IGDA issues call to action on blockchain

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Jeffrey Rousseau

Organization says developers should stop using NFTs for singular ecosystems and avoid proof-of-work blockchain entirely

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Last week the IGDA released a call to action on the use of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for game developers.

The organization issued a statement calling on developers to stop the use of NFTs for purposes that don’t span multiple ecosystems and to prefer proof-of-stake algorithms over proof-of-work alternatives.

“NFTs should never be used when a simple and far less costly database table can be managed to provide the same information and benefits,” said the IGDA.

“[Proof-of-stake] algorithms are far more energy efficient than proof-of-work algorithms and should

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