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Pocketful of Quarters becomes a Unity Partner for Blockchain Gaming
Pocketful of Quarters a Unity Verified Solution Partner with respect to their Blockchain software developer kit, allowing developers to easily integrate blockchain solutions into their games and Metaverse content.
The size and importance of the gaming and metaverse and how they will integrate into the whole of society brings forth a number of fundamental issues, many of which are still uncertain. There are already many examples to illustrate the metaverse, even if it hasn’t yet been properly defined. Here, we’re referring to early game and social media platforms like Second Life and Minecraft’s virtual world. Later, Fortnite, Roblox, and VRChat appeared.
Each of these examples contains one or more Metaverse components, whether it is through the use of immersive technology (VR), a significant global interaction and collaboration platform, a creation tool, or 3D cross-world interaction games. There are many better instances of how the metaverse will take shape, such as Horizon Worlds, the virtual community of Ethereum Towers, and Decentraland, although these present even more concerns and issues.
Because the Metaverse is expanding at such a great rate, and is in the hands of anyone with the skills to create the basis of an online world, one of the major issues is how does its ultimate form become policed? If these many different forms of the metaverse finally join up, who will be in charge of the fundamentals such as architecture and rights? Who will make sure that the whole thing operates smoothly?
The second major concern is the form of the inevitable and predictable monetisation of the metaverse. Even now, when the metaverse is still in its infancy, major players such as Mark Zuckerberg are eager to have a big hand in what is going to be a huge money-spinning operation. The decision to rebrand Facebook is viewed by many as an attempt to control the operating system of the future, and the money it generates. The fact that the firm has already committed over $50 million to multiverse projects is therefore not surprising. Tokens, which have evolved into the preferred Metaverse currency, are one of the key problems as a result. While some metaverse tokens can only be used in the metaverse, others are also traded on exchanges like WarziX, Coinbase, and Binance. Metaverse tokens are a form of currency used to conduct transactions within the metaverse, but the system is somewhat risible because these tokens are not interchangeable. Players who win tokens in a game, generally cannot spend them in another game.
The Pocket of Quarters SDK has now made that process possible, and it is likely to quickly become adopted as the major means of including a payment method in Metaverse content. Because of this, game developers can adapt POQ’s token and use it in a number of games. With POQ’s Quarter token, you can transfer virtual currency between a number of games rather than taking assets across them.
Pocket of Quarters CEO, Michael Weiksner, knows the importance of this huge and growing market. “With over three billion video game players and the metaverse representing an $8 trillion opportunity, investors, players and developers deserve a say in the future of gaming” he said recently. “As the biggest blockchain project in the world, POQ is ushering in a new age of interoperability within games, empowering players and developers to create the future of gameplay and the metaverse that we want.”
Founded in 2018 with his son, George – who was just 12 years old at the time – POQ has risen to become the major force in the field of digital tokens, which the company likened to the physical tokens that were used to play machines in arcades. However, unlike these, the digital tokens used by online gamers were non-transferable, leading to a great deal of frustration. None of the games shared tokens, and POQ hit upon the idea of changing token fragmentation, allowing them to be used across hundreds of games.
The cross-platform POQ currency, which has no real-world monetary value, gives developers more freedom in how they design, release, commercialise, and cross-market their games, ultimately enabling them to generate innovative, rich multiplayer experiences without ceding creative and financial control to publishers. Additionally, there is no problem with privacy legislation compliance because the blockchain just records past purchases and sales and doesn’t collect any personal information.
Having Unity partnership is a huge benefit to the company and its desire to offer gamers with a credible solution to the problem of token incompatibility, and by allowing developers to drop the SDK into their games, ‘Quarters’ can be transferred effortlessly via blockchain technology.
Unity Developers are very proud to be part of the development team for the POQ SDK. As the idea of the gaming and metaverse is expanding rapidly, engineering its future and offering credible solutions for multi-game currency has never been more important.