Virtual Reality Game Chainbreakers to Be Developed on Ethereum-based Decentraland

  • Decentraland's platform will be used to launch a virtual reality (VR) game called Chainbreakers.
  • Chainbreakers is based on a "fictional story" centered around the events that took place in Ancient Greece.

Decentraland, a virtual reality (VR) platform developed on the Ethereum blockchain, has announced the upcoming launch of Qwellcode’s new game, Chainbreakers. According to Decentraland’s official website, the blockchain-powered VR network allows users “to create, experience, and monetize content and applications.”

As described by Decentraland’s blog post, Chainbreakers is a “strategic role playing game” - which has been developed to capture a “fictional and stylized rendition of Ancient Greece.” The main theme, or story, of the VR game is based on the idea of “a corrupt, evil government” and those opposing its authoritarian regime.

Players of the VR game may choose to be part of “various opposing factions”, that “must join forces and cooperate” to defeat the elite, or “ruling class.” As the VR game’s plot unfolds, and players move from one stage to another, they “explore the entire map of Decentraland.”

Players Rewarded In Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

One of the game's goals is to find “questing areas” - which have been "hosted on parcels and estates” located in “Genesis City.” Here, the game’s players “can free slaves” while also being able to “recruit [them] as soldiers in their armies.”

There are also parts where users “crawl dungeons in search of loot and powerful items” and then fight against the ruling class. According to Decentraland, Chainbreakers is kind of like traditional role playing games (RPGs), however, Qwellcode’s (blockchain-based software solutions provider) developers aim to add something unique by introducing “scarce in-game items.”

In the VR game, these items are “represented” by non-fungible tokens (NFTs) - which are crypto tokens that represent “something unique” and are “not interchangeable.” Users may receive NFT-based rewards after successfully completing in-game tasks.

Blockchain-Based Games Becoming Increasingly Popular

Decentraland’s post goes on to explain that the Chainbreakers gameplay consists of several “dividend periods” - which usually take several days to complete. Each questing area has its own dividend period.

Players have to “strategize” by creating their own unique “squads of units” to fight against enemy armies. With experience, players are able to advance to “higher level questing areas” - which allows users to earn “better loot, and higher rewards.”

Further details regarding Decentraland’s Chainbreakers are available on its official website. As CryptoGlobe covered, a new DApp game called Tronbet was launched recently on the Tron Network and it was reportedly played over 10,000 times on the first day of its release.  

Bitcoin Scam Artists are Using Fake QR Code Generators: Report

  • ZenGO published report showing crypto scammers are using QR code generators to steal crypto.
  • Scam websites are showing up at the top of Google searches. 

Researchers have issued a warning that scam artists are using Google search results and QR code generators as a potential avenue for fraud.

Fake QR Code Generators

According to the report by ZenGO, four of the first five Google search results for questions like “bitcoin QR generator,” led to scam websites. Rather than generating new wallet addresses for users, these QR codes lead back to the scammer’s bitcoin wallet ultimately causing theft of BTC. 

The report highlighted QR codes as a particularly malicious method for scammers to target crypto wallets, as users are unable to read or differentiate between addresses.

According to the report, 

These sites generate a QR code that encodes an address controlled by the scammers, instead of the one requested by the user, thus directing all payments for this QR code to the scammers.

The report continues, 

Scammers do not even bother with generating their fake QR themselves, instead they shamelessly call a blockchain explorer API to generate the QR for their address.

ZenGO estimates that the simple scam may have already cost users $20,000 in stolen BTC. The company recommends users avoid googling for QR code generators and instead use a trusted block explorer. They also recommend verifying the address of the QR code before sharing it with others. 

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