With over 1.3 million developers, Cocos is the widely adopted game engine in Asia and is second around the world by market share. Many captivating games including Angry Birds, Badlands, Fight! and Clash of Kings were built using the Cocos development platform and several well-known game publishers including Zynga & Big Fish Games rely on Cocos2d-x on a daily basis.
Many people in the blockchain and gaming space believe that games will be the first and foremost user-facing application built on a blockchain. Cocos-BCX [Cocos Blockchain Expedition] has entered the space with the goal to create an open system where game developers can have access to a new game engine and development environment supporting multiple blockchain systems.
Cocos-BCX consists three core components:
- Cocos-BCX blockchain game engine : a software framework and virtual machine [run-time operating environment] that supports multiple blockchains, device types and operating systems
- An integrated development environment [IDE]
- An underlying public blockchain : CocosChain, based on the Graphene framework and re-designed specifically for games & other high-performance applications
Cocos-BCX first line of code was dropped in the month of November 2017 and the first demo of the platform was released in March 2018.
On Dec 21, 2018, Cocos-BCX TestNet was officially launched, with three third-party games developed based on Cocos-BCX and a props exchange platform going live at the same time. The three games and exchange platform can be visited through Cocos-BCX official website “community” sub-page [English version to be released later].
With its vision to build a blockchain gaming ecosystem, Cocos-BCX has established strategic cooperation with partners including Ontology, Zilliqa, Tron, NEO on the integration via SDK, exchange gateway as well as NHAS-1808 standard [non-homogenous asset standard] powered by Cocos-BCX. Besides, Cocos-BCX has been working already with other blockchain projects such as Loom, Nebulas, Cell Evolution etc, and is open for collaboration with more potential partners in blockchain and gaming space.
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Vid App Lets Users and Influencers Monetize Personal Videos
We’re visual creatures. That’s why we’re captivated by films and shows that have great storytelling. According to reports from Insivia and Cisco, mobile video consumption doubles every year, and by 2021, videos will comprise 82% of internet traffic.
One venture believes it’s possible to make money from our personal video collection through tokenized rewards.
According to Jag Singh, CEO, and co-founder of the Los Angeles, California, based startup:
“Vid is a social app that empowers users to create beautiful videos, control their data, and monetize their memories. We use artificial intelligence [AI] to generate memories from a user’s video feed. These are then organized into an interactive calendar. The resulting video journal can be edited with a patented editing tool before users publish their captured memory.”
Privacy and Protecting Data
Publishing personal journals on public platforms is tricky. But Singh says Vid places a premium on privacy.
“We use zero-knowledge encryption as well as blockchain tech to give users complete control of their data. It also gives them opportunities to monetize their videos with brands—without interference from us or anyone else.”
Bad data practices [e.g. Experian hack] and harvesting user data without consent [e.g. Facebook] have led to regulatory actions such as GDPR [“General Data Protection Regulation”]. Vid’s solution is to encrypt data and let people select what data to make available. Moreover, the app lets users connect directly with brands that might be interested in their video journals or creative talent.
“Users who opt-in to generate video memories in conjunction with an advertiser will receive 100% of the advertising revenue,” whose app can be found at. “No cut is taken by Vid or any third-party ad marketplace.”
So what are the implications of a 24/7 connected world?
People now view one billion hours of YouTube videos each day. There are several large platforms that are capitalizing on viewing trends. With this massive shift, influencers and brands have much to gain: Audiences retain 95% of a message when delivered in video format compared to just 10% when reading in the text, according to Insivia.
Opportunity for Users and Influencers
Vid’s CEO launched the venture in December 2016. He says the app is a unique opportunity to offer a superior, privacy-protected social experience to a massive crowd.
According to Singh:
“We launched a test version in early 2018 and added more than 30,000 users within a month. We were trending up the social media application rankings before taking the app offline again for further development. No marketing dollars were spent on the test launch. It was purely organic.”
The firm has boarded more than 50 top Influencers across social channels to support the app’s public release. The Influencers have more than 250 million followers, and they know they can increase their revenue from brands by using Vid. The app has a swipe-up ad model where ad revenue flows directly to the Influencers.
The app’s target audience is younger generations [Millennials and Generation Z] since they prefer short-form video content.
“We poured more than $1.5 million of our own funds into product development and have been working on the platform since the end of 2016, we have filed seven patents for the technology underpinning our platform.”
The team consists of Jag and Josh Singh, and now includes computer scientists, engineers, financial experts, marketers, and business development professionals. Maciej Dziedziela, another co-founder, is Chief Technology Officer. He has a background working in major enterprise firms.
Before Vid, Jag and Josh launched and exited a company that grew to nearly $30 million in annual revenue over four years.
Singh also detailed about:
“Contrary to the pump-and-dump ICO and IEO models of most cryptocurrency and blockchain platforms, we have opted for a five-year rollout of the Vid native token. The details of our tokenomics can be found in our whitepaper, which is accessible from our main website.”
The Vid token pre-sale is scheduled for launch on June 14, 2019, and will conclude on August 9. There is no soft cap, and the presale hard cap is $60 million. There will be no airdrops. Smart contracts are audited by Certik.
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