What is Peerplays?
The World’s First Decentralized Tournament Management and Wagering Platform
Built Entirely on the Blockchain
Guaranteed Provably Fair GamingPeerplays’ provably fair gaming system is 100% open source and built directly onto the blockchain. You never have to worry about cheaters or unfair house odds, because all games take place between real players are matched with each other through a series of on-chain smart contracts. On Peerplays, you can place wagers and win huge jackpots by using these very same smart contracts.
Lightning Fast Speed and Network CapacityPeerplays is built on Graphene, the fastest decentralized blockchain technology in the world. Graphene has been successfully tested to handle over 100,000 transactions per second with average block times of under 3 seconds.
On-Chain GamesCasino card games are adjudicated by smart contracts as part of the native blockchain code, and Peerplays’ player matching algorithm creates a trustless on-chain gaming environment. Since Graphene is incredibly fast, it allows for the broadcast and revealing of blinded proofs at the frequency necessary to facilitate real-time gameplay.
Fee-Backed AssetsThe core tokens of Peerplays are integrated into a fee-sharing program called Fee Backed Assets or “FBA”. This means the blockchain automatically distributes a percentage of the fees from every jackpot for every game on the entire network to the holders of Peerplays core tokens.
Digital Asset ExchangeYou can create your own tokens, buy and sell gateway tokens for popular cryptocurrencies like BTC and ETH, wager with price-stable SmartCoins from the BitShares platform from a growing number of reputable gateway services. You also have the opportunity to provide your own profitable gateway services for in-game assets from all your favorite RPGs.
Stakeholder VotingPeerplays leverages the power of stakeholder voting to resolve consensus issues in a fair and democratic way. All network parameters, from fee schedules to block intervals and transaction sizes, can be fine tuned by elected delegates chosen by you and fellow stakeholders.
Blockchain Guaranteed Referral ProgramThe Peerplays blockchain automatically pays you a percentage of the revenue earned by each new account you refer for the lifetime of that account. This means you earn “kickbacks” from everyone you refer. Gaming partners can earn even more by getting all their users to sign up for a Peerplays account.
Mega-JackpotsThe Peerplays blockchain can sponsor large tournament jackpots by allocating a small percentage of every network fee into a smart contract-secured virtual account called the Mega-Jackpot Fund. Mega-Jackpot tournament events are automatically scheduled, and then funds are unlocked by the smart contract and instantly transferred to the tournament winners.
PowerUp PointsYou can earn PowerUp tokens every time you play in a Peerplays tournament. They are the player rewards points of the Peerplays network, and are distributed according to win-loss records and amounts wagered, among other factors. PowerUp is the only token accepted as the buy-in fee for Mega-Jackpot tournaments, so they will be in high demand during Mega-Jackpot sign up periods. They are tradeable on the digital asset exchange.
Gaming Partner SupportAs a gaming partner, you can connect your server through the Peerplays API and take advantage of the decentralized network for processing wagers and jackpots. You can also customize tournament structures, fee schedules, and fund collection & distribution methods in order to maximize your profit potential. Whether you are a game publisher, advertiser, tournament host or vendor, if you plug into Peerplays you will gain shared access to the entire network of users while still enjoying the freedom of operating your own independent website.
Contributions are accepted in Bitcoin (BTC) and bitUSD (BitShares) at www.peerplays.com as of May 6, 2016 at 15:00 UTC (10 am EST). (the crowdfund is now LIVE!)
A total of 1,000,000 tokens have been issued as User-Issued Assets (UIA) on the BitShares blockchain (symbol: “PEERPLAYS”), and will be distributed according to the following schedule:
200,000 - Initial 2 tier crowdfund
500,000 - Auction style crowdfund, 1 month before the launch of Peerplays blockchain (TBD)
300,000 - Bounties, rewards, ongoing development & contributors
BunkerChain Labs inc. will be accepting contributions for the remaining development of the Peerplays blockchain, and distributing 200,000 TOKENS in 2 tiers.
The first distribution began on May 6, and will end after all tokens for Phase 1 and Phase 2 have been distributed.
Phase 1: 100,000 tokens - @ $2.00 contribution/each
Phase 2: 100,000 tokens @ $3.00 contribution/each
The funds collected from the crowdfund will be used for continuing development, advertising, promotional, administrative and legal consulting fees. Development includes completion and delivery of the on-chain Tournament Management Platform, the on-chain wagering system, the automatic profit sharing distribution system, and the world’s first games built directly onto the blockchain itself.
After the Peerplays platform has been launched on a public test net for a period of open beta, Bunkerchain Labs will be conducting a 2nd fundraiser consisting of an “auction style” fundraising drive, during which the remaining 500,000 tokens will be distributed. This second crowdfund and distribution will begin approximately 1 month prior to the launch of the Peerplays blockchain.
