- Co-founder of Tezos talks about upcoming trading card game
- The new card game will be built on an alternative Blockchain
- Many assumed the connection between Emergents and Tezos will see the game built on Tezos Blockchain
Tezos News Today – despite helping to build the Tezos network, Kathleen Breitman mentioned that her upcoming card game might not leverage the Tezos smart contract platform. Breitman told the Tezos community over the weekend that her game might not use the Tezos network. It has now become clear that the co-founder of Tezos, Arthur Breitman, will no longer be a part of Tezos’ Technical Committee.
The Two Announcements Caught the Community Off-guard
Kathleen Breitman spoke about the possibility of her upcoming trading card game been built on Tezos. Even though the whitepaper of the game cites Tezos’ (XTZ’s) usage of its native crypto, Breitman said she has not decided on which platform the game will be built on.
Although Kathleen, and Arthur Breitman, both helped build Tezos, it seems she might not tie her card game, Emergents, to Tezos’ Blockchain. The Emergents card game was originally announced in March. The game is a Blockchain-based competitor to Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone. The whitepaper states that in-game payments are to be made in XTZ.
The Use of XTZ is Mentioned 25 Times in the Games Whitepaper
This report comes at a time when there are other developments in the Tezos community making rounds as well. The primary development has been Breitman’s exclusion from Tezos’ Techincal Advisory Committee. Note that this report is yet to be confirmed. However, Breitman said he has “bowed out from his minimal activities after receiving many veiled threats.”
The two announcements caught the Tezos community off-guard. Per, the whitepaper of the game, the use of XTZ was cited 25 times. A second user wrote the below to Kathleen:
“You have had many opportunities to say (that Emergents may not be on the Tezos Blockchain) and discovering that it is a big blow to the community.”
It has to be said, that Coase, the firm behind Emergents, has no direct ties to Tezos. The only connection is that Kathleen is the firm’s chief. According to Kathleen,
“Candidly, I have many concerns about the platform. I also have an obligation to our investors to ensure that we pick the right one for this game.”
Recall that in 2017, Tezos rounded up one of the biggest ICO’s (initial coin offerings) at $232 million. The network’s native token, XTZ, is now changing hands at $1.74. The coin’s price is up by 2.8% in the past 24 hours. It is number 11 on the list of the largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.