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Blockchain, Games and Esports

In today’s digital world, blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT), gaming, and esports have become important and promising fields. Merging these areas offers a variety of opportunities and can lead to lucrative business ideas.

One of the biggest potentials of combining blockchain and gaming lies in the use of cryptocurrencies and digital tokens. By introducing digital currencies and tokens, game developers can create new business models and motivate players to actively use and support their games.

Another important potential of combining blockchain and gaming lies in improving security and transparency in the field of e-sports. By using DLT technologies, e-sports organizers and players can make transactions transparent and traceable, building trust in the industry.

Also an interesting application area for blockchain in gaming and e-sports is the creation of collectible digital goods. By using digital tokens and smart contracts, developers can create secure and immutable trading cards and other digital goods that players can collect and trade.

Finally, the concept of digital ownership and transferability of digital assets is likely to be an important topic that is exciting for companies, but involves numerous legal issues. However, by using blockchain technologies, developers and players can create and manage secure and immutable digital assets. Properly implemented, this also comes close to “real property,” even though legal experts probably agree that NFT or digital assets do not constitute real property as defined by the German Civil Code – at least not as long as the legislature does not react to this social development.

The concept of digital ownership is particularly relevant in gaming and e-sports, as it allows players to document and track their achievements and accomplishments. For example, by using blockchain technologies, players can acquire and manage digital trading cards, avatars, and other digital goods that serve as proof of their achievements and accomplishments.

Another important concept related to digital property is the transferability of digital assets. By using smart contracts, developers and players can make the transfer of digital assets secure and transparent. This allows players to trade their digital assets freely, or at least use them in the same way they would with real property.

However, despite the enormous potential of blockchain, DLT, gaming, and esports, it is important to consider legally sound contracts and regulatory compliance in order to build a sustainable business and gain the trust of players. The creation of legally sound contracts and compliance with regulatory law are necessary to ensure that the industry remains successful, not only for now, but also in the future.

Overall, the fusion of blockchain, DLT, gaming and esports offers a wide range of opportunities and can lead to lucrative business ideas. However, in order to build a sustainable business and gain the trust of players, it is important to consider legally sound contracts and regulatory compliance.

As a lawyer with the relevant knowledge, but above all with my own great interest in these areas, I can assist both in drafting the contracts and obtaining the necessary licenses, as well as in setting up and growing the business in question.

Marian Härtel

Marian Härtel

Marian Härtel is a lawyer and entrepreneur specializing in copyright law, competition law and IT/IP law, with a focus on games, esports, media and blockchain.


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