Play2Live’s Level Up Chain brings blockchain to gaming

Decentralized streaming platform for gamers and eSports fans, Play2Live, has today announced its plans to develop its own blockchain infrastructure, Level Up Chain. Continuing to position itself as a leader within the gaming market, Level Up Chain is the next step in the company creating the ideal end-to-end solution for streamers, gamers and eSports fans.

One of the key advantages for Play2Live in launching its own blockchain platform is the ability to potentially provide unlimited bandwidth for its users – which is estimated to be around five million by the first quarter of 2019. The main network will be able to process up to 500 TPS and due to the wide functionality of the Play2Live platform, transactions corresponding to different services will be allocated in different functional blocks of the network. Therefore, sub-chains with a capacity of 500 TPS for each functional block of the platform will be essential to scaling the network to accommodate for millions of active users.

“Play2Live offers numerous tools for users,” founder and CEO Alexey Burdyko said. “Each of them will be provided by our own reliable Level Up Chain blockchain. This will allow us to scale the platform and realize a huge number of opportunities unprecedented for the esports market.”

With the use of sub chains, the entire Level Up Chain infrastructure will be able to provide 100,000 TPS or more and will carry out transactions almost instantly. The cost of transactions within Level Up Chain will be minimal, and the team at Play2Live estimates fees of $0.01 per transaction.

“Working on Bitshares, we have faced complex scaling and risks of ‘bottleneck’ as the functionality of the platform expanded, and the amount of transactions increased,” Play2Live CTO Vladislav Arbatov said. “The peak power of Bitshares is not enough to cover all the activities of Play2Live. That is why we are realizing product architecture that will allow us to scale the project without putting it to risk of depending on the capacity of the third-party blockchain.”

Level Up Chain will use consensus protocol to reduce the cost of transactions within the network via special certificates. The number of certificates issued will be hashed and stored in a multidimensional “matrix”, which will change due to certificates growth or decrease. Each node will be given a “trust code”, allowing to enter one vector into the matrix. The code will contain the encryption of the input vector including registry information and code identifier contained in the block, forming a hash, which is again translated into a vector. That makes it impossible to predict vector’s direction based on the input signal.

As a result, the network will use encrypted number of certificates, not single transactions, where a single transaction will receive one or thousands of certificates. This indicator will assign corresponding status to the matrix. Each verifying node transaction will exchange codes with other nodes that have properties of the opposite side of the matrix, after a certain number of cycles. Thanks to that, a single transaction will transfer a lot of vectors, significantly reducing the load on the network. In the meanwhile, consensus algorithm will solve the problems of processing power, giving each node an equal chance of being selected for transaction confirmation process.

Play2Live will soon be announcing the first major tournaments for the platform and through its exposure to esports and live video streaming, Level Up Chain has the potential to become one of the leading blockchain platforms for live streaming and esports.

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