Epic Welcomes Blockchain Games

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney takes the opportunity presented by the indication  that Steam may ban games based on blockchain technology to announce that the Epic Games Store will not. In a couple of tweets he outlines this stance, saying games still must comply with the law:
Epic Games Store will welcome games that make use of blockchain tech provided they follow the relevant laws, disclose their terms, and are age-rated by an appropriate group. Though Epic's not using crypto in our games, we welcome innovation in the areas of technology and finance.

As a technology, the blockchain is just a distributed transactional database with a decentralized business model that incentivize investment in hardware to expand the database's capacity. This has utility whether or not a particular use of it succeeds or fails.
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 Kxmode
 
I wonder if Epic truly understands what they are getting themselves into, and in case not, they should refer to the RIAA v. Napster case. "Napster was liable for contributory or vicarious copyright violations because it was allowing millions of users to download music for free." Now change "allowing millions of users to download music to free" to "allowing criminals to use crypto games to commit money laundering and other illegal activities." Epic, as the store hosting and selling these games, could be held liable as a facilitator.
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