Lockdown conditions and self-isolation has led to increased screen-time and participation in online gaming. Notably, this has coincided with an increase in blockchain gaming, and investment in blockchain gaming companies.
Blockchain games are any games that include or use blockchain technology, whether in relation to how players pay to participate (e.g. by using a cryptoasset, such as an ERC20 token) or their underlying game mechanics (e.g. the recording and transfer of ownership of unique in-game items using non-fungible cryptoassets, such as ERC721 tokens). This article focusses on unregulated blockchain games that do not require the operator to hold a licence issued by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain.