ZENZO Monthly Report: April 2020

Image for post
Image for post

April has proven to be a difficult month for many people around the world, that are affected in some regard by the effects of COVID-19. Though national economies have been negatively affected, along with many people’s jobs and living situations, it is a relief to report that all is well in the ZENZO Ecosystem. Over the past month, the majority of focus and energy has been invested in the development of ZENZO Core v2.0 (hardfork — mandatory update) and the ZENZO Forge. Incredible progress has been made in such a short amount of time and the ZENZO Core Wallet v2.0 release work remaining is largely tidying up the frontend. Alongside these main developments, ZENZO has also been in conversation with several game developers, discussing the potential benefits and application of the ZENZO Forge for both the game developers and gamers.

Image for post
Image for post

ZENZO Core Development

*Never download the ZENZO Wallet from third-party sites and it is always recommended to download directly from the official ZENZO GitHub.

*It should also be noted that anyone running old versions of the wallet, once the hardfork is successful, will not be running on the correct and official ZENZO Blockchain. This will result in all actions made essentially being pointless (ie: you will not be staking on the correct network, masternodes will not be running, and any outgoing/incoming transactions you make will not be reflected or carried over on the correct chain).

In the upcoming weeks, there will be development screenshots and updates via the ZENZO GitHub, Social Media, and Discord and if you have any questions about this release, feel free to ask in in the ZENZO Discord.

Image for post
Image for post

ZENZO Arcade Development

This digital marketplace is undergoing a complete makeover on the backend, to provide a more secure and reliable experience. The developers are also working on concept models to provide trustless transactions and purchases, as the arcade pushes towards a bi-directional marketplace where users can buy and sell. The next step, now that the ZENZO Forge is stable, is to allow for people to buy, sell, and trade their ZENZO Forge Items (ZFIs). The first phase of this release is to grant owners of ZENZO Forge Items the ability to sell their assets on a trusted, public, and open marketplace safely and securely.

Image for post
Image for post

ZENZO Forge Development

Image for post
Image for post
ZENZO Forge Item (ZFI) Card Concept Design

Latest commits — Key Improvements and Upgrades:

2-Step Validation (Valid & Pending Items)9aaba5f

ZFI Card Designer Preview (in App) 40ae816

Introduce Lockable Validation Queue1d98b4e

Improved UXTO Locking Mechanism (ZENZO Core)f8dacd2

• Deterministic Smelts 332a44e

Image for post
Image for post
ZENZO Core RPC Console Integration (ZENZO Forge Item Inventory)

Progress on the ZENZO Forge can be publicly tracked on the official GitHub, as this technology is entirely open-source and free to use. Also, there are notifications in the #github-updates channel in the ZENZO Discord almost daily. Currently, the ZENZO Forge v0.4 (Alpha) is being worked on for public use — an MVP that provides a full-fledged backend and frontend.

Interested in testing it out or have any questions? Join the ZENZO Discord

Image for post
Image for post

KOTA: Early Access Registration Now Open!

The first public release will be a limited testing phase, known as “Early Access”, and only 50 players will be able to join for this release. Don’t worry, if you don’t make the cut, you will be able to join for the Alpha Release. The ZENZO Team is looking for players with both passion and experience in the fields of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and gaming. Passionate players that want to be involved in game development, without being developers or programmers, this is for you!

>> Sign up for Early Access

> Register for the KOTA Newsletter

Image for post
Image for post

Want to stay up to date with KOTA’s development and releases?
Join the ZENZO Discord and go to the #🔥-Forge Channel and signup for the KOTA Newsletter!

Image for post
Image for post

The Checkpoint: Level 6 Recap

> Eximius: Seize the Frontline

The Checkpoint Level 6 happened on April 25th, 2020 and was streamed across multiple platforms (Twitch, DLive, Mixer, Youtube, Periscope). For this event, ZENZO invited the CEO of Ammobox Studios, Jeremy “frozenfire” Choo. Ammobox Studios is the developer behind the release of Eximius: Seize the Frontline, a unique combination of FPS and RTS wrapped into one.

This was one of the first events that ZENZO featured an indie game that currently has nothing to do with blockchain and cryptocurrency. While the focus is on the integration of cryptocurrency and blockchain in the gaming realm, the major bridge that many people overlook is introducing this technology to game developers, not just the gamers. With that being said, there are a lot of great indie games out there that simply just deserve some spotlight, whether or not blockchain is suitable for their game model.

Image for post
Image for post

During the event, Tendo was going through the tutorial mode and eventually into the online skirmish modes, while Jeremy was guiding him through the process and sharing about the game mechanics. Jeremy also spoke about their journey of game development and future plans they have for Eximius. As most people already know, a large part of The Checkpoint is dedicated to some great giveaways and Ammobox Studios was kind enough to donate 10 keys of Eximius: Seize the Frontline to 10 lucky winners!

Special thanks to all of the sponsors and allies for The Checkpoint: Level 6(Ammobox Studios, PIVX, CoinDreams, Voidnet, and Cryptocurrency Checkout).

The Checkpoint Level 6 with Ammobox Studios (Eximius)

Watch: Full Event (3 hours)

Catch The Checkpoint Level 7!

— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —

For News, Updates, and Announcements

Image for post
Image for post

WebsiteZENZO ArcadeDiscordTelegramTwitterTwitch
MixerDLiveRedditInstagramGitHubBitcoinTalk

Written by

For The Gamer, By The Gamer, Through Blockchain

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store