The leading US video game company – Valve Corporation – has reportedly started developing a blockchain update for its online Steam market.
With such development, the company plans to monitor the achievements of players, including awards, ranks, discounts for other applications in the store, as stated the source familiar with the matter.
As a result, Valve will collect information about gamers to choose the most perspective to take part in cybersport tournaments, as the media stated.
"Valve wants not only to sell games but to provide the entire life cycle of a player," the report reads.
However, these are just rumours so far, as the company is yet to officially comment on this matter. Nevertheless, Valve is looking for developers and blockchain experts that will probably be involved in the new product launch.
For reference, Valve expressed intentions to integrate blockchain service back in 2015. Steam stopped accepting Bitcoin for payments due to high transaction costs last year. It was said earlier that the blockchain could propel income of the video gaming industry even above the figures in the film industry in 2018.