We’re excited to announce that Ethrone — our decentralized strategy game — has integrated Chainlink Keepers live on Ethereum mainnet. We are leveraging Chainlink Keepers to securely and cost-efficiently automate the distribution of daily prizes and initiate the start/end of game rounds. As a result, Ethrone’s game engine runs securely and autonomously on-chain without requiring any human intervention.
We decided to decentralize Ethrone’s winner and prize attribution function using Chainlink Keepers because they are operated by the same pool of time-tested and provably reliable node operators that currently help secure tens of billions of dollars for leading smart contract applications, even during record levels of network congestion and extreme volatility. Chainlink Keepers help ensure that prize distributions and new game rounds are executed on-time in a trust-minimized manner, giving our users enhanced guarantees that Ethrone’s game dynamics will function exactly as intended.
Ethrone is an Ethereum-based strategy game where players compete to secure the longest time on the Ethrone during each 24-hour round. During each round, players can capture the Ethrone up to three different times, with each capture adding funds to that round’s prize pool. A player’s overall time spent on the Ethrone will be calculated at the end of the round to give each participant a final score. The player who manages to stay the longest on the Ethrone at the end of the round gets the entire prize pool!
Ethrone features simple game mechanics but requires each user to make calculated, strategic plays, creating a fun and unique gaming experience that changes each round according to player tactics.
Ethrone is a time-based game, which can be challenging to get right in a decentralized world since blockchains are closed systems that are unable to keep track of time in the real world. Integrating Chainlink Keepers was crucial to keep Ethrone’s game mechanics exactl...