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Ethereum Crypto-Games: Mechanics, Prevalence and Gambling Similarities

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Ethereum Crypto-Games : Mechanics, Prevalence and Gambling Similarities. / Scholten, Oliver James; Hughes, Nathan Gerard Jayy; Deterding, Christoph Sebastian; Drachen, Anders; Walker, James Alfred; Zendle, David Isaac.

CHI PLAY 2019. ACM, 2019.

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Harvard

Scholten, OJ, Hughes, NGJ, Deterding, CS, Drachen, A, Walker, JA & Zendle, DI 2019, Ethereum Crypto-Games: Mechanics, Prevalence and Gambling Similarities. in CHI PLAY 2019. ACM.

APA

Scholten, O. J., Hughes, N. G. J., Deterding, C. S., Drachen, A., Walker, J. A., & Zendle, D. I. (Accepted/In press). Ethereum Crypto-Games: Mechanics, Prevalence and Gambling Similarities. In CHI PLAY 2019 ACM.

Vancouver

Scholten OJ, Hughes NGJ, Deterding CS, Drachen A, Walker JA, Zendle DI. Ethereum Crypto-Games: Mechanics, Prevalence and Gambling Similarities. In CHI PLAY 2019. ACM. 2019

Author

Scholten, Oliver James ; Hughes, Nathan Gerard Jayy ; Deterding, Christoph Sebastian ; Drachen, Anders ; Walker, James Alfred ; Zendle, David Isaac. / Ethereum Crypto-Games : Mechanics, Prevalence and Gambling Similarities. CHI PLAY 2019. ACM, 2019.

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title = "Ethereum Crypto-Games: Mechanics, Prevalence and Gambling Similarities",
abstract = "Ethereum crypto-games are a booming and relatively unexplored area of the games industry. While there is no consensus definition yet, {\textquoteleft}crypto-games{\textquoteright} commonly denotes games that store tokens, e.g. in-game items, on a distributed ledger atop a cryptocurrency network. This enables the trading of game items for cryptocurrency, which can then be exchanged for regular currency. Together with their chance-based mechanics, this makes crypto-games part of the recent convergence of digital gaming and gambling. In a first effort to scope the field, this paper surveys popular crypto-games, which use the Ethereum cryptocurrency, to tease out characteristic technical properties and gameplay. It then compares the games{\textquoteright} features with criteria found in current legal and psychological definitions of gambling. We find that the popular crypto-games selected meet a combined legal and psychological definition of gambling, and conclude with ramifications for future research.",
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PY - 2019/8/16

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N2 - Ethereum crypto-games are a booming and relatively unexplored area of the games industry. While there is no consensus definition yet, ‘crypto-games’ commonly denotes games that store tokens, e.g. in-game items, on a distributed ledger atop a cryptocurrency network. This enables the trading of game items for cryptocurrency, which can then be exchanged for regular currency. Together with their chance-based mechanics, this makes crypto-games part of the recent convergence of digital gaming and gambling. In a first effort to scope the field, this paper surveys popular crypto-games, which use the Ethereum cryptocurrency, to tease out characteristic technical properties and gameplay. It then compares the games’ features with criteria found in current legal and psychological definitions of gambling. We find that the popular crypto-games selected meet a combined legal and psychological definition of gambling, and conclude with ramifications for future research.

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M3 - Conference contribution

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