Today I am going to share a piece of my development experience on the PacNEM game developed using Node.js and the nem blockchain (Feb. 2017 to Jul. 2017). Details of the implementation will be posted along with this article in a more in-depth article.
This beginner’s guide aims to be simple and should only introduce you to a few basic features of blockchain related application and game development.
Linking a blockchain to a game or application development project is a little more complicated than what you might think as it requires a good understanding of the Peer to Peer networks brought back to life by blockchains.
Yes, blockchains use Peer-to-Peer and so — each cryptocurrency’s blockchain is distributed across a network of nodes. These nodes also validate transactions for a protocol defined by the given cryptocurrency — this validation process is usually referred to as Consensus Rules.