New guidelines for blockchain-based games have been released in Japan: they were issued by the Blockchain Contents Association (BCA).
This new regulation is to be considered as a set of basic guidelines to be respected by all those who are members of the association and are intended to protect players from risky services and products, given that sometimes these are actually scams.
It should be borne in mind that the regulation of games in Japan is strict and well regulated. Gambling and betting are prohibited by law. So it is difficult to enter the industry, especially for those who develop gaming and blockchain apps. In fact, classic casino platforms do not comply with the relevant national regulations a priori.
Therefore, these guidelines seek, on the one hand, to protect users and on the other, to help all those companies that intend to develop games in this sector.
The document also refers to NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens).
At first glance, it might seem like an excessive regulation, although it’s not surprising considering the Japanese reality and its legislative strength.
Some time ago, for example, the TRON blockchain had to distance itself from a gambling-related dApp (decentralized application).