The Rise of Web3

Author: Hampus Ohlsson, Web3
The Rise of Web3

Historically people have been trading in-game virtual currencies, items, skins and accounts for real money for a long time. The RMT (real money trading) market is so big, there are even companies providing dedicated escrow services to help facilitate these P2P transactions. However, in most games these activities are prohibited, violating end-user license agreements. Users caught engaging in these activities are likely to be banned. 

At GOALS, we take the opposite approach and instead acknowledge our users' right and demand for a secondary market. With the rise of web3, we believe the timing is right and technology mature enough to create a game where we promote P2P trading of in-game assets. Through the use of blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFT), every asset will be fully owned by the player, and not by us. GOALS is a free-to-play game, and our revenue will instead come from transaction royalties on secondary sales.

First and foremost, GOALS is about creating a great football game that is fun to play and easy to interact with. Learning about blockchain, wallets, private keys and paying gas fees should not be a prerequisite to play. We are focusing on user experience first and will strive to make the blockchain integration as transparent as possible for our end users. We have a mission to onboard millions of players onto GOALS, and by extension also the blockchain, which requires us to remove every bit of friction from the game experience. 

When you login for the first time, GOALS will set up a custodial wallet for you via our security audited identity provider. We value your privacy, and GOALS will never have access to your private keys. The more crypto-savvy user who wants to use their own wallet to custody in-game assets themselves, will have the option to do so.  

GOALS is currently being built on top of a blockchain that enables instant and free transactions for the end-user. Every in-game asset will be backed by a 1:1 NFT that can only have one official owner at a time, and is secured by the decentralized blockchain network. When you as a user decide to sell an asset, you can do it at your own discretion – either through the GOALS marketplace or any other venue that facilitates NFT transactions. 

By playing GOALS you will be the rightful owner to the assets you've acquired in the game, while having instant access to a global marketplace where you are free to trade them.

What do you think? We want to hear from you. Come talk to us and the community on Discord.

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