Blockchain gaming pioneer, Chimaera, has announced the launch dates for its pioneering gaming ecosystem. Scheduled to start on the 23rd of March, 2018, the event is aimed at putting the future of gaming in the hands of both gamers and developers through its native CHI tokens.

Chimaera’s is one of the oldest in the blockchain industry, building on the foundation the team had laid with the creation of Huntercoin in 2013. Huntercoin was the first blockchain project to propagate gaming on a decentralized and distributed network. Now seen as a prototype for Chimaera’s creation, the team is now ready to push the envelope on the potentials blockchain technology brings to gaming.

Chimaera is attempting to disrupt the gaming industry status quo, by offering a backend solution for creating, hosting, and inhabiting game worlds and universes that are censorship resistant. This unstoppable, new world brings true blockchain gaming backed by a real economy where rewards transcend the digital and manifest in reality.

Ever since Bitcoin’s creation, developers have sought to integrate online gaming into the blockchain only to have their attempts repelled repeatedly by the high cost of implementation, speed, and scalability problems. For long, these issues have continued to bog down the development of a platform that leverages blockchain technology to apotheosize the multi-billion dollar gaming industry. Fortunately, Chimaera has developed a new solution for the industry.

Blockchain-based gaming

Developed on its own custom blockchain, Chimaera (CHI) brings serverless, peer-to-peer gaming to gamers and developers worldwide. The platform’s enterprising “game channels” technology is the gamified adaptation of Lightning Network developments.

Game channels eliminate the traditional, centralized server requirement needed to host players. The technology enables players to seamlessly connect with each other and game worlds directly on a decentralized network. By eliminating server requirement, game developers no longer need to pay for upkeep, nor players worry about downtime. Also, since all game data is recorded to the blockchain, players are automatically protected from cheaters and are guaranteed that their assets will always remain uniquely theirs without requiring human moderation.

Game channels was first introduced in 2015 by Chimaera’s lead developer, Dr. Daniel Kraft, on Bitcointalk before being thoroughly expounded on through a peer-reviewed Ledger journal entry in 2016.

An Empowering Ecosystem

Gaming on the blockchain brings liquidity and real-world economic values to all in-game assets, characters, and currencies, enabling the transfer and trading of items between different players and across different games. No longer are in-game items exclusively tied down to platform’s that strips them of their intrinsic value.

Chimaera facilitates a Play-to-Earn ecosystem for all gamers, rewarding them for their virtual labors and allowing their successes ro translate into tangible profit. These rewards can be used  to purchase in-game gears, other games, or even cashed out completely. This system not empower gamers to profit off their skills and abilities, but it also eliminates the inherent sunk costs associated with a player losing interest in a game or transitioning to another.

Token Sale Event

Chimaera facilitates a Play-to-Earn ecosystem for all gamers, rewarding them for their virtual labors and allowing their successes to translate into tangible profit. These rewards can be used to purchase in-game gears, other games, or even cashed out completely. This system does not empower gamers to profit off their skills and abilities, but it also eliminates the inherent sunk costs associated with a player losing interest in a game or transitioning to another.

Token Sale Event

Chimaera is set to launch their public presale on 23 March 2018. Contributors to this event will be awarded the platform’s native CHI coin. CHI is the ecosystem’s default currency, fueling all exchange and transactions on the network as well as transactions between the blockchain and game channels.

The three-tiered event plays host to exclusive rounds that reward all participants with bonuses starting with a 30% discount for presale contributors and a 15% discount for the first main stage.

Team and Background

Chimaera is being developed by a talented and experienced group of industry leaders and cryptocurrency veterans.  Led by Dr. Daniel Kraft – whose invention of the underlying game channels technology birthed the revolutionary platform. Having led development on Namecoin and contributing extensively to the Bitcoin Core codename, Kraft brings an unparalleled wealth of technical know-how and expertise to Chimaera’s development. Other members of the team include many with decades of experience developing indie and triple-A titles alike, some of whom have worked with gaming giants such as EA and Square Enix and on titles like Command and Conquer and Medal of Honor,  Star Trek, and the Walking Dead.

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