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Friday, September 20 • 7:10pm - 7:45pm
Keynote: Interoperability and the Games People Play

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The collision of blockchain technology and gaming holds great promise for the growth of both industries. Blockchains provide a useful tool for gamers for various reasons including decentralized asset exchanges, verifiable scarcity of virtual objects and collectibles, fast and secure transaction networks, and an ability for players and publishers to discover exciting new channels to monetize game play.

Interoperability occurs at many levels. In gaming, NFT's and inter-game items are long desired outcomes.

Games like Fortnite feature a closed item system, whereby items are non-transferable to other players and can never be sold. This creates a situation where the value of your digital goods are trapped inside that particular game’s economy.

Speakers
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Michael McCarthy

Game Director, Sandbox Games
Michael McCarthy is the founder of Sandbox Games and the creator of FarmVille and FarmVille 2.   He is a pioneer in the free to play gaming world and has build games that have drawn millions of users. This  led to one of the largest Gaming IPOs in Silicon Valley history of just... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 7:10pm - 7:45pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072