Etheremon – An Intriguing Game Using Ethereum and Zilliqa

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Ethereum's Etheremon

Etheremon, a blockchain-based game which resembles to Pokemon was just recently released on Ethereum’s blockchain. Following the success of CryptoKitties, which became so popular that it congested Ethereum’s network, Etheremon aims to become the next addictive game and enter our everyday digital lives.

The users of Etheremon and the team who developed it are curiously waiting for the first big wave of users and have plans to execute on a promising roadmap.

Since Etheremon’s and Zilliqa’s team are based out at Singapore, Etheremon will be soon transferred to the newly set up blockchain. When compared to other blockchain technologies, Zilliqa is unique and promises unprecedented scalability.Ngo Nam, the founder of the game commented about Ethereum, explaining the move to Zilliqa:

“They have to commit Casper and then proof-of-stake and then sharding, so it will take a long time for higher transaction capacity to become available”.

According to the Co-founder of Zilliqa, Amrit Kumar, the way Zilliqa’s network is built allows it to scale to up to 2488 transactions/seconds. That’s a huge upgrade from Ethereum, which is currently limited to 12 transactions per second.

Kumar went on explaining:

“Given a network of 10,000 computers (known as “nodes”), he said, a sharding protocol would split those up into 10 smaller networks (or “shards”) of 1,000 nodes each. Each shard would then process a subset of the total transactions. Every time Alice sent some cryptocurrency tokens, for example, shard A would process the transaction. Every time Bob sent some, the transaction would go to shard B”.

The key persons involved in building the sharding protocol includes the chief scientific advisor of Zilliqa, Prateek Saxena, and CEO of Kyber Network, Loi Luu (advisor of the project).

As per Amrit, applications which require high scalability and high throughput are the main targets of Zilliqa, which is expected to be launched by the end of September.

About Etheremon

Like Pokemon, the game allows the user to choose amongst a wide variety of cute little monsters and duel with other users. A cost of $1 or $2 is included when doing specific activities, like training the character, entering a new level and others. In a similar fashion to CryptoKitties, users can also buy and sell their Ethermons. Let the Ethermon crypto battles begin…

Asif is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and journalist who's been writing on the subject since 2014. He also has a keen interest in social engineering and cybersecurity. When not busy writing about cryptocurrency, he can be found reading books and listening to music. He holds an M.Sc in Life Science and an MBA in Finance & Banking. His work has been published on an extensive list of publications including blockgeeks.com, myhomestuffs.com, imaginghub.com, blockonomy.org, blokt.com and theglobalmail.org.