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Plasma Dog, a blockchain-based decentralized application (dapp) game created by Hoard, has become the first live proof-of-concept utilizing OmiseGO’s (OMG) Plasma MVP, a layer 2 scaling solution being developed on the Ethereum network.

According to the announcement, Plasma Dog is a simple, retro 2D-platformer that allows true ownership of in-game assets, meaning that no central authority has control while players can benefit from a marketplace with real value to buy, sell and trade items. Plasma Dog’s internal reward is the UTXO token, which was developed for DevCon4, and allowed users to earn real-world items like backpacks, physical tokens, shirts and stickers.

Plasma Dog leverages OmiseGO’s internal testnet for validation and OmiseGO itself acted as the Plasma Chain Operator using a proof-of-authority (PoA) scheme, according to the announcement. The game was built on Tesuji Plasma’s architecture, which allows for cheaper transactions with higher throughput without sacrificing security.

“Video games are a $100 billion per year industry that can simultaneously operate as a sandbox for innovation for the larger Ethereum ecosystem. They’re a perfect place to #BUIDL,” said Chris Robison of Hoard.

This news comes the same week that Quantstamp, a blockchain security company backed by Y-Combinator, announced that it has successfully conducted an audit of OmiseGo’s Minimum Viable Plasma (MVP) implementation.

OMG currently has a $449.8 million market cap, making it the 22nd largest cryptocurrency in the AltDex 100 Index (ALT100), a benchmark index for large-cap coins and tokens.

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