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COMPARED: The Top Blockchain Gaming Platforms

Oct 25, 2019
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There are hundreds of blockchain-based video games today, with more and more launching each day. Fortunately for developers, there are a number of blockchains that they can choose to build their game on including EOS, TRON, Ethereum, and of course WAX.

Selecting the right blockchain can make or break a game. If the mechanics of a particular game were based on, say, players trading thousands of digital items every minute, a blockchain with low throughput and high transaction costs would be catastrophic. Different games have different requirements, and that’s why it’s important to select the correct blockchain for your game. Let’s look at a comparison of a number of popular blockchains for games:

All things considered, WAX is the best blockchain for video games. Why? Let's look at the top five reasons:

5 Reasons WAX is the Best Blockchain for Video Games

1. One click account creation

    Create a WAX Account with Google, Facebook, Steam or Kakao.

    2. NFT Marketplace accepting fiat currency

      Video game dApps that run on the WAX Blockchain can enable their customers to buy and sell NFTs on OPSkins (and other WAX Marketplaces in the future) with credit cards and other fiat currency methods, or crypto.

      3. Funding available for dApps

        The WAX Worker Proposal System is designed to incentivize and compensate community developers who build upon the WAX Blockchain. The WWPS allocates funds to be distributed to developers who work on community needs, patches, and upgrades. In exchange for their time and effort contributing to the development of WAX, these developers will be eligible to receive WAX Tokens from the WWPS.

        4. Optional private key management

          Mainstream video game players who aren’t crypto-savvy can easily play video game dApps that run on WAX, without using a Scatter or another wallet (coming soon).

          5. Transactions are fast and free

            WAX uses DPoS as its consensus mechanism which means 500 millisecond transaction speeds and free transactions. What’s more? WAX Accounts are free.

            There you have it, the 5 reasons that WAX is the best blockchain for video games.

            To start building on WAX, visit the WAX Developer Hive for documentation including quickstarts, tutorials, topics & reference, release notes, API reference, troubleshooting, code samples, and more.

            Watch WAX co-founder William Quigley give his thoughts on why Ethereum isn’t suitable for video gaming here, and the pros and cons of the EOS blockchain here.

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