After a crowdfunding campaign started a month ago and ended yesterday, Bitshares Play has collected 2,396 BTC (or $570,000 as of today’s Bitcoin price).
The project, based on Bitshares, intends to create a complete and innovative gaming platform. Among the planned developments are a decentralized marketplace, where game providers and users will be able to sell their game coins and game assets to each other, and a blockchain-based gaming platform, allowing “Truly Random Number Generation” and provably fair games.
“Games such as card, dice, roulette need to first prove that their source of random number is honest, but decentralized random number generation guarantees that doubt of fairness is unnecessary,” explained the developers, adding that “BitShares PLAY will be first in history to demonstrate a random number generation technology that is entirely transparent and fair using the blockchain technology.”
The project is backed by a dedicated foundation.