If a day trader and a gamer had a lovechild, it would be Crypto Collider, the new “e-money sport” that lets peers compete against one another to “hedge” their crypto holdings.
Crypto Collider uses what its creators call a “gamechain,” which is a permanent public ledger of all game activity similar to a blockchain. “The game itself is a visualization of this data,” says Clint Jones, founder of the game. He’s built in support for Bitcoin, Peercoin, NXT, Primecoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin and Dash.
To enter the “Collider Arena,” a player starts with some of a coin she’d like to hedge out of. The game then breaks up that coinage into smaller amounts to be used in “coin-throws.” The user makes a coin-throw by moving her mouse, or gliding her finger across her touch screen.
“Each coin-throw has a different amount staked on it,” explains Jones. “The sum dollar value of that throw determines its in-game ‘weight’ in both the physics calculation (influence on the game objects) and percentage of winnings (when they win).” He continues:
“The end result is a first-of-its-kind Bitcoin skill-based hedging game