Crypto Gaming Platforms Promote Social Distancing During Corona Crisis
Social distancing might have become a household term now, but asked a couple of months ago, the term would have sounded alien to us social beings. However, things have drastically changed since the middle of February, with us amid a global pandemic crisis named novel coronavirus at present.
To curb the spread of the virus, the health organizations have put social distancing as a primary precautionary measure. We are to keep a safe distance from anyone who is showing flu-like symptoms, which are also the common signs of novel coronavirus disease.
Health authorities have been aggressively promoting this precautionary measure urging people to abide by it to keep themselves and others safe. But how can technology like blockchain and cryptocurrency play a part in doing the same through gaming platforms? That’s what we will discuss in this write-up.
The COVID-19 Crisis
The novel coronavirus has been called by experts as one of the worst pandemics to hit the world till date. As per current data, the virus has spread to more than 166 nations, claiming more than 37 thousand lives worldwide, with the numbers of affected increasing by the hour.
The pandemic has not only had a deep impact on the worldwide healthcare, but it has plunged us into what the experts are claiming to be the worst global economic recession. Feels fair to say that the virus outbreak has hit us in more ways than we could have perceived.
While the governments and health organizations fight unitedly against the COVID-19 virus, lockdowns have been initiated around the world. People are to stay indoors, work remotely and go on with their daily lives, till the outbreak can be arrested and better treatment procedures and vaccines are made available.
Use of Blockchain and Crypto to Promote Social Distancing
Amidst this global health crisis, the crypto and blockchain industry have taken up social responsibility in promoting and urging people to stay indoors and maintain the protocol of social distancing.
It’s been a while since gaming platforms have adopted blockchain and cryptocurrencies. To be exact the online gaming industry was one of the early adopters of crypto, owing to their familiarity with the virtual currency models used in online games.
A few within the gaming industry that offers crypto as tokens to players have come up with a brilliant strategy to promote and uphold social distancing among the gamers.
Various initiatives have come to light, involving the token rewarding system within the online gaming community. These platforms are using the token system as a means to spread awareness about COVID-19 among the users.
Starting from rewards in the form of limited indoor items like hand sanitizers, toilet rolls, etc. to raising money for the virus affected by playing games, the platforms have been influencing people through myriad ways.
The idea might seem unconventional and many would argue that it appeals to a small majority of people within the gaming community, but it is a great way to promote awareness. Considering the rewards, chances are that more people will come forward and participate in such initiatives to gain rewards or to donate into a good cause.
On an ending note, there are other ways the crypto industry is playing it’s their part in maintaining the social distancing protocol and promoting it. Over the past few weeks, important seminars and conferences have been moved online.
Instead of canceling or postponing the upcoming The Crypto Asia Summit, the organizers have moved the event online where more than 30 speakers will contribute, with each having their separate page for the listeners to access.
While the world comes together to fight COVID-19, play your part as well. Maintain social distancing, stay indoors and stay safe.