Evan Witmer and Tony Dykstra, two students of the Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois have discovered a new twist to the Pokémon-GO formula.
Their brainchild, the .HIVE game app encourages players to visit certain locations, as you would do in Niantic’s pocket monster hunter with a major difference: You will be rewarded with crypto tokens instead of Pikachus or Charmanders.
When I read the story of Evan and Tony on The-Blockchain.com it got me thinking: wow, here comes yet another project designed as a simplified entry point into blockchain. The app won’t make its users into crypto millionaires, but it will get a lot of attention from 20-year-olds. More importantly, it will get young minds to think about the opportunities altcoins offer.
A cool little project like .HIVE has turned out to be very similar to what we are doing here, at Mineunit. Sure, the game is not offering a solution at the same sale that we do, but its goals and the vision of the founders are very similar to our own.
Just think about it – the .HIVE app is a great entry point for people with no experience to get a hang of what the blockchain has to offer, and it has a social impact where the hot spots will attract people to local businesses thus enhancing the economy of the region.
Generally speaking, our team is doing the same thing. We offer a simple, intuitive plug and earn device that allows for everyone capable of pressing one button to earn crypto. We’ve also created the Mineunit Club and the Mineunit Academy as a centralized hub for learning the blockchain way.
Our distributed network is also paving the way for businesses and governments (once the latter are forced to get out of their thick shell) to run operations more effectively.
We also reward our users with tokens for helping others.
What does the .HIVE case teach us? That we have uprising competition in the niche? Maybe, but wouldn’t be too worried about it because a) we provide so much more than just an entry point in terms of both software AS WELL AS hardware, and b) it’s not the real lesson that is to be learned.
The lesson here is that the world is hungry for blockchain solutions. Not just the tech-savvy segment that has been making a fortune with blockchain for a while now, but everyone from a housewife in Florida to a college graduate from Timbuktu.
The technology is slowly reshaping the world as we know it and its best to be a part of the change sooner than later.
Still don’t believe me? Well, luckily, you don’t have to take just my word for it. Take a look at the steps blockchain has already taken:
- New business opportunities. Crowdfunding has skyrocketed the startup industry a couple of years ago and it has now evolved into the ICO format, where investors get more immediate value from a project, while the owners don’t have to share equity or ship solutions for free. This is why ICO fundraising has passed $6.3 Billion in 2017 and shows no intentions of slowing down.
- Personal security. Your transactions in the blockchain network are encrypted. The use of smart contracts makes timely payments a staple of the industry. Or, in simpler words, the risks of financial fraud are reduced to a bare minimum. Yes, your digital money is safer than the cash under your pillow today.
- No middlemen. This one is simple – you don’t need to pay or report to a centralized regulatory authority.
- A stronger economy. Your money is safer, you don’t need to worry about extensive commissions and you can earn by pressing a button. Not only is this a dream come true even today, but this new status quo ensures that more people have more money to spend. This, in turn, leads to larger investments in the retail and service industries. More companies will be emerging, more taxes will be paid to the government, you will receive better social security and your country will rank higher in the world’s economic arena. Yes, the entire chain is born from a press of a button.
These are the first steps to a new era of the digital economy that blockchain has already taken. What do you think will be its next step? Please, share your thoughts in the comments!