Vorto Gaming Gets NEAR Support to Develop Blockchain Gaming Platform

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In Brief
  • Vorto Gaming and NEAR teaming up.

  • Hopes that this will kickstart blockchain gaming.

  • NFTs also possible on their platform.

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Vorto gaming has received a grant of almost 25,000 NEAR tokens, as well as an additional $10,000 from the NEAR foundation. This marks the beginning of the partnership between the projects, with Vorto Gaming planning to use its Vorto Network Minimum Viable Product on NEAR Protocol.

The Vorto Network is purpose built for gamers, allowing them to access the value they generate while playing games. It is a developer of advanced blockchain gaming solutions born out of the synergy of VZ Games and PD Gaming Group AB. Vorto is backed by several notable angel investors in the video game industry, as well as Yang Bing Kok and Consensys.

Using blockchain they plan to resell between collectors through an integrated marketplace. This will allow the purchase and sale of gamer assets across games within the ecosystem. So far, the widespread adoption of blockchain gaming has ostensibly been relatively slow.

“It’s undeniable that blockchain gaming, despite its promise and excitement, has seen slow adoption in recent years,” Kristaps Vaivods, CEO Vorto Gaming.

Becoming a blockchain gaming hub

This partnership should see an uptake in blockchain gaming if Vaivods is correct:

“We think there are two main reasons for that: bad UI and UX, and an unscalable blockchain infrastructure. We solve for the former, while NEAR for the latter.”

Vorto Gaming aims to become a blockchain gaming hub with thanks to this grant. They plan to showcase this potential through their flagship game, Hash Rush. The game itself is a combat game where players battle on a dystopic planet in a fictional galaxy in order to rebuild the ruins of their planet.


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Adam is working in London while studying for a self-paced MicroMasters in Data, Economics and Public Development online with MITx. Before this he studied at Trinity College Dublin where he first became interested in cryptocurrency and blockchain. First writing for a university publication on cryptocurrency in 2015, Adam has been writing about and following the crypto economy ever since.

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