Xaya is an open-source blockchain and gaming platform designed to host complex and fully decentralized games. Xaya is focused on improving the blockchain gaming experience by solving the issues of scalability, high gas fees, and interoperability.
The team behind Xaya is also the creator of the world’s first blockchain game, Huntercoin.
Xaya allows developers to build and run high-level multiplayer games on its blockchain with ease. All games on Xaya are trustless, provably fair, and permissionless.
For its impressive work in blockchain gaming, Xaya has also got selected in Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab Season 5 last year.
How Games Work On Xaya
Developers can build games in almost any programming language using the Xaya SDK.
Games run on Xaya Daemon (Xayad) or any other base layer chain like Ethereum or Polygon). With special accounts on the blockchain network, players can sign and make new moves in the game. Move data is stored on the network in a similar way to Bitcoin or Ethereum transactions being stored in a decentralized ledger.
Xaya’s Game Channels connect players through a peer-to-peer secure and fast network where they can make moves and share game state in a turn-based fashion. It allows them to play MMO games in real-time with an unlimited number of moves.
Game State Processors
Game states are computed automatically by Game State Processors which are separate applications detached from blockchain nodes. Miners on the network only verify that the blockchain transaction itself is valid and do not have to verify each move to verify the validity of the current game state. Since every move does not have to be computed using a smart contract, modern games can run seamlessly on Xaya, and transaction fees are very low.
The current game state is sent to the Front-End (GUI) by GSP and players can experience what is happening in the game in real-time.
Xaya Lite Mode
Xaya Lite Mode is designed for games where players receive game states from a centralized network. Players can use wallets such as Metamask or Electrum to play the game. The player has to only remember the “seed phrase” of their wallet to keep their game progress secure.
CHI coin is the native cryptocurrency of Xaya. All transactions and moves on the Xaya blockchain are powered by CHI mining fees.
According to CoinMarketCap, CHI coin has a total supply of 55.68 million, out of which 46.53 million are currently in circulation. The total market cap is $5.25 million at the time of writing this article.
Games On Xaya
In 2014, the team behind Xaya created Huntercoin – the first blockchain game ever. Currently, 2 popular games are running on the Xaya platform.
Soccer Manager Elite
In Soccer Manager Elite, players can become soccer team managers, player agents, club shareholders, or just share traders.
SME uses CHI for in-game transactions like buying or selling your players. Moreover, players have complete ownership of their hard-earned in-game shares, which means they can be traded or sold without any problem.
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