Search Giant Baidu is Launching a Native Blockchain Game

Chirayu Choubisa

Chirayu Choubisa

June 9, 2018 1:16 pm

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Chinese Search Giant Baidu Revealed that it is Launching Blockchain Space Game

Baidu, the Chinese search giant, unveiled on Friday, that it is launching a blockchain space game, only days after it revealed a proprietary platform called SuperChain.

Named Du Yuzhou which implies “The Universe” in the literal translation of the game describes a blockchain powered space journey where users, by participating in the blockchain would get “elements” to develop their own planet.

The elements much like a token reward created by a blockchain will at first be available through airdrops, as per the game official website. As customer accumulate more elements, they will have the capacity to build their own planet, as it develops, will expand its gravity to absorb more elements enabling extra features to be unlocked.

Fundamentally, the objective of the game is to enable users to experience features that could emerge from digital currencies like assets, besides, just being traded, a spokesperson from Baidu said.

The company stated, “Du Yuzhou is not to launch another cryptocurrency, but a digital society experiment.” But it declined to share more details about the game, such as which blockchain is being used, just saying the app is going to go live next week.

On Monday, Mr. Xiao Wei, chief scientist at the Baidu’s blockchain arm, unveiled the company’s SuperChain platform, which it asserts is compatible with the bitcoin and ethereum network can scale to allow 100,000 transactions per second. While back in January, it joined other tech giants in launching a blockchain-as-a-service platform.

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