Judy Tran
Judy Tran
Jun 12 · 3 min read

There are four major chemicals in our brain that influence our happiness, and most of these are triggered when we socialize with physical touch and energy. By encouraging people to socialize more through gaming experiences, we are helping people to express their joy with their friends. John Dempsey, our 8 Hours Foundation director, explains that

the lack of social interaction nowadays has led to catastrophic negative consequences — rising depression rates, civil unrest, and countless tragedies. How distant has our society become when we don’t even make the time to connect with and truly understand another individual?

Let’s dive into how our foundation can help.

What is 8Hours Foundation?

8Hours Foundation’s mission is to connect people and encourage social interactions through meaningful play. The blockchain-based ecosystem uses the Eight Hours Token (EHrT) as a utility token that facilitates social play with platform-level features.

How does it work?

8Hours Foundation utilizes the PlayTable gaming console as a vertical for the project, which seeks to provide meaningful interaction between family and friends by providing a platform that combines the digital world with the physical world in a tactile manner with toys/figurines and downloadable games. By making the figurines Non-Fungible Tokens, we can trace ownership and information about the figurine, thus making them more valuable.

What 8 Hours Foundation aims to solve?

8 Hours Foundation aims to create a culture where game nights amongst friends and families are facilitated by cutting-edge technology. By creating a new environment that blends physical board games and digital possibilities, we propel social play into the 21st century.

We envision a world where technology is used to create stronger social bonds by bringing people together through play. We want to create technologies and gaming experiences that will not only help create everlasting memories but also forge social bonds.

By blending digital and physical games, there is an opportunity for an entirely new kind of human-computer interaction that enhances our relationships with the people in our lives. This will result in a stronger society and a better world. Our mission is to bring people together because if we can spend just 8 hours a week interacting with each other we truly will have saved someone’s world.

How can this be accomplished?

Our 8Hours Foundation Platform is a blockchain-enabled ecosystem that encompasses and provides access to utilities and services that further 8Hours’ mission. Our token (EHrT) is our utility token that offers a mechanism to interact with software features for tangible benefits. EHrTs can be spent, staked, and/or traded in the exchange.

EHrTs can be spent to link physical objects to their digital counterparts through Non-Fungible Tokens. The toys then gain their digital identities which means they could have their own level, stats, and moves. Every game they are played in would alter their histories in different ways.

EHrTs can also be spent by developers to create their own branded in-game currencies. In-game currencies are more flexible than traditional currencies because they piggyback on blockchain technology, which authorizes them to be reliably tracked and securely inter-operated between different game environments.

Lastly, EHrTs can be spent by developers to generate and deposit Colored Tokens, which are tokens that can only be created and deposited by their creators. These are used to measure in-game achievements, wealth, authenticity, progress, and history. More utilities will be added to the 8Hours Platform as time goes on.

The 8Hours Foundation’s role is to foster the token ecosystem, grow the community of players, and facilitate the adoption of the gaming platform. This will be accomplished by creating grants for the formation of partnerships with and/or use of the open gaming platform, reviewing games submitted for regulatory and ethical compliance, curating promotional events and marketing efforts for ecosystem participants, designing additional rewards and incentives for EHrT holders, developing and maintaining the developer EHrT exchange service and associated EHrT pool.

We are thrilled to share more news about our plans with PlayTable in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned and follow us on:

Telegram: https://t.me/The8HoursFoundation
Twitter:https://twitter.com/8Hours_official
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/8hours

8Hours Foundation

The 8Hours Foundation is dedicated to fostering social bonds between people, because our relationships with family and friends are the most important things in the world. Learn more at 8hoursfoundation.org

Judy Tran

Written by

Judy Tran

Coffee Enthusiast Hipster.

8Hours Foundation

The 8Hours Foundation is dedicated to fostering social bonds between people, because our relationships with family and friends are the most important things in the world. Learn more at 8hoursfoundation.org

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade