After simply over two years of growth, on Sunday a brand new type of playing can be launched to the Ethereum world on mainnet: hamster-powered marble races.
Powered by Mia, a feminine djungarian or “ winter white dwarf” hamster and her trusty hamster wheel, the venture, dubbed “Mia & the Marbles,” is an automatic marble-racing and playing platform from a gaggle of unbiased builders.
Whereas the idea behind the venture could appear… whimsical, in an interview with Cointelegraph the event staff for ‘M&M’ revealed how rigorously the racing platform has been thought out.
“We assure races which can be provably honest, provably reside and easily-verifiable,” the devs mentioned. “We will assure that the races are going down in real-time and aren’t pre-recorded. We do that with our provably reside video stream that reveals the primary 8 bits of the present Ethereum blockhash bodily on the race observe with 8 movable pegs. A excessive peg stands for a 1, a low peg for a 0.”
The staff says that there’s additionally a refund operate in place for races that don’t ship a legitimate consequence after two days.
Whereas Mia & the Marbles could strike some as a thought experiment or hackathon moonshot come to life, the builders say M&M is impressed by a ardour for provably honest gamlbing.
“We at all times cherished the concept of blockchain playing initiatives. However sadly, scams aren’t unusual within the low-regulated crypto area,” the staff mentioned. “So we had been brainstorming concepts with the objective to make the provable equity part straightforward to know for anybody, whereas additionally being enjoyable on the identical time!”
As a coworker, the builders report that Mia is stellar. There was a tough patch to start with — when she was a pup, Mia loved nibbling on devs’ fingers — however lately she’s at all times prepared to supply. Whereas many protocols ruled by DAOs want to fret about incentive buildings and the chance that one other protocol may poach their expertise by way of merger, Mia fortunately runs in her wheel as much as 8 kilometers per day.
“Hamsters are very energetic naturally and canopy vast distances at evening to collect meals,” the dev staff defined.
Sooner or later, there can be extra well-developed tracks and attainable “championship” brackets for the marbles, and the builders in the end intend to maintain constructing in direction of enjoyable, honest video games on Ethereum.
“We strongly consider that including real-world randomness into crypto playing options can dramatically improve the belief that gamers have into these merchandise. We need to contribute to a good world.“