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Update:

It’s been a while since our last roadmap update (Q4 2018 — Q1 2019), and a lot has happened in the meantime.

So it’s time for another update.

Let’s start by recapping some of our most important milestones since then:

  • We added 15 external DPoS validators to Basechain (and continue to add more validators each month).
  • We enabled staking of LOOM tokens in February, and in the first two months our users have staked 149,363,113 tokens, representing over 20% of the circulating supply and $10,000,000+ USD in value.
  • We launched the Loom Marketplace on Basechain, a DEX for blockchain-based game items, with Relentless cards trading as the first use case (11,493+ cards have been listed for sale, and 7,911+ trades executed, despite the game only being in Beta). …


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Update:

Before we start, I know…

This post is bound to ruffle a few feathers 😜

Most of you reading this probably have one preferred blockchain of choice, and likely think that the other two chains in this list are run by a bunch of [idiots/scammers/insert-your-pejorative-of-choice].

That’s totally fine. I’m not going to try to change your mind.

But what I hope to do by the end of this article is convince you that linking these chains together is a development that not only was inevitable — a natural evolution of the blockchain ecosystem as a whole — but also one that will massively benefit the developers and end users of all three chains.


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Basechain now supports payments in the top 100 ERC20 tokens by market cap — including the 6 top ERC20-based stablecoins pictured above.

Update:

A few days ago, we announced a cross-promotion between Binance and Zombie Battleground that included a $10,000 BNB giveaway.

This promotion required adding some additional functionality to Loom Basechain, where the Zombie Battleground card pack purchase contract lives:

  1. The ability to deposit BNB tokens from Ethereum mainnet to Basechain, and withdraw them back to mainnet;
  2. The ability to accept BNB as a currency for payments on Layer 2; and
  3. Most importantly, the whole experience had to feel seamless to a user who only has an Ethereum account and has never interacted with Basechain before — i.e. users should be able to check out with only a MetaMask account, and the experience should feel as silky smooth as if they were interacting with any normal Ethereum smart contract. …


In CryptoZombies Season 2, you will learn to build your own mod/fork of our mobile card game Zombie Battleground — and immediately deploy it to an audience of thousands of players 🤯

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You’ve waited patiently… And it’s finally here!

Today we’re proudly launching CryptoZombies Season 2.

(And with a pretty major surprise announcement as well…)

Let’s take a look at what’s inside.

For the uninitiated, CryptoZombies.io is an interactive code school that teaches you to write smart contracts in Solidity through building your own crypto-collectibles game. It’s the most popular Ethereum programming tutorial to date, with over 300,000 students and counting.

What’s New In Season 2?

The first thing you’ll notice is that CryptoZombies has gotten a new coat of paint — making it look approximately 347% more badass than before.

We’ve totally reorganized the site in order to separate the content into multiple course tracks, which you can pick and choose based on what you want to learn. …


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Update:

To make highly scalable DApps possible, Loom has been building out a network of high-throughput Layer 2 sidechains linked to Ethereum as the backbone.

These sidechains use Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) as a consensus mechanism. …


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You’ve waited patiently for forever… and it’s finally coming!

CryptoZombies Season 2 is coming to upgrade your blockchain-app-developing, Solidity-slaying dev skills to the next level.

For those of you who are new here…

Let’s take a brief stroll through history.

On December 13th, 2017, we released CryptoZombies — an interactive code school that teaches users to write Ethereum DApps through building their own crypto-collectables game.

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If you haven’t yet, you should DEFINITELY spend a couple minutes to dive in and try building your first DApp. CryptoZombies makes it dead simple to learn, even if you have little or NO prior programming experience.

Since then, it’s been translated into 9 languages and gone on to become one of the most popular resources for learning Ethereum development around the world — with almost 300,000 students at the time of this writing.

That’s a lot of people learning to build Ethereum DApps!


We’ve Been Hyper-focused on Blockchain Games at Loom Network — Here’s Why

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Update:

What’s up everyone!

The past 2 months have been extremely busy here at Loom Network.

If you’ve been following us, you’ve noticed that our announcements have been largely focused around our blockchain-based collectible card game, Zombie Battleground, and the Kickstarter we used to promote the benefits of blockchain games to over 12 million mainstream gamers.

But this recent focus in our announcements around a single game has caused some people to ask:

Why do you guys keep talking about this game?! …


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Update:

Before we dive in, let’s start with a little background…

Last week, we released the Alpha version of Zombie Battleground, the world’s first truly scalable blockchain game.

When we say “truly scalable”, what we mean is that unlike the blockchain games we’ve seen up until now, Zombie Battleground looks and feels exactly like any normal mobile or PC game.

No MetaMask popups, no gas fees. End users don’t need to own any cryptocurrency, have an Ethereum account, or even know what a blockchain is in order to start playing. …


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The demand for a TCG/CCG like Zombie Battleground that runs on the blockchain has been overwhelming — almost too hard to keep up with.

Update:

HOOOLY SHLAZAAANG 😮

After a 2-month long, wildly successful Kickstarter campaign — and funded in only 1 day — Zombie Battleground is available in playable form for early backers in EARLY ALPHA.

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Zombie Battleground — the wildly anticipated tradable, collectible card game that runs entirely on the blockchain, is finally here in ALPHA.

The word alpha might conjure up a virile chimp beating its chest, howling, and ready to mate — but in this context, it has nothing to do with chimps OR mating…


The World’s FIRST Collectible Card Game to Run on the Blockchain Is Now Open For Crowdfunding

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Designed by Loom Network’s veteran team of game designers — Zombie Battleground, the first collectible card game that runs entirely on the blockchain is NOW CROWDFUNDING ON KICKSTARTER!

Updates:

Yes — you read that correctly 😮

Zombie Battleground — the game we’ve been developing in-house for quite a while, is now officially crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

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Click to Check Out Zombie Battleground on Kickstarter!

If you aren’t familiar with the Battleground…

It’s a Magic: The Gathering-style collectible card game we previewed last month where all your cards are stored on the blockchain. …

About

James Martin Duffy

Co-founder at Loom Network. Building scalable blockchains for large-scale online games and social apps 🚀Creators of CryptoZombies.io 🧟‍

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