Crypto and Blockchain in the Entertainment Industry

Crypto in Entertainment Industry

Crypto in Entertainment Industry

 

List of companies and platforms that run crypto gambling and entertainment platforms.

 

 


 

Game Development and Design Studios with dApp Game Dev Experience

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Axiom Zen

Axiom Zen is mostly known thanks to CryptoKitties, but the company does more than just game development. They quickly identified dApp games as a killer app for blockchain in Asia, and adjusted accordingly. They call themselves “an idea accelerator and builder” though. Their second most popular product is Zenhub, product management software used by NASA and companies like SONY or Google.

Market Segment Game Developer


Focused on Innovation Studio, Game development studio, Enterprise software builder


Gaming


#CryptoKitties

Located in Vancouver, Canada.

Raised funding 12.0 MM USD

Personalities involved in Axiom Zen include Roham Gharegozlou.

Axiom Zen partnered with Fuel Games.

Fuel Games

Australian game development studio founded in June 2018 and funded in seed round by Coinbase, Sora Ventures, Nirvana and Continue Capital. Fuel Games focus on blockchain gaming exclusively, having developed a platform for speedy integration of cryptoassets into existing games, no middleware-token needed.

Market Segment Game Developer


Focused on Game development studio, Deployment platform


Gaming


#ApolloPlatform

#GodsUnchained

#CryptoKitties


>> Similar to Axiom Zen, double jump, Platinum Egg

Located in Fuel Bros Pty. Ltd.: Sydney, Australia.

Raised funding 2.4 MM USD

Personalities involved in Fuel Games include James Ferguson, Robbie Ferguson.

Fuel Games partnered with Axiom Zen (CryptoKitties), Coinbase, Nirvana Capital, Continue Capital.

double jump Tokyo

Studio that aims to rebuild the future of gaming with blockchain technology. Their vision goes that the invention of blockchain changed how value is defined and therefore it is needed to create new business models for relevant industries. In December 2018 raised 200 million yen through Gumi Group and are currently hiring for tech and non-tech positions.

Market Segment Game Developer


Focused on Game development studio


Gaming


#MyCryptoHeroes

Located in Tokyo, Japan.

Raised funding 1.85 MM USD

Personalities involved in double jump Tokyo include Koen Uno, Tadashi Miyazaki.

double jump Tokyo partnered with Gumi Group, DLE Group, EMONT Alliance.

Platinum Egg

Development studio active since 2002 that has created more than 100 games, some of them on contract for bigger platforms. They recently added blockchain gaming to their portfolio, having focused on mobile games and PS2 before.

Market Segment Game Developer


Focused on Game development studio


Gaming


#ShiningForceNeo

#RiseofMana

Located in Tokyo, Japan.

Personalities involved in Platinum Egg include Nariya Takemura.

Platinum Egg partnered with BitMatrix.

EMONT Alliance

Alliance of successful Ethereum-based dApp games and their developers. Fast atomic swaps between in-game tokens thanks to partnership with Kyber Network.

Market Segment Game Developer


Focused on Alliance


Gaming


#Etheremon

#MyCryptoHeroes

#Cubego

#EmontFrenzy

Located in Singapore.

EMONT Alliance partnered with Kyber Network.

BitMatrix

Korean blockchain game development studio and owner of the VX Platform. Creator of BitPet, Korea’s first hugely successful dApp game.

Market Segment Game Developer


Focused on Game development studio, Deployment platform


Gaming


#BitPet

#BitGolf

#VXNetworkPlatform

Located in Seoul, Korea.

BitMatrix partnered with Platinum Egg.

The Hive (platform)

Market Segment Augmented Reality

Gaming


Located in Palo Alto, USA.

 

Blockchain-Based dApp Games

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Etheremon (dApp Game)

Etheremon is a decentralized game on the ETH blockchain where players can own and train Ether Monsters (Mons) who can then explore game sites and gain tokens that can be further exchanged. Etheremon is the second most popular blockchain game by DAU after Cryptokitties. Etheremon is developing a module on Zilliqa blockchain making use of their blockchain grant (undisclosed amount).

Market Segment Decentralized Game


Focused on Ether Monsters


Gaming


#Collectible

#Ethereum

#Zilliqa


>> Similar to CryptoKitties, MyCryptoHeroes

Located in EMONT Alliance: Singapore.

Personalities involved in Etheremon (dApp Game) include Jake Tran.

Etheremon (dApp Game) partnered with EMONT Alliance, Kyber Network.

GodsUnchained (dApp Game)

Casual esports dApp game by Fuel Bros Digital Ventures, the creators of Etherbots. Players engage in battles and collect rare tokenized cards.

Market Segment Decentralized Game


Focused on Collectibles, eSports


Gaming


#Ethereum

#Gaming


>> Similar to Etheremon, MyCryptoHeroes

Located in Fuel Bros Pty. Ltd.: Sydney, Australia.

Personalities involved in GodsUnchained (dApp Game) include James Ferguson.

GodsUnchained (dApp Game) partnered with Coinbase, Continue Capital, Nirvana Capital, Sora Ventures.

Cryptokitties (dApp Game)

Cryptokitties / 谜恋猫 is a blockchain-based game that allows players to purchase, collect, breed and sell various types of virtual cats. In December 2017 a cryptokitty sold for 100k USD. It is still the most popular decentralized game with about 400 DAU in Sep 2018 and the game with largest ETH transaction volume.

Market Segment Decentralized Game


Focused on Virtual Pet


Gaming


#Blockchain-basedGame

#Ethereum

#Collectible


>> Similar to Etheremon, MyCryptoHeroes

Located in Axiom Zen: Vancouver, Canada.

