Steam May Launch Blockchain Platform

Media reports that with help of a blockchain platform the company plans to collect info on strong gamers who are worthy of participating in e-sports tournaments
22 June 2018   564

American developer of computer games Valve Corporation is working on a blockchain upgrade for its own online service Steam. This was reported by one of the company's employees, UTB reports.

According to the source, the new solution will track the achievements of each player and statistics, in particular - titles, discounts and more.

With the help of the update, the company plans to collect information about strong gamers who are worthy of participating in e-sports tournaments. So, Valve wants not only to sell games, but also to track the entire life cycle of the user.

Officially, the giant of the gaming industry has not confirmed this information, but it is known that the company is looking for developers and blockchain-specialists who will help in creating a new product.

Let's note, for the first time Valve announced its intention to create a service on a blockchain in 2015. In 2017 it became known that Steam no longer supports bitcoin as a method of payment because of high commissions for a transaction.

Bitcoin Cash Hardfork Implemented

Hardfork of a hardfork... just don't get confused in this crazy world of cryptocurrency
16 November 2018   81

Today, on November 15, a hardfork was implemented in the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. The first block in the Bitcoin ABC blockchain has mined a pool of Bitcoin.com.

The last “common block” was # 556,766, mined by SVPool. on which the protocol update was activated.

Bitcoin SV got its first block. Now we can definitely talk about the division of Bitcoin Cash into two competing blockchains. Roger Ver, right before the hardfork, said that his pool had sent a significant amount of power to mining Bitcoin ABC.

Bitfinex exchange announced the transfer of BAB and BSV coins to the accounts of BCH holders.

Poloniex converted all BCH balances into assets BCHABC and BCHSV. At the same time, the BCH market became unavailable. Instead, the BCHABC / BTC, BCHSV / BTC, BCHABC / USDC and BCHSV / USDC trading pairs appeared. I / O of BCHABC and BCHSV is not yet available, but will open when the network stabilizes.