Why Mobile Games Will Bring Mass Adoption of Cryptocurrency

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We need mass adoption of cryptocurrency. I don’t think anyone would have imagined 2020 would be filled with so much radical change, but now more than ever, cryptocurrency and blockchain should be part of the current conversation happening to make significant and accountable changes in our society.

The 21st century has been privy to inventions reshaping how we live and function in society. 3D printing has made it possible for prosthetic limbs to be more accessible. IoT has given us the power to control our cars, door locks, and household items, allowing for opportunities to save on energy resources and reduce pollution. The invention of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency technology has shaped the way we can secure transactions and allow for financial inclusion.

In 2008, a whitepaper written by the anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto was released. The ideas outlined led to the world’s first Blockchain — Bitcoin. This decentralized peer-to-peer digital cash system was later launched in 2009, providing a distributed peer-validated digital immutable ledger that can transfer tokens or coins as monetary wealth. Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies such as LiteCoin and Ether, each exist on their own Blockchain and cannot be exchanged for one another.

You can buy Cryptocurrency through exchanges such as Coinbase, from other individuals who hold it, or an ICO (Initial Coin Offering). To receive funds, you need a wallet, which will hold your coins. Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology is about improving existing systems and supporting emerging economies where we can address and identify friction points such as financial inclusion and design products that are more inclusive.

Even though a decade has passed since the invention of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, its appeal to mass consumers is still questionable.

For those that know and understand it, they tend to be curious individuals who are tech-savvy and believe in personal ownership. For those that don’t know it, don’t understand it, or are highly skeptical of the technology, we aim to get their attention through games to get more people owning it, but why mobile games?

Almost Everyone Has a Smartphone

There are around 3 billion people on this planet that own a smartphone. More than 2.5 billion are active Android devices, with over 700 million being iOS users. Half of the smartphone users play mobile games, with gaming accounting for 33% of all app downloads.

All Eyes Are Glued To Mobile Devices

Users spend more time on their mobile devices than watching TV. Users will spend eight more minutes per day on their phones and by 2021, this number is estimated to increase by 30 minutes. Smartphones continue to make up the majority of their media consumption.

Low Cultural Barrier

Casual games are simple to play and hold little to no cultural barriers, giving those across the world an opportunity to participate. Games are also fun, help to relieve stress, improves brain function while keeping people connected.

Here at Off Chain Games, we’re on a mission to use games for change to spark cryptocurrency adoption. We want to give people an opportunity to get on board without a major commitment, and our games are the easiest way to do it. To those who are avid users, share this with your friends, the ones who are skeptical, the ones who don’t believe in radical change. We’re here to create a better future and make a better society.

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology is about looking at systems that keep failing people and how we can make it better. Some look at cryptocurrency on the surface, but it is a paradigm shift. It is a fundamental rebuild of the way we look at processes and institutions and how they work with others. It is a cultural mind shift, it’s disruption.

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