Games that will get you to love crypto currency

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Spells of Genesis (SoG) is kind of like Cryptokitties if the kitties could help you win a battle in the Askian Valley rather than breed with one another.

SoG is a mobile magic card game. The difference is, you can store your cards on the blockchain for that “true ownership” that’s so important in the crypto world. Cards can be used in battle and have elements like health, speed, spells, and rarity. They can be leveled up and fused into much stronger and rarer varieties.

The blockchain cards actually use the Bitcoin blockchain by using the Counterparty platform. That means you need Bitcoin to use these cards, and you can trade them freely both inside and outside of the app using the Book of Orbs. Bitcoin is the largest and most popular blockchain, so you know your cards and transactions will be relatively safe. However, congestion on the Bitcoin network could mean that fees and transaction times increase.

Unlike many other trading games, using the Bitcoin blockchain for games means a totally transparent game economy. The most valuable blockchain cards in SoG are stored on the Bitcoin blockchain and can be seen by everyone playing the game. You know how many there are of each in existence, but not necessarily the identities of who owns them. That is the beauty of blockchain technology


It’s a place where no goods can appear out of nowhere, but have to harvested, mined, or manufactured from the materials found the game.

This adds a whole new dimension to the game. You can be a part of the production of goods in the Privateers Life economy and sell them for crypto-tokens worth real money. You can think of it like the World of Warcraft gold-mining economy, if all in-game items and commodities could be produced, and the gold couldn’t just appear out of nowhere causing rapid inflation.

While playing the game, you can buy things using Ludem tokens (the currency of the game) in-game from other players or from the premium store. However, the goods in the premium store need to be crafted from other players by collecting all of the materials and ingredients to make them. The developers take a cut of the items sold in the premium store, and also charge a tax on items sold on their “territory.” If you want to avoid this tax as an in-game merchant, you’ll have to buy your own island and really set yourself up.

Games have traditionally had to clamp down on the real-money economies that develop around popular multiplayer games. Games like this one are taking a completely different approach and actually encouraging it. As a player, you can easily start foraging, harvesting, mining, and crafting to earn yourself an in-game income that you can easily and safely cash out on.


Imagine if the world was a Monopoly board you could view through your phone’s camera. You can buy streets and buildings and construct your own hotels on them. Now, imagine if you could sell parts of your empire for cryptocurrency worth real money, rent out your shop fronts to advertisers, and even raid or burn down competing players’ buildings.

Worldopoly uses two platforms for its cryptocurrency economy, Ethereum and Byteball. It uses Ethereum because it’s the most popular blockchain platform and many players are already comfortable using it. The second platform, Byteball, is offered because of its advantages over Ethereum when it comes to transactions.

The main problems with Ethereum are slow response times (10 seconds) and high transaction costs ($0.20-$1). These are big turn offs for players. Byteball is a cryptocurrency platform that uses Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) technology, which is technically not even blockchain technology. You can think of it like a generalization of blockchain technology, with more relaxed rules about how transactions can be organized. Byteball’s DAG platform allows for less than one second transaction time and basically free transactions of ~$0.0001. This is much more player friendly.

Games need to be easy and cheap for players, at least to get started. That’s why platforms with rising costs and congestion problems like Ethereum may struggle to become the cryptocurrency platform of choice for games. Playing Worldopoly can give you exposure to more practical cryptocurrency technologies, like DAG, and save you some money in transaction fees while playing the game.

So go on guys get playing!!!

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