Ubisoft Joins Cronos Blockchain as a Validator to Enhance Network Security and Governance
Ubisoft, a renowned video game publisher and creator, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Cronos, a prominent blockchain interoperating with Cosmos and Ethereum ecosystems. The collaboration aims to explore the potential of blockchain technology, with Ubisoft becoming a new node validator on the Cronos network through its Strategic Innovation Lab.
As part of this initiative, Ubisoft joins a pool of twenty-seven other node operators on the open-source Cronos blockchain. By doing so, the company aims to contribute to the network’s security and stability. Each node actively participates in the decentralized validation of transactions, ensuring the timely development of new blocks at intervals of 5 to 6 seconds.
Cronos’ strategic approach focuses on collaborating with open-source validators and contributors who have a strong technical track record. Ubisoft’s expertise in developing immersive and engaging gaming experiences through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies aligns perfectly with Cronos’ vision. Notable existing contributors to the Cronos blockchain include Allnodes, Dora Factory, Blockdaemon, and Crypto.com, among others.
As a validator, Ubisoft will play a vital role in the blockchain’s governance and the authorization of network updates. This partnership is a natural progression of the long-standing relationship between the two companies. Ubisoft has been actively involved in the Cronos Accelerator project as a venture mentor, fostering a strong foundation for their collaboration.
Commenting on the partnership, Ken Timsit, Managing Director of Cronos Labs, expressed his excitement, revealing that they have had ongoing communications with the Ubisoft team for years. He emphasized Ubisoft’s unparalleled understanding of the blockchain sector’s potential and limitations, particularly in connecting gamers and creators.
With Ubisoft’s involvement as a validator, Cronos blockchain is set to strengthen its security, enhance network governance, and open up new possibilities for the integration of gaming and blockchain technology. This strategic collaboration is expected to propel both companies towards innovative advancements in the ever-evolving world of blockchain and gaming.