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Block.one, the startup behind the EOS blockchain ecosystem, has announced a new game-based tutorial, called Elemental Battles, to provide an easily-digestible method of learning EOS-based blockchain coding.

According to the announcement, any developer with knowledge of C++ and JavaScript will be able to build their own fully-functioning version of the Elemental Battles. The process is completed through a series of 8 separate lessons, which includes the basics of EOSIO smart contract development, AI code and game logic validation.

The game itself features a split screen, card-based mechanism where user-selected cards with various numerical values are played to beat the cards of a computer-powered opponent

“Much of the world’s existing digital infrastructure is based on C++ and JavaScript, and our tutorial is an entry point to blockchain and EOSIO for this community of developers. The objective of Elemental Battles is to enable these individuals to gain knowledge and skill in this area through a user-friendly interface,” said Serg Metelin, the head of developer relations at Block.one.

The method of teaching blockchain is perhaps one of the most applicable for new developers entering the industry, as blockchain gaming offers a major market opportunity that will likely draw significant talent.

[Read: Ethereum and EOS See All-Time High DApp Traffic]

As we previously reported, the global blockchain technology market is predicted to reach $339.5 million in size this year and is forecasted to grow to $2.3 billion by 2021. However, at the same time, it is estimated that the value of the virtual item market is currently at $70 billion with only 2.5% of the more than 2 billion gamers currently paying for virtual goods.

The EOS network has already seen significant progress in terms of blockchain gaming, with the majority of dApp users coming from its top games. The project currently has a $4.84 billion market cap, making it the 5th largest altcoin in the AltDex 100 Cryptocurrency Index (ALT100).

More: Announcing Elemental Battles: Block.one’s New Tutorial for On-boarding Aspiring Blockchain Developers
Related: Three EOS Blockchain Games to Check Out in October

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