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Video Games as the Trojan Horse for Global Blockchain Adoption

Nov 4, 2020 · 7 min read

By Piers Kicks

The above statement was made in a recent podcast that I hosted with Robbie Ferguson, the Co-Founder of Immutable who are the company behind the popular Gods Unchained blockchain card game. It struck me as a brilliant catchphrase, but to what extent might this actually be true?

It is no secret that many early crypto adopters self-identify as gamers. Those participants in the space that grew up playing video games tend to have a proclivity for computers and tech in general. They often exhibit a solid understanding of both the hardware and software underpinning the machines of today, with many having built and optimised their rigs (or gaming PCs for the uninitiated) across multiple iterative generations of components. It seems to have transpired that these individuals acclimatize quickly to the world of digital assets, largely due to them possessing many of the characteristics one might expect from a “crypto native”. What’s more, many of them actually found crypto through

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