On Friday, Baidu – the Chinese search engine announced its plans to launch a native blockchain game in a week’s time. The announcement comes barely a few days after revealing its blockchain proprietary platform called SuperChain.
Baidu’s reputation in blockchain projects has been on the rise over the past few months following recently launched blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. Now, Baidu is going to launch another blockchain project termed Du Yuzhou, as confirmed by their website.
According to the company’s announcement, Baidu’s new game is aimed at experimenting on the society. The game termed Du Yuzhou which literally means “The Universe” is a simulation of a journey in a space powered by blockchain where users receive elements- much more like tokens- which they will eventually use to build their own planet.
The tokens represent crypto-like assets which are generated on the blockchain. According to the company’s official website, these elements will be availed through airdrops. As the users play, they will be accumulating more tokens eventually building their own planet. Moreover, as the planet grows, its gravitational force increases pulling more elements that unlock additional game features.
Like any other crypto assets, the tokens earned from the game can be traded. However, besides trading, the play aims at creating awareness and experiencing features that come along with playing with crypto-like assets, mentioned one of the Baidu’s representative.
Even though the company did not disclose details of the blockchain platform for launching the game, Baidu is not on the verge of launching another blockchain project but a digital society experiment. The project details remained scanty, but the Du Yuzhou app is expected to be launched in the coming week, said Baidu’s representative.
In other news, the Baidu’s Blockchain Chief Scientist, Xiao Wei said that the SuperChain platform has been scaled to process up to 100,000 transactions every second. Xiao also revealed that the Baidu’s SuperChain platform is compatible with multiple cryptocurrencies including Ethereum and Bitcoin. Baidu joined other giants in the blockchain-as-a-service platform.
Last month, Baidu launched its “Wikipedia” which uses the blockchain technology to log revisions in a move aimed at revolutionizing traceability and transparency of online services.
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