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Challenges and Security Aspects of Blockchain Based Online Multiplayer Games​
Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Video gaming has always been a blooming industry. With the emergence of online multi- player video games , this industry’s worth have sky rocketed. Online multiplayer video games store data of player’s credentials, in-game progress, in-game virtual assets and payment details etc. Which mean security threats to these systems are nothing new and securing these games have always meant to protect player’s data from unauthorized breach.

Integration of Blockchain technology in online multiplayer video games apart from other amazing features, provides a way to prove digital ownership of virtual assets with their verifiable scarcity. Trade of these in-game virtual assets have always been a goal for online multiplayer gaming companies, but there was none enough trust-able infrastructure available which can be relied on. Blockchain just solved that problem. It provided a platform for these asset’s secure and transparent transaction between players.

Topic for our research not only consider the security challenges in online games but specifi- cally blockchain based online multiplayer games. This adaptation is still new and there is need of consideration of new security challenges. In this dissertation we try to bring out some important challenges related to security of blockchain based online multiplayer video games. There are currently no studies around security concerns and challenges of the integration of the online multiplayer video games in the emerging blockchain systems. In order to fill in the gap, this dissertation discusses and identifies two main security concerning questions related to this domain. Also this dissertation provides basic steps for expanding future research and application in this joint domain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 58
Keywords [en]
Multiplayer Online Video Games, Blockchain, Blockchain based online video games, security threats to online video games, security challenges in blockchain based online games, Cyber Security Issues in blockchain based online multiplayer video games
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Other Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38771OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-38771DiVA, id: diva2:1280445
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Digital Forensics
Educational program
Master's Programme in Network Forensics, 60 credits
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Available from: 2019-01-25 Created: 2019-01-18 Last updated: 2019-01-25Bibliographically approved

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