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   870

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.

Binance Launchpad to Change IEO Rules

Binance is going to implement the lottery format for the next tokensale campaign
25 March 2019   70

Binance announced a change in the format of the next tokensale on the Launchpad platform to a lottery. At the same time, the number of lottery tickets per account will depend on the size of the steak in the BNB for 20 days before IEO.

Note that one account can get up to 5 lottery tickets. Winners will be selected by randomizer.

BNB Balance to Lottery Tickets Ratio
BNB Balance to Lottery Tickets Ratio

It is noteworthy that within 20 days before the lottery, the BNB-deposit snapshot will be carried out daily at 0:00 UTC to monitor the fulfillment of the conditions.

Each winning ticket will grant the right to purchase tokens for a fixed amount in BNB equivalent. As soon as the user informs the exchange that he is ready to use a certain number of tickets in case of their winnings, this obliges him to purchase tokens and the money will be debited automatically.

Binance acknowledged that the price of BNB may fluctuate due to daily snapshots, and its potential decline may not be covered by the benefit from the new token, and encouraged users to make informed decisions.

In addition, Changpeng Zhao urged the community to comment on the new format in a separate Twitter thread in order to make the necessary feedback-based changes, if needed.

During the Celer Network tokensale on the Launchpad platform again had bandwidth problems; many people did not manage to purchase tokens.