London – May 1, 2019 – Kronoverse Corp., an independent game development company behind the popular CryptoFights 3D fighting game on blockchain, has secured lead investment in its seed round from Calvin Ayre, online gaming entrepreneur, and founder of Ayre Group and CoinGeek. The investment comes on the heels of Kronoverse’s ground-breaking announcement last month that it will use the Bitcoin SV [BSV] blockchain to power CryptoFights’ game networking layer. Ayre is a key backer of BSV, through his CoinGeek mining, media and investment operations, and expects the investment to provide a significant boost to BSV blockchain usage and transaction volume.
The team at Kronoverse are ambitiously merging blockchain technology with gaming to benefit all gamers. Set in a mystical ancient arena, their CryptoFights games operates with blockchain technologies, and allows Android, iOS, and PC gamers to battle player versus player (PvP) in 1v1 duels and soon up to 3v3 insanely gruesome skirmishes. Kronoverse has tapped into the BSV blockchain’s unique power as an auditable data ledger and data storage network. Their CryptoFights game will use the BSV blockchain in several cutting-edge ways:
- The gameplay uses the BSV blockchain in its networking layer.
- The platform will record online game battles to the BSV blockchain, so they can be accessed forever.
- Kronoverse is developing a custom block explorer (or better yet, a “battle explorer”) to view past and live games. Players can replay all their past games using data from the BSV blockchain.
- Much like Bitcoin is based upon a chain of digital signatures, the game will use a chain of digital signatures to link together player moves to make a permanent audit trail of gameplay.
Named for the “Satoshi Vision” of Bitcoin’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin SV restores the original Bitcoin protocol, keeps it stable, and allows it to massively scale. BSV has the scaling roadmap necessary for online games to use the blockchain in innovative ways, as Kronoverse is doing. Just recently, BSV’s blockchain witnessed not one, but two, 128MB record-setting blocks – the world’s largest ever on a public blockchain. (For comparison, Bitcoin Core [BTC] has a small 1MB block cap). With 128MB blocks, BSV can handle 800+ payment transactions per second and also record large data files (such as game videos and high-resolution photos), and proves that massive on-chain scaling works on Bitcoin. Furthermore, Bitcoin SV is preparing for gigabyte (1000 MB) and eventually terabyte (1 million MB) blocks to process billions of payment transactions per second and even larger data files, and become the global data ledger for all industries, not just online games.
Kronoverse CEO Adam Kling explains: “We were investigating other blockchain platforms until we learned about BSV and saw it delivers what we need for online games to leverage blockchain’s true capabilities. BSV has the massive scaling plan to handle large data files for recording the massive amounts of data we plan to utilize, has great developer tools created by its community, and provides an audit trail. Now with Calvin Ayre’s investment, we can make CryptoFights even more powerful with the BSV blockchain.”
With its blockchain game innovations, Kronoverse can also transform eSports. Blockchain-enabled move tracking means all your player moves are recorded on the blockchain, and provides unlimited match playback with analytics. It will stop cheaters, as blockchain technology keeps the players honest, transparent and accountable. These attributes make CryptoFights well-positioned for competitive play, and can revolutionize the eSports industry.
Calvin Ayre commented: “I love online games and I love Bitcoin, so it’s great that Kronoverse combines them both. I’m impressed that its team quickly recognized what the original Bitcoin, now back as Bitcoin SV, can do with massive scaling. I’m betting that Kronoverse makes a big impact, and I encourage other online game companies to also build on Bitcoin SV.”
Ayre’s investment is part of a broader collaboration. nChain, the global leader in advisory, research, and development of blockchain technologies, will support Kronoverse with its technical consulting services and access to its vast intellectual property portfolio.
Along with Ayre’s CoinGeek operations, nChain is another key backer of Bitcoin SV.
Jimmy Nguyen, Founding President of the Bitcoin Association (which advances Bitcoin SV’s global business ecosystem) and Chair of nChain’s Strategic Advisory Board, remarked:
“Kronoverse adds the fun – and big transaction volume – of game play to the Bitcoin SV ecosystem. And like a good gamer, it is taking creative uses of the BSV blockchain to the next level. We look forward to working with Kronoverse to further unlock BSV’s technical power for the online game sector, and invite more companies to build on the only massively scalable blockchain – Bitcoin SV.”
For Kronoverse enquiries: Adam Kling at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Calvin Ayre and Ayre Group media enquiries: Ed Pownall at email@example.com
For nChain media enquiries: media@nChain.com
For Bitcoin Association enquiries: Susan von Seggern at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT KRONOVERSE CORP: Indie game developers Kronoverse Corp are passionate gamers that love blockchain technology. They are ambitiously merging blockchain technology with gaming to benefit all gamers. Watch the Official Global Debut Trailer of their CryptoFights game here:
Kronoverse’s CEO Adam Kling and Chief Architect David Case will attend and speak at the upcoming CoinGeek Toronto conference, May 29-30 at the Carlu in Toronto. The conference focuses on Bitcoin scaling, with “No Limits”, and will feature the world leaders in blockchain scaling. At the event, Kling and Case will discuss their decision to use BSV to power new capabilities on CryptoFights, and also show a tech demo.
ABOUT AYRE GROUP: Founded by entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, the Ayre Group has investments and interests across the world. With a passion for content and publishing, fintech, real estate and property in seven countries around the world, Ayre Group supports and drives the world’s most disruptive innovations.
ABOUT NCHAIN GROUP: The nChain Group is the global leader in advisory, research and development of blockchain technologies. Its mission is to enable massive growth and worldwide adoption of Bitcoin SV, the original Bitcoin protocol as represented in Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper – focusing on Bitcoin SV as the true Bitcoin.
ABOUT BITCOIN ASSOCIATION: The Bitcoin Association is the leading global organization for Bitcoin business. It brings together merchants, exchanges, application developers, enterprises, miners and others in the Bitcoin ecosystem to advance the business of Bitcoin. The Bitcoin Association supports Bitcoin SV (BSV) as the original Bitcoin, with a stable protocol and scaling roadmap to become the world’s new money and global public blockchain for enterprise.