Using his NES video game, released in 1983, developer Christian Moss was able to convert Super Mario game coins into Bitcoin, which immediately fell into his wallet when they were collected.
Before this, Moss used Lightning Network technology to handle microtransactions in real time and near zero fees. To be more specific, the developer used Zebedee’s wallet.
Currently, play-to-earn games are on the decline. For example, Axie Infinity, the most popular game in the crypto ecosystem, has already lost 84% of its players in the past 12 months.
Of course, Moss doesn’t want to compete with giants like Axie Infinity. However, their experiment shows that Bitcoin agility can be a model that other games adopt instead of creating yet another shitcoin.
Super Mario with Bitcoin
In a video posted this Monday (23), Christian Moss showcases the full power of the Lightning Network. By also capturing his mobile phone screen on the right side of the video, it is possible to see how the Bitcoin payments enter the wallet every time the developer collects a coin in the Super Mario game.
“With Zebedee you can put bitcoin in anything! In preparation to [conferência] Moving on to Bitcoin I wanted to see if I could add bitcoin to Super Mario running on my original NES, every time you earn a coin it sends some satoshi!
Of @zebedeeio you can put bitcoin in anything!
In preparation to @advbitcoin I wanted to see if I could add bitcoin to a Super Mario running on my original NES, every time you get a coin you get some sats! pic.twitter.com/KPIvO09oo7
— Christian Moss (@MandelDuck) January 23, 2023
Explaining how his invention works, Moss says he tried using optical character recognition (OCR) to collect the data, but the font left the system inaccurate. As a solution, he used the sound of coins to obtain the necessary data. Therefore, each coin was converted into a reward of 10 satoshis.
Although the developer does not want to compete with the well-known play-to-earn games, his experiment shows that it is possible to use Bitcoin in different environments, without having to create another new cryptocurrency.
Therefore, Nintendo’s classic with Bitcoin can influence other developers and attract new users if a public game in this style is released. Anyway, for now, Moss’ fun with friends seems guaranteed.
The fall of play-to-earn games
Play-to-earn games, which were considered a major attraction in recent years, have lost their traction. As mentioned earlier, 85% of players left Axie Infinity compared to January last year.
Relative to market price, the AXS has already lost 92.84% of its value since its all-time high. As for SLP, another token tied to Axie, another 99.26%.
Moving on, a study conducted by the live coins in October 2021, it indicated that Brazilians were more interested in NFT games than Bitcoin, but this story did not end well.
On the date, the Plant vs Undead (PVU) appeared as the most popular in Brazil. Today, data from CoinGecko indicates that the PVU has lost 100% of its value, but it was not the only one.
BomberCoin (BCOIN)also known as BombCrypto, has been devalued 99.9% since then a real bomb. all the MonstaInfinite (MONI)a cheap Axie Infinity clone, lost 99.7% from the historic peak.
Finally, we expect more games to use Bitcoin (BTC) as their native currency. After all, as shown above, it is possible to use it even in a very old video game, with real-time transactions.
Source: Live Coins
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