As part of our current outreach initiatives at ARK, we want to make sure that we are creating meaningful connections among our colleagues in the industry. We must also keep looking forward and explore areas in which ARK’s simple and adaptive framework can be utilized by developers to achieve their end-goals. To further these goals, ARK has joined as a member and sponsor of the Blockchain Game Alliance.
The Blockchain Game Alliance (“BGA”) is an organization committed to promoting blockchain within the game industry. In 2020 the game industry is projected to bring in over 164 billion dollars in revenue. Current projections show no signs of slowing in this dynamic and constantly-evolving industry. More importantly, the benefits blockchain can bring to this industry by providing technology that can enable players to take ownership of their digital assets cannot be overstated. As a company, we want to collaborate with developers, thought leaders, and companies that are immersed in the field.
The Blockchain Game Alliance spreads awareness for blockchain technology in games and helps foster new ways to create, publish, play, and build strong communities around games. In terms of communication, the BGA provides an open forum for individuals and companies to share knowledge and collaborate, create common standards, establish best practices, and network.
The main mission of the BGA is to raise awareness and to accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology within the game industry. Their mission can be highlighted in 3 points:
- Encourage the development of standards and share best practices
- Advance public understanding
- Provide an open and inclusive platform for discussion & engagement
As members of the BGA, ARK joins an organization with an established membership which includes companies such as Ubisoft, MakerDAO, Algorand, Dapper Labs and Consensys to name a few.
The team at ARK is excited to network within the BGA and form connections among its membership. In addition, ARK will be invited to join working groups within the BGA and participate in workshops.
In terms of getting an inside look at what ARK, and by extension, Protokol has been working on, we expect to take part in presentations hosted by BGA. The BGA is incredibly active when it comes to showcasing and streaming interesting panels revolving around blockchain, the game industry and more.
As we continue to engage with BGA and its membership, we are excited about the future and the endless opportunities that await us.