For the last several weeks, Matic has been on a parabolic bull trend which does not happen frequently. One of the first Initial Exchange Offerings by Binance, its still their best performing IEO. Matic focuses on a sidechain for Ethereum that improves on the scalability and the throughput of the network. While Matic is on this parabolic run, Ethereum just launched Istanbul which reduces the bottle neck and increases the network throughput by 200 transactions per second. A lot of action this week also brought us Hex coin brought to you by Richard Heart. This controversial coin is said to provide you large returns which sends up all kinds of flags. Peter McCormack, host of the popular podcast called What Bitcoin Did, joined a live stream with Richard Hart where mixed reactions resulted. We also received notification of the beta launch of Voice by the Block.One team that utilizes the EOS network.
William and Iman join Franky Needles on a live-stream to discuss developments and updates on Decentraland and Somnium Space. We discuss the differences, criticisms and benefits of each platform and why these types of games will become very successful and potentially lucrative for the early contributors. We also wanted to join Franky because he is the first to purchase a meta from our MetaZone app and has deployed it in Decentraland. We wanted to make a point to thank Franky for supporting us so we can continue building useful tools for the community to use. Shout out to @ FrankyNeedles !
William and Iman interview Nodari Kolmakhidze, the Chief Investment Officer of Cindicator. Their product combines crowd sourced predictions with their custom artificial prediction engine. Human forecasters are asked to predict upon certain markets along with a confidence level. Those that turn out to be correct are rewarded with CND tokens. According to a report between 2018 and 2019 the Hybrid Intelligence indicators have been 60% - 70% accurate. Traders have another tool in their arsenal to help make predictions where access to the indicators require staking CND tokens to view the Hybrid Intelligence predictions.
William, Iman and Oscar gather again to close out the Game Jam updates. We go over what place we got in the comptetion and we also go through the top 3 winners. The Decentraland community is its greatest asset and the community needs to develop ways to encourage players to continuously return to the game. Without this incentive, developing for decentraland is unsustainable. Our contribution, Metazone, focuses on providing an easy way for land owners to deploy content to their land without the hassle of deployment that currently exists. We also discuss Lebron’s statement on punishing Daryl Morey for his tweets that support Hong Kong.
Iman, Oscar and William discuss the latest winners of the Game Jam hosted by Decentraland. Only winners from 20 - 11 have been announced at the time of this recording and we play a few that we have not covered before. Later in the podcast we discuss how companies such as PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard are pulling out from the Libra Association. Finally we discuss the influence that China has on American companies and how their ideologies are spilling over to free nations.
The Decentraland Game Jam finally ends and we debrief on our experience, submissions and the competition. We go over only a small portion of all the submissions that we saw, many of which were fantastic. Some of the submissions really opened our ideas to the possibilities that Decentraland could bring. In today’s discussion we break down our thought process on why decided to build what we submitted. We also assess the competition and what the future will hold for Decentraland.