Personalities involved in Cryptokitties (dApp Game) include Animoca, Benny Giang, Bryce Bladon, Dieter Shirley, Fabiano Soriani, Guile Gaspar, Mack Flavelle, Mik Naayem, Roham Gharegozlou.

Cryptokitties (dApp Game) partnered with Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz.

MyCryptoHeroes (dApp Game)

MCH is a blockchain game where players purchase Heros and game extensions, then send Heroes to acquire territories. There are free Heroes available too and playing MCH does not cost gas as the game runs on the Loom Network ETH side chain. Developed Heroes can be sold on a marketplace, the game comes with a game money (GUM) and has ICO in Sep 2018.

Market Segment Decentralized Game


Focused on Heroes


Gaming


#RPG

#Blockchain-basedGame

#Ethereum

#Collectible


>> Similar to Etheremon

Located in double jump.tokyo Co., Ltd.: Tokyo, Japan.

Raised funding 0.0 MM USD
via ICO

MyCryptoHeroes (dApp Game) partnered with EMONT Alliance, Go Wallet, Play dApp, WAX, OTAKU Coin, Token Pocket.

Roto Hive (platform)

RotoHive is a new type of fantasy sports site that runs weekly tournaments and aims to be the world’s best fantasy sports prediction platform. The weekly tournaments are free to play and open to all fantasy sports fans worldwide.

Market Segment Decentralized Game


Focused on Fantasy Sports Prediction Platform


Gaming


#dApps

#Gaming

#Tournaments


>> Similar to Etheremon, CryptoHeroes

Located in Dallas, US.

Personalities involved in Roto Hive (platform) include Anthony Adams, Luis Osta, Michael Lewellen.

 

ERC-721 Marketplaces (Collectibles)

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Opensea

OpenSea is a peer-to-peer marketplace for tokenized digital goods. It is mostly used as an independent marketplace for crypto collectibles - unique collectible digital assets that gamers can gain when playing a blockchain game. These assets often come in small series and sometimes have properties that give their owner an edge in the game, which then enables the player to earn more of the in-game token which has a monetary value. Some collectibles have high value only because they are rare, though.

Market Segment Marketplace for Collectibles


Focused on Collectibles, Trading


Gaming


#Collectible

#Ethereum

#ERC-721

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 2.1 MM USD

Personalities involved in Opensea include Alex Atallah, Devin Finzer.

Opensea partnered with Coinbase Ventures, Blockstack.

 

Gambling and Adult Entertainment in Crypto

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Bethereum

Bethereum is an innovative social betting solution built on the Ethereum blockchain. Primarily a sports book, users can wager on sports events or participate in airdrop games with the platform’s native Bether token.

Market Segment Native Crypto Sports Betting


Focused on Ethereum Casino, Ethereum Gambling


Gambling


#ETH

#Sportsbook

Located in Hong Kong.

Personalities involved in Bethereum include Peter Gal, Martin Herman, Giacomo Tognoni, Philip Staehelin, Alex Zelvin, Stanislav Sebest.

Bethereum partnered with IDEX, CoinTiger, AERUM.

Cloudbet

Cloudbet is a bitcoin gambling site licensed by E-Gambling Montenegro. They run crypto betting on sports events and also a bitcoin casino with entertainment and the classic games that you know from any online casino. In 2019, Cloudbet has been running a bonus campaign every Thursday for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash deposits.

Market Segment Native Crypto Betting


Focused on Sportsbook


Gambling


#NativeCryptoBetting


>> Similar to Nitrogen Sports

Located in Montenegro.

Orbit

Fully peer-to-peer wagering system with no house, not even a set team. Integrates automatically once active Metamask extension is detected, every action is part of the user’s smart contract - even change of user name. Wagershave no limits, winners of every ring are chosen by random number generation. Developed by a Discord community.

Market Segment Native Crypto Gambling


Focused on Peer-to-peer gambling, dApp, Casino


Gambling


#ETH

#Casino


>> Similar to Prime Dice, Cyber Dice, Augur

Located in Decentralized.

Primedice

Primedice is the original Bitcoin dice site that has been operating since 2013.

Market Segment Native Crypto Gambling


Focused on Dice, Entertainment


Gambling


#Casino

#Gambling

#Gaming

Satoshi Dice

Satoshi Dice is a decentralized application, or dApp, where players can instantly roll dice after sending in a Bitcoin Cash deposit.

Market Segment Native Crypto Gambling


Focused on Dice, Entertainment


Gambling


#BCH

#Casino

#Gambling

#Dice

Located in Decentralized.

Nitrogen Sports

The first bitcoin sports betting platform that is anonymous, but filters access based on IP address. If you are allowed access, you can bet in bitcoin anonymously & securely on #NFL #MLB #NHL #NCAA #UCL #eSports. Nitrogensports also has a bitcoin casino with Blackjack, Poker & Dice.

Market Segment Native Crypto Betting


Focused on Sportsbook, Casino


Gambling


#Casino

#Gambling

#Sportsbook


>> Similar to Cloudbet

Located in EU.

 

Intelligence

Blockchain Technology in Mobile App Market: State of the Industry 2020

Published September 04, 2020 by Daniel M.
Editor's note: We still have plenty of work ahead to see blockchain-based mobile apps solving problems based on the real-world needs.
Tagged as Infographics

Gaming

Crypto Marble dApp Game: Monopoly on Blockchain

Published as News Release on January 30, 2019 by
Tagged as New Release

 

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