In previous issues of DDIntel, we have provided an in-depth analysis of NFTs and how they are disrupting industries such as gaming. The concept of play to earn is one area of the Blockchain that will change gaming. Play to earn is a relatively new concept that has taken prominence in the gaming sector.
The decentralization of blockchain effectively puts power into the hands of gamers, giving them complete control of in-game assets, such as NFTs. Providing players with the ability to manage their assets means that they can sell their in-game investments and rewards to others, enabling them to earn while they play.
One game that uses this model is Axie Infinity, an incredibly popular game in the Philippines. The idea of play to earn has especially taken off in Asia, with many earning an income from the gameplay model. Due to the lucrative opportunities presented by these games, many have begun adopting play to earn within their own games. Such games include Star Atlas, a sci-fi MMO that uses the Solana blockchain.
This issue of DDIntel will cover play to earn in more detail and provide information on the next big thing in gaming, Star Atlas. We will also cover other interesting topics such as the economics of physics, CBDCs, and our education system.