A Blockchain based Game World.
Huntercoin is an Open Source Crypto Currency similar to Bitcoin.
The main difference is that ~80% of the coins are obtainable by collecting coins in a virtual universe which resides inside the blockchain.
A Simple game is played to collect coins on a map of which has an element of Player vs Player combat to fight over resources. This can be termed as Human (or AI) mining, and the competition which has gotten more difficult over time can be called a Human (or AI) Difficulty level.
Cryptographically secure, decentralized and innovative, Huntercoin was released in Feburary 2014 as a live experimental test to see how blockchain technology could handle full on game worlds.
Huntercoin proved this concept well. The technology has evolved since Huntercoin and the teams new project Xaya ( https://xaya.ioÂ ) allows for multiple games, unlimited scalability and gameplay never before seen in the space. Checkout https://taurion.ioÂ
- 42 million HUCs will be mined
- The current distribution: 10 Coins per block (1 to Miner, 9 into the World)
- 1 minute block times
- Worlds First Dual Algo â€“ (SHA256 and Scrypt â€“ each with own difficulty, 2 minute block times each)
- Each Algo can be Merge Minded (with Bitcoin / Litecoin etc)
- Retarget every block based on the last 2016 blocks
- Block Reward halving approx every 4 years
- Crown of Fortune – a Unique Item on the Map that generates 0.25 HUCs per block for the holder
- Worlds First Human Mineable Crypto
- Worlds First Real MMO Decentralized Gameworld
- Worlds First Real Blockchain Game
When a player banks coins inside the world, miners will receive 10% of the players coins, and when a player is killed, miners will receive 4% of dropped coins. This is to encourage miners to process transactions.
Hunters collect coins on the map, then bring them back to spawn areas to transfer them to the users wallet.
What happens when no more coins are generated?
The same as bitcoin, miners will generate income via transacton fees. Although, game transaction fees are a lot more expensive.
Wonâ€™t bots take over?
Maybe eventually they will, and it will be humans vs bots, then bots vs bots..
We are currently working on making it more difficult for automated dominatorâ€™s.
Why haven’t I heard of Huntercoin?
Huntercoin was created as an experiment and as a hobbiest project. No Marketing or promotion and with a very small team working in our spare time.
Where is Huntercoin headed?
Although Huntercoin was originally designed to be supported for only 1 year, we have continued and will continue to develop Huntercoin further although most development time is spent on the evolution of Huntercoin, Xaya.
Who is behind Huntercoin?
Huntercoin was originally conceived by Andrew Colosimo working in conjunctionÂ with Mikhail Syndeev (R.I.P.). The Core Code is now looked after by Dr. Daniel Kraft who has now reimplimented code onto that of bitcoin core. The game portion of Huntercoin has been removed from the QT Wallet and a Third Party Unity3d Client is used for Human Mining (gaming). This client has been developed by various freelancers and was semi completed by KonstantinÂ Gorskov butÂ is now being re-developed from scratch using the Unreal Engine.
For the Wiki >Â http://wiki.huntercoin.org
For the latest Download Links >Â https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=435170.0
Exchange >Â https://poloniex.com/exchange#btc_huc
Block Explorer >Â http://www.huntercoin.info/blockExplorer
The XAYA Platform > https://xaya.io
Artwork used from:
Landscape > Â http://www.lostgarden.com/
Sprites >Â http://untamed.wild-refuge.net/rpgxp.php
and some public domain images were used.