Jonathan Swerdlow – Game Protocol CEO


With the release of Bitcoin in 2009, blockchain technology and decentralization was introduced to the public in a viable way. Since the release of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency scene has grown at a mind-boggling rate. Many new cryptocurrencies were introduced to the public, such as Litecoin and Dogecoin. All these cryptocurrencies have one thing in common, they are all based on blockchain.

A blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. Constantly growing as ‘completed’ blocks are recorded and added to it in chronological order, it allows market participants to keep track of digital currency transactions without central recordkeeping. Each node (a computer connected to the network) gets a copy of the blockchain, which is downloaded automatically.

Since the launch of Ethereum in 2015, new uses for blockchain technologies are found every day. There are plans to improvenearly every industry with blockchain, from the music industry (to solve issues of ownership rights, royalties and transparency) to the government (to guarantee that there is no vote tampering). Today we will have a peek on how blockchain can improve the video game industry.

Game Protocol is an upcoming ICO (initial coin offering) with a unique vision on how to improve the gaming industry. Game Protocol is planning to improve the video game industry in a few different ways.  

Game Protocol plans on developing a decentralized game platform and store. What sets it apart from other platforms, such as Steam or Origin is the emphasis on decentralization. By being a decentralized platform, there will be no preferential treatment to any specific developer or publisher. All reviews on the platform will be verified and confirmed via blockchain technology therefore removing any chance of manipulation, false reviews or “funny business”.

Another aspect of Game Protocol is their reward-based crowd funding platform GameStarter. GameStarter is similar to Kickstarter or Indiegogo in certain ways but different in others. Unlike Kickstarter or Indiegogo, GameStarter will only focus on video games. It plans on bringing in many indie developers and assisting them in funding and creating their projects. With the help ofGameStarter, Game Protocol plans on releasing many indie games to the public.

Game Protocol plans on only accepting their own cryptocurrency, Game Protocol Token. By only accepting their cryptocurrency, Game Protocol claims that their platform and store will be much more secure and transparent than their competition. All transactions will be 100% secure and anonymous, therefore guaranteeing that their user’s personal details remain secure and unhackable.

Game Protocol will be available for PC & mobile users in early 2018. Hopefully sometime in the future it will also be available for console gamers as well.

With Game Protocol we hopeto see many great indie games being released in the future.

For moreinformation regarding Game Protocol, check out their official website.