Blockchain technology is one of the growing trends in recent times that are driving innovation in various areas of the economy. This, in turn, is bringing in added value and fostering growth. Among these sectors, the gaming segment is a noteworthy mention. One of the forerunners in the gaming segment to apply blockchain was Cryptokitties. The platform serves as a demonstrator for the collectible items, and it quickly gained popularity for representing the transactions that were made on the Ethereum platform. The advent of Cryptokitties paved the way for other players in the segment to quickly adopt this trend. Right now, the blockchain adoption in games is constrained by the transaction capacity. Other applications of blockchain are purely experimental, and mobile games are leading them. Card games are one of the first in the gaming segment to implement blockchain, and Gods unchained is the popular game to use blockchain technology.
Massive multiplayer online (MMO) games or real-time strategy (RTS) games are suitable for testing and integrating blockchain technology in gaming. This is due to the fact that the gameplay of MMO or RTS will require multiple assets and smart contracts to make the games self-govern themselves. The rise of developers and open tools is also paving the way for massive blockchain applications in the gaming segment.