Chainlink VRF is Live on Ethereum And Embraces Blockchain Gaming

Chainlink tap into gaming with VRF (Verifiable Random Function) technology that went live earlier today on the Ethereum network.

VRF is a highly secure and provably fair source of on-chain randomness for all kinds of blockchain-based applications, NFTs, and games. 

On May 23, 2020, The Six Dragons, a Multiverse Game powered by the Enjin ecosystem, became one of the first projects to integrate the VRF technology. It’s important to mention that The Six Dragons is a hybrid game, meaning that enchanting and crafting takes place on centralized servers. Using the Chainlink VRF technology, TSD ensures the randomness in statics for the newly minted in-game items and builds a trust layer between the game and the players.

Verifiable Randomness

Random Number Generation (RNG) is a mechanism for unpredictability. RNG secures the outcome against reverse engineering. However, it’s vulnerable to miner attacks, and it requires complete trust in the data provider when it comes to off-chain implementation.

Chainlink VRF is explicitly designed to support smart contracts’ needs, providing them with an open-source and easily integrated RNG solution directly auditable on-chain by any user via cryptographic proofs.

With this technology, even the oracle provider or the project developers can’t tamper the outcome.

Chainlink tap into gaming with VRF (Verifiable Random Function)

Some Chainlink VRF use cases.

  • Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) – truly randomness with seeding particular collectible traits, loot boxes and any other digital asset that needs to be tamper-proof.
  • Random Gameplay Elements – verifiable critical hit points, matchmaking, random encounters, and map generation.
  • Ordering for processes – distributing tickets to high-demand events, selecting participants in a popular public sale, and choosing presale winners for luxury items like rare shoes
  • Random selection of someone – selecting validator for consensus, drawing a lottery winner, or picking processes within a protocol or a DAO.

When it comes to gaming, Chainlink has many educational articles, such as 16 Ways to Create Dynamic Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) Using Chainlink Oracles and The Economic Impact of Random Rewards in Blockchain Video Games. You can also check out the extended documentation.

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