Blockchain gaming: Reddit co-founder to stream SkyWeaver
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Blockchain gaming: Reddit co-founder to stream SkyWeaver

By Matteo Gatti - 9 Aug 2019

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SkyWeaver‘s main developer and Reddit’s co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, will compete live against each other at the card game based on the Ethereum blockchain.

SkyWeaver is a game developed on the Ethereum blockchain which really aims high: beat the card game par excellence, Hearthstone.

In Hearthstone cards can’t be freely transferred, while the basic idea of SkyWeaver is to be able to acquire ownership of an item across other platforms.

In the words of a Horizon employee:

“With Skyweaver using Ethereum, it means you can send your cards to your friends, trade them with other players on our platform, trade them on another website, buy/sell them on Reddit, burn them, lend them to people that want to play with your cards while you are on vacation, etc. Basically, we can’t prevent you from doing whatever you want with these cards, just like physical cards”.

In recent years, Ohanian has invested heavily in several successful startups.

Recently, he also entered the crypto world thanks to last month’s investment in Horizon Blockchain Games, which received from Alexis, and other investors, the modest sum of $3.75 million.

Hearthstone has attracted more than 100 million players over the years so Alexis’ plan is certainly ambitious.

SkyWeaver is currently still in beta and private version but is expected to be launched before the end of the year. Meanwhile, Horizon invites new users to try the game through a random selection that takes place weekly. The game is free of charge and the decks can be developed to a certain extent.

Last July Hearthstone fans broke into Blizzard’s headquarters after the company decided to tone down some aspects of the cards that seemed too violent.

The way a game evolves and the way certain aspects change over time are obviously aspects that need to be clarified from the beginning in order to avoid problems, especially when dealing with blockchain technology.

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