There are very few industries that we are more passionate about than blockchain gaming. The growth of esports has been remarkable. Blockchain gaming is merely the next step in its evolution.
Despite our confidence in the industry however, we were still surprised by recent registration numbers reported by the XAYA blockchain team. Over 12,000 people have signed up to participate in their Soccer Manager Elite (SME) phase III beta test. To have 12,000 sign up to simply test the software really is extraordinary.
Should 12,000 to signup for the main game – financial success for the game and the XAYA blockchain looks set. Though there are never any guarantees in business.
To share in the registration excitement, we produced our own (somewhat comical) YouTube report – embedded below.
People will naturally migrate to blockchain gaming as it offers the ability to ‘play to earn‘. And who doesn’t want to earn currency playing games?
Credit where credit is due though. The XAYA team has proven to be ‘A Grademarketers’ of their ‘first class products‘. Two reasons we watch this team and this blockchain – very closely.
As with the initial beta tests, we will be live streaming some of our SME game play. So if you want to learn more about the game – subscribe to the Goldsmith Money YouTube channel and join us on our journey.
With over 1,500 people registered to participate in the upcoming Taurion alpha Test, the demand for information is huge. As such XAYA CEO, Andrew Colosimo, took up his gaming chair once again, to provide the world with a deep dive walk through.
Naturally the excitement around Taurion is enormous! It is the first of its kind!! A true decentralised and trustless gaming ecosystem, with opportunities galore.
Trade, transport, mining, refining, manufacture, construction, marketing and security… collusion, racketeering and piracy. Basically any other type of business venture you can dream up, could very well be possible at the planet Taurion.
Should you not have the time to watch the full one hour deep dive, we have produced a 15 minute video detailing the key takeaways. Abridged video below.
If you are interested in joining this alpha test and getting a taste for this NEW era of blockchain gaming – please click on our Goldsmith Money invite link Taurion Alpha Test Invite
This alpha test is a treasure hunt and there is over $US10,000 in prizes to be won!
We hope to see you there for the start of play on Tuesday, 25 August 2020.
Wish to learn more about the benefits of blockchain gaming – please see link below.
Connecting the Steam gaming platform with the Telos blockchain
Blockchain gaming is moving forward in leaps and bounds – and Telos is sure to have a big role to play in this.
Farm Game has opened up a world of opportunity for gamers, linking all the benefits of blockchains (decentralised and trustless financial ecosystems), with the massive Steam gaming universe.
Starting with the multiplayer, online battle arena video game Dota 2, Telos will allow gamers compete with one another for decentralised tokens and assets. Subsequently these assets may be transferred, spent or otherwise – instantaneously and globally.
Whilst still at early stages of integration, Farm Game offers a great taste of gaming developments to come.
For further information, check out the Goldsmith Money YouTube video below.
And if you are interested in connecting to Farm Game to play in the Dota 2 Telos events – please use the following invite link. PC only at this time.
The financial world is quickly awakening to blockchain gaming. More specifically, the roles that these decentralised, trustless and provably fair virtual economies will play in relation to our entertainment, social interaction, recreation and trade in the near future.
There is one blockchain however which is really setting the benchmark with respect to this new gaming phenomenon – a relatively unknown blockchain called XAYA.
Now it should be mentioned that Goldsmith Money did in fact stumble upon the XAYA team a few years back and we were suitably impressed. We did decide to invest monies accordingly, so we are not exactly unbiased in our assessment. Regardless, we were thrilled with the much anticipated Taurion Teaser Trailer, released less than 48 hours ago.
Many of us have been watching this true blockchain game develop over the past 18 months, bearing witness to an evolution. The new teaser trailer however, takes this association to a whole new level.
Through the trailer we are first introduced to this dangerous and arid planet via a view from space. From here the trailer pans into the vast, windswept dunes and razor sharp rocky outcrops.
Next comes an introduction to a solitary scout vehicle belonging to the Reubo House, one of three civilizations of Earth descendants, looking to establish themselves upon this harsh, yet plentiful world.
Shortly thereafter – the battle charge begins. Houses Ethrati and Jodon launch a simultaneous attack upon a Reubo outpost and the result is devastating.
In this 1 minute 30 second cinematic trailer, the XAYA team have managed to capture the full essence of Taurion – hostile and urgent; voilent yet rewarding; dangerous yet plentiful. The rewards for those who survive could be huge! If you survive that is.
Goldsmith Money has prepared a review of Taurion Teaser Trailer, included here for your viewing pleasure. Keep in mind however, the trailer itself may not be suitable for young children.
Congratulations to the XAYA team for bringing the planet Taurion to life in such a dramatic manner.
The next Taurion beta test begins in July and this is open to all, with prizes to be won. You should visit the taurion.io and xaya.io websites for further details.
Over the past month Goldsmith Moneyhas found itself thoroughly involved in XAYA game beta testing. This is the beta testing for one of their two major blockchain gaming projects, being Soccer Manager Elite(SME).
