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AMD becomes Blockchain Gaming Alliance member

AMD aims to promote the "proliferation of new blockchain-powered gaming platforms." (Image source: AMD)
AMD aims to promote the "proliferation of new blockchain-powered gaming platforms." (Image source: AMD)
AMD recently joined the Blockchain Gaming Alliance, the first hardware manufacturer to do so. They aim to provide members with computing platforms to power new, blockchain-based gaming functionality. What are the implications for gamers?

AMD recently announced that it has joined forces with the Blockchain Gaming Alliance. They are the first hardware manufacturer to gain membership. AMD aims to provide alliance members with efficient, high-performance computing solutions to power blockchain-based gaming platforms.

This has major implications for the gaming industry with respect to security, ownership, and connected experiences. Blockchain technology of this sort is set to provide higher security and flexibility to users, developers, and publishers.

According to Joerg Roskowetz, AMD's Head of Blockchain Technology, "Blockchain technology brings broader choice, security, and flexibility to both gamers and publishers. "Next-generation blockchain game platforms will give gamers access to exclusive online content, and provide new ways for them to truly own it."

The Blockchain Gaming Alliance includes a number of industry giants, including Assassin's Creed makers Ubisoft. The blockchain collaboration between AMD and Ubisoft is of particular interest, considering Ubi's long-standing partnership with Nvidia on the PC versions of many of its games.

Blockchain has transformed a whole range of critical industries, such as finance, and even government. However, it remains to be seen exactly how the technology will be deployed by developers and publishers to add value for gamers.


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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2019-12-21 (Update: 2019-12-21)