Ethereum Games and Gambling
At vDice.io we like Ethereum games. We especially like gambling and betting games. This is where Ethereum shines.
Gambling on the blockchain…that’s where it belongs.
There is a lot of interest in vDice.io.
@vDice_io Wow! A fun and enjoying game to play!
— Bitcoin CJ (@BTCj21) June 25, 2016
It made us realise something. Ethereum is perfect for games! And not just gambling games…all kinds of games.
Ethereum Non-Gambling Games
Sometimes Ethereum games need an Oracle and sometimes not.
Ethereum can only ‘know’ information that is on the blockchain.
For example, Ethereum can know how much value is at a certain address. It doesn’t need any external source (Oracle) to tell it that.
Ethereum can also, potentially, know information on some other blockchain.
It could, for example, know a Bitcoin balance for a specific address. Again, this is possible without any Oracle.
However, for sports betting (as an example), the network would need to know the outcome of a real-world game. So outside information is necessary. An oracle is needed.
Different Ethereum projects are trying different approaches. The issue of getting real-world information into a blockchain, reliably, is difficult.
Some non-gambling games suggested for Ethereum are Chess and Rock, Scissors, Paper, among others. For a high level discussion of how to build Chess in Ethereum there is a great discussion in Reddit.
As always, if you have a great game (any type) you would like to launch on vDice platform, let us know. We consider any and all games. There is only one condition, they have to be great!