Hey people of steem,
I wrote this post of the other day that Google is getting into the console war. There are not many details at the moment but the fact that Google is getting into the gaming industry is a big deal. But they are not the only ones. Amazon bought and is promoting twtich, a site that is for people streaming video games. For prime day they are giving out 30 free games for twitch prime subscribers. You have facebook.gg, facebook's version of twitch. Microsoft has the xbox and are expanding hard on their gaming department. And you have Snap, a new but large competitor in the social space that is adding games to their app. Every big tech company is involved in gaming and it is only getting bigger from here.
So why does this matter for crypto? I can tell you, as a gamer, crypto and blockchain are the next big thing in the industry. If it works as smoothly as games do now, blockchain gaming will be where the industry is heading. Personally I would not want to play a game that is not on the blockchain if there were alternatives out there. People want to keep/sell/trade their loot. And once this is the norm it will be hard to compete without using blockchain in your games. It is the same reason why I do not use my dvd player anymore.
You might think that is just gaming but it is a large industry. And social media will probably be the same. This is a better tech and certain fields cannot ignore it. There is little doubt in my mind new companies will have to adapt to compete and this is good for the people who make content and spend hours gaming. You will see the same for loyalty points and several other areas. This is the future and it is one I am excited for.