Chinese Search Giant Baidu to Launch a Blockchain-Powered Space Game
Chinese search giant Baidu has made it official that it will be launching a native blockchain space game next week. The company refrained from going into the details of the blockchain game but has put up a brief description on the official website of the game. Just a few days ago, the company also revealed SuperChain, its proprietary platform.
The game Du Yuzhou (literal translation ‘The Universe’) revolves around a blockchain-powered space journey in which the users of the game earn ‘elements’ by participating in the blockchain. These elements can then be used by the users to build their own planet.
These ‘elements’ – alike token rewards generated by blockchains – will be provided to users through airdrops, according to Du Yuzhou’s official website.
Users will have to accumulate elements to build their own planet, and as the planet grows, its gravity would increase allowing it to absorb even more elements. Without these elements, users cannot unlock additional features.
A Baidu representative explains that the main goal of this game is to allow people to experience features that arise from crypto assets, other than simply being traded.
The company said that this game is not to be mistaken for yet another cryptocurrency, and should be seen as a digital society experiment. However, it didn’t reveal anything about the blockchain that’s being used, only making it clear the app is expected to go live next week.
Earlier this week, Xiao Wei, chief scientist at the company’s blockchain arm, announced the launch of Baidu’s SuperChain platform. The company claims the platform is compatible with ethereum and bitcoin networks and allows up to 100,000 transactions per second. And, in January, the company launched its blockchain-as-a-service platform, similar to the works of other tech giants.
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