dApps on the Ethereum blockchain.
As of September 2018 the total number of active dApp games is around 350. This demonstrates not only the soaring engagement with blockchain from the gaming community but also the increasing competitiveness of the blockchain gaming industry.
Making the game token management easier could quickly prove to be a strong advantage. With no need to exchange tokens, users are ready to play at any time they decide so. Thanks to Kyber’s atomic swaps with instant settlement there is no waiting time necessary as there would be with the traditional token exchange methods.
In the business of entertainment, it is risky to let the player’s interest wane in wait for transaction confirmation. And conversely: When deciding between several dApp games, we could see players prioritize the most accessible one.
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Upcoming and current airdrops 2019
|Name||Date||How to access||Official URL||Additional Info|
|Greencoin Airdrop||Until 15 May 2019||Greencoin Team has decided to give away 500 000 GNC worth 150k USD in total. Simple social media tasks - twitter follow, medium follow etc - each pays 200 GNC each.||join||web|
|Bethereum Prize Pool||Until 1 June 2019||Bethereum, the betting platform on ETH, is giving away free bets with the chance to win prizes from a pool worth 12M Bether. Upon signup you get enough points to make your bets, and you can wager on sports and esports.||join||web|
|FanEspo Big Competition (ERC20)||Limited||The eSports platform FanEspo is giving away the total of $1.6 million of tokens in contests. Top winner's prize is over $100K worth. You need to have a FanEspo account, the tokens you get are beta but they will be transferred into real tokens upon launch. Estimated value is 1 USD per token.||details||make acct|
|BlockWage Airdrops + Bounties||Recurring||Platform for freelancers marketplace. Airdrops randomly announced via Discord, there's also the possibility of Masternodes.||join||web|
|DSTRA / $DST Discord Airdrop||Biweekly||DSTRA is PoS Scrypt Masternode coin with limited supply that will be used in DEX environment and marketplaces. There are airdrops every two weeks, users need to register via discord. Regular payouts verified.||discord||rules|
|HubrisOne Airdrop Round + Bounties||Weekly (16 weeks of airdrops, each weekly round starts on Tue)||HubrisOne is a UK financial service that offers personal and business crypto-friendly bank accounts and crypto-fiat cards. The easiest way to get the token is to download their banking app, which gives you 1000 tokens (10 USD) but there is a massive bounty campaign with weekly payouts. The work ranges from social media engagement or Bitcointalk signature to content creation, all must be properly reported. New round starts every Tuesday, but on other days they publish random airdrops on their Twitter.||airdrop, bounty||twitter (more drops)|
|BitcoinLux Bounty||From 28 March 2019||A project that requires you to install their wallet, be vigilant here. Drops coins for blog or social media shilling.||details||web|
|SiQs Bounty||As available||New smart-contract based marketplace for freelancers. Pre-alpha minimum product available, just as litepaper and wallets for Linux and Windows (sadly not paper, so be vigilant). Runs on PoS / MN. Join discord for airdrops.||discord||wallets|
|Synchrotron / $STC Airdrop #15||30 weeks of airdrops (Airdrop #15 starts 25 March 2019)||Hybrid PoW/PoS payment cryptocurrency. The team drops 72% of supply (18 MM coins) during 30 weeks of airdrop campaign; there is additional budget for bounties. The bounties are announced on discord server. Each airdrop round runs from Monday 10AM UTC to Friday 10PM UTC. Validation runs weekends and distribution Mondays. You need to download a $STC wallet.||drop rules in this thread||info|
|Cargo Coin Bounty||Weekly||Cargo Coin, a token for transport & logistics with an ICO past the soft cap by now, is having a weekly extensive bounty. It spans from simple retweets to YouTube reviews - make your bounty hunter account and pick your poison.||join||info|