At the beginning of the 0xMonaco game, players are allocated 17,500 coins which they use for strategy before the competition begins.
The Uniswap developers team emerged as the winner in the web3 developers gaming competition, 0xMonaco: Battle of Titans. Notably, the team won the gaming competitions among teams from other top crypto companies like Ledger, Polygon, etc. The other competitors were Seychelles-based crypto exchange OKX, Dubai-based Bybit, play-to-earn gaming guild Yield Guild Games, decentralized blockchain oracle network Chainlink, and NEAR Protocol.
Uniswap Developers Team Wins 0xMonaco Gaming Competition
The competitive event was streamed on Twitch and handled by the on-chain gaming ecosystem MatchboxDAO. The contest began, and Uniswap, security auditors OtterSec, and Polygon made it to the finals. The three went into a new round of heated contests, and the Uniswap developers team eventually won the gaming competition 0xMonaco: Battle of Titans. The group plans to open-source its winning code for the game.
The game was a Mario Kart-style racing kind that rewarded technical abilities. Also, each team’s car was a smart contract, and MatchboxDAO described the game as a web3 version of “chess and poker.” Comments from the participants showed that the 0xMonaco: Battle of Titans was a unique game. Compared to the typical web3 games with only assets on-chain, the game itself is fully on-chain. According to the technical lead of smart contracts at Polygon Labs, Daniel Gretzke, he had not been in a web3 game like that.
“I’ve been in the Ethereum ecosystem since 2016. This is actually my first experience with a web3 game like this.”
At the beginning of the 0xMonaco game, players are allocated 17,500 coins which they use for strategy before the competition begins. Each team creates a strategy for its car before the game starts. They spend their cons on firing shells, super shells, or a shield and also work on resource management for acceleration. Another skill required in the game is the ability to predict the plans of the co-players, in addition to the coding skill. A blockchain research and development engineer at Ledger Jonathan Giamporcaro:
“I enjoy this type of competition because it allows you to show your skills.”
0xMonaco Helps Developers Flex Coding Muscles
Speaking to TheBlock, Giamporcaro added that 0xMonaco is not the only game that gives room for developers to exhibit their coding strength. He noted his interest in Node Guardians, a platform for builders and stakers that design a catalog of coding challenges.
In other Uniswap-related news, the company generated $165 million in a Series B funding round in 2022. Following the round, the crypto firm reached a valuation of $1.7 billion. Uniswap became a unicorn, with super from Polychain Capital, a16z, Variant fund, Paradigm, and SV Angel.