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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FloodAnxiety wrote on Oct 17, 2021, 22:19:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 17, 2021, 10:09:
This is also 100% illegal so I can't wait for the EGS to get them on the store ;)

This is a pretty compelling argument. Is it illegal though? If it is illegal then I agree that Epic should not allow it.

I'm just a little hazy on the details about what exactly is illegal and where that law is in effect.

I am not a crypto or NFT fan. I am genuinely asking.

It's not illegal, but it creates a space where criminals can commit crimes outside the reach of institutions that operate under the jurisdiction of laws. So, for example, it would not be hard to launder money via NFTs disguised as video game items or XP or characters using the video game's blockchain exchange market. It provides a high degree of obfuscation and even more so if done over constantly changing VPN connections.
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