AMD today announced that it has joined the Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA) and has forged partnerships with leading technology vendors to help promote the development and proliferation of new platforms based on blockchain.

“The Blockchain Game Alliance is committed to promoting awareness and adoption of blockchain technologies within the gaming industry, providing an open forum for individuals and businesses to share knowledge and collaborate, create common standards, establish best practices and Establish networks

As the first major hardware manufacturer to join the BGA, AMD plans to allow alliance members access to efficient and high-performance computing technologies for the next generation of blockchain-based gaming platforms that could potentially transform the way in which games are created, published, bought and played. “

AMD announced alliances with major blockchain technology providers such as Robot Cache, which launched a game marketplace in June, and ULTRA, which also plans to launch its own game store in the coming months.

Designed to provide optimal cryptographic calculation performance, AMD Ryzen processors and AMD Radeon graphics cards will offer players new opportunities to buy, sell and share digital video games, as well as new and efficient distribution channels for publishers. In addition, Robot Cache will use high-performance and high-security AMD EPYC processors on the back-end servers that power its platform, while ULTRA will also use AMD EPYC processors on its blockchain to facilitate block production.

“Blockchain technology offers more options, security and flexibility to both players and publishers,” said Joerg Roskowetz, AMD’s Blockchain Technology Director.

“The next generation of blockchain gaming platforms will give players access to exclusive online content and provide them with new ways to really own it. They will also provide game publishers with new channels for distributing digital game content.”