Gaming Giant Netmarble Develops Blockchain-powered Way to Cap Kids’ Gaming Time

Finally, a developer has come up with a blockchain application your mom will approve of: Netmarble, a South Korean video games giant, has created a blockchain-powered tool that it says will allow parents to monitor and limit their offspring’s gaming time.

Per media outlet Inven, the tool is the brainchild of Netmarble, which has lodged a patent application for the innovation with the Korean Intellectual Property Office.

Netmarble is one of South Korea’s biggest gaming firms, and has developed titles such as Everybody’s Marble and Marvel: Future Fight. It is part-owned by the Chinese gaming giant Tencent and fellow gaming giant NCSoft also owns a minority stake.

The new tool, which makes use of what the company says is a tamper-proof smart contract ecosystem, lets parents dish out rewards to children who stay within gaming cap guidelines they have agreed to as a family. Children who disregard gaming limit times, however, can be punished with “fines.” Read More

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