“This is a major technological advancement for blockchain gaming and dapps. Game channels allow games to run securely off-chain in their own space and in near real time. This makes the blockchain much more scalable to support countless games and dapps with potential for millions of transactions per second (tps).

Game channels are described in “Game Channels for Trustless Off-Chain Interactions in Decentralized Virtual Worlds” in the peer-reviewed cryptocurrency journal “The Ledger”. Game channels are private channels for groups of players that run in parallel to the main chain. They allow for dispute resolution in a purely decentralised manner with no need for a trusted 3rd party or authority. While not precisely accurate, game channels can be thought of as individual payment channels for individual games.”

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