Group of Companies Urged Valve to Lift Ban on Blockchain Games

The digital rights group Fight for the Future, Blockchain Game Alliance, Enjin and 26 other blockchain gaming companies have called on video game corporation Valve to cancel the decision to ban the content related to cryptocurrencies or NFTs on the Steam marketplace.

According to an open letter posted by Fight for the Future on Monday, companies and projects are asking Valve to reverse its decision to ban the crypto and blockchain software category on the Steam platform.

Steam updated its partner sign-up process on October 14, specifying that no blockchain-based apps that issue or permit cryptocurrency or NFT exchanges will be allowed.

Blockchain Game Alliance President Sebastien Borget said blockchain games represent a special set of opportunities, especially now, when the sector is still evolving.

“Cutting off this growing sector at such a crucial stage of development is to ignore the progress already made and at the same time create unfair market access for traditional players,” added Borget.

According to Fight for the Future, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and NFTs can help make blockchain games more decentralized, democratic, interactive player-centred systems.

Enjin CTO Witek Radomski added that by the end of this decade, the potential blockchain gaming ecosystem will grow massively and need to work together to create well-crafted, interoperable standards so that the multiverse isn’t too fragmented.

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