For more information regarding allocations and milestones visit: Peerplays Milestones & Allocations
The Peerplays Team
At Peerplays, we believe that running a successful project requires more than just a talented group of coders - which is why our team is comprised of experienced business operators, gaming industry insiders, marketing professionals, content specialists, and of course our very own rockstar coders.
Blockchain Solutions Consultant
Jonathan Baha’i is an entrepreneur with over 20+ years of experience in the high performance server hosting and telecommunications industry, and is the founder and President of BunkerChain Labs inc.
From as early as 1997, he has worked independently to bring innovation and vision to all his ventures. This has included the establishment a regional ISP, and founding Hiccup Data Solutions, a SMB remote backup data protection service provider. In 2003 he worked to bring wireless mesh network infrastructure to western Africa. In 2006, he founded Serverbalance Data Solutions, an early pioneer and active contributing developer of Xen virtualization.
In 2012, he acquired a Nuclear Bunker data center in Nova Scotia, Canada, and founded Data Security Node Inc. For the past four years, he has been dedicated to developing the nuclear hardened data center and building blockchain-based solutions for businesses and private enterprises.
Blockchain Development Consultant
Daniel L. Notestein is president of SynaptiCAD Sales Inc., where he is the chief architect for SynaptiCAD's WaveFormer Pro, VeriLogger Pro, and TestBencher Pro products. Notestein entered the electrical engineering program of Virginia Tech at the age of 16 and graduated in four years with a BS degree in electrical engineering and minors in computer science and math. Notestein also received an MS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington while working full time as a digital design engineer at Texas Instruments.
Notestein's industry experience includes 27 years of hardware and software development. At Texas Instruments he worked as both a software design engineer and a hardware design engineer. His software experience there includes the development of CommNet, a distributed database and telecommunications system used by the USAF. CommNet contains over 18,000 lines of source code and was designed and coded in an eight month period. His hardware experience there includes board and system level simulation of embedded processor radar systems and board and IC level testing. Notestein also worked at Burr Brown Corporation, where he was project leader for the design of a custom VXI-based test system for high-performance analog ICs. In addition to his system level work, Notestein was also responsible for designing several high-speed data acquisition and control boards that operated in the system.
In November 1991, Notestein began development of TDP together with his business partner, Donna Mitchell. He left Burr Brown in 1992 to work full time on software development at SynaptiCAD.
Dr. Fabian Schuh
Advisor and Developer
Fabian is an entrepreneur and fervent blockchain advocate who came in contact with crypto currencies in early 2011 and was fascinated by their autonomous nature and implications for value transfer. As an alumni of FAU Erlangen (Germany), where he earned his Doctorate in engineering, he worked on communications and information theory. As an enthusiast of blockchain-based technologies and autonomous systems, he became excited about the concept of Distributed Autonomous Companies (DACs) and joined the team around Daniel Larimer and the BitShares DAC where he shares his passion about the technological possibilities of the blockchain, smart contracts in financial services, trustless voting, and public trading.
Michael P. Maloney
Michael is a written and audio communications specialist with a penchant for DAC design. He studied applied psychology at the University of Denver in 1999, and worked for 12 years as a structural architect and freelance editor. In 2013, he discovered BitShares and became passionate about blockchain technology and its many exciting potentials. He now applies his skills towards fostering a greater awareness of the movement by working as a writer and content editor for various blockchain-based initiatives.
Conscious Marketing Consultant
Chris is affectionately known as The Marketing Monk since his creation of a conscious marketing framework called The Marketing Mandala, the purpose of which is to equip businesses with an alternative way of marketing and growing a business that is more natural and ethical. He is also the founder of Cryptoversity.com, and believes that everything he experienced in his professional life was preparing him for the day he discovered the crypto economy. He now quietly dedicates himself to advancing the crypto economy as part of his personal mission statement which reads “To lead people to freedom.”
Peerplays is being lead by BunkerChain Labs Inc. from inside our 64,000 sq. ft. cold war era nuclear bunker in Debert, Nova Scotia. Acquired in 2012, the bunker is now dedicated to the advancement of blockchain-based technologies.Jonathan and Michael will be available for a live Q & A session on Friday morning at 10am Eastern during the weekly BitShares community hangout which takes place on a Mumble server hosted by Justin Fondriest. Information on how to participate in the hangout can be found at www.beyondbitcoin.org/mumbleinfo
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We will be updating the Peerplays website with much more information as we launch the crowdfund. We have a very limited amount of tokens available for this fundraiser, so please visit the site and enter your email address so we can send you a reminder on Friday morning when the sale goes live. A big thank you to everyone who has supported this project, and those who will be supporting us going forward. We are happy to be able to extend this crowdfund opportunity to the bitcointalk community and we are looking forward to moving into this next phase of development together.- The Peerplays Team
*** Major Update ***
Added May 13, 2016
*** FAQ Update ***
Added May 18, 2016
*** Major Update ***
Added June 13, 2016