Over the course of testing we produced a number of SME review videos and uploaded these to YouTube. The aim of these videos was to both provide a visual report on bugs that might be found in the game software; and, to aid in promotion (of both SME and our own branding). Importantly, it has been a lot of FUN.
We now move into phase two of the testing and it appears that all testers are stepping it up a notch. Game-play is now thrillingly serious and at times can involve a mild level of sledging. There are now others also promoting SME with YouTube game clips and written articles.
This week Goldsmith Money stepped it up a notch too, by introducing a treasure hunt prize being 200 CHI, with a 50 CHI prize being available to 4 of the current SME Managers.
CHI is the native money for the XAYA blockchain and a necessary fuel for participation on the chain. It is of course the velocity of money which will builds thriving economies, so sharing a little CHI around could produce some new blockchain growth.
Similarly, the team at XAYA HQ have just announced a 50 CHI prize for all team managers who win their upcoming games. So you can be sure that managers will be setting and adjusting lineups, formations, tactics and substitutions, right up to the 12 hour cutoff.
We are now at 80+ managers testing the software and I hope they are all enjoying it as much as I am. And hopefully for everyone this type of enthusiasm continues into the full release.
Finally – the following is a link to the YouTube clip from last night which announced the treasure hunt.
I am very pleased to announce that we had 2 treasurer hunters who found the ball from the video at Good Money and the Dollar. Congratulations to SME managers UiGoku and Dacho 1888 – CHI has been sent your way.
There were some participants who thought that the SME Balls may have been the ball in the video – unfortunately this was not the case. So no prizes here. As such the remaining 100 CHI will be carried over to a new Goldsmith Money SME Treasure Hunt in a week or so.
Stay well everyone and keep gaming – because this is where the money is. Better yet… keep Blockchain Gaming – because this is where the future is.
According to CNBC, video game sales are soaring. They stated:
Sales of the latest video games have smashed records as millions are stuck at home after governments around the world locked down entire cities and pushed for social distancing measures to stop the coronavirus from spreading.
One example cited was Activision Blizzard’s free-to-play, Call of Duty: Warzone, which launched on 10 March. Within just 10 days it had attracted 30 million players.
It certainly makes sense that more and more good global citizens would be entertaining themselves through online gaming, as they abide by their coronavirus lockdown regulations. What however, if we could take it one step further…
What if we could earn tradable cryptocurrencies as we play?
This idea is certainly not new. In Ernest Cline‘s novel and Steven Spielberg blockbuster film‘Ready Player One’, the citizens of Earth spend most of their days gaming within a virtual utopia known as the Oasis. Within the Oasis participants were able to earn Oasis Credits, which also serve the function of a reliable and stable real-world currency.
In previous Goldsmith Money posts we discussed the evolution of blockchain technology and the advancements in functionality that were being made. One part of this evolution is the integration of games onto blockchains.
By integrating games onto blockchain, developers are able to allow their customers to communicate, trade and transact both within a game and with other games, via a secure, trustless and decentralised gaming ecosystem. And in light of the coronavirus lockdown, the environment and timing for such an ecosystem, may be perfect.
When it comes to technology, nothing seems to happen in a hurry. Regardless, progress in the blockchain gaming industry is slowly being made.
A little known game called Angry Warlord, is now available on Google Play. This Android App Game is actually built upon the Telos blockchain – Telos being a decentralised, 3rd generation EOSIO blockchain.
Having been described as a casual and fun, platform style game, Angry Warlord, from developer Gems Lab, is merging blockchain and gaming and taking it to a massive worldwide mobile audience.
A possible attraction for this game is the ability for players to earn Gems, the game’s native cryptocurrency. These Gems are then able to be traded on the Telos blockchain for other cryptocurrencies and potentially local fiat currencies.
Angry Warlord is just the beginning though.
The team behind the popular Soccer Managergames are looking to take Soccer Manager to the blockchain with their new game ‘Soccer Manager Elite‘ (SME).
To be built upon the specialist XAYA gaming blockchain, SME will seek to take the popular sports management gaming genre to a whole new level, as it attempts to monetise an entire virtual soccer competition.
SME beta testing is to commence soon – the team atGoldsmith Money are quietly hoping to be part of this.
To also be built upon the XAYA blockchain and now in the final stages of development testing is Taurion.
Taurion purports to be a fully-decentralised, massive multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG), equipped for communication, trade and human cryptocurrency mining.
Set on it’s own virtual planet, with a backstory spanning multiple galaxies – Taurion includes everything from warring resource hungry factions to all manner exploration and mining, craft and trade, diplomacy and combat, heroes, ancient artifacts, buildings and vehicles, taxes and even in-game advertising billboards (just like the Oasis).
Taurion surely has the potential to keep gamers the world over, working feverishly for many years, to build, conquer and maintain their epic virtual empires.
These are but a few of what is likely to be a huge new trend of decentralised, blockchain based games promising to both entertain and financially reward users.
So coronavirus lockdown or otherwise, the time has never been better to feel like a kid once more – and get gaming!