The first ever Bitcoin geocaching iOS app, Takara, has added support for Counterparty assets, allowing users to hunt and plant bitcoin treasures around the world, using IndieSquare’s API.
Developed by Christian Moss of MandelDuck, users will have the ability to not only find Counterparty tokens, but also bitcoins when they get close enough to them. It’s similar to PokemonGo; however, the only difference is that instead of Pokemon, users will be collecting bitcoins and various tokens that represent different items such as tickets, coupons, company stocks or loyalty points.
Speaking to CCN, lead developer Christian Moss of MandelDuck, said that with Takara adding support for Counterparty tokens this was the start of digital property rather than virtual assets tied to a single use case.
I think it shows how game items can be liberated from a single parent game, for example using Counterparty, Spells of Genesis have made a game item that can be used in Spells of Genesis, used in SaruTobi, geocached in Takara, and traded on a decentralized exchange.
MandelDuck is also behind games such as SaruTobi, Game