Bored gamers living under lockdown are being urged to unlock loot crates to earn TRX tokens and other prizes. Following a partnership between TRON and gaming rewards platform Refereum, TRX and BitTorrent Token (BTT) have been integrated, providing a means for avid gamers to earn token rewards for watching their favorite streamers.
With more than a third of the world on lockdown, citizens have been urged to find productive ways to pass the time, and video gaming has seen a corresponding surge in popularity. Although traditionally assigned worth solely for its entertainment value, “game therapy” has begun to be recognized as a useful course of treatment in its own right, providing a social framework and boosting mental wellbeing.
TRON Nails Its Gamer Credentials to the Mast
TRON’s partnership with Refereum further cements the gamer credentials of Justin Sun’s crypto network. Last year, TRON acquired video streaming platform DLive, and has since doubled down on its entertainment strategy through snapping up crypto blogging network Steemit. TRX, which already sees significant traction within the gaming and gambling dApp community, is permeating the gaming industry platform by platform.
Refereum, for its part, already has close ties with DLive, which it partnered with in November, rolling out tokenized rewards to 6 million users. Following the integration of TRX and BTT on April 2, Refereum CEO Dylan Jones said: “It’s our hope that through this partnership with TRON and DLive we can make time at home more interesting for millions of people by offering rewards for watching game streams.”
Bringing People Together While Social Distancing
While the world has adjusted to the concept of social distancing and extended quarantine, its effects have increased the sense of isolation in vulnerable people, particularly those who live alone. Live streaming events have taken off as a means of reducing the sense of seclusion and to enhance social cohesion. DJs have been live streaming sets, fitness trainers have been broadcasting workouts, and video gamers have been following suit across networks such as Twitch and DLive.
Gaming fans who sign up to Refereum and watch DLive streamers this month and retweet certain content will be gifted loot crates containing TRX and game codes. $1,000 RFR tokens and 1,000 DLive Lemons are up for grabs, giving gamers an added incentive to watch their favorite streamers show off their skills and entertain the millions who are stuck at home.