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IBM Blockchain Consensus Model Handling Multiplayer Games Transactions.

Renowned tech giant IBM has been granted a patent on a blockchain-based consensus model envisioned to be used in handling transactions within multiplayer games with an outsized user base.

The United States patent, named “Gaming consensus protocol for blockchain,” was awarded last week and proposes the model of selecting a subset of any game’s users to verify transactions, then from within that subset choosing a pacesetter to get a block and broadcast it to the blockchain network.

“Wherein the gaming peers that validate the block attach their own signature to the block,” reads the patent, adding that as the method of securing and verifying the transactions is additionally a service, users that contribute thereto could even be awarded a fee reciprocally.

The IBM patent reveals a system that would be implemented in multiplayer games with an outsized user base, like Fortnite or Call of Duty: Warzone, which involves a good range of small transactions.

While the patent proposes users participate in consensus for ordering transactions, it also adds that the execution of smart contracts remains within the blockchain network and may only be transferred if users have sufficient computing power.

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