As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time researching, and playing, Ethereum-based games, so I thought it might be interesting to go over what I’ve learned and what I think is important for anyone who wants to take a look at the games.
I’ll be covering a few different areas, including how the games work, what’s going on with Ethereum right now, and the pros and cons of each game.
In addition, I’ll be providing a few links to articles and videos that I found helpful, or otherwise interesting.
If you’re just looking to learn more about Ethereum, Ethereum Gambling or about the games themselves, you can read my previous article on the subject.
How Do Ethereum Games Work?
The basics of Ethereum are still pretty cool. The basic model allows people to create small projects on the blockchain that are managed by other people. This basic model provides a way to build a decentralized application.
Some projects are still in development, and seem to be struggling, but others are growing.
At this time, most Ethereum-based games operate under one of these two models:
In-Play Gambling: Ethereum games that operate in a way that is similar to that of online gambling. These games are operated by a company that is not the same company that runs the blockchain or the game. The company that operates the game is the one that takes bets, and gets paid by an intermediary.
In-Play Gambling vs. Pools: Ethereum games that operate a bit like an online sports betting market. There is a developer, Ethereum Gambling but it’s the same person who maintains the blockchain. This is different from In-Play Gambling, in that players interact with one another, but it’s mostly the same.
I can’t really talk about the pros and cons of these games, because I’ve only played one of them, so I can’t really compare them.
What’s Going On With Ethereum Right Now?
The Ethereum Foundation is working on a few different things right now.
One of the things they’re working on is the Casper protocol. Casper is a proof-of-stake protocol that is designed to make the Ethereum blockchain more secure.
Casper is a proof-of-stake protocol that is designed to make the Ethereum blockchain more secure.
Another thing they’re working on is the Ethereum 2.0 protocol. Ethereum 2.0 is a protocol that will allow Ethereum to scale and improve upon the functionality of the Ethereum blockchain, while still maintaining the basic functions of the network.
Sharding will allow for Ethereum to scale up while still maintaining the basic functionality of the network.