Ex-Founder of Disney’s Playdom Shares Plans for “Next-Generation” Blockchain Network, ThunderCore


A common area of interest within the crypto and blockchain sphere is to understand in what ways the latter can be enhanced to support an array of industries. A recent interview with the former Founder of Disney’s Playdom, Chris Wang and news outlet, Forbes focused on this very important.

Wang shares his goals for what has been deemed the “next-generation” blockchain network, ThunderCore, along with his viewpoints on the advantages of decentralized applications (DApps) and the integration of the Ethereum network.

Blockchain: A Rough Start Turned into Increased Availability

Wang shared that his initial experiences with blockchain technology wasn’t all that smooth from the get-go. Said experiences was what led him to build a high-performance blockchain that way everyone has access to it. He also shared that his experiences at Playdom contributed to the overall endeavor involving ThunderCore. In particular, he said:

“At Playdom, we built many of the early games on Facebook [..] Those lessons are important when working in another emerging technological field, and we plan to use that knowledge […] to reproduce similar results on the blockchain.”

Transparency is the Key Advantage of DApps

When asked what the advantages of decentralized apps (DApps) were in his opinion, he shared that transparency was number one. This, to him, leads to a number of positive effects, which he shares as being the following:

“You can verify that game developers are not cheating through reviewing the smart contract code […] In the context of gaming […] any probability such as random loot drops in a game are open for everyone to see.”

With this being said, he trusts that said transitioning cannot be attained in the short-term, as blockchain adoption is still a concern that requires addressing. Nonetheless, he trusts that in the long run,

“both dapps and conventional apps can co-exist.”

Choosing Ethereum Rests in the Lack of Need for Something New

The CEO revealed that ThunderCore will support Ethereum’s Virtual Machine (EVM), with the aim of ensuring that developers have the opportunity to make complete use of existing Ethereum tools for DApp purposes.

The overall reason for having chosen Ethereum rests in the CEO and team’s,

“respect for the existing Ethereum ecosystem and our desire not to reinvent the wheel.”

DApps That Struggled to Lift Off to Benefit Immensely from ThunderCore

As for the types of DApps that can benefit from ThunderCore, Wang is hopeful that those that

“initially struggled to gain user adoption drawing from performance issues on networks like Ethereum can benefit from building on ThunderCore.”

He shared examples of DApps benefiting from a high-performance blockchain including that of DeFi accelerating (i.e. settlement purposes), and gaming (i.e. make blockchain games comparable to conventional games).

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