BLOCKCHAIN WEEK – At blockchain conference Consensus 2019,
Silicon Valley-based public blockchain platform provider ThunderCore
announced it has delivered on Founder & CEO Chris Wang’s vision of
building the fastest growing blockchain gaming platform and launched its
much anticipated Mainnet. Additionally, ThunderCore is delivering
platform-based developer services combined with integrated user
acquisition capabilities to enable game developers to maximize user
acquisition efforts. Chris Wang previously founded gaming company
Playdom which acquired over 100 Million users and reported a Daily
Average User (DAUs) count in excess of 20 Million users. Playdom was
acquired by Disney for $563M. ThunderCore will exhibit at Consensus 2019
in New York City. The event also features a presentation session on
blockchain gaming presented by Chris Wang.
ThunderCore’s CEO has been very bullish on the growth of blockchain and
explains ThunderCore’s approach as follows, “To date, the overall
adoption of blockchain based games has been very low.” He goes on to
add, “Gaming DApps on all blockchains combined are currently at less
than 12k DAUs. With our value-added capabilities, ThunderCore is on the
path to exceeding 50k DAUs, all within 10 weeks from our Mainnet launch.
Linking user acquisition with a high performance blockchain is catching
the attention of Dapp developers, who are now eager to leverage a
growing user pre-disposed to trying gaming applications.”
Chris, received his PhD at age 22 from Carnegie Mellon University prior
to founding Playdom. He was joined by ThunderCore co-founder Dr. Elaine
Shi, who also earned a PhD from Carnegie Mellon and is an expert in fast
consensus models for blockchain. Elaine is an Associate Professor at
Cornell University. Elaine is widely credited with authoring the first
academic paper on the application of blockchain to cryptocurrency.
According to Elaine, “Our sophistication comes from simplicity of our
consensus model that allows us to deliver higher throughputs and enable
new business models.”
To accompany its Mainnet launch, ThunderCore has released an enhanced
product roadmap showing its genesis and going out almost two years. The
level of investment in research, blockchain development and developer
and user enhancements is evident from the multi-faceted roadmap
contained in its newly launched website for the project.
Devised as a Proof of Stake (PoS) project, ThunderCore has announced
full node open source capabilities as well as committee run nodes based
on an open selection process that will deliver transparency while
maintaining integrity and security of operations. Additional
capabilities being announced by ThunderCore are a Staking Pool Service,
which allows token holder to earn rewards, and support for cross-chain
assets. ThunderCore is inviting people to stop by Booth 330 in the
exhibits area during Consensus 2019, being held May 13-15, 2019 in New
York City. (Additional information in our Consensus blog: http://bit.ly/consensusTC).
While ThunderCore’s capabilities lend themselves well to gaming, they
are also key to enhancing the usability of applications in other
verticals such as financial payments, supply chain and security. Several
examples of these types of DApps are available.
Developed by industry leading experts, ThunderCore is its own blockchain
platform with its own native cryptocurrency. It is Ethereum virtual
machine compatible with throughputs of 1,200 plus transactions per
second, sub-second confirmation times and low gas costs, making it quick
and easy for decentralized apps to deploy and scale. To learn more about
ThunderCore, please visit thundercore.com.