Introduction to Crypto Gaming

What is Crypto Gaming?

Crypto Gaming refers to games that utilise blockchain technology. Blockchain allows in-game transactions to be recorded and stored in a verifiable way that is transparent - every transaction is public. Tanks! For Playing is fully on-chain - every move is a transaction that is recorded on the blockchain.

Blockchain technology gives users the power to own their in-game assets such as skins, avatars, rewards and digital property in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFT’s).

Cryptocurrencies are also utilised in-game. In Tanks! For Playing, the native $TANKS token will be used to buy a spot in tournaments, the prize money is paid out in $TANKS, and $TANKS can be used for in-game purchases.

What is Play to Earn?

Play 2 Earn (P2E) means you can earn cash/crypto or prizes simply by playing the game.

Is Tanks! For Playing Play to Earn?

During beta testing, you can earn a share of the TANKS prize pool by participating in the Beta Tournament.

From season two, Tanks! For Playing will have a dedicated P2E game mode.

What is Pay to Win?

Pay 2 Win (P2W) is a game mechanic whereby players cannot win or progress beyond a certain point without paying money. P2W game modes give players who are willing to spend money significant advantages which are generally insurmountable.

Is Tanks! For Playing Pay 2 Win?

No. Emphatically no. Economy is a major part of our ecosystem and we want to be clear about that. This is where the models get confused with Play2Win. There is a big difference between Poker and Roulette. The same with NFT Gaming and Lootboxes – a world of difference. Both Poker and Roulette require a stake to take part. The strategy behind playing these games is very different. If you enter a Poker tournament, you buy in with a stake on the understanding that you have an option to have a re-buy should you need it. You don’t have unlimited re-buys or a way to increase your initial stack over other players at the start. There are times when this re-buy is necessary to keep playing, other times when it is not.

Where can I learn more about the game?

You can find our Twitter account here, our Medium account here and our Discord server is here. Mod support is directly available from the Discord. We’ve got a strategy guide coming soon too or you can watch one of our streams.

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