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 February 2019
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|Cryptomillions $CPMS Airdrop||Capped||New crypto airdrop, simple social tasks will get you $8 worth of tokens that will be directly tradable.||join||web|
|COSS Exchange Valentine's Day Airdrop||14 Feb 2019 00:00 GMT+8 - 23:59 GMT+8||This is a special event from the crypto exchange COSS: On Feb 14 only you receive an airdrop of 25 CFT if you make one deposit and trade any cryptocurrency to qualify.||join||more|
|Valentine's Day at CryptoFlower game||14 Feb 2019||This is a special event from the dApp game CryptoFlowers: On Feb 14 only you can grow flowers with special pot and AR flying hearts. These flowers will be rare and can be sold later.||sign up||web|
|Genes Token Airdrop (ERC20)||As available||A tokenized project for genome storage service on the blockchain. You get 5 GENES for commenting on Bitcointalk.||join||web|
|Synchrotron / $STC Airdrop #9||30 weeks of airdrops (Airdrop #9 starts 11 February 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|
|DSTRA / $DST Airdrop #21||Biweekly, drop #21 runs from 11 Feb 2019||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|
|Agri Novus Bounty||As available||New blockchain-based project for organic supplies providers and customers. The team will pay out bounties for social media work.||more|
|Tratok Airdrop||February - March 2019||Tratok stands for Travel Token, it is a token of an application to make bookings for travel and hospitality. Follow the Tratok Project on their social media platforms and get 1000 TRAT for each approved action. Tokens distribute 20th March 2019.||join|
|LATOKEN Invite-Only $LA Airdrop||Capped||LATOKEN drops their exchange LA tokens to invited users who verify their e-mail address. LA is a token of a fintech project aiming to setup a distributed trading ecosystem. If you contribute with bounty work you can earn up to 3,140 LA. The token trades actively on the exchange against several cryptocurrencies.||join||web|
|HubrisOne Airdrop Round #5||Weekly (16 weeks of airdrops, each weekly round starts on Tue)||HubrisOne is a financial service that offers personal and business crypto-friendly bank accounts. 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.||join||web|
|IoT Classic Airdrop (ERC20)||As available||IoT Classic is a decentralized supply chain tracking platform for the internet of things. The developers have background in the supply chain industry and are working on a cloud-based software solution that will make IoT supply chain tracking easy and scalable. The team drops 1,800,000 IOTCL tokens in total for social media follows.||join||web|
|Endpass Testers' Bounty Campaign||As available||Endpass is a new ERC20 wallet that is looking for testers. Everyone who downloads the app and signs up via Bitcointalk and Google form receives 0.1 ETH if they provide constructive feedback, the reward for every reported bug is 0.1 ETH as well. Additionally, there is a Bitcointalk signature campaign.||join||bitcointalk|
|Isibeli / $BEL Airdrop||Capped||New crypto for fast payments. Drops 200 BEL to the first 5000 members who complete simple social media tasks. There is a dubiously big giveaway on the homepage too, be vigilant with this one, don't use your main e-mail to sign up.||join||web|
|PMTC Airdrop||Ends 1 March 2019||A new cryptocurrency written from scratch using PHP, Python and MySQL. Its purpose is a betting system built into blockchain, it currently lives on testnet that needs to be tested. Therefore after signup you'll receive some testnet tokens. You will need to use them on the platform in order to climb in the airdrop ranking to later receive the real tokens.||join||info|
|CoinIMP Airdrop||Capped||CoinIMP is a Monero and Webchain CryptoNight JS web miner that claims to be getting around anti-viruses and adblockers. They are currently in a token sale for a utility token IMP that should be used for payments via the CPM advertising model. A total of 25 million IMP tokens will be distributed among users in an airdrop. You get 500 IMP for a set of social actions: You'll need to sign up, head to the "Buy" section and scroll all the way down.||join||web|
|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|
|AllForCrypto (WAVES)||Ends March 2019||A WAVES project for eBay-style marketplace on the blockchain. Drops $20 worth of AFCT, plus they have updated their bounty campaign.||join drop||bounty|