Ben Heidorn, CTO, and Co-Founder of Blockade Games reported on 01 August about using Bitcoin Lightning Network as an interface to Ethereum Smart Contracts in a bid to scale versatility.
Ben noted that blockchain-based gaming was a novel entry to mainstream games. He emphasized the role of Blockade Games to be at the forefront of technology. Ben further added that they had a long history of experimenting with new technology and ideas. Such ideas had materialized into creating the first crypto-puzzles, to deploying a Twitter bot powered by machine learning. To add was the launch of the first mainstream blockchain games on the Loom Network.
Ben cited on the development as –
“Recently, we have been experimenting with different payment methods for purchasing in-game items and interacting with smart contracts. We believe that Ethereum will be integral to the future of non-fungible assets and blockchain gaming. However, we also believe that Bitcoin is the future of money, and many of our players will prefer to hold most, if not all, of their funds in Bitcoin. We want to make it possible to serve our biggest supporters and players on the Bitcoin network while utilizing all of the infrastructure present on Ethereum and other blockchain networks.”
Ben highlighted that by integrating Bitcoin Lightning Network payments, they were able to accept instant payments in Bitcoin directly. He also threw light that this transaction would instantaneously spawn a series of events on any other chain. The miscellaneous set of activities could be, for instance, minting a brand new Neon District asset to a buyer’s Ethereum or Loom Network wallet.
In June, Blockade Games completed 2019 Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator. The Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator was a unique partnership between the internationally renowned Techstars program and the Alchemist blockchain consultancy and investment firm.
Ben concluded on a note to emphasize that there were many more use cases yet to be explored. He sustained by adding that among these use-cases, they were looking at providing real-time micro-payments for game developers and content providers. The gamers could avail additional lives for just a few Satoshis. Ben mentioned the possibility that they could provide cryptographically-sealed additional content for Free-to-Play games. He summarized on the novelty explaining Lightning could provide a whole new level to user’s favorite game.