I’m working on a VR simulator and recently I have decided that I’m also going to create my own cryptocurrency altcoin (based on Bitcoin). I think there are many benefits for using altcoins in gaming, for example I could even create an altcoin for fuel, magick, ammo that can be traded, mined and so on as if they were real commodities. This seems like a great way to build an in-game economy beyond the typical in-game currencies seen in MMO’s etc.
I’m curious if anyone else is interested in crypto as a game currency and what ideas I can explore interms of transfering currency into the UE4 engine. At the moment one possiblity I’m aware of is using VaRest which could link a website and parse data into the engine (my current understanding). However one idea that I think could be useful for a UE4 plugin is a QR system. “Paper Wallets” in the crypto world allow users to transfer coins simply by sending and recieiving data from QR codes. The idea is that UE4 could also generator QR codes as actors on in the HUD and users could transfer data from a mobile directly into the UE4 engine. I think this type of system could be useful for other types of data such as promocodes, interaction between devices and even augmented reality which often uses QR’s.
I guess I’m just throwing some ideas out there, has anyone worked with something like Crypto/Bitcoin and considered connecting the technology with a game engine?