This Crypto Startup Taps the BitTorrent Model to Revolutionize Gaming
This crypto startup aims to use the “BitTorrent model” and blockchain technology to disrupt the architecture of multiplayer gaming. | Source: Shutterstock
By CCN: Most multiplayer games use centralized services to provide “caching” of content, specifically things like graphics and real-time data. Major providers like Azure and Amazon Web Services are the preferred way to ensure a reliable experience for players.
But that might be changing with the advent of a new decentralized protocol called Bluzelle, which uses crypto token incentives and the “BitTorrent model” to create a globally distributed network of caching servers.
20% Faster With Competitive Pricing Model
CCN spoke to Pavel Bains, co-founder of Bluzelle, who demonstrated that the system is about 20% faster than Redis, one of its chief competitors.
Bains told CCN that Bluzelle began as an attempt to create a new type of database software. While they’re still working on that product, they’re attempting to disrupt the gaming industry.
The key word for Bluzelle and Redis is latency.
The traditional model holds that game providers like DICE and EA need to have several data centers around the world. Bains said that often enough, interest in a game suddenly happens in a region where a company isn’t prepared to operate. Bluzelle’s model would negate the need for large data centers. Game developers can use the Bluzelle network to cache their content and give a much better experience than is possible using traditional data centers.