Proof-of-Play: A Novel Consensus Model for Blockchain-based Peer-to-Peer Gaming System

by Ho Yin Yuen, Feijie Wu, Wei Cai, Henry C.B. Chan, Qiao Yan and Victor C.M. Leung
Abstract:
Data storage in peer-to-peer (P2P) games in a perfect applications scenario for blockchain. However, suffering from high transaction cost and latency, proof-of-work (PoW) becomes the bottleneck of blockchain games. Many attempts have been made to overcome various limitations of blockchain for P2P games, but many of them require modifying the game itself to be compatible with a blockchain solution. These overheads often bring new undesirable results to deal with. In this paper, we propose Proof-of-Play, a novel consensus model, to address these issues with a blockchain naturally integrated with P2P games, with minimum intervene to the game. The ultimate goal is to create a secure and fully decentralized architecture to transform a game being community-sustainable.
Reference:
Ho Yin Yuen, Feijie Wu, Wei Cai, Henry C.B. Chan, Qiao Yan and Victor C.M. Leung, Proof-of-Play: A Novel Consensus Model for Blockchain-based Peer-to-Peer Gaming System, In 2019 ACM International Symposium on Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure (BSCI 2019), Auckland, New Zealand, 2019.
Bibtex Entry:
@INPROCEEDINGS{YuenWCCYL2019,
AUTHOR={Ho Yin Yuen and Feijie Wu and Wei Cai and Henry C.B. Chan and Qiao Yan and Victor C.M. Leung},
TITLE={Proof-of-Play: A Novel Consensus Model for Blockchain-based Peer-to-Peer Gaming System},
BOOKTITLE={2019 ACM International Symposium on Blockchain and
Secure Critical Infrastructure (BSCI 2019), Auckland, New Zealand},
ADDRESS={Auckland, New Zealand, July 7-12},
% MONTH={July},
YEAR={2019},
ABSTRACT={Data storage in peer-to-peer (P2P) games in a perfect applications scenario for blockchain. However, suffering from high transaction cost and latency, proof-of-work (PoW) becomes the bottleneck of blockchain games. Many attempts have been made to overcome various limitations of blockchain for P2P games, but many of them require modifying the game itself to be compatible with a blockchain solution. These overheads often bring new undesirable results to deal with. In this paper, we propose Proof-of-Play, a novel consensus model, to address these issues with a blockchain naturally integrated with P2P games, with minimum intervene to the game. The ultimate goal is to create a secure and fully decentralized architecture to transform a game being community-sustainable.}
}