The DAPS Project has recently announced its collaboration with Singapore-based information technology company Enjin and four of its gaming partners to bring playable DAPS characters to the blockchain gaming multiverse. Enjin aims to give gamers a better choice about how and where they store, play and trade their in-game assets. Enjin’s custom-branded ERC-1155 tokens will be the first in-game collectibles that can be moved between blockchain games.
DAPS is an acronym for ‘Decentralized Anonymous Payments System’. The project’s aim is to create the most cutting-edge privacy coin in the world. DAPS will achieve this by releasing the first of its kind fully trustless private blockchain in Q2 2019. The DAPS protocol aims to build upon the success of other privacy coins such as PivX and Monero with a unique Proof-Of-Audit consensus mechanism.
As explained in the project’s white paper, the goal of the DAPS protocol is to create an anonymous staking coin and payment system supported by Proof-of-Audit miners, masternodes and Proof-of-Stake nodes. The DAPS private blockchain network will offer complete anonymity, using stealth transactions, stealth addresses and RingCT.
What is Enjin?
Founded in 2009, Enjin’s mission is to promote the mass adoption of blockchain technology through the use of digital assets known as tokens. The Enjin Network is powered by the Enjin Coin (ENJ), a cryptocurrency that can be stored in the Enjin Wallet.
Enjin’s modular platform enables anyone to explore endless use-cases for blockchain technology including creating custom tokens and contracts from scratch and integrating blockchain in a matter of hours, without writing a single line of code. Enjin aims to offer a one-stop solution for anyone wanting to create and launch their own unique digital assets.
What are custom-branded Enjin tokens, also known as collectibles?
Enjin’s custom-branded tokens follow a new standard called ERC-1155 on the Ethereum network, a global decentralized platform that runs smart contracts. Up until now, digital tokens could be either fungible (identical) or non-fungible (unique).
• For example, the Ethereum network is powered by Ether, and every Ether is a fungible ERC-20 token, identical to all others.
• On the other hand, blockchain games such as CryptoKitties use ERC-721 tokens, each of which has a unique identity, history, and metadata. Every cute digital cat you buy in CryptoKitties is, in fact, an ERC-721 token.
But what if you want to play a different game?
That’s the problem that Enjin aims to solve with their ERC-1155 tokens. The ERC-1155 Ethereum-based standard offers a highly efficient and flexible way of storing and managing fungible, semi-fungible and non-fungible blockchain assets with the minimum possible amount of data deployed on a single smart contract. This approach dramatically lowers ‘Gas’ fees and reduces congestion on the Ethereum network.
The ERC-1155 standard is revolutionizing blockchain gaming
ERC-1155 tokens are the first collectibles that can be moved between different blockchain games. The Enjin platform currently hosts eight blockchain games that require Enjin Coins to play. However, four of these games — Bitcoin Hodler, Cats in Mechs, Age of Rust and CryptoFights — have partnered with DAPS and will offer what is known as ‘multiverse collectibles’. These are ERC-1155 tokens that can be transferred between games, a first for the blockchain gaming industry. As the token’s code is stored centrally, instead of being duplicated for every token, transactions are significantly faster and cheaper than those involving ERC-20 or ERC-721 tokens.
DAPS launched its own Enjin-designed collectibles
DAPS has launched its own Enjin-designed collectibles so that DAPS Coin users retain ownership of any in-game asset they purchase and transfer them between games while they explore the blockchain gaming frontier. To date, DAPS has partnered with the following four upcoming games:
This upcoming 2D blockchain-based game mixes ‘endless running’ gameplay with arcade-style action taking you on an exciting journey through the gamified crypto world. This game aims to offer the crypto community a fun way of discovering real blockchain items backed with Enjin coin while minting new ERC-1155 tokens that can be used to upgrade your characters’ skill set.
This classic shoot em’ up RPG will let you craft and upgrade unique feline robots that you can battle against other players in your quest for glory. Due for release on Android, iOS and PC, each mechanical fighter, or ‘mech’, will be a unique ERC-1155 token.
The years is 4424 and technological advancements have ceased due to the collapse of society. AI robots have driven humans to extinction, leaving you free to explore the dilapidated wasteland. This sandbox-style game will initially be released on Android and is a much-anticipated blockchain game of 2019.
This upcoming 1 vs 1 turn-based fighting game will feature Street Fighter-style actions with armour and weapons that can be swapped or upgraded to help dominate the competition. Each fighter is a unique ERC-1155 token that stores the character’s fight history and stats. Winning matches earns you gold and XP that can be used to level up your fighter and dominate the competition.
Your collectibles, your way
Thanks to Enjin, for the first time, players will be able to move their in-game characters and assets between different games and realms and projects in the cryptocurrency industry like DAPS can help with mainstream adoption bringing crypto and gaming together. With more collaborations in the works, 2019 might be the year we see the biggest evolution in the gaming industry.
Disclaimer: At the time of writing the author holds DAPS tokens and ENJ. This is not a paid promotion.