SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2018– Leading public blockchain Nebulas and Egretia, the world’s first HTML5 blockchain engine and platform have announced a partnership that will see the two projects collaborate on blockchain games, fostering developer communities, and developing new content platforms. This cooperation aims to create new value and experimentation in blockchain, and promote user adoption for the technology.
Blockchain applications in China remain at an early stage. The infrastructure to support these decentralized apps (dApps) is not yet mature, and the use cases are not compelling enough for mass market yet. Nebulas and Egretia will work together on these problems by encouraging developers and creating the optimal conditions for high-quality content to emerge.
The partnership unites a project building foundational blockchain infrastructure, and another building blockchain infrastructure for a specific field (gaming). By forming partnerships between generalized blockchain platforms and specialized blockchain developers, the popularization of blockchain application may be accelerated.
Egretia is the world’s first blockchain platform powered by HTML5. By combining existing HTML5 technology with the blockchain, the project has created the world’s first complete blockchain game development toolset. Egretia facilitates blockchain game development and enables digital assets to circulate between games. It has also built four core platforms, including a distributed communication and storage cloud platform, a game distribution platform, a virtual collectibles trading platform, and an advertising and incubation platform. Altogether, Egretia provides a comprehensive blockchain ecosystem for game players, game developers, gaming channels, and advertisers.
The partnership is promising given the respective attributes of each project.
In particular, the Nebulas Incentive Program has incubated a number of high-quality gaming dApps, for example, Cell Evolution, Dinosaur Paradise, Hidden World OL and Genesis of The Dinosaur Planet. Some of these have attracted attention from the blockchain and investor community. Cell Evolution received a 5 million RMB investment, while Hidden World OL has received offers from NEO, Qtum, EOS, to develop the game on their blockchain platforms. Egretia meanwhile focuses on creating robust blockchain technology for the gaming industry. Both Nebulas and Egretia therefore have a strong basis for the field of blockchain games.
The partnership will focus especially in the following areas:
Technical cooperation. The Nebulas blockchain will support smooth docking of dApps built with Egretia. This means dApps built using Egretia’s workflow can be published on the Nebulas mainnet at the click of a button. Gaming, along with the financial sector, is widely seen as the home of blockchain’s next “killer” app. Nebulas and Egretia’s partnership hopes to accelerate the arrival of a killer blockchain-based game by make it easier to develop and deploy such dApps.
Community cooperation. Nebulas and Egretia have already built strong a foundation with their respective developer communities, and both are now committed to working together to further promote active blockchain development. The Nebulas Incentive Program underscores how highly Nebulas values blockchain development. A large number of developers participated in the Program. Within two months, the number of registered users exceeded 170,000, developer accounts exceeded 2300, and nearly 7,000 dApps (more than twice as many as Ethereum) had been deployed on the mainnet.
Public chain ecosystem. Nebulas aims to create a sustainable public chain ecosystem that improves continuously. Accomplishing this requires the participation of outstanding partners in various fields. For example, last month, distributed cloud computing platform DeepcloudAI and the blockchain security enterprise Certik announced they have joined the Nebulas ecosystem. The partnership with Egretia is the latest step by Nebulas to enrich its ecosystem.
As an active attempt, the strategic cooperation will surely accelerate the popularization of the blockchain, expand the blockchain user scenarios and release more value.