PlayDapp Town will Integrate Chainlink VRF
This ensures a Provably Random NFT Combination System.
PlayDapp is delighted to announce our integration of Chainlink Verifiable Randomness Function (VRF) to obtain a secure and provably fair source of on-chain randomness within the PlayDapp non-fungible token (NFT) combination system. By leveraging Chainlink’s market-leading Random Number Generator (RNG) solution for smart contracts, users will have a truly random chance at obtaining higher rarity grade NFTs when combining lower grade PlayDapp Town NFTs. By doing so, we are able to generate a more transparent, fair, and competitive gaming experience for all players in the PlayDapp Town ecosystem, marking an important step toward the future of gaming.
Understanding PlayDapp Town and Its Use of Chainlink VRF
PlayDapp is an interconnected gaming ecosystem that supports in-game items as NFTs, giving users complete ownership and full control over their in-game assets. Our flagship interconnected games, CryptoDozer and DozerBird, have already seen success, beating out CryptoKitties (developed by Dapper Labs) in the 2019 transaction rankings. PlayDapp is currently expanding its ecosystem by building a marketplace for buying and selling NFTs, as well as introducing new types of blockchain games, particularly casual, RPG, MMORPG, and metaverse games.
As part of this expansion, we are integrating Chainlink VRF into our metaverse games, with our initial integration launching for PlayDapp Town. In PlayDapp Town, gamers can use and/or unlock NFTs through a series of unique and ever-changing game activities, as well as apply these NFTs in other PlayDapp ecosystem games.
PlayDapp Town NFTs will be split across three rarity grades: R, SR, and the most sought after, SSR. Importantly, each PlayDapp Town NFT will be combinable with another, with the chance of earning a higher grade NFT. PlayDapp Town NFTs will be issued through limited releases via a set of upcoming presales, with the first scheduled for May 11th at 1pm UTC+0.
More details on the PlayDapp Town NFT Presale can be found at https://presale.playdapp.com/
Chainlink’s VRF will supply the randomness needed to determine if the combined PlayDapp Town NFTs result in a rarer grade NFT. Upgrading a PlayDapp Town NFT allows users to increase the collectibility of their NFT and boost its impact within gameplay. By adopting Chainlink VRF, PlayDapp will have a provably secure and auditable RNG solution, meaning the generation of NFTs via the combination system is truly and verifiably random. This is especially important since users own the in-game NFT items outright, as the randomness can affect their value.
Chainlink VRF is the only blockchain randomness solution that avoids both the opaqueness of off-chain RNG data providers and the potential miner manipulation of on-chain RNG solutions like block hashes. On a technical level, Chainlink VRF works by combining block data that is still unknown when the VRF request is initiated with the oracle node’s pre-committed private key to generate both a random number and a cryptographic proof. The smart contract will only accept the random number input if it has valid cryptographic proof, and a valid cryptographic proof can only be generated if the VRF process is tamper-proof. This provides users with automated and verifiable assurances directly on-chain that each PlayDapp Town NFT generated using Chainlink VRF for randomness is provably fair and cannot be tampered with by the oracle, users, blockchain miners, or even PlayDapp developers.
For more information on PlayDapp TownNFT character packs including a list of probabilities, view our previous announcement.
“Traditional RNG and random box mechanics have long had their issues with transparency, as fair scarcity is difficult to provide. Chainlink VRF allows PlayDapp to deliver a combination system for PlayDapp Town NFTs that is provably random, giving our users verifiable cryptographic proof directly on-chain that the randomness determining whether or not their NFT is upgraded is truly authentic and tamper-proof. Now all users are guaranteed to have an equal ability to obtain rare in-game items, thus, increasing the desirability and collectibility of PlayDapp Town NFTs.” — Sang Chung, COO.
Chainlink is the most widely used and secure way to power universally connected smart contracts. With Chainlink, developers can connect any blockchain with high-quality data sources from other blockchains as well as real-world data. Managed by a global, decentralized community of hundreds of thousands of people, Chainlink is introducing a fairer model for contracts. Its network currently secures billions of dollars in value for smart contracts across the decentralized finance (DeFi), insurance and gaming ecosystems, among others.
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PlayDapp Town NFTs go on presale May 11th at 1pm UTC+0, with the NFT combination system powered by Chainlink VRF following